Former five times WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James who is currently working in the National Wrestling Alliance recently revealed she once pitched the idea of an all women’s brand to the WWE creative team.
The idea of an all women’s brand in WWE is not new. It has been picked quite a many times in WWE. A lot of wrestlers claimed that they pitched this idea before. In fact, it was also rumoured that WWE also planned for an all women’s brand previously but the plans had to be scrapped. Even though the reason was not been revealed.
Mickie James Reveals She Pitched An All Women’s Brand Idea To WWE
Women in WWE has never been seen as a huge deal before the women’s revolution started in 2015. In most cases women used as glamour objects to attract men. The most famous time period of WWE which was the attitude era mostly used women as sex objects. The tradition continued till the start of the PG era. After that, they stopped doing that because of the PG guidelines, but women were not given very much chances.
Things change for women after Stephanie Mcmahon announced the women’s revolution in WWE. Female wrestlers showed the world that they are capable of doing everything that men can do. Women have main evented the biggest stage of WWE, WrestleMania. But there is no chance of an all women’s brand in WWE for various reasons.
Mickie James who is currently working in the National Wrestling Alliance recently spoke to Sportsline One where he revealed she once pitched the idea of an all women’s brand to WWE creative team. She said;
“Coming back from injury and figuring out what was next, I had been asked to work behind the scenes and in a producers role. I did commentary for awhile. I remember right before WrestleMania, I went to NXT to do commentary and had some much fun.
“I had very important conversations with very important people. I said, ‘Hey, let’s do an all-women’s brand. We do 205 Live and all these other things. We need content for The Network. We have an immense amount of talent, talent that isn’t necessarily getting used on television right now.
“This could be a wonderful place for them to grow and find their voice and find their way to become stars in this pocket until they are ready to come to television. We could pull from here for the female talent.’ It was met with a lot of resistance and maybe not understanding of why I was fighting so hard.
“I wasn’t just fighting for me and I wasn’t the only one who posed this question or went to the well. When I realized that this was the fight that I was hanging my hat on, it was unfortunate that it didn’t happen the way I wanted to in that moment.”
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