• “The person who tried to devalue me is still very much employed” – Mickie James On Ageism In WWE
As we noted earlier, former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James appeared on GAW TV and talked about how she was told backstage in WWE that women’s wrestling doesn’t make money and that the WWE Evolution PPV from 2018 (all-women’s PPV) did very bad numbers (tap here to read more).
Mickie continued talking about not being treated fairly in WWE due to her being older than the other female wrestlers.
Here’s what she said:
“Vince [McMahon] has always been respectful to me. He called me on the phone to apologize for this [trash bag] incident and to let me know that this isn’t what he thought of me.
I tagged Vince [in the tweet] because he needs to know. There’s a lot of stuff that happens under his nose that he is oblivious to because he’s running a multi-billion dollar company.
The small-minded mentality sometimes leads to thoughtless behavior. Especially for me, to constantly be presented as old, when I’m 41 years old and every single male champion has always been my same age or older and has been glorified for those reasons.
As they should be, they’re amazing. Why is it different for women or for me? Ageism is a real thing and it’s bullsh*t.
The fans were way more offended than I was. The person who is responsible for me feeling like sh*t and trying to devalue me or sabotage me or make me feel less is still very much employed.”
WATCH: Mickie James Kisses Trish Stratus:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 28, 1985) – WWF All American Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.
It included pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments and featured the 1985 WWF Superstars.
The card can be found right here:
George Wells & S.D. Jones vs. Barry O & Goldie Rogers
Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. Jose Luis Rivera & Aldo Marino
Update – Ricky Steamboat
Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. Nick DeCarlo & Joe Doin
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Tito Santana
Junk Yard Dog & Tito Santana vs. R.T. Reynolds & Mr. X
The Body Shop – Jimmy Hart & King Kong Bundy
Big John Studd & Ken Patera vs. Jim Young & Joe Mirto
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Classy Freddie Blassie & Mr. Fuji