Heidi Lee Morgan: WWE Women’s Wrestling Wouldn’t Be Where It’s At Without Stephanie McMahon
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80s and 90s WWF and LPWA Star Heidi Lee Morgan was a recent guest on VOC Nation‘s In the Room podcast. She spoke openly about how difficult it was to be a student of the Fabulous Moolah, on how women wrestlers owe much of their success to Stephanie McMahon, and much more.
Morgan credits Stephanie McMahon for being the reason for the Women’s Revolution in WWE, noting that it might be a controversial take, but the evidence is there.
“Had it not been for Stephanie McMahon being born – I’m sorry people, people can get (ticked) off at me, I’m going to keep it (very) real – It’s because of her and [Vince] having her that [WWE’s view of women] has changed. That is why it’s changed, because his own daughter took an interest in [wrestling], I really don’t think they’d be where they’re at. She is the one who allowed the movement. Think about it—Go back and watch and research; see when they really started giving women notoriety like it should have been. These women would not be where they are now [without Stephanie McMahon]. It’s because he had a daughter and she made him open his eyes.”
On today’s women needing to remember who blazed the trail for them:
“She saw that other women could be marketable. And those women ran with it. I would have ran with it too if the opportunity was given. Some of those women ran with getting that publicity [from Total Divas] and took advantage of it. And why not? Dwayne Johnson did and nobody criticized him for it…. As long as these young ladies that are in this industry that are trailblazing for the next generation, they just need to not forget who helped make them.”
Check out the full episode below: