Appearing on the The Nikki & Brie show with his wife Brie Garcia and her twin sister Nikki (the Bella twins), the ‘American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson would discuss a unique idea for a potential women’s wrestler.
The topic of conversation was regarding male vs female beauty standards, which would lead Danielson onto the topic of shaving, which he would then apply to the world of wrestling.
Danielson said in regards to his own shaving routine (or lack thereof):
“You are expected to shave your legs. If you don’t, you’re gross. I have never once shaved my legs, and nobody has ever commented on it. I go out and pretend to fight in spandex underwear. I’m essentially wearing underwear, and nobody says anything about me not shaving my legs,”
Danielson would then offer a unique idea to any prospective female wrestlers, that being not to conform to today’s beauty standards, saying:
“To any female who is a professional wrestler or who would like to be a professional wrestler, I think it would be very interesting to have a female who didn’t shave their legs at all or armpits or anything, and they didn’t do it to look mean and like a monster.
It would be better if they were more attractive and they said, ‘I’m not going to conform to what society expects from me.’ I realize I’m a white guy talking about feminism [laughs]. How cool would that be? How cool would it be for Birdie [their daughter] to have an example of that in her life where it’s cool.
Here is this person who is not conforming to what society says is attractive or what women should do. This is how humans are made, and nobody had a problem with it for 100,000 years, until the last 50 or 75 years. If there are any female wrestlers or potential female wrestlers listening to this, just an idea,”
In the world of women’s wrestling that continues to evolve and redefine itself, Danielson’s idea could potentially be hugely influential on the next generation of female wrestlers.
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