WWE is eyeing Serena Williams as its subsequent feminine star to affix the likes of Ronda Rousey in main a revolution in girls’s wrestling, which was celebrated Sunday in a first-ever all-female WWE Evolution pay-per-view in Uniondale, New York.
Stephanie McMahon, daughter of WWE proprietor Vince McMahon, mentioned she wished the 37-year-old tennis star to affix the corporate’s roster.
“Serena! I would like Serena. She’s superior,” Stephanie McMahon mentioned at WWE’s New York workplace, according to The Sun.
Whereas the prospect stays within the far-off future, it’s comprehensible why WWE has set its sights on Williams.
The tennis-ace set off her personal revolution on the court docket amid the U.S. Open controversy final month, which noticed Williams accuse umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism and racism after he handed her three code violations that totaled $17,000 in fines.
At a information convention following the sport, Williams accused Ramos of sexism – a remark that gained the support of the Women’s Tennis Association and the U.S. Tennis Association.
“I am right here preventing for girls’s rights and for girls’s equality and for all types of stuff,” she mentioned, according to CNN. “He is by no means taken a recreation from a person.”
Her feistiness and outspoken perspective seems to be what WWE is in search of in its feminine leads, as was demonstrated in Rousey’s profitable few months.
The MMA-turned-pro-wrestling star was a smash hit with followers following her wrestling debut earlier this 12 months.
Since then she has been “suspended” after her “assault” on her WWE mentor with a briefcase, gained her first ever WWE title and wowed followers when she dropped SummerSlam opponent Alexa Bliss on her neck, Business Insider U.K. reported.
Rousey is a trailblazer in girls’s wrestling, so it was solely apt that she joined 21 different females to participate within the historic Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum present in New York over the weekend.