WWE's "Fight Like a Girl," a 10-episode reality series, premiered on the short-form mobile platform Quibi on Monday. The series pairs WWE superstars with women looking to overcome personal adversity. Each episode, produced by WWE Studios and Critical Content, runs under 10 minutes, and the series will be released throughout April.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Nikki and Brie Bella and other female WWE superstars draw from their personal experiences to encourage young women to become stronger and healthier versions of themselves, inside and out, in the series.
"Nearly 40% of our WWE audience is women," WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon said. "And in thinking about the creation of this series, we [wanted to] specifically focus on women and our female fans and help give them some of the tools that our superstars have used to overcome their issues."
From eating disorders to addiction to dealing with the enduring scars of bullying, "Fight Like a Girl" showcases how these young women and WWE superstars are more alike than viewers may think.
McMahon, an executive producer on the show, helped choose 10 women to go on this journey and specifically paired them with WWE superstars who she knew they could relate to and grow with over 10 weeks while the series was filming.
"Going through the process and coming in and being willing to open up your life to the world and to be that vulnerable is scary, and these young women did it," McMahon said. "They did it bravely and boldly."
In one of the premiere episodes, Becky Lynch meets Rachel Patti. The 29-year-old Patti has struggled with weight issues, bullying and addiction for much of her life -- but most of all, she has struggled to build self-esteem and self-love.
"I immediately connected with Rachel," Lynch exclaimed. "She has gone through a lot of the things that I have. From the moment that I met her, I knew there was something special about her. She had the will to put in the hard work. She already had everything inside of her, [Rachel] just needed the help to pull it out."
After the 10-week journey, Lynch witnessed a new and improved Patti -- from a physical and mental standpoint.
"It's not about the six-packs and Instagram posts that show your body. It's about making sure your body and mind are healthy," Lynch said. "It's all connected. And we can be our own worst enemies and critics, but if we could get out of our own way, anything is possible. And Rachel wanted to change and do something great for herself, and I was glad that I would be a part of that."
The young women aren't the only ones who experienced a transformation. For some of the WWE superstars, "Fight Like a Girl" changed their perspectives and impacted them on deeper levels.
WWE star Sonya Deville felt an immediate kinship with her mentee, Samantha Henson, 26, who struggled with identity and owning her sexuality.
"When I got to the WWE four and a half years ago, I wasn't out yet," Deville said. "I wasn't comfortable with my own sexuality. So, right there is a huge relatable factor for Samantha and me. The moment she told me her story, I thought, 'Oh my God, that was me.' As a kid that was closeted, I always just wanted to know that somebody else out there felt the same way that I did and could relate."
"[Henson] wanted to be better for herself, and she just wanted her life to be filled with love and acceptance. She inspired me and changed my perspective on so many things far more than I think I did hers," Deville said.
Deville added, "There are so many messages rolled into this show, and it's under 10 minutes, which is crazy, but first and foremost, girls can do anything, and they can do so much.
"Women are strong. Women are vulnerable. Women are sexy. Women are tough. There's no box that we fit in, and this show shows that and emphasizes that you can do anything you put your mind to."