Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Anti-Barbie Movement

No no I'm not talking about female wrestling fans in this blog I am actually talking about the side of the wrestling world that most fans look down upon, females in wrestling.  For years wrestling had been seen as a man's sport, only men were the ones that were worthy of being cared about.  In the 90s, a new era of wrestling was ushered in, where more females became involved.  The likes of Miss Elizabeth, Sensational Sherri, Terri, Sunny, Sable and Debra to name a few were just as important as the men the stood beside or in some cases behind.  These ladies made it possible for the ladies that we see in the ring today.  The issue that I'm having with Females in Wrestling today isn;t the fact that they are "model" or "actresses" or whatever before they actually make it into the ring.  It's more so of the fact that they don't acknowledge the fact that there is that aspect to being a female int he wrestling ring.  The "anti Barbie" Movement isn't exactly my favorite movement in wrestling today, because in all honestly it's the single most ridiculous movement that I've seen in wrestling today.

"We're Wrestlers not Models?"  Uhmmmmm What?  In a major wrestling promotion like the WWE or TNA that mantra doesn't work per say.  Both WWE and TNA both say that they have the toughest and MOST BEAUTIFUL women in the world wrestling for them.  Modeling and looking good has got to be in your background for you to at least make it.  To hate one Diva or Knockout because they model before they wrestled is the craziest thing I've ever heard.  To love a Diva because she wrestled more than modeled is insane, because in the end they still do the same as that girl who modeled before she wrestled.  There is a difference between not liking a girl for her skill and not liking a girl for her background.  I've seen many of a Kelly Kelly hater not like Kelly because she was a model, as opposed for not liking her for the fact that she isn't the most skilled girl in the ring.  I've seen girls adore Velvet Sky because she didn't model first she went into wrestling and then modeled.  

Its a harsh world when it comes to ladies in wrestling and the opinions are insane.  So instead of going on forever about it... I will just leave it at... they are Models and Wrestlers ... there is definitely no in between on them. 

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