Manny Tsigas is featuring an interview (above) with Paul “Triple H” Levesque where he asks about the possibility of ever seeing intergender wrestling in WWE.
Triple H noted that while they are doing the Mixed Match Challenge experiment, you never actually see a man vs. woman presentation in the actual matches.
There is just a shock moment to that, a spectacle moment to that. Female athletes, our women, WWE Superstars, the female Superstars, they don’t need a man to make them successful in the ring. They don’t need a man to step in the ring with them to make them have a spectacular match.
Triple H emphasized that female talent is better focused working together right now.
They need each other. They need the opportunity. They need the platform. And they need to be set free to do what they do. When we do that, they rise to the occasion. They have stolen the show. They have been the main event. They will have their own Pay Per View. I think anybody that says, well, to have the man versus the woman, it’s just shock value.
When asked about critics who feel having a woman taking on a man in a wrestling match is a form of taking female empowerment to the next level, Triple H disagrees.
To say in order for a female to prove that she is empowered she has to compete against a man or to have to have a man in the ring with her to be able to do what she does at a high enough level…you know what makes a female empowered? When she is so good with another female in the ring that no man on that card can stand up to them.
VICE Canada recently profiled current Impact Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard about her wrestling career and wrestling men in the ring. Blanchard stated that wrestling men actually helped her improve her in-ring skills when working with other women.