Saraya is considered a pioneer in professional wrestling as she has helped establish women’s wrestling in general in a big way thanks to her time in WWE NXT as well as the main roster. That said, it appears that she decided to speak out on WWE cutting women’s matches short during her time in the company.

Saraya was a huge part of what was once called the Divas Revolution and was later dubbed the Women’s Evolution. Saraya was the driving force behind women being given more freedom and time in WWE.

Before Saraya and her peers around that time, women’s wrestling was a mere afterthought and was largely made for eye candy. They rarely got more than five minutes of match time.

While speaking with Adrian Hernandez, Saraya talked about the time she, Emma, and The Bella Twins decided to take a stand against WWE for giving them barely any time to wrestle. They did so by intentionally cutting a match shorter than intended, as a form of rebellion.


“Beginning of WWE, it was very hard. You’re very job scared all the time. You feel like you can’t use your voice a lot of the time as a female in the company. It was very difficult a lot of times to get what you wanted and do what you wanted to do. It was really frustrating.At one point, we said, ‘F that.’ Me, the Garcia twins, and Emma took a stand at one point and were like, ‘we’re going to take control.’ They had us do a certain amount of time, and then they cut the time, so we only had four minutes when it was with entrances, exit, and the match. You can’t tell a story. There’s no point. It’s a three-hour show, you can’t give us more than four minutes? It’s ridiculous. Why are the women the ones who get cut? We were like, ‘we put butts in seats too; people come watch us.’ We went out and did two minutes. We were like, ‘f*** this, we’re not here to get our time wasted, so we’re going to waste your time instead.’ Went in there, did a couple of strikes and a roll-up, and got the heck out. Once we got backstage, it was, ‘What the f***, you had so much time left.’ ‘So, we don’t care.’ It’s crappy.”

Saraya is currently feuding with Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter and Hikaru Shida alongside her Outcasts members. It remains to be seen how their feud will continue as we approach Double Or Nothing.

What’s your opinion on what Saraya said? Are you glad things are better with women now? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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