WWE Reportedly Focusing On 'Looks' For New Female Signings

WWE's hiring policy has notably shifted

WWE have reportedly altered their hiring policy to focus more on 'looks' for new female talent. 

WWE's recruitment policy has changed drastically in 2021 with a move to bringing in individuals with an athletic background who can be moulded into fitting WWE's style of 'sports entertainment'. This has become visible in NXT 2.0 and the newly announced Next In Line program.

The promotion recently held a try-out in Las Vegas and, speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE's policy for hiring new talent has changed to focus more on aesthetics; although exceptional wrestlers from the independents would also be considered.

Meltzer said: "The idea for women and guys is different. For guys, they’re wanting bigger athletes. For women, it’s looks, or if you have something unique to offer.

"Even on the indie thing, if someone’s like, really super on the indies, it’s not like WWE won’t hire them, but they’re not looking at the 5’9” guys or the 5’7” guys anymore. But if you come from the Indies but you’re 6’3”, yeah, they’ll look at you, and if you’re a woman and you’re ‘good looking’, you know, whatever."

H/T WhatCulture

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