Currently, WWE only has one championship for their female athletes.
Since the Women’s Championship was unified with the Divas Championship in 2010, the ladies of WWE have had only one option when it comes to title ambitions.
The Divas division in WWE has come under a lot of scrutiny over the past few years and perhaps one of the reasons for this scrutiny is the lack of diversity when it comes to female championships.
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The male roster has four active singles championships, which allows for four different feuds to happen at the same time. This allows multiple athletes to showcase their talents in big matches and also allows younger, less experienced talent to hone their skills in mid card title feuds before being exposed to the main event scene.
The female roster does not have these same opportunities – instead, if a woman wants to be relevant in the division, she has to be in the Divas title picture. This means that only one major storyline can happen in Divas division at any given time.
Yes, other feuds can occur, but without a championship involved, they lack a lot of meaning and are often not given spots on Pay-Per-Views as a result.
Also, the WWE have a habit of keeping their main event scene pretty much unchanged for as long as possible. This often leads to the main event scene becoming stale and boring and when this happens with the Divas, the entire division becomes stale and boring.
Fans don’t want to see the same two or three women feud over the title for twelve months and this is what usually happens with regards to the Divas Championship.
So, how do you solve this problem? Well, in my opinion, the answer is simple – the men have more than one title, so why not do the same for the women?
A second singles title in the division might work; it would help give experience to younger talent and would elevate the status of the Divas Championship as the top female belt.
However, in my own opinion, I believe that a women’s tag team championship would provide more help to the division. Tag team feuds are very different to singles feuds; the dynamics are different, there are more options when it comes to story-telling and the matches themselves are obviously drastically different.
Women’s tag team championships are rare but do exist. TNA had the Knockouts Tag Team Championship from 2009 to 2013 and WWE themselves once had a World Women’s Tag Team Championship in the 1980s.
Adding a tag team championship to the women’s division would allow so much more diversity.
Women who team together now have no reason to, they’re all ultimately after the same thing, but adding a tag team title means that female teams would have something to work for and would give a reason for WWE Divas to join forces.
There are some who will say that the Divas division is too small to have a Divas Tag Team Championship, but they are missing the point completely.
One of the big problems often cited with the Divas division is a lack of variety. This issue could be solved with a bigger roster – obviously, this would have to be coupled with good booking – as it would allow for a greater variety of booking, which would definitely help spice things up in the division.
An influx of talent from NXT, or even straight from the Performance Centre itself, would increase the Divas roster to the size needed to implement a tag team championship.
Having a second women’s championship in WWE would do wonders for the division, in my opinion. It would bring something new to the division that has been labelled as stale for so long, as well as offering more experience to newer female athletes and giving more options to bookers looking to play out storylines similar to those seen on the men’s roster.
Whilst this may never happen in the WWE, it might be something for them to consider as their women’s division continues to grow. Now that would be revolutionary.