We’ve been sold a Divas Revolution by the WWW and it has yet to manifest itself on the main roster. There are many factors that attribute to the Divas struggling, one being the term ‘Diva’ itself, but the WWE’s lack of preparation for the new women has set the division further back than it had previously been.
The Divas division currently consist of 12 wrestlers.
- Sasha Banks
- Tamina Snuka
- Becky Lynch
- Brie Bella
- Nikki Bella
- Alicia Foxx
- Summer Rae (Manager)
- Lana (Manager)
There’s also a few NXT women poised to move up soon.
With a roster of that size and limited television time, 1 match on Raw & 2 SmackDown per week, it’s imperative to show off as many of these divas at the same time as possible. The problem is that there’s only one title and often only two women involved in the angle. That leaves the other women fighting 3 minute squash matches for relevancy.
The WWE’s answer was their answer to everything as of late, put them into stables. We’ve already seen one stable dissolve (P.B.C.) and Team B.A.D. should break up because they are holding back Sasha Banks. We will also soon see the return of Nikki Bella and she’ll lead her stable back into the RAW picture.
Instead of bumping these women from the spotlight the WWE needs to turn their attention toward establishing a relevant tag team division.
We’ve seen a women’s tag match on either Raw or Smackdown every week since the “Diva’s Revolution,” so why not give those matches some relevancy?
Here’s a proposed breakdown of the roster:
- Sasha Banks (Team B.A.D.)
- Tamina & Naomi (Team B.A.D.)
- Nikki & Brie Bella (Bella Twins)
- Natalya & Becky Lynch
- Alicia Foxx & Summer Rae
- Bayley & Carmella (Bay-Mella)
This would allow the singles wrestlers to dominate the RAW time with their angles, in turn giving them longer matches, and the tag teams to build their angles on Smackdown.
Team B.A.D. could be the female duplicate of the New Day and at some point monopolize all the women’s titles in a story angle. This also allows a wrestler like Becky Lynch to hold gold at some point, something she never accomplished in NXT. The Bella Twins will no longer be forced down fans’ throats as singles wrestlers, making ‘Twin Magic’ a legit tag team finisher and creating the extremely hated heel two-some.
This also allows Bayley to ease into her WWE transition and challenge for a title immediately and not lose heat, like Sasha Banks did coming off of her huge NXT title run.
One thing is clear, the ‘Diva’s Revolution’ needs fixing and the WWE needs to start taking chances if they hope to truly change the mainstream perception of women’s wrestling.
Let’s all hope Vince is listening.