Book Review: Women Love Wrestling


Women’s wrestling is more popular than ever. The renaissance of women’s wrestling started in TNA Wrestling — now known as IMPACT Wrestling — at Bound For Glory in 2007 when Gail Kim became the first Knockouts Champion. Prior to this event taking place, female competitors were seen as less than, not equal to, their male counterparts. They were celebrated only for their looks, not their ability. It was a sad state of affairs that was rectified, at least in TNA, in 2007. Today, women’s wrestling is hot in every promotion on the planet, including IMPACT Wrestling, WWE, and AEW. For fans that can’t get enough of the women’s revolution in wrestling, you’ll want to read Women Love Wrestling.

Edited by Jason Norris, Women Love Wrestling is an anthology on women in professional wrestling. It features more than 300 pages of content written by numerous contributing authors, covering a wide range of topics. Women headlining WrestleMania 35, Shimmer, gender stereotypes, diversity, and much more are covered in this comprehensive look at anything and everything related to women and professional wrestling.

Earlier this year, WWE released its own book about women in wrestling called Kicking Down Doors. It’s an excellent book, but it’s from one company’s perspective. Women Love Wrestling is from myriad perspectives, and it covers more complex and nuanced issues than what you’ll find in a corporate pro wrestling book. With this in mind, Women Love Wrestling is a worthy addition to any fan’s library. It’s entertaining, enlightening, and highly enjoyable.

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