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Nikki Bella predicts women-blaming narratives after Raw XXX criticism


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The Hall of Famer also says that she and her sister wanted to appear at the anniversary show, but WWE just didn’t have any.

The Bellas Twins made headlines with an Instagram video critiquing how women’s wrestling history was (or wasn’t) honored on Monday night’s Raw XXX. Nikki Bella addressed these and the issue in general in another IG Live session.

Bella says that while she and her sister Brie appeared in some early promotional materials for the 30th Anniversary edition of Raw, they weren’t booked for the show — because WWE Creative had no plans to use them, and because the Hall of Famers were on a media tour in support of the latest E! Reality series that WWE helps produce.

So, I want to take a second to come up and talk about a few things.

First, you’ve probably seen some wrestling titles, because, as you’ll see, the narrative will try to change so that some people look good and some people look bad. That’s what’s so amazing about this platform. We’re already talking about the truth, right?

So this week, Monday through Thursday, Bree and I, W [Nikki’s husband] Artem [Chigvintsev]was booked on Mad Media because the premiere of Nikki Bella says I do It’s Thursday Night – a WWE-owned show too, by the way, so why watch trailers on Monday Night Raw, etc.

“We were hoping, I think it was weeks ago, there were talks about going to Monday Night Raw. They said they had nothing for us. So, we were booked into the media Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then maybe there was an idea. But our whole team, including In that WWE and everyone else, we’re already booked for Monday in New York. Whatever you see of the stuff, you know all of the sudden story changes and whatever. This is to try to clean up and make things look better and throw it at people – nope. We already have all of these. Commitments, to every company we work for and everyone else.

“So, I know people like to throw it at people, but I’m not going to let that happen.”

Her concern about narratives and blame continued when she discussed the #GiveDivasAChance social media trend resembling the #WWEWomenDeserveBetter that emerged after the twins’ initial video circulation.

“I also love fans because of their clinging to women. There are a lot of kids who cry, ‘Oh, they just whine.’ Let me tell you why people get upset. That speaks for the majority of women. ‘Oh, they’re always all about it.’ No, just because. That we’re talking, we don’t make it about ourselves. It’s about the women from the start and even the women out there. I understand why a lot of people, especially our fans, are upset when it’s something like Raw XXX.

I remember when I first started watching rawAnd, as you all know, some of you like to tease me because I wasn’t a fan the day I was born. But I remember when I started watching Raw before I started wrestling, and I was obsessed with matches with Beth Phoenix, Candice Michelle, Melina, and Mickie James. And that, for me and the wrestling era when I became a fan, that was it raw to me.

And people all have their own memories, right? Which is why female representation is so important because so many fans have different ages of Chyna, Lita, and Trish. [Stratus]From Melina, Mickey and Michelle [McCool], Beth, Candace, and the list goes on of these amazing women of the era. Then, our time with AJ [Lee/Mendez]Paige, Bree and I, etc.

“So I would love for you to have this hashtag, and I think you’re going to see a lot of narratives play out because people have to protect themselves, and a lot of women will be blamed and have people call them crybabies and all that. It’s like, no, we did just as much Effort and work. All these women do, all of them, from every age.”

The longest-reigning Divas champ made sure to point out that all wrestlers should be honored for the risks they take to entertain fans and make money for the company, but she certainly isn’t wrong in pointing out that the public treats women and men differently on this and pretty much every issue.

Will we see some opposition against the Bellas and others unhappy with Raw XXX’s lack of women? Or is this quickly fading into the lightning-fast media cycle of 2020? And will this story boost awareness of Nikki Bella says I do Everyone has an interest in his success?

Give us your thoughts below, Cagesiders.




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