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23rd Jul '17 2:54:41 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s first shot of their so called "Monday Night War" was fired after Wrestling/{{Madusa}} jumped at the opportunity to wrestle for them since the WWF women's division drying up and WCW boasted an ''amazing'' talent pool that included pretty much all of GAEA. Madusa was so ready to get women's wrestling back on TV she agreed to drop the WWF's hunk of plastic and metal into a garbage can, even though she really didn't want to disgrace their title belt. It turned out to be just a [[RatingsStunt publicity stunt]], as WCW [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves rarely gave her matches, much less wins]], the highlight of her stay perhaps being a feud with an offensive Wrestling/JimRoss knockoff for the cruiserweight title belt. Akira Hokuto, despite actually winning the WCW Women's title, did not fare any better as getting it meant losing her spot in CMLL and she'd never do much of anything in Mexico again. WCW did a lot of nothing with Hokuto or her belt before vacating it and then scrapping it after a year that saw GAEA try to get a run with Devil Masami going. And their women's cruiserweight belt lasted even less time. WCW had two women's belts but somehow managed to not use the large majority of the women it boasted to have, a link in a chain of events that nearly ended with the deaths of every major women's division left on North America.

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* Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s first shot of their so called "Monday Night War" was fired after Wrestling/{{Madusa}} jumped at the opportunity to wrestle for them since the WWF women's division was drying up and WCW boasted an ''amazing'' talent pool that included pretty much all of GAEA. Madusa was so ready to get women's wrestling back on TV she agreed to drop the WWF's hunk of plastic and metal into a garbage can, even though she really didn't want to disgrace their title belt. It turned out to be just a [[RatingsStunt publicity stunt]], as WCW [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves rarely gave her matches, much less wins]], the highlight of her stay perhaps being a feud with an offensive Wrestling/JimRoss knockoff for the cruiserweight title belt. Akira Hokuto, despite actually winning the WCW Women's title, did not fare any better as getting it meant losing her spot in CMLL and she'd never do much of anything in Mexico again. WCW did a lot of nothing with Hokuto or her belt before vacating it and then scrapping it after a year that saw GAEA try to get a run with Devil Masami going. And their women's cruiserweight belt lasted even less time. WCW had two women's belts but somehow managed to not use the large majority of the women it boasted to have, a link in a chain of events that nearly ended with the deaths of every major women's division left on North America.



* The Puerto Rican versions of the World Wrestling Council and (later) International Wrestling Association are bizarre examples, as they had collectively had one of the most badass women's divisions in the world. One of WWC's top baby {{face}}s hitting La Tigresa with [[ShovelStrike the trademark weapon]] of WWC's [[Wrestling/CarlitoColon other top baby face]] only slowed her down for a few seconds before she choke slammed him, initiating a group beating that another woman had to save him from. IWA's first women's champion Amazona meanwhile had already knocked off the violently insane [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose Moxley Mox]] for their hardcore title. Neither enterprise had any problem portraying it's women as threats to their top stars and yet, even that unbiased [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} other wiki]] basically said they had one division, as the two rivals seemed to arbitrarily shuffle most of the female wrestlers between themselves. By the 2010s, women's wrestling was only regularly seen in indie companies like EWO. The World Wrestling League booked Puerto Rican women against opponents from Mexico, Bolivia, The Dominican Republic and Continental USA to create buzz before it introduced a Goddess title belt, won by La Morena, but it and she were not featured when WWL made [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness the transition to Mega TV]].

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* The Puerto Rican versions of the World Wrestling Council and (later) International Wrestling Association are bizarre examples, as they had collectively had one of the most badass women's divisions in the world. One of WWC's top baby {{face}}s hitting La Tigresa with [[ShovelStrike the trademark weapon]] of WWC's [[Wrestling/CarlitoColon other top baby face]] only slowed her down for a few seconds before she choke slammed him, initiating a group beating that another woman had to save him from. IWA's first women's champion Amazona meanwhile had already knocked off the violently insane [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose Moxley Mox]] for their hardcore [[GarbageWrestling hardcore]] title. Neither enterprise had any problem portraying it's women as threats to nothing less than their top stars and yet, even that unbiased [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} other wiki]] basically said they had one division, as the two rivals seemed to arbitrarily shuffle most of the female wrestlers between themselves. themselves(behind the scenes wrestlers jumped ship based on changing paychecks and it was rare for both companies to be paying women well at the same time). By the 2010s, IWA was on its death bead and WWC lost interest its women's belt, so women's wrestling was only regularly seen in indie companies like EWO. The World Wrestling League booked Puerto Rican women against opponents from Mexico, Bolivia, The Dominican Republic and Continental USA to create buzz before it introduced a Goddess title belt, won by La Morena, but it and she were not featured when WWL made [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness the transition to Mega TV]].EWO.



* The World Wrestling League booked Puerto Rican women against opponents from Mexico, Bolivia, The Dominican Republic and Continental USA to create buzz before it introduced a Goddess title belt, won by La Morena. She gave an interview with Contralona PR expressing desire to use the belt to bring women's wrestling back into focus, but it and she were [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness not featured]] when WWL [[ChannelHop made the transition to Mega TV]]. WWL did eventually dig the belt back up for Wrestling/IvelisseVelez in the build up to their first ''Wrestlefest'' but put it back away not long afterwards.



* The ban against and general decline of women in lucha libre didn't stop Chabela Romero and Irma Gonzalez, the latter sometimes under the guise of Novia D{{el Santo}}, from becoming quite popular in Mexico, to the point Romero is officially listed as the first national women's champion by most sources [[CanonDiscontinuity despite there technically being luchadora champions before her]], the latter being a regular competitor for the UWA World Women's title [[RingOldies well into her fifties]], which helped keep some spotlight on luchadoras in the process. This allowed Vickie Williams, Lola Gonzales and Irma Aguilar to take up the torch in the late 1970s and mid 1980s, keeping women's lucha libre alive until the ban was lifted.

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* The ban against and general decline of women in lucha libre didn't stop Chabela Romero and Irma Gonzalez, the latter sometimes under the guise of Novia D{{el Santo}}, from becoming quite popular in Mexico, to the point Romero is officially listed as the first national women's champion by most sources [[CanonDiscontinuity despite there technically being luchadora champions before her]], the latter being a regular competitor for the UWA World Women's title [[RingOldies well into her fifties]], which helped keep some spotlight on luchadoras in the process. This allowed Vickie Williams, Lola Gonzales and Irma Aguilar to take up the torch in the late 1970s and mid 1980s, keeping women's lucha libre alive until long enough for the ban was to be lifted.
23rd Jul '17 2:18:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Xóchitl Hamada was largely responsible for getting luchadoras into the largest promotions during the 1990s and 2000s, first being one of the front runners of Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s world women's division when it declared declared its own world titles independent of the NWA, and when Reina Jubuki's ties to Wrestling/{{WCW}} caused the division to go vacant she jumped ship to Wrestling/{{AAA}} and entered a feud with the Moreno family popular enough to lead to the establishment of the Reina De Reinas, which couldn't have come at a better time since AAA's entry into the market was a key factor in putting LLI out of business([[FullyAbsorbedFinale and scattering UWA to the winds]]). Lady Apache tends to be most credited in keeping luchadoras in CMLL after Hamada left and also kept the AAA women's divisions Hamada inspired going as she jumped between the two promotions.

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* Xóchitl Hamada was largely responsible for getting luchadoras into the largest promotions during the 1990s and 2000s, first being one of the front runners of Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s world women's division when it declared declared its own world titles independent of the NWA, and when Reina Jubuki's ties to Wrestling/{{WCW}} caused the division to go vacant she jumped ship to Wrestling/{{AAA}} and entered a feud with the Moreno family popular enough to lead to the establishment of the Reina De Reinas, which couldn't have come at a better time since AAA's entry into the market was a key factor in putting LLI out of business([[FullyAbsorbedFinale and scattering UWA to the winds]]). Lady Apache tends to be most credited in keeping luchadoras in CMLL after Hamada left and also kept the AAA women's divisions Hamada inspired going as she jumped between the two promotions.



* In 2011 CMLL partnered with the comparatively tiny fed REINA, which isn't even first on a joshi scene that lacks any national promotions, but Ayumi Kurihara left such a good impression with CMLL's fan base that it lead the company to create two new women's belts, bringing the total up to four when not counting those of the two strictly REINA divisions that also get showcased from time to time. Unfortunately Kurihara would soon start winding down to retirement but Japanese wrestlers Ray and Leon would see their stocks rise while Karate Girl Syuri would finally get the break she'd been missing since Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE shutdown. Silueta, who had not done much of note in Mexico [[HumiliatingWager besides lose her mask]], got a positive rub from being Syuri's TagTeam partner and their [[ForeignWrestlingHeel Puerto Rican antagonist]] Zeuxis surprisingly proved she could draw without a partner on a large stage.

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* In 2011 CMLL partnered with the comparatively tiny fed REINA, which isn't even first on a joshi scene that lacks any national promotions, but Ayumi Kurihara left such a good impression with CMLL's fan base that it lead the company to create two new women's belts, bringing the total up to four when not counting those of the two strictly REINA divisions that also get showcased from time to time. Unfortunately Kurihara would soon start winding down to retirement but Chinese wrestler Ray and Japanese wrestlers Ray and partner Leon would see their stocks rise while Karate Girl Syuri would finally get the break she'd been missing since Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE shutdown. Silueta, who had not done much of note in Mexico [[HumiliatingWager besides lose her mask]], got a positive rub from being Syuri's TagTeam partner and their [[ForeignWrestlingHeel Puerto Rican antagonist]] Zeuxis surprisingly proved she could draw without a partner on a large stage.
20th Jul '17 7:58:43 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' amassed a huge fanbase of both genders over 50+ years but its title character -- a HumanoidAlien capable of surviving mortal injury via regeneration, whereupon their personality and appearance completely changes -- remained a WhiteMaleLead up through his twelfth numbered incarnation. As the revival series put more focus on the lives of the usually-female human companions who travel with him and serve as his MoralityChain, there was often grumbling that these characters were "usurping" the lead role (this was particularly bad with Amy Pond in Series 5-6 and Clara Oswald in Series 7-9). At last in 2017 it was announced that the Thirteenth Doctor would be [[Creator/JodieWhittaker a woman]]. Despite the fact that by this point gender-swapped regeneration had been firmly established as canon (with the most popular standalone antagonist, the Master, undergoing one during Twelve's era), a gigantic InternetBackdraft resulted with many, mostly male, fans decrying the prospect of a female Doctor, suggesting that they saw the show as doomed to fall into this trope, all thanks to PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad and "appeasing" those fans who had campaigned for a non-WhiteMaleLead for years.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' amassed a huge fanbase of both genders over 50+ years but its title character -- a HumanoidAlien capable of surviving mortal injury via regeneration, whereupon their personality and appearance completely changes -- remained a WhiteMaleLead up through his twelfth numbered incarnation. As the revival series put more focus on the lives of the usually-female human companions who travel with him and serve as his MoralityChain, there was often grumbling that these characters were "usurping" the lead role (this was particularly bad with Amy Pond in Series 5-6 and Clara Oswald in Series 7-9). At last in 2017 it was announced that the Thirteenth Doctor would be [[Creator/JodieWhittaker a woman]]. Despite the fact that by this point gender-swapped regeneration had been firmly established as canon (with the most popular standalone antagonist, the Master, undergoing one during Twelve's era), a gigantic InternetBackdraft resulted with many, mostly male, fans decrying the prospect of a female Doctor, suggesting that they saw the show as doomed to fall into this trope, all thanks to PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad and "appeasing" those progressive fans who had campaigned for a non-WhiteMaleLead for years. years. Only time will tell ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks it always does]]) whether it will or not; her first season launches in 2018.
20th Jul '17 7:55:45 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' amassed a huge fanbase of both genders over 50+ years but its title character -- a HumanoidAlien capable of surviving mortal injury via regeneration, whereupon their personality and appearance completely changes -- remained a WhiteMaleLead up through his twelfth numbered incarnation. As the revival series put more focus on the lives of the usually-female human companions who travel with him and serve as his MoralityChain, there was often grumbling that these characters were "usurping" the lead role (this was particularly bad with Amy Pond in Series 5-6 and Clara Oswald in Series 7-9). At last in 2017 it was announced that the Thirteenth Doctor would be [[Creator/JodieWhittaker a woman]]. Despite the fact that by this point gender-swapped regeneration had been firmly established as canon (with the most popular standalone antagonist, the Master, undergoing one during Twelve's era), a gigantic InternetBackdraft resulted with many, mostly male, fans decrying the prospect of a female Doctor, suggesting that they saw the show as doomed to fall into this trope, all thanks to PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad and "appeasing" those fans who had campaigned for a non-WhiteMaleLead for years.
20th Jul '17 1:03:16 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' has mostly broken out of the ghetto. Much of its audience consists of men, which is unexpected for a female-led RomanticComedy musical, and the series has critical acclaim and a good amount of awards. That said, [[AcclaimedFlop it has terrible ratings even by CW standards,]] but it hasn't [[NetworkToTheRescue stopped the show from being renewed for a third season]], and it supposedly does better on Creator/{{Netflix}}.
19th Jul '17 6:11:47 AM HighCrate
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* It's up for debate whether ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' can be said to have broken out of the ghetto. On one hand, much of its audience consists of men, which is unexpected for a female-led RomanticComedy musical, and the series has critical acclaim and a good amount of awards. On the other hand, [[AcclaimedFlop it has terrible ratings even by CW standards.]]
19th Jul '17 5:48:25 AM mariofan1000
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* It's up for debate whether ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' can be said to have broken out of the ghetto. On one hand, much of its audience consists of men, which is unexpected for a female-led RomanticComedy musical, and the series has critical acclaim and a good amount of awards. On the other hand, [[AcclaimedFlop it has terrible ratings even by CW standards.]]
17th Jul '17 7:30:04 PM patriciovalencia117
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* In ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'', you fight female soldiers during the campaign and can even choose between the genders on multiplayer. This was largely thanks to the fact that many top ''Call Of Duty'' pro-gamers are actually female.
5th Jul '17 6:18:34 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/WendiRichter's partnership with Music/CyndiLauper helped kickstart the "Rock N Wrestling Connection" and brought wrestling to mainstream success. This helped draw in both male and female viewers, judging from the crowd reaction to the match at the first ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''.

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* Wrestling/WendiRichter's partnership with Music/CyndiLauper helped kickstart the "Rock N Wrestling Connection" and brought wrestling WWF to mainstream success. This helped draw in both male and female viewers, judging from the crowd reaction to the match at the first ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''.
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* Despite a semi main event women's title match being an important part of getting the annual event started, [=WrestleMania=] isn't such a good place to look for women's wrestling. After Wendi Richter's banishment a single match [[SquashMatch ending in under two minutes]] was all the second event had to offer with the next eight events having no women wrestling at all, followed by another eight events that alternated between nothing and short underwhelming matches. Finally 18 and 19 had fairly good, well built up and promoted women's title matches back to back but there was only a third at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'', the one right before WWE started gutting its women's division in favor of diva searches, because Wrestling/MollyHolly volunteered to have her head shaved. Tellingly her shaving got more focus than the match itself as WWE was more interested in "The Playboy Evening Gown" match between four former playmates. Following XX a single, often short match featuring as many women contracted as plausibly possible and or promotional titillation became increasingly more common than serious title matches when there was a women's match at all. Made more noticeable in that a second belt, The Divas Championship, stated on camera to have been introduced so one half of the women's roster would no longer be sitting on the sidelines, took six years to find its way on a [=WrestleMania=] card.

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* Despite a semi main event women's title match being an important part of getting the annual event started, [=WrestleMania=] isn't such a good place to look for women's wrestling. After Wendi Richter's Wrestling/WendiRichter's banishment a single match [[SquashMatch ending in under two minutes]] was all the second event had to offer with the next eight events having no women wrestling at all, followed by another eight events that alternated between nothing and short underwhelming matches. Finally 18 and 19 had fairly good, well built up and promoted women's title matches back to back but there was only a third at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'', the one right before WWE started gutting its women's division in favor of diva searches, because Wrestling/MollyHolly volunteered to have her head shaved. Tellingly her shaving got more focus than the match itself as WWE was more interested in "The Playboy Evening Gown" match between four former playmates. Following XX a single, often short match featuring as many women contracted as plausibly possible and or promotional titillation became increasingly more common than serious title matches when there was a women's match at all. Made more noticeable in that a second belt, The Divas Championship, stated on camera to have been introduced so one half of the women's roster would no longer be sitting on the sidelines, took six years to find its way on a [=WrestleMania=] card.
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