Let us take a look at the top 7 stories of the hour from the world of Professional Wrestling:
7. WWE Accused of Sexism, Statement Issued
“WWE’s Looming Sexism Problem” is an article recently published on Vocativ.com, where incidents in WWE like Ric Flair forcefully kissing Becky Lynch at Royal Rumble 2016 and The Rock’s encounter with Lana on the post-Royal Rumble 2016 Raw are discussed.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
Sadly, such treatment is nothing new for Lana, real name C.J. Perry, who was once positioned in storyline as a strong, confident manager and mouthpiece for Rusev, the “Bulgarian Brute” who tore through much of the roster upon his arrival. But before long, John Cena was calling her a “ho” and suggesting she performed favors to procure matches, rival Ryback was taunting her about “going all the way” with a fellow competitor, and lead commentator Michael Cole led off an interview by probing into her se*ual history.
WWE issued the following statement regarding this issue:
WWE programming, which features fictional characters that cover a range of personalities similar to movies and television shows, tells stories of good versus evil. In addition, as our on-going storylines develop, we will continue to position women as both strong competitors and compelling individuals.
6. John Cena Slowly Rebuilding Himself
15 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena gave an update on his recovery. Below is what he tweeted:
— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 30, 2016