• “Nobody wants to see the girls fight over the guys” – Vince McMahon
Former WWE Writer Kevin Eck recently appeared on the ROH Strong podcast, where he discussed WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s thinking about the Women’s (Divas) division back in the day.
Below is what he said:
“Me and some of the other writers were trying to get the women’s division to be a little more than just two minutes. We had Natalya and Beth Phoenix.
Vince said nobody wants to see the girls fight over the guys, so it was a losing battle. I remember one of the SmackDown head writers came in and he goes, ‘Sara Del Rey has been signed. Not as a talent, as a coach. We’re not using her as a talent at all. Don’t even go there.’
It was like, ‘Do not, under any circumstances, pitch her being on TV.’ I couldn’t get over it.”
WWE treated the Women’s division in the same way until 2015, the year when the Women’s Revolution started with the debut of Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks on RAW.
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 4, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card can be found below:
– David Crockett & Tony Schiavone announce that Dusty is the new NWA National champion and that Ole Anderson is injured
– Tully Blanchard w/ J.J. Dillon Interview
– Rock n Roll Express vs. Thunder foot & Jim Jeffers
– Tully & J.J. continue their lengthy Interview
– Harley Race vs. Tony Zane
– Ivan Koloff Interview (brings out the 6-man tag trophy)
– Ron Bass vs. Bill Tabb
– Dusty Rhodes (with Baby Doll) Interview
– Ron Garvin vs. Mack Jeffers
– Harley Race Interview
– Road Warriors vs. Josh Stroud, Gene Ligon, & Mark Hawk
– Road Warriors Interview (talk about injuring Ole)
– Manny Fernandez vs. Larry Clark
– Ric Flair Interview
– Arn Anderson vs. Kent Glover
– Ric Flair w/ Arn Anderson interview
– Jimmy Valiant vs. Adrian Bivins
– Another interview w/ Tully & J.J. Dillon
– Jim Cornette Interview
– Dennis Condrey vs. Rocky King
– Magnum T.A. vs. The Barbarian
– Road Warriors Interview
– Jimmy Valliant Interview
– Sam Houston & Nelson Royal vs. Pablo Crenshaw & Don Turner
– Magnum T.A. Interview