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Love how disrespectful wrestling fans can be. Don’t fucking chant “You can’t wrestle” at someone who is spending most of their time training and practising hard as hell to get better in the ring. She’s new, fuck off, she’s better than you’ll ever be.

Yes, I’m aware, these people AREN’T wrestlers so obviously Lana will be better than them. And YES, I’m aware that they paid their money to attend the show and they have the right to chant whatever they feel like (within reason). But still, have some decency or something, shit.

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For close to a century, women have more than held their own in the male dominated industry of sports entertainment. Mat-mavens like Mae Young shattered the proverbial glass ceiling; inspiring generations who would ‘Blayze’ a path —— taking their preternatural skills to unprecedented heights. Leading to a revolution in the women’s division. 

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WWE –  Mae Young Classic –
14 Competitors Announced
Abbey Laith         (previously known as Kimber Lee)
Bianca BelAir       (previously known as Bianca Blair)
Dakota Kai           (previously known as Evie)
Jazzy Gabert       (previously known as Alpha Female)
Kairi Sane            (previously known as Kairi Hojo)
Kavita Devi           (previously known as Hard KD)
Lacey Evans         (previously known as Macey Estrella)
Piper Niven           (previously known as Viper)
Princesa Sugehit   
Sarah Logan         (previously known as Crazy Mary Dobson)
Taynara Conti        
Tessa Blanchard
Toni Storm
Vanessa Borne      (previously known as Danielle Kamela)

18 Remain.


How the women's division has evolved

It started with:

• The brand of the division being called the Divas Division

• Women competing in bra and panties matches, evening gown matches, gravy bowl matches, eggnog matches, bunny matches, pillow fights, lingerie matches, bikini contests, and water balloon fights

• The era of the original Women’s Championship

• The retirement of the Women’s Championship and era of the Divas Championship

• The programming of Total Divas

Fast forward to 2016/2017 and we have:

• The retirement of the Divas Championship and birth of the new Women’s Championship

• Women no longer being called Divas and simply being called Superstars

• Smackdown women having their own Women’s Championship and all being involved in their storylines and being given decent screentime

• Women headlining and main eventing pay per views and their perspective brands

• Women competing in Iron Man matches, HIAC matches, steel cage matches, tables matches, ladder matches, No Disqualification matches, Falls Count Anywhere matches, Last Woman standing matches, and gauntlet matches

• A Netflix series inspired by women’s wrestling called GLOW

• The Mae Young Classic

And there is still so much more to come! There is still so much for the women of WWE to do! Let’s keep the revolution coming! May the progress continue!