The Divas are starting to pique my curiosity again after seeing the Fatal Four Way match at Night of Champions.
That isn’t such a bad thing since the former champion and daughter of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart could truly be the best women’s wrestler the WWE has ever had if given the opportunity to shine a bit.
Here are a few thoughts on building a wrestling division instead of an entertainment division. Listen closely, WWE, you might learn a thing or two.
Everything associated with the divas is predicated on sex appeal and while I am beating the dead horse of reason to death, the fact is many of us watch TNA for their Knockouts and the fact they WRESTLE. And for those of you who haven’t heard, there may be a way for all of this to come full circle and have both within the company.
In this case, please shut up, Triple H, you need to listen, swallow a little pride and realize another wrestling promotion (of sorts) needs to bail you out a bit.
You can save your women’s wrestling idea with two women – Tara and Mickie James.
In doing so, you bring back wrestling that has been on the marquee for years and you give fans a chance to be interested again instead of using that segment to take a bathroom break. The harsh reality is the divas do nothing (and it pains me since I love AJ Lee) to add suspense to Raw or SmackDown.
I will pull that knife out of your chest, Triple H, when I am done listening to me. Sometimes, you just need to be pushed around and told “What is best for business.”
Mickie James dropped the Knockouts Title to ODB last week and her contract expired with Impact Wrestling. While the two sides are negotiating, she is a free agent and a solid wrestler with a proven track record with the WWE.
Tara or Victoria from her days in the WWE, was said to be a wrestler of interest by the company when she was released by TNA as part of the purge of high-priced contracts. Tara – who is one of the older wrestlers in the business, is still one of the best and would be a great addition to the company, may as the “Black Widow” and a bodyguard or tag team partner for AJ Lee.
While the company worked so hard to build its new angle and seems to have built a decent tag team foundation, the divas were pushed aside and given their own reality television spot. to qwell any feeling of being left out of the rebuilding picture.
Right now, we are left with a group of women who are standing on both sides of the fence and one AJ Lee – essentially seven or eight wrestlers with no real identity except one, the champion. It’s a sad state of affairs, and even sadder that you have to watch another cable network to see more action than you do in a wrestling ring. I’m not sure if Vince and the boys planned it that way, but in reality – it sure seems that way.
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