WWE Hall Of Famer Shares Past Frustrations Over Women’s Match Booking

3 weeks ago by Dave Adamson

WWE Hall Of Famer Shares Past Frustrations Over Women’s Match Booking WWE

A WWE Hall of Famer has opened up about the poor booking of the women’s roster in the company’s past, wanting to give them respect.

Jim Ross reflected on a fatal four-way match for the WWE Women’s Championship at Judgment Day 2003 that lasted a paltry four minutes and forty eight seconds.

The match saw the champion Jazz defend the title against Victoria, Trish Stratus and Jacqueline.

The full match can be seen below this news story.

Ross would express his belief that the women deserved better than what they were given on that pay per view.

Speaking on Grilling JR, JR said:

“That match represented everything I wanted to kill in WWE, when I was in charge of booking and talent relations.

“I wanted to give that brand, that gender, respect. I believe that highly-skilled, highly-motivated, attractive, and athletic females were an asset.

“To give them a ‘Thank you for coming for a cup of coffee in four minutes’ ain’t my idea of doing that …

“If you go back and look at the reports about the house show performances from the ladies, there were rarely any disappointments, even from the cynical agents who didn’t like the broads on the card.”

“There was money there [in women’s wrestling] and that theory has been proven, hence Charlotte Flair’s success and her earnings. All those girls, including Becky Lynch, are stars.”

The presentation of women’s wrestling in WWE has changed over the years, with the quality of the female roster being at the heart of many conversations.

Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:

Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz

It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled

Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions

Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions

Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods

As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day

Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers

Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match

Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green

Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night

Transcript from Wrestling Inc.

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