Pro wrestling is all about men. It’s run by men, it features mostly male wrestlers, and its main target demographic is, you guessed it, male. While women have risen to prominence over wrestling’s history, they have, for the most part, been treated as a sideshow, placing physical appearance far above any semblance of wrestling ability. However, all that seems poised to change, as WWE recently introduced a “Divas Revolution” on their flagship show, Monday Night Raw. Now, women in wrestling might be one of the best parts of the show, and here are a list of reason why you’ll want to keep watching in the future.
10. Sara Amato
The fact that Amato was recently promoted to assistant head coach of NXT, in a male-dominated industry like pro wrestling, is almost enough to show just how seriously they have been taking women’s wrestling in WWE’s developmental system. She is the very first female to ever hold even a trainer position in WWE, which should show how highly she is valued. This is because Amato, before she signed with WWE, was known on the independent circuit as Sara Del Rey, and is considered to be one of the best wrestlers, male or female, on the planet. Most notably in Ring of Honor she was part of the Kings of Wrestling team, alongside another incredibly talented wrestler, who you may know as Cesaro. Amato’s growing influence over NXT has to be given part of the credit for the spectacular wrestling matches that, the women especially, have been churning out for the past couple of years, and now are in a position to do so on Raw.