The introduction of RAW Underground has been met with a mix of reactions, ranging from “this is great” to “this makes my eyes vomit”, one aspect of the show has been almost universally criticised.
Last week’s show featured half-naked, dancing women in the background of the shots, something seemingly included to give it a more “authentic” fight-club atmosphere.
However, fans have criticised WWE for including the scantily clad women in the segment, especially when the company has been shoving women’s equality and the women’s evolution down our throats for so long.
One person who is especially against this is WWE Hall of Famer Medusa/Alundra Blayze, who took to Twitter to ask why the women were a necessary addition.
SO? We are bringing back half naked women in the same breath of promoting the evolution and equality of women?
Yes this is entertainment yes this is a skit yes this is acting yes these are wrestlers why resort to women sexually dancing opening a show? Why not Men in speedos? https://t.co/y4L8XbadKN
— Madusa/AlundraBlayze (@Madusa_rocks) August 10, 2020
Former WWE star and producer Lance Storm replied to the tweet, urging WWE to use Chippendale dancers during any women’s matches to show equality.
I agree with your point completely. I will pop huge tonight though if they do a women’s Underground and have 3 Chip and Dale type dancers. If you’re going to do eye candy and least do it for everyone. #equality
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) August 10, 2020
It does appear that the criticism has been heard, as no dancers featured on last night’s show.
Do you think the dancers are necessary? Let us know in the comments.