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Stephanie McMahon and Triple H reportedly changing face of WWE Divas

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The position of women within WWE has always been a topic of much debate, especially when the two figureheads of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are involved.

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In February of this year, the 'Give Divas A Chance' movement came to fruition following a heated exchange between Stephanie McMahon and now ex-WWE Diva, AJ Lee, on Twitter.

McMahon was praising the words of Patricia Arquette who, following her win of the Best Supporting Actress role at the Oscars, gave some inspiring words about women's rights and the need for equality.

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Unsurprisingly, given the lack of screen time and general lack of attention the WWE Divas are given in comparison to the male talent on the company's roster, AJ Lee replied to McMahon's tweet questioning why women who have achieved record-selling merchandise and performed in the highest-rated segments of shows receive a fraction of the wage the men get.

This was a bold move by Lee, but obviously one she felt was necessary to make. It meant McMahon was left on the back foot as she had been publicly put on the spot with regard to a very pressing issue.

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It is no secret that, despite the large array of talent the WWE Divas of today still posses, they are simply not presented in the way the likes of Lita and Trish Stratus were, during what were the bigger days for female wrestlers.

With this in mind, there has been some reports recently which suggest some progress for WWE's female talent, as Stephanie and her husband Triple H are said to be focused on changing the way women in WWE are featured, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Rousey's influence

This change in attitude apparently stems mainly from Stephanie, as well as the success the UFC has had with its biggest female star; Ronda Rousey.

Rousey has, as well as being an incredible athlete, boosted the importance of women not only within UFC, but in sport generally and has doubtlessly proved why females in sport should be given just as much attention as males.

Rousey's recent powerful Sports Illustrated cover appeared to open the eyes of these two Authority members of WWE as it proved just how much times have changed for women within sport.

In addition, it has also been rumoured that Vince McMahon still believes women should maintain the role that they currently have on WWE's main roster, which will doubtlessly be a hindrance to the progress that should be made and made soon for the talented female WWE wrestlers.

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