The House Of “M”: Stop Slut-Shaming Paige!

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Hello WNW people! Mitch “Big M” Adams here welcoming you to the now fortnightly feature on Wrestling News World called…THE HOUSE OF “M” This being my house, I get to talk about what I want to talk about and share my opinions on the art form known as Pro Wrestling. Although, I should point out that I’m only renting this house from WNW, so obviously the views I express here are solely mine alone! If you don’t agree with me, I’m more than willing to hear you out as you are as entitled to your opinion as much as I am entitled to mine. But, just remember you're a guest in my house, so try to keep things civil!

Well, WNW people, unless you have been living under a rock the last 72 hours you know that WWE Superstar Paige has had her phone hacked! And said hackers have since released multiple images and videos of Paige and others. The material that has been released so far has been explicit (the term “Title shot” is probably going to be a thing now). And now, it would seem that Paige is considered WWE’s biggest ring rat. And you know what? I think that is messed up!

For the last 72 hours, people have been judging her for filming herself and allowing herself to be filmed doing stuff adults do…performing sexual acts. So, guess what, I’ve got a newsflash for all you guys. You ready? Here it is…ALL adults (well most adults) have had sex! And some adults even record themselves for personal entertainment afterward. And guess what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Consenting adults can amuse themselves however they see fit behind closed doors (within reason obviously). And granted, some of the people she has been filmed with are rumoured to be married, but that's on them not her. In those types of situations, I say the blame lies with the cheater, not the person they cheated with.

What we should be doing instead is judging the criminals (yes, they are criminals) who violated her privacy, and stole private material from her and posted it online without caring what effects it would have on not only her but the other people she filmed the material with. Such a crime should be treated as both serious and heinous. But no, instead, most everyone is jumping on the “She's a ho!” bandwagon. Believing that she brought all of this on herself and she will soon be “future endeared”.

Now, I don’t really identify as a “Feminist” if I am honest, but I don’t think you have to be to see the obvious sexism here! Think about it, Seth Rollins had a few dick pics leaked a while back and not only did no one raise eyebrows, he became WWE World Champion! So why the bloody hell should she be released from WWE for her leaks? Yes, her leaks are more explicit, and she probably should have deleted them after she’d had her fun with them. But that still doesn’t change the fact that people have this insane double standard. If we believe Rollins leaks shouldn’t affect his career because he is that talented, why don’t we feel the same way about Paige?

For two years now we have been in awe of what this new generation of women’s wrestlers have been doing in WWE, and Paige was not only there from day one…she was there before day one! A pioneer of the movement now known as the Women’s Revolution. She is one of the best in-ring talents (male or female) of her generation. Someone born to be in the pro-wrestling industry. So, does the knowledge that she’s, had sex with a few WWE superstars really change this? I mean, it’s not like she’s slept her way to the top! In fact, Paige’s current relationship with Alberto Del Rio has put her on WWE’s naughty list. So again I ask you, why are we judging her?

I’m sorry if this article has come off as a rant, but the fact that most of us are not condemning the crime of stealing and posting personal material of her’s online disgusts me. The fact that most of us are not showing our support for her as she must be living out her worst nightmare disgusts me. The fact that WWE could release her over this disgusts me. And most of all, the fact that so many of us in society STILL judge others (especially women) for having sex lives DISGUSTS ME!!!

So, on behalf of pro wrestling fans everywhere, I apologise to Paige, her family and her fiancé Alberto Del Rio for the horrible treatment she has received in the last 72 hours. And I hope that enough wrestling fans feel the same way I do and are showing you the love and support you deserve!

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