- Alfred Konuwa of Forbes posted a new article about the NXT: Takeover: Respect live special that aired on the WWE Network this past week. Down below is an excerpt of Konuwa talking about how the women are crying and hugging after their matches more often as of late.
Women crying and hugging after great matches has become an increasingly uncomfortable staple at NXT Takeover events.
The absence of tears following a strong women's match will suggest that they expected nothing less than to tear the house down, Konuwa wrote. It also allows fans to stay involved in the storyline, which thrives the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The NXT women's division needs to get back to basics, and use the aforementioned Paige-Emma match as an example. At the end, Paige—the victor—was elated. Emma, who lost, was clearly disappointed even as Paige gave her a sportsmanlike hug. They had a great match without over-celebrating their accomplishment immediately after... Just like the guys do.
The next big step is for women to have a great match without crying in the epilogue.
You can read the entire interview here.
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