WWE always has many plans for various titles, but only a handful are shown on television. Most of their plans do not become a reality and this category includes the possible storyline of a masked Sendai character winning the WWE Cruiserweight Title.
During Taylor Wilde’s ‘Wilde On’ podcast, she discussed an interesting plan that was pitched for WWE but did not end up happening. She revealed that she was going to be a masked Sendai character and win the Cruiserweight Title. Then she would unmask herself, revealing that she was a female wrestler.
While she did not mention the champion at the time, she mentioned that the title holder threw “a full-fledged man tantrum” regarding her beating the champion for the title.
“I can’t even tell you how the match went, but I can’t imagine it went well. But, for some unknown reason, I was able to attempt it two more times and I don’t ever think it got better. I was never allowed to work out the kinks. I needed gear that fit, I needed my vision, I needed at least one session to practice. But that wasn’t the demise of Sendai, even though it felt that way because I didn’t feel I got the opportunity to deliver what I’m capable of.”
“A great match, athleticism, a character. The idea behind Sendai was he was gunning for the Cruiserweight Title and eventually would win and be unmasked as a female, tadaaa! Me, the newest member of the WWE SmackDown Divas division. However, the person who will remain nameless who is the Cruiserweight Champion at the time had a full-fledged man tantrum.”
“Refused to drop the title to a woman. Wan, wan, bullsh*t, wan, white male problems, wan. But, the tantrum worked. The idea was crushed. At the same time, a fire was blazing through the main roster and developmental system. After a year of employment, I was released from my WWE contract. I knew it was because the idea they had for me was nullified and instead of going back to the drawing board, I was disposable. It was easier and cheaper to hire a model that they could mold into whatever they needed. I wasn’t even bitter. I just felt deflated. Female wrestlers tended to have too many opinions and nothing’s changed.”
We do wonder who the champion in question was. Perhaps WWE will retain this idea for another Superstar in the future.
h/t to Post Wrestling for the transcription.
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