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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 03:45 am
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The Viceland show has brought renewed attention to the Moolah/Richter issues.  

I have always thought that Vince missed the opportunity of creating a small Women’s Division in the WWF after Richter won the title.  

The female wrestlers would not need to be that good in the ring.  They would just need to have colorful characters and gimmicks to appeal to the kids and the new mainstream fans. 
Richter really did not do anything after winning the title.
 
They put the title back on Moolah and killed any remaining excitement or interest with Women’s Wrestling.

It would n er reach the appeal of the men, but it my have created some new interest and marketing opportunities.  

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I’ve always felt like Vince left some on the table by not creating a women’s division or light heavyweight division when he had the opportunity in the 80’s. Even if both of these divisions were absolute after thoughts like they would have been it still would have been good special attraction house show and tv filler. The jumping bomb angels a few years later proved that people would get behind an exciting attraction even if it was out of the norm.



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They brought Mad Maxxine in to be the colorful monster heel for Richter to conquer, and even paired her with Moolah. Butttttt...I believe Moolah got her outsted in short order.

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Wasn't one problem that there weren't many women wrestlers in the mid-80s? Most of the women wrestling in the US at that time had been touring the territories since the 1970s. Especially if they stuck with only using women from Moolah's stable.

When WWF brought in Sherri, she only had Rockin Robin to wrestler, and Robin was almost as bad in the ring as she was at singing.

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The WWF was on fire at this time, so I don't see the missed opportunity since it would've just been more headaches booking the women and dealing with Moolah's shit and wouldn't mean one extra dime in Vince's pockets.  Sure you can promote special attraction women's matches on the B shows that Hogan wasn't wrestling on, and maybe the fans would get into some of it, but I don't see that impacting attendance by even 1 person. 



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I remember suffering through some womens matches at house shows with Lelani Kai, Rockin Robin, etc. Boring as all get out. Not to say it couldn't have worked but the talent at that time were not that good



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I think the adult and older teen fans would have noticed and bitched about the garbage work in the ring, but if you brought out some colorful female characters, I think the young kids would have embraced it. Richter had been given a rub from from Hogan on occasion, and that put her in the popularity circle for the kiddos.

Moolah would definitely have been a problem I’m sure.



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