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Stephanie McMahon says WWE is ‘actively working on’ hiring more female writers

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Stephanie McMahon and Brandi Rhodes are very public faces for the two biggest wrestling companies in the world, and that’s a very good thing. But having more women represented on the creative side of wrestling would also be a very good thing.

WWE does have female writers and producers. Non-wrestlers aren’t listed on a website somewhere, so it’s difficult to know the exact make-up of their creative teams. We do know one woman, Andrea Listenberger - who worked on the beginning part of the Sonya Deville/Mandy Rose feud, was among the furloughs and releases the company did in April.

However many women remain by Stephanie’s own admission, WWE needs more. She told Digital Spy it’s a priority for the company.

“We do not have enough. We do not have enough female writers in the writers room, we are actively working on that.

“There is a dedicated focus to how we tell our women’s storylines in the show, but we can always be better.”

Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon reportedly re-affirmed WWE’s overall commitment to diversity after the killing of George Floyd turned everyone’s attention to white supremacy in early June. Hopefully, there’s action behind these words. We shall see.

In the meantime, check out the rest of Digital Spy’s piece on Stephanie McMahon, where the Chief Brand Officer talks a lot about Becky Lynch, here.

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