WWE Friday Night SmackDown included a segment this week that didn’t hit the mark with a lot of fans. Naomi, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and Tamina took part in a Karaoke Battle hosted by Jey Uso. Why did this happen?
Naomi spoke out about segment already. She stated that the women in WWE are “fighting” for better. She also apologized for the segment. A lot of fans seemed triggered by WWE’s use of the women in this way.
Ringside News has learned that WWE had intentions with this segment, and none of them were to set the Women’s Evolution back. Three short phrases were given to us that should explain why Vince McMahon went this direction
The reasons for the segment were “we tell stories,” “it’s good entertainment,” and “it’s not just another match.” It might sound simplistic in nature, and some would love a deeper meaning, but sometimes content is presented to simply entertain.
We also spoke with a source in the company who admitted: “That segment was embarrassing.”
Some weren’t happy about Lacey Evans wrestling shoeless in a dress either. The women in WWE fought hard to be called Superstars. The argument is that they should be presented as athletes, but that wasn’t apparent on SmackDown this week. There was no malice behind it.
Any chance to get on television is treasured, and the women made the most out of the segment. Naomi even commented on Instagram that they tried to make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t.
Lacey Evans also turned heel during the segment, but that was a side benefit. She was convinced her rendition of Jeff Jarrett’s (actually Road Dogg) “With My Baby Tonight” was better than Naomi’s “Common Man.” On that note, we also exclusively reported that there were intentions behind WWE using Dusty Rhodes’ theme song this week.