• “Women’s Wrestling Doesn’t Make Money” – WWE Official To Mickie James
During an appearance on GAW TV, former Women’s Champion Mickie James (who was recently released from WWE) talked about pitching the idea of an all-women’s brand in WWE and why that wasn’t considered.
Here’s what Mickie said:
“Anything I’ve pitched, they weren’t into it. I wanted to find a balance in between.
There was this moment where I said, ‘What if we do an all-female brand?’ If I could help lead up that and have an awesome team of women…we have the talent, tools, and facilities. It would really help all the girls who are not getting television time.
This one person says to me, ‘They’re never going to do it. Ever. Women’s Wrestling doesn’t make money. WWE Evolution was the lowest-rated PPV ever in WWE. I get what you’re trying to do, but I don’t understand why you’re fighting so hard for it. You should play the cards you’re dealt and see if there’s a way to incorporate that within a show rather than fight for it to be its own show.’
I just realized that every decision they do, a lot of it is business and how it falls in line with business.
I’m just disappointed as a whole with being made to feel old with depends and a walker and the whole ageism thing. I think we missed out on a lot of moments.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (March 24, 1984) – NWA Maple Leaf Wrestling
On this day in 1984, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Maple Leaf Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1984 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card of the show was:
– Brian Adias vs. Terry Kay
– Dick Slater vs. Sam Houston
– Jay Youngblood, Mark Youngblood & Angelo Mosca Jr. vs. Hans Schroeder, Gary Royal & Tony Russo
– The Great Kabuki vs. John Bonello
– Ivan Koloff vs. David McCoy
– Tully Blanchard vs. Keith Larson
– The Grapplers vs. Pez Whately & Vinnie Valentino