Stephanie McMahon, #Chyna, Sable, Trish Stratus, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss…
These are just a few names of women in the past and/or present in the WWE who have had (or rumored to have) breast augmentation surgery. In some way or fashion, it has become public knowledge that some of these women at one point in time had received this surgery.
The question this article asks is: Is there a place for this in wrestling?
More to the point, this was a commonality in the attitude era, but, now that the ‘Women’s Revolution’ has taken place, is this an operation that the female superstars need?
#AlexaBliss, recently took a month off in-between WrestleMania 34 and Backlash (WrestleMania 34 taking place April 8 and Backlash taking place May 6) and her appearances were pre-taped segments on RAW AKA Moments of Bliss. It is rumored that she used this time to recover from said operation.
#CharlotteFlair was reported to have ruptured one of her implants back in early May and had been putting off getting it repaired until now.
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So, both of these instances combined shows that they not only take away from the performers ability to perform, but, takes away from fans getting to see their favorite superstar because of a cosmetic alteration. (Having to cancel appearances performances, etc.)
This poses a problem as it sends mixed messages.
These Women Want To Be Taken Serious.
That is to say, these women want to be taken as serious opponents, but, how can they compete if they are in the hospital? If and when a woman has these implants, it is hard to say what moves they can perform and what can be performed on them.
(I’m just waiting for a move called the ‘Implant-Buster’)
If one move goes wrong, the performer will be out as they have to get their implant(s) repaired. Are we more concerned about the look or the in-ring action? Looking at some of the women on the WWE roster, it is apparent that they are more concerned with looks than performance. While the opposite is true for others.
So, should there be rules or guidelines about implants and their place in this branch of sports entertainment?
Take for example, some injuries are workable in the ring as long as certain moves are avoided. Well, that context applies to this kind of enhancement surgery as well.As long as the performer and their opponent avoid certain moves, then nothing will break.
Is this fair to the other performers who don’t get to shine because of the restrictions put on what moves they can or cannot do? All of this bleeds into the same question, and it is not one of cosmetics, but, one of ethics.
Are They In The Wrong Business?
If a performer is more concerned about looks, isn’t it safe to say they are in the wrong business?
(I site Daniel Bryan in The Greatest Royal Rumble, when his chest looked like he had 50 miles of road rash.)
You can’t be a threat, issuing ‘warnings’ to other female superstars when all they have to do is punch you or super kick you in the boob to put you on the injured list. Where is the threat if the one issuing said threat has a target on where they are most vulnerable?
If a performer has an injured knee or a problematic shoulder, due to an in-ring injury, etc. then usually that is the first place their opponent goes after. It is an automatic target.
The main difference being, no one goes to have a surgery to GET a bad knee, or to MAKE a shoulder problematic…Getting a target put on your back because of something involuntary is one thing, but, getting a target on purpose is not a very smart or strong move for anyone, male or female.
What do YOU think? Leave your comments in the comments section