During his podcast, Ryback gave his thoughts on why the WWE shouldn’t take the gender distinction off of the NXT Women’s Championship. Here’s what he had to say:
How far do we go with this? It’s really, I don’t know. But again, they’re the ones that are doing it and living it. My thing is, if you’re going to do it, then have different names for all the titles, so that they can be distinguished. Because you want to be clear, cut and dry on everything. And you got two NXT championships, so my thing is, you’re dropping the classification to the women’s on it and the men’s, I would have no problem if you call it the men’s NXT championship, it helps identify the title. It’s just odd to me, and the one girl speaking up on it calls herself ‘The Man,’ it’s really odd, I don’t get it. There is nothing to be ashamed of with it. It’s not holding you back from anything, in my opinion. It really isn’t. It’s a way to identify the title. Now is this a way where, again, we’re taking these steps, women, they want a level playing field and what not. Are we doing that so there is no gender identity to the title, so that anybody can fight for any title? Is that what we’re working towards? Then so why do we have two of the same exact titles now? Because that’s kind of the direction I feel like, it’s where it’s going to make it easier for a woman to wrestle a guy, or to go after, and like I said, does Brock Lesnar go after the NXT championship now because there is no women attached to it? That’s what it feels like to me. How far do we keep taking this? I’m fine, call the women’s titles women’s titles, and the men’s titles men’s titles, that doesn’t bother me one bit.
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