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Female Wrestler Criticizes WWE Executive Over Unfair Pay

WWE Diva A.J. Lee has lashed out at WWE executive Stephanie McMahon on Twitter over the unfair pay and screen time given to female wrestlers.

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This is A.J. Lee. She's a WWE Diva, the name given to female wrestlers in WWE.

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She's a three-time WWE Divas Champion and one of the most popular female wrestlers in the roster today. She's currently out of action, recovering from neck-related injuries.

On Tuesday, Lee retweeted a tweet by WWE chief brand officer and on-air personality Stephanie McMahon, where she thanked Patricia Arquette over her Oscar speech advocating for wage equality.

RT @StephMcMahon: Thank You @PattyArquette for having the courage to fight for #WomensRights on such a grand platform. #UseYourVoice

A.J.@WWEAJLeeFollow

RT @StephMcMahon: Thank You @PattyArquette for having the courage to fight for #WomensRights on such a grand platform. #UseYourVoice

5:11 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Afterwards, Lee continued to tweet about the success of female wrestlers within WWE.

@StephMcMahon Your female wrestlers have record selling merchandise & have starred in the highest rated segment of the show several times,

A.J.@WWEAJLeeFollow

@StephMcMahon Your female wrestlers have record selling merchandise & have starred in the highest rated segment of the show several times,

5:11 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And then she tweeted about female wrestlers receiving "a fraction of the wages & screen time of the majority of the male roster."

@StephMcMahon And yet they receive a fraction of the wages & screen time of the majority of the male roster. #UseYourVoice

A.J.@WWEAJLeeFollow

@StephMcMahon And yet they receive a fraction of the wages & screen time of the majority of the male roster. #UseYourVoice

5:11 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fans are currently supporting Lee's series of tweets:

@WWEAJLee I am so PROUD of you for not being afraid to stand up for equal rights! Divas deserve & have earnt right for equal pay & airtime!

Robert Cruickshank ©@DraconianKatraFollow

@WWEAJLee I am so PROUD of you for not being afraid to stand up for equal rights! Divas deserve & have earnt right for equal pay & airtime!

5:15 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon THIS IS WHY YOU ARE MY FAVORITE #GiveDivasAChance

A.J.@voguevirgoFollow

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon THIS IS WHY YOU ARE MY FAVORITE #GiveDivasAChance

5:13 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon that's right aj you let her know

#BellaTwinsGuy4Life@Bellas4Life02Follow

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon that's right aj you let her know

5:15 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@WWEAJLee Holy shit, thank you for standing up for the divas

ILYNASH?@artbynashFollow

@WWEAJLee Holy shit, thank you for standing up for the divas

5:16 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon yes AJ omg end her 💀 tweet #GiveDivasAChance and let them KNOW we aint gonna stop until this is FIXED

GᗩᗷE@GabeEd8thFollow

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon yes AJ omg end her tweet #GiveDivasAChance and let them KNOW we aint gonna stop until this is FIXED

5:20 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

CAN I JUST SAY THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU AND WHY YOU'RE A TRUE ROLE MODEL? @WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon

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CAN I JUST SAY THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU AND WHY YOU'RE A TRUE ROLE MODEL? @WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon

5:30 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tweets come after WWE was heavily criticized by fans over the fact that female wrestlers are not being given enough screen time on WWE's flagship program Monday Night Raw.

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A match between WWE Divas Paige, Emma, and The Bella Twins lasted a mere 30 seconds. Monday Night Raw is a three-hour show.

Both Stephanie McMahon and WWE owner Vince McMahon have responded to Lee's tweets.

Thank you @WWEAJLee, I appreciate your opinion. #UseYourVoice

Stephanie McMahon@StephMcMahonFollow

Thank you @WWEAJLee, I appreciate your opinion. #UseYourVoice

8:05 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

We hear you. Keep watching. #GiveDivasAChance

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