Sunday, August 23, 2015
WWE Hall of Famer bashes female wrestlers
Recently on the Filsinger Games podcast, the View, Greg 'the Hammer' Valentine made some ignorant statements about women during a Q & A at the Wrestling Geek Fest. Valentine said that he would be running WWE very differently if he were in charge. In addition to having slower paced matches, he would put an end to the entire Divas division.
"I would send them all out to the strip bar and fire them," Valentine continued, "I'm not knocking how, physically, they look - I won't go that far... I'd fire every girl wrestler I ever saw."
The reasons Valentine gave for believing that women have no place as professional wrestlers were that women "don't draw any money", "they have horrible matches", and that female wrestlers take jobs from male wrestlers "that need to support their families."
"I love women, but they've got to realize they're in their place," Valentine stated.
He said that women are not supposed to be wrestlers, MMA fighters, or boxers. He added, "they need to be home washing dishes and cooking and pregnant and barefoot."
To listen to the entire podcast, click here.
Credit: Filsinger Games podcast via wrestlinginc.com