Female Wrestler Criticizes WWE Executive Over Unfair Pay

WWE Diva A.J. Lee has lashed out at WWE executive Stephanie McMahon on Twitter over the unfair pay and screen time given to female wrestlers.

1. This is A.J. Lee. She’s a WWE Diva, the name given to female wrestlers in WWE.

She’s a three-time WWE Divas Champion and one of the most popular female wrestlers in the roster today. She’s currently out of action, recovering from neck-related injuries.

2. On Tuesday, Lee retweeted a tweet by WWE chief brand officer and on-air personality Stephanie McMahon, where she thanked Patricia Arquette over her Oscar speech advocating for wage equality.

3. Afterwards, Lee continued to tweet about the success of female wrestlers within WWE.

4. And then she tweeted about female wrestlers receiving “a fraction of the wages & screen time of the majority of the male roster.”

5. Fans are currently supporting Lee’s series of tweets:

@WWEAJLee I am so PROUD of you for not being afraid to stand up for equal rights! Divas deserve & have earnt right for equal pay & airtime!

— DraconianKatra (@Robert Cruickshank ©)

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon THIS IS WHY YOU ARE MY FAVORITE #GiveDivasAChance

— voguevirgo (@A.J.)

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon that’s right aj you let her know

— Bellas4Life02 (@#BellaTwinsGuy4Life)

@WWEAJLee Holy shit, thank you for standing up for the divas

— artbynash (@ILYNASH?)

@WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon yes AJ omg end her 💀 tweet #GiveDivasAChance and let them KNOW we aint gonna stop until this is FIXED

— GabeEd8th (@Gá—©á—·E)

CAN I JUST SAY THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU AND WHY YOU’RE A TRUE ROLE MODEL? @WWEAJLee @StephMcMahon

— baechaeljackson (@moony.)

12. The tweets come after WWE was heavily criticized by fans over the fact that female wrestlers are not being given enough screen time on WWE’s flagship program Monday Night Raw.

A match between WWE Divas Paige, Emma, and The Bella Twins lasted a mere 30 seconds. Monday Night Raw is a three-hour show.

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Both Stephanie McMahon and WWE owner Vince McMahon have responded to Lee’s tweets. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_article_update_time_5080634”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘2015-02-24 23:41:21 -0500’, ‘update’); });

Thank you @WWEAJLee, I appreciate your opinion. #UseYourVoice

— StephMcMahon (@Stephanie McMahon)

We hear you. Keep watching. #GiveDivasAChance

— VinceMcMahon (@Vince McMahon)

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/norbertobriceno/wrestler-criticizes-wwe-executive-over-unfair-pay-of-female

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