As previously noted, the Bella Twins questioned why more footage wasn’t shown of the women’s evolution during WWE RAW’s 30th anniversary special. In an Instagram video, Nikki Bella addressed #WWEWomenDeserveBetter becoming a trending topic on Twitter…
“I also love the fans for sticking up for women. There are so many crybabies, ‘Oh they just wine.’ Let me tell you why people get upset. This is speaking on behalf of the majority of women. ‘Oh, they always make it about them.’ No, just because we speak up, we’re not making it about ourselves. It’s about the women from the very beginning to the ones that are there. I understand why so many people are upset, especially our fans, when it’s something like Raw 30. I remember when I first started watching Raw, as you all know, some of you like to give me shit that I wasn’t a fan the day I was born. I was obsessed with the matches with Beth Phoenix, Candice Michelle, Melina, Mickie James. That, for me and my era of wrestling when I became a fan, that was Raw to me. People have all their own memories, and that’s why it’s so important to have women represent because, for so many of the fans, they have their different eras of Chyna, Lita and Trish (Stratus), Melina, Mickie, Michelle (McCool), Beth, Candice (Michelle), those incredible women of that era. Then, our era with AJ (lee), Paige, Brie and I, and so on. I love that you’re doing the hashtag and you’re going to see a lot of narratives play because people have to protect themselves and you’re going to get a lot of women blamed and people calling them crybabies. No, we put in just as much effort and work. All those women do, all of them, from every era. Not just women, men too.” (quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)
nikki bella making sure melina, michelle mcool, mickie james, aj lee, candice michelle & beth phoenix were going to their flowers, along with praising the fact with what we’re doing with the hashtag, she’s so real.
— chey ⚡️ (@womenswrestli17) January 24, 2023