John Cena says WWE is open to having transgender wrestlers..."as long as the story's good"
John Cena says that WWE was inclusive and was open to the idea of having a transgender wrestler on the show.
John Cena recently revealed that the WWE would be open to having transgender wrestlers on board given that the story is good, as he said that there is no room for discrimination against hopeful wrestlers who want to tell their story in the ring, and on the small screen, in an interview with TMZ.
John Cena was asked about intergender matches that have seen a resurgence in popularity recently, with Becky Lynch's match with James Ellsworth being a noteworthy event. Chyna had previously helmed the revolution in intergender matched toward the end of the nineties, along with Madusa and Jazz. In 2015, Ronda Rousey and The Rock decimated Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon at Wrestlemania.
In February 2018, Rousey slammed Triple H through a table after he tried to interfere with her contract signing at the WWE Elimination Chamber, and this month, it was revealed that the former UFC women's bantamweight champion would make her Wrestlemania debut alongside Kurt Angle against longtime rivals Triple H and McMahon.
When asked what he thought about intergender matches, Cena said, "I think any story is a good story as long as they're presented in a decent light." When asked if he thought Rousey would be able to hold her own against male wrestlers, Cena changed the topic, joking, "I just had a wonderful intergender experience with my bride-to-be at Madison Square Garden. I guess if I can be involved in it, then so can anybody else, right?"
Cena was asked if he thought that WWE was ready for a transgender wrestler, and he replied, "I'm a storyteller, my friend - and that's what we do in WWE. It's not segregated to sex, race, creed, religion, any of that - so as long as the story's good, it belongs in WWE."
The comment is groundbreaking, considering that wrestling is an extremely hostile sport to transgender people, especially after the recent furore over a transgender boy winning a girls' state wrestling title, after he was barred from competing in the boy's league. Despite being an extremely male-dominated sport, wrestling does have female and transgender fans, and a transgender wrestler would truly alter the face of the sport famous for its misogyny.
the only case of a transgender person doing contact sports I can think of is that that wrestler who's forced to compete in the women's division even though he is transitioning to a man— Ian G.R. (@Glennfinito) March 9, 2018
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