Podcast: Why women’s wrestling is on the rise

Ayomide Akinshilo

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Women’s wrestling has always been an interesting project but only in recent years have female wrestlers been taken as seriously as their male counterparts.
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling or GLOW; a hit television show that combined athletics, music, humour and over-the-top costumes was a huge hit in the 80s.
WWE has always promoted women wrestling but only made they valets or companions for the male wrestlers in their storylines.

Two female wrestlers battle during a live WWE event. Photo: T4F time for fun/Flickr
Two female wrestlers battle during a live WWE event. Photo: T4F time for fun/Flickr

Huge steps have been taken in the last ten years in women wrestling by the company.
One could even argue that the best matches at Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans were those that involved the female wrestlers; Charlotte Flair vs Asuka, Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey with Kurt Angle vs Stephanie McMahon with Triple H.
Student journalists Akinshilo Ayomide and Finn Brennan sat down to record a podcast to talk about the growth of women’s wrestling.
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