The arguments about the weight of divas is coming up again. This time it is Stephanie McMahon-Levesque's weight in the spotlight.
Stephanie came out after Raw on Aug. 24, 2009, to join the rest of her family in wishing her father a happy birthday. Although Stephanie at no time was expecting to be on camera, people are still criticizing her weight.
Now as we have not seen Steph on screen in about six months (except in one scene behind the tinted glass of a car window) I was just happy to see the footage of Steph enjoying a special night with her father and the rest of her adult family.
People are automatically assuming Stephanie has gained weight, at no time in an article I have read have I heard mentioned the possibility of another pregnancy (hey, for the past four years, every time Triple H takes time off-screen Steph ends up pregnant) or that it was just a bad choice of dress (as a female who is err...well endowed, the wrong dress draws congratulations from people who haven't seen me in awhile).
Everyone was outraged when speculation had Candice Michelle being fired due to weight gain, but because the person, who may have gained weight is Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, there is no outrage. Double standards are rife in wrestling as we all know. But when when it comes to weight both males and females cop it.
In the recent weeks since Matt Hardy has returned from injury, he has been lambasted by wrestling pundits about being unfit. Matt had abdominal surgery approximately eight weeks ago, was cleared for workouts about five weeks ago and due to his brother's leaving rushed back to TV three weeks ago and in the ring two weeks ago.
Give the man time to recover and get back in shape, if in six months he is still not ring ready, then start commenting.
Also Nick Dinsmore (aka Eugene) was apparently let go because he did not look to be in shape.
Has Mr McMahon never met Paul Wright (The Big Show) or Glen Jacobs (Kane)? While I do love Kane as a character no one can deny that Glen is a large man, but guess what, I don't care.
I watch WWE, not to just admire the physiques of the wrestlers but for the action in the ring, please don't get me wrong, I drool over the way Trips fills out his jeans and to be honest Ted DiBiase Jr. can bend over and pick something up in front of me anytime, but that is not the only reason I watch.
The simple fact of the matter is weight should not be an issue, it should come down to the ability to entertain.
Should Stephanie's possible weight gain even be an issue? Hell no.
The lady works behind the scenes in an office and in a production truck but even if she was on screen every week, it should not be an issue.
The only people someone should be talking about their weight with is their doctor, and possibly their family.