WWE Fans Take To Twitter To Protest The Treatment Of Women Wrestlers


1. Monday’s WWE Raw saw WWE divas Paige and Emma take on The Bella Twins… in a match lasting just over 30 seconds.

Short matches on WWE television are very common, but the fact that the only divas match on a three-hour show got this amount of time has had people take to Twitter to protest the treatment of the WWE diva division.

3. #GiveDivasAChance became a trending topic on Twitter within minutes of the match finishing, with fans protesting the little airtime the WWE divas receive on WWE TV.

They need wrestle more than 5 secs come on #WWE #GiveDivasAChance

— SportsfanWalt23 (@SportsfanWalt23)

Waiting for WWE to #GiveDivasAChance #Raw

— Lil Kane(Derrick) (@the_lil_kane)

These divas deserve to be respected just as much as the superstars #GiveDivasAChance

— #1DIVA (@rosieram451)

#GiveDivasAChance because they can put on phenomenal matches too.

— tiffany. (@femaleambrose)

#GiveDivasAChance @WWE They've worked their asses off for years only to be disrespected and degraded. It's not right.

— :) (@ReallyAndreaM)

11. Fans also highlighted the extremes divas go through to entertain.

#GiveDivasAChance @TripleH @VinceMcMahon Blood,Sweat,Tears. Should be worth more than 20 seconds!!!!

— JadeCena (@JadeCena)

They take more risks than the entire WWE male roster combined. #GiveDivasAChance

— Bellas = Life ✨✨ (@BellasNattie4vr)

13. Support also came from WWE hall of famer, Mick Foley.

Glad to see #GiveDivasAChance is trending. I have long been a #DivasBeliever. #RAW

— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley)

14. And former ECW and WWE commentator, Joey Styles.

Because all of you keep asking...#GiveDivasAChance :) @BellaTwins @EmmaWWE @RealPaigeWWE @NatbyNature @NaomiWWE @AliciaFoxy @RealSummerWWE

— Joey Styles (@JoeyStyles)

15. UPDATE: WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon has since Tweeted about the campaign.

We hear you. Keep watching. #GiveDivasAChance

— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon)

16. BuzzFeed have reached out to WWE for comment.

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Nick Wray is a junior video producer for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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