WWE has put a lot of work into social media and its women's division and clearly that work is paying off.
Whatever did wrestlers do before social media was around? Not just individually but also WWE as a company. The promotion basically revolves around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. It doesn't take long for whatever or whoever opens Raw each week to be trending on Twitter as we all head there to either praise it or complain about it.
It was effectively social media that started the women's revolution in WWE, no matter how much Stephanie McMahon might like to think it was all her idea. Following a run of the then Divas being given barely any time at all for their matches, the #GiveDivasAChance movement was started on social media. That movement has since snowballed into what we see today.
And what we see today is pretty awesome. That initial social media influence hasn't slowed down any either. On Friday, International Women's Day, Twitter reeled off a few top tens to celebrate. One of those lists featured the most mentioned sportswomen on the platform so far in 2019. Of the ten athletes listed, six of them are WWE Superstars. A pretty remarkable achievement for WWE and the women involved.
Points were scored. Serves were made. Here are the most mentioned sportswomen on Twitter. #SheInspiresMe— Twitter Women (@TwitterWomen) March 8, 2019
While tennis ace Serena Williams tops the list, Becky Lynch is in second. That's pretty incredible, and something The Man has already addressed. Considering her current form on Twitter, we expected her to take a shot at Ronda Rousey. Rousey is on the list but is a full two places lower than The Lass Kicker. The other four Superstars to make the top ten were Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, and Sasha Banks.
A great achievement and a terrific way in which we wrestling fans can celebrate International Women's Day. The female wrestlers of the business, both inside of WWE and out, have a lot to be proud of. If you think that wrestling is not influencing the way in which women are treated in comparison to men throughout society, then take a look at the list above. We look forward to seeing three of those six names become the first women to headline a WrestleMania next month.