First of all I have a declaration to make: I love the Women’s Division. I love Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and all the other members of the division. I totally respect what they do.
That’s the point I start from. Every time I watch a women’s match, I get the feeling that something is missing, awkward, doesn’t seem right. What is it? I’ve been wondering for so long, and finally I think I’ve found a plausible answer. Selling!!
Yes, women simply can’t sell as good as they attack. As if there’s always a part-of-a-second delay between taking a bunch and reacting to it. A moment of hesitation before appropriately taking a shot, or catching an opponent jumping from the turn buckle. Maybe its women’s psychology: safety first. Or it’s the fear of accidentally causing harm to their mates. I don’t know exactly.
Throughout the history of WWE, we’ve been lucky to watch some of the greatest sellers in the business: Mr Perfect, HBK and Dolph Zigler are a few of a long list of talented sellers. They made every kick seem like an explosion. However, look at their opponents: names like Bret Hart, the Undertaker and Randy Orton: guys who excellently mastered the process of execution. So, to be able to sell, you should receive the right shot first!!
Now, are women lacking the right shot? Are they making it difficult for each other to sell well by not hitting right in the first place?! Do they doubt each other’s abilities and skills? I hope they could answer those questions, or prove me wrong.
Dr. Essam Gaber Ali
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