Triple H Believes Intergender Wrestling Is Done For Shock Value

Triple H doesn't see value in women wrestling men.

Speaking to SBS reporter Manny Tsigas, the WWE COO gave his opinion on women stepping in the ring and wrestling men.

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"We have things like the Mixed Match Challenge where the females and males do not compete directly against each other. It's a funny thing to me...there's just a shock moment and spectacle moment to that. Women -- female athletes, female WWE superstars -- they don't need a man to make them successful in the ring," said Triple H. "They don't need a man to step into the ring with them to make them have a spectacular match. Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will probably walk into The G on Saturday and steal the night. Ronda Rousey will probably be one of the biggest superstars in that arena. They don't need a man to make them successful or be in the ring with them. They need each other. They need opportunities and the platform and to be set free to do what they do. When we do that, they rise to the occasion. They have stolen the show, been the main event, and will have their own pay-per-view"

Charlotte Flair previously headlined Hell in a Cell 2016 opposite Sasha Banks in the first ever Women's Hell in a Cell match. The female WWE superstars also headlined this year's Royal Rumble event with the first ever women's Royal Rumble.

Triple H continued, "Anybody that says, 'To have the man vs. the woman.' It's just shock value. We don't need it. I think when it's done right, it's an exciting moment when it can happen. But I don't think that needs to be the standard."

Intergender bouts are big hit on the Independent scene. Beyond Wrestling ran an event called Lit Up during WrestleMania weekend this year that was nothing but Intergender bouts. Tessa Blanchard recently stated that being in the ring with men helped her improve and gave her more confidence in her abilities. 

Despite the perceived advantages of Intergender wrestling, Triple H still is buying it and doesn't believe male vs. female bouts are necessary to empowering women.

"To say that in order for a female to prove that she is empowered, she has to be able to compete against a man or has to have a man in the ring with her to be able to do what she does has a high enough level," he said. "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. That Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch go into the stadium, on their own with a man, and steal the show."

Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will not headline Super Show-Down, but the bout has the potential to be the best match on the night. The two had a very good match at Hell in a Cell and both have a track record of delivering in the ring once the bell sounds. 

You can listen to the entire interview with Triple H above.

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