Athena Feels There Wouldn't Be Backlash To Her Hard-Hitting Style If She Was A Man
Athena on her hard-hitting style in AEW
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Athena has addressed criticism of her hard-hitting style in All Elite Wrestling, arguing she wouldn't receive the same objections if she was a man.
"People forget that the girls can hit just as hard as the guys. I have to sit there and see Jon Moxley and (Chris) Jericho and (Wheeler) Yuta and all these guys hit the tar out of each other. I guarantee you if I was a man, I feel like there wouldn't be as much backlash or anything like that. It's all these old, bloated farts that wanna sit there and tell us, 'Oh no, we need to go out there and look pretty' and then they complain when it's a dance. They complain when we hit hard. Get over it. We're out here to be just as good as the guys and we give it our all. We put in all of this time and effort to hone our craft and I feel like sometimes, we are underappreciated when we do things like that," said Athena.
The former WWE NXT Women's Champion has displayed more of a hard-hitting style since a match with Jody Threat in October that led to both women being talked to backstage afterwards. Athena will challenge Mercedes Martinez for the ROH Women's World Championship at Final Battle on December 10.
H/T to F4W Online