WWE Women’s Division: The Last Glass Ceiling To Break

Why were they ever called WWE Divas?  Just that word seems not to fit someone who is a professional wrestler.  This was one of the reasons why the women could not get over.  Among many more reasons we don’t have to mention.  So when Stephanie McMahon announced that the divas were now known as WWE Superstars that signaled the dawn of a new era.  This is not to take anything away from those women who were active during that period.  They did lay the tracks down for this.

Stephanie and Triple H have done a great job ushering in this new wave of female talent into the WWE Universe.  You can see it whenever the next glass ceiling gets broken.  You can see it on the Empowered documentary.  You can see it on Total Divas and Total Bellas on the E Channel.  These women are making history all the time with every single first time event.

I think soon it will be time for yet one more first for the Women’s Revolution in the WWE.  Despite the return of Roman Reigns I do expect to see the Ronda/Charlotte/Flair 3 way match as the last match of the evening at Wrestlemania ensuring yet another first for this Women’s Division.  So in the last 3 years this women’s revolution has had the following firsts:

  1. Hell In A Cell Match
  2. Money In The Bank Ladder Match
  3. Royal Rumble Match
  4. Wrestlemania Battle Royal Match(which was the unprecedented 4th woman’s match at the PPV)
  5. All Women’s PPV

So what’s left to accomplish.  After closing Wrestlemania this year there is only one logical next step.  I want to see a weekly 2-hour show just for the women of the WWE.

I started watching wrestling in the early 80’s.  Back then we hardly saw females wrestling.  In fact, I remember the first time I saw women actually wrestling and it was when the Rock N Wrestling era began when Cyndi Lauper got involved in an angle with Captain Lou Albano which ultimately led to a match at Wrestlemania.  Boy Vince was smart to pair this together back then to market his brand.  Also 1985 had the Original Screw job when Wendi Richter lost to a masked Fabulous Moolah.  Yes, Vince was screwing the talent back then too.  But let’s not go down memory lane.

The time is now to see these ladies finally get their own TV show.  WWE has the perfect angle to get it started with.  Let’s ring in a new era at WWE with the Horsewoman finally forming and creating their own Women’s 2-hour show.  With the Fox contract starting this year there is plenty of opportunities to get this show rolling.  What better way to start it with then the Horsewomen angle?

We have seen Bayley, Becky and Sasha flash the infamous 4 finger salute made popular by the Four Horseman. I have been calling for this to get going for a few months now.  Imagine during the main event of Wrestlemania we see this get formed.  Or maybe Ronda’s crew attacks Charlotte and Becky which would be the way to unite them to form the Horsewomen.    That is all this division really needs.  A true faction headlined by the daughter of one of the original 4 Horseman.

By the women getting their own show it solves a lot of problems and breaks down that one last glass ceiling left for the women.  These women have risen to and surpassed every challenge put in their way.  They continue to over deliver in every big moment and every big opportunity they are given.  Let this be a life lesson.  All you need is a chance.  All these women needed was a chance to show off their talents and showcase themselves and the company.  They have delivered.

What is the biggest problem right now on Raw and Smackdown Live?  There is certainly more than one problem but the lack of time to get every superstar over on TV is the biggest one.  We have the Smackdown’s Women Champion who has wrestled on TV just once in the last 3 weeks.  This week on Smackdown Live there wasn’t a women’s match at all.  Just the women appearing as managers in the men’s matches.  Raw had 2 women’s matches during a 3-hour show.  One female wrestler just walks up and down the ramp.  Take the women off both shows and you are freeing up about 40-60 minutes of airtime to get more of the men’s talent on TV.  The Miz said it best.  The women used to get 2 minutes to tell a story and get over.  That is not enough time.  A lot of talented women are not getting seen at all.

I don’t know how any of the other fans feel about this but the women are killing it and are out performing the men.  The women’s division shows more raw emotion during their angles than the guys do with some obvious exceptions.  The reaction and joy to not only winning big matches but just to deliver every time out is something the men seem to have forgotten.  The ladies just want to show they can wrestle and put out the best show possible.

It’s a combination of the talent and effort shown during the matches and the connections the fans are making watching the E shows.  The fans feel like they know the women.  We can see you during a less than glamourous moment when your guard is down and all your emotions and tears and fears are coming out.  In some cases, the problems the women have are very similar to the problems men have.  I am going to shout out some of you ladies now and I am sorry I won’t be able to get to you all.  But seeing and hearing about all of the trials and tribulations that get you down I just want to put my arm around you and let you cry on my shoulders.  I really can’t believe I am about to write this.  I talk like I know all of you.  Today is my mother’s 72nd birthday and she is truly the glue that holds the family together as most women are.  Maybe I am feeling a little emotional and want to see you ladies get your due.  Or maybe because I know that no one reads this and certainly not any of you ladies in this women’s division.

My Princess of Staten Island Carmella.  In case any of you need confirmation.  As an Italian man from Brooklyn I can confirm she is that character.  So much that I was shocked to learn she is not from Staten Island.  I know this is one of the reasons why the Princess absolutely captured my heart.  I know you love dogs.  My Milo would capture your heart.

The Bella Twins.  You have grown on me watching the reality shows.  Brie you will forever be golden for what you did for Daniel Bryan who just happens to be a great guy.  Nikki as someone who is divorced I can relate to what you were going through.  Divorce or breaking up like you did with Cena I say what’s the difference.  Live your life and do you.  Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Natty you are the den mother.  The protector of the realm.  You are the OB1 Kenobi.  There is a reason why all the girls go to you for advice.

Nia Jax as a big guy I understand how you feel and loved your honesty.  And you are beautiful inside and out.

Lana.  When I first saw you I immediately said I guess they are using a Rocky angle with Rusev being Drago and you obviously his wife.  You have come so far and you are driven.  Don’t be afraid of failure.

Ronda is as much the face of the company as Roman Reigns or John Cena is.  Or even Stephanie.

Charlotte carries the burden of being the daughter of the GOAT Ric Flair.  And she constantly delivers.

I can go on and on about this women’s division.  But the point is a lot of women do relate to you when you talk about your life problems.  Don’t be fooled a lot of men can relate too.  Do you think men actually relate to guys like John Cena?  I know as a man I don’t.  I see it in the reality shows how you women all pull for each other.  Not everyone is on the reality shows but social media captures the best of us and the worst of us.  All of you women collectively want each other to succeed.  I really think all of you ladies deep down inside think of each other as friends.

So as we are in a time and place where women are constantly proving they can step up and deliver.  The WWE needs to complete this women’s revolution with their own 2-hour weekly TV show.  Give them the chance to deliver and I know they won’t let you down.

Wrestlemania is in my hometown this year and maybe I will run into some of you ladies out and about in NYC.

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