Local advertising for an upcoming WWE live event has revealed that WWE will continue to test the water when it comes to intergender wrestling.
If you venture back more than 15 years into WWE's history then you will discover that intergender wrestling was commonplace. At least more commonplace than it is today. Pressure from advertisers combined with the advent of the PG era quickly put a stop to it, seemingly never to return. Some of what we've seen in the last couple of weeks would suggest otherwise.
While R-Truth was dancing his way to the ring as the 30th entrant in the men's Royal Rumble match, Nia Jax cut his night short. The former Women's Champion brutally beat down Truth and entered the match herself. Once the male stars in the ring had gotten their heads around a woman in the ring, Jax was in trouble. She received a superkick, an RKO, and a 619 before eventually being eliminated.
Since then, WWE has continued to hint that intergender wrestling might be making a permanent comeback to its shows. Jax and Dean Ambrose have been tormenting each other, and now the two are booked to face off at a WWE live event. The match has been advertised in a local commercial for a live event in Jonesboro, AR. A fan shared the clip on Twitter in which Jax and Ambrose's match is being labeled an "intergender special attraction."
The other interesting take away from this match, and the rivalry as a whole, is what WWE has planned for Ambrose. The Lunatic will be leaving the company in April but is still being given a prominent role on Raw. He clashed with Triple H two weeks ago, lost to EC3 this past Monday, and has an ongoing thing with Jax. Perhaps losing to Jax will be one of the last things the former WWE Champion does on his way out the door.
Intergender wrestling is something of a tightrope walk for any promotion in 2019. Some companies embrace it and do a good job of it, such as Lucha Underground. WWE might well view Jax in the same way as it viewed Chyna. A woman with such a different physique to the rest of her division that they feel as if there is no other choice but to start having her compete against the men.