A Woman's World

"But I'm stronger, strong enough to rise above. This is a woman's world" - Cher

Ah my ladies, today is the day, right? 

Social media is a buzz among superstars and the women of WWE having their first ever all women's pay per view event in New York City tonight. 

I wish I could be as excited as I am supposed to be for this event tonight, but I cant shake the feeling it feels fake and plastic like the announcement Stephanie made months ago shrieking on the microphone as she does to the entire locker rooms of Raw, Smackdown, and NXT. 

This PPV tonight somehow got swept under the rug shortly after its announcement and forgotten with Super Showdown in Australia and everything setting up for Crown Jewel, which I will get to shortly. 

Honestly, an all women's event is really exciting and something to look forward to. I was a kid who grew up without cable television and I didn't really have all the exposure to wrestling like most kids did, and from what I saw as a young teenage girl, it could be really discouraging rather than inspiring at times to see how they treated the women in the business. Today is much different and the women of WWE know exactly that they are role models and inspire young women to be the best version of themselves. 

So flash forward a few months from the first Women's Royal Rumble, which was entertaining as hell this January, and now we have an all Women's Pay Per View event called Evolution. Renee Young and Beth Phoenix on commentary? Trish and Lita? Hell yes. I'm 100% here for this. But the taste turned sour for me when the Bellas started showing up every week and we get the same repetitive 6 women tag matches on TV. I like Nikki and Brie, but why does it suddenly feel less genuine as we get closer to this PPV tonight?  I know deep down this is less about women's wrestling, and more just a push for Total Divas and Total Bellas. I respect and admire the hell out of those girls for building an empire for themselves. Brie is a dedicated mom and Nikki is out there being a business woman I have only dreamt of being able to be with my own business. I'm salty as hell because the twins, Paige, Nia, Nattie, and Naomi plug the hell out of their show while the Mae Young Classic is on after they all praise what women's wrestling has become. No blame on them, they're just doing their job. Women from all over the world come to be signed by WWE, the most televised wrestling company in the world, and there is a push to celebrate what these girls do, but a corporate push for ratings more. Its the business I guess and money talks to the McMahon's. 

Speaking of money, tonight was pushed aside quickly for feud build ups for another event in Saudi Arabia next month, the Crown Jewel. I shouldn't have to say much about this because of the hot water with a messy cover up of a journalists murder, many superstars threatening not to go, and the general safety of superstars with more progressive views. The card was hand picked by the Crown Prince, who just wants to see attitude era wrestlers for a bunch of money. Need I say much else? No one really wants this event to go on, so we wait to see if the state department lets Vinny have his wishes granted.

Saltiness around this event aside, I follow a lot of the women on social media like Twitter and Instagram, and this is what makes this event so special. We live in an era where people share their lives with each other through tweets and pictures, and if you follow these women on social media, you see behind the scenes and without keyfabe, these girls love each other so much and so genuinely. They lift each other up and are there for one another. Instead of just seeing an in ring persona, you get to see friends going out for drinks, traveling long miles together, and encouraging one another. 

This is one of my favorite pictures the girls have shared! Look how far they've come!

If you take away anything from all of the production today its that women can absolutely change the world when we lift one another and support each other to be the best that we can be. We should always be celebrating each other and achieving our goals. Live your best life ladies, you deserve it.

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