In sports there is a significant amount of difference in the average performance of men and women, in same sport. As men have natural advantage in terms of muscles, height, stamina, etc. For example, Marathon, world record for men is 2:03:38, set by Patrick Makau of Kenya on September 25, 2011 at the Berlin Marathon. The world record for women is currently 2:15:25, set by Paula Radcliffe of the United Kingdom on April 13, 2003 at the London Marathon. [Difference – 11 Minutes 47 Seconds]. Long Jump Men’s World Record [8.95 Meters], Long Jump Women’s World Record [7.52 Meters], and difference [1.43 Meters].
One more interesting fact is that when we take the average performance in many sports by males and females the difference increases significantly than the world record figures. However, I think that there are many skill based sports where men and women have equivalent chance like Chess, Badminton, Billiards and Golf etc.
Mixed doubles is played with one man and one woman per team. It is one of the formats in Tennis and Badminton. Mixed Doubles (Tennis) is now part of Olympics (2012).
I believe that Women Pro Wrestling should get more spotlight as all over the world many amazing women performers are working for different wrestling companies. Major wrestling promotions can introduce a “Mixed-Tag Team Championship” as there are many underrated, underutilized wrestlers who never get what they deserve due to the huge size of roster and long, footage consuming and often boring storylines between/among the main event people.
As Vince McMohan announced in late 1980s and shocked the world (got mixed response from the wrestling fraternity, promotions) that Pro wrestling is not a competitive sport and matches have predetermined outcomes to heighten entertainment value.
The mixed tag experiments were done in the past but not properly executed and promoted, “such matches features mixed-sex teams, but differs from an “Inter-gender match” in that only wrestlers of the same sex may be in the ring at the same time. For example, if a woman tags her male partner, both women leave the ring and both men enter. This label is also used for other unusual pairings, such as a normal sized wrestlers teaming with midgets, when the differing wrestlers are not allowed to face one and other.”
Now, the question and challenge is how performers will convince audience if a male and female are in ring against each other. Writers can frame some basic rules to make such contests realistic and entertaining.