WWE News: Greg Valentine Rips Female Wrestlers, Says They Should Be 'Home Washing Dishes'

Mark Suleymanov

Trying to hit the nail on the head, legendary professional wrestler Greg "The Hammer" Valentine gave his candid views of females in the wrestling industry. And unlike the females themselves, Valentine's comments weren't pretty.

The 63-year-old WWE Hall of Famer appeared on the Filsinger Games' The View podcast (via Pro Wrestling Scoops) and interjected his views on women and their roles in wrestling midway through the podcast. Although he was honest with his views, Valentine's honesty had no love for what he called "girl wrestling."

"As far as girl wrestling, I would send them all out to the strip bar and fire 'em…I'd fire every girl wrestler I ever saw. They don't draw any money, they have horrible matches. They're terrible. That's the way I feel."

For starters, WWE had two women, Sasha Banks and Charlotte, main event an NXT live event, in front of one of wrestling's most raucous crowds in Philadelphia. Not only did Banks and Charlotte main event, they drew rave reviews for their performance, as mentioned by Cageside Seats.

Years before Banks and Charlotte were main-eventing live events, former WWE Divas champion AJ Lee was considered to be the face of the divas division. As the "#GiveDivasAChance" movement was in full swing, Lee took to Twitter to confront one of her bosses, Stephanie McMahon, about the below average treatment the female portion of the roster receives -- despite their successes in being profitable and attracting television ratings.

— A.J. (@AJBrooks) February 25, 2015

"They take away jobs from men that need to support their families. They should be home washing dishes and cooking and pregnant and barefoot…I love women … but they gotta realize their place. They're not supposed to be wrestlers. They're not supposed to be MMA fighters or boxers. It's bulls**t."

Being born in 1951, Valentine's views are controversial but are likely a byproduct of his old school upbringing. Nonetheless, the current crop of women's wrestlers, both in WWE and in various other promotions around the world continue to make strides.

Banks will be one of the top draws of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn tonight, the TNA Knockouts continually draw praise for their in-ring performance and more.

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