Today new writer for ZWrestleTalk Lorenzo Garcia takes on the on going question of "Is the Divas Division fixable?"
THE STATE OF THE DIVAS DIVISION. IS IT FIXABLE?
As I write this, the Women Wrestlers have not become what many WWE fans have hoped for to be ever since the day Trish and Lita left WWE, along with others like Mickie James. The term "Women's Division" seems to leave Vince McMahon's mind completely and thats already a problem. Vince McMahon now labels the women as Divas and could not be even more of a unsuitable term for them.
Before the 2010's came along, it was no longer about actual wrestling matches or even scouting the best women wrestlers on the indies to showcase them on RAW/SmackDown, it was about just seeing if you were gorgeous enough to be put out there on the show and being involved in these ridiculous gimmick matches such as Bra's & Panties matches especially and even the Divas Search hiring women like Ashley Massaro, Candice Michelle and others who were not even very good at all. It made the fans not care and change their mentality into they are only used for looking hot and end there.
Now, how could it be fixed and get the Women's Division back to the relevancy many WWE fans would like to see? First, STOP CALLING IT THE DIVA'S DIVISION. None of the girls in WWE main roster or NXT are WRESTLERS. Second, change the look of Diva's Title. The butterfly design is not appealing anymore and has been criticize by fans as arguably the worse belt in WWE history. Thirdly, and it may not sound the more popular opinion, but Total Divas needs to be cancelled for the fact being that this show is not getting these women over at all in terms of the attitude of what professional wrestling is. Yes, it is a good show to the lots of the general public, but to the wrestling fans, its not quite favorable. And the most important way to get the Division back to relevancy is focusing on giving these women logical storylines and booking so correctly. You have women now on the Main Roster who can actually go. You have women like Sasha Banks who will be a major player if booked right that has the total package and can become the face of that Division for many, many years. Charlotte, who like her father is so good in the ring. Becky Lynch who could be a star in that division that can work too and then you have other girls in the main roster like Naomi, Natalya, Alicia Fox, Paige, amd even Emma who are talented workers. There are others on this roster that just dont seem to really click or possess such move sets that are not favorable. Lana to become equal to Sunny in her hay day did not work out. It became bad booking that stopped it from even being possible. AJ Lee did her part to try and help out get the division relevant, but she is now gone. This "Divas Revolution" is not what it sounds like ever since it was brought up.
To finish up here, if you really want to have make this "revolution", have them main event a RAW and if you want to step one up, a PPV. The last time we had women main event a RAW was ten years ago with Trish vs Lita that really didn't disappoint the fans. As for the Diva's title, with Nikki Bella most likely breaking AJ Lee's reign, she should not be the woman to break the record. Sure she has improved, but someone else needs to have that spot. Sasha Banks? Charlotte? One of those girls wouldve been a better option beating, but it needs to be booked right and the storyline has to be so great to have the fans buy into it and believe it since a reign like that means something. In the end, it begins with good booking that can revive this division and maybe someone else that actually cares and that matters to them that needs to be in charge of that company to revive it. Maybe someone with a sledgehammer?
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Triple Z Editor Note: Hope you guys enjoyed Lorenzo's piece like I did. Lorenzo will be the 2nd writer on ZWrestleTalk and he will be writing opinion articles on pro wrestling. Lorenzo will also be on the ZWrestleTalk Night of Champions BreakDownZ. This is the first in many steps of expanding ZWrestleTalk thank you for the continuous support!
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