There is no doubt that women’s wrestling has evolved massively in recent times and is gaining more respect from todays ever vocal fan base. The now referred to ‘superstars’; Women’s Champion Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Bayley, Paige and former longest raining Divas champion Nikki Bella have helped revolutionise the women’s division making it more credible and a major part of the WWE product. The powers that be have noticeably helped give these superstars the opportunity to show off their true ability by giving them more TV time and responsibility on PPV events. This has been more noticeable on the NXT Takeover shows where the WWE universe has been treated to matches that include Sasha Banks and Bailey at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn as well as their re-match at NXT Takeover: Respect which was, not only a 30 minute Iron ‘Women’ match but, also the main event on the card. We saw an historic match at NXT Takeover between our current WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and WWE veteran Natalya but more recently a triple threat match for the WWE Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania 32 between Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. This match, in my honest opinion, was the match of the night. These women have made it even more possible for a main event spot at Wrestlemania. Will this ever happen? I’m not so sure. I’m certainly not against the idea. The womens division has gained more credibility with the quality of both matches and storylines that are, not only engaging but also, giving the fans little choice but to invest in them. But what next? Surely theres always room for improvement.
The women’s division does consist of some great in ring talents with everyone, yes even Eva Marie, bringing something to the table. However, with the lack of TV and PPV time its hard to see these women at their best and become invested in them. We saw on the Wrestlemania 32 Kick-off show 10 superstars been thrown into a tag team match, seemingly just to get them on the show. It baffles me, and I’m no creative genius, as to why WWE can’t utilise their talent better. Surely a classic 2 on 2 tag team match between two rival teams, backed by an engaging storyline, battling it out for the women’s tag team titles would have been more entertaining and more profitable for the company. Without any disrespect, the 10 person match on the Kick-off show was barley 10 minutes long and, no one was really interested in the match which is upsetting when you look at the amount of talent that was in the ring. If the WWE had a women’s tag team division with a championship at the forefront, the importance of the women’s division would surely increase and the talent would benefit from more in depth storytelling and TV time. Maybe I’m thinking too far outside the box, but if TNA can make a women’s tag team division work then surely WWE can do the same and then some.
There is the question that the women’s roster is not quite big enough to cater for both singles competition as well as tag team competition. Don’t get me wrong there is some great talent that can be utilised in the WWE. One could argue the likes of: Paige, Naomi, Natalya, Alicia Foxx, Emma, Tamina, Summer Rae, Eva Marie, Lana as well as NXT talent such as Dana Brooke, Nia Jaxx and others all could be potential tag team competitors. Im not suggesting WWE should throw all these women into random tag teams and compete for the gold but they could perhaps build alliances that we’ve seen in the past, Team B.A.D for example, and build rivalries and storylines around these factions. Add a title to the mix and you could have a legitimate competitive tag team division. The mens tag team division has taken off once again so why can’t the women follow suit? Maybe WWE don’t think they have a large enough roster or TV/PPV time to make this work, who knows? But if the women can steal the show with the singles division why not try the same with a tag team division.
Perhaps it’s time for WWE to consider introducing a Tag Team Championship to the women’s division. I must add that this is just an idea and I’m not suggesting it should happen at this moment in time but, perhaps with more development to the women’s division it could happen. WWE may have already considered this idea in the past and may in fact be thinking about bringing it to fruition, either way there are both positives but possible issues with this proposal. We’ll have to wait and see!
Just to add I wouldn’t say no to seeing a women’s ladder match or hell in a cell match in the fututre. Surely thats not going too far is it?!