Becky Lynch has released a statement about her comments on the term “women” in wrestling.
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 23, 2020
“My comment about removing the word “women” from the conversation wasn’t about renaming a division, it was about beginning to rethink it.
I wasn’t advocating for any changed in title names of anything else (like I’d have the power) – but simply an equal volume of opportunities that are based on skill, and not gender.
The term “women” can limit openings because phrases like, ‘there is already a women’s match on the show’ is still in wrestling’s historical DNA.
We’re all just Superstars who want our shots and places on the shows if we earn and deserve them.
I’d simply love us to get to a place where there’s three ‘women’s matches’ on PPV, or ten… or none if it so happens we’re not serving the audience.’
The NXT Women’s Championship’s name was reportedly changed to simply the NXT Championship and many fans pointed to Lynch’s prior comments as an indication of why.