Seth Rollins shares his thoughts on intergender wrestling.
Following WrestleMania 35, the real-life relationship between Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch made its way onto WWE television as the couple feuded with Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans. The rivalry came to a head at WWE Extreme Rules in a Winners Take All tag team bout, which was won by Rollins and Lynch. One spot that stood out in the bout was Corbin hitting the End of Days on Lynch. WWE has typically stayed away from men attacking women in recent years, which is why the spot caught many fans off guard.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Rollins gave his thoughts on intergender wrestling in WWE.
“There are places for it. But this full on independent style women vs men match where the women are chokeslamming the men?" questioned Rollins. "Our business is based in realism a little bit, so let's do that as best we can. I think lets live in a reality a little bit here, I am not saying women aren’t as good as men because that is not the case. But there is a reason when you go to the Olympics there are mens and womens [sports], there is a reason you have mens and womens soccer, mens and womens basketball. It is not they aren’t as talented, or they are not as good as athletes, but you just need to break it up. There are women out there who are incredible. Whether we are going to have full on intergender matches, we may get there - but it is going to take some doing.”
WWE first broached the idea of a male vs. female bout earlier this year when there seemed to be a planned feud pitting Nia Jax against Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) following the Royal Rumble. However, that angle was quickly dropped. WWE has intergender matches, highlighted by the Mixed Match Challenge, but male vs. female interactions rarely, if ever, take place.