Over the past year, a lot has changed in the Women's division, with several faces coming and going. The most notable new arrivals in the past year were Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and current WWE Women's Champion Charlotte, who helped begin the Divas Revolution.
Today, the division has been completely revamped, dropping the 'Divas' tag as well as the butterfly-shaped championship belt for a more prestigious looking title that draws similarities to the Men's top title, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. These changes have given the division the respect it has been craving for some time.
According to reports, similar to how Triple H was given control of NXT by Vince McMahon and has formed it in his image, another figurehead will be given control over the Women's Division as well to help it progress towards a brighter future; Stephanie McMahon.
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Reports by Daily Wrestling News have said Vince, Triple H and Stephanie are behind the changes made to the division, and also that : "Stephanie recently came up with the idea to sort of revamp the Divas Search but focus on in-ring work instead.
"This will actually be the opposite of the Diva Searches and there’s no word yet on when it will start but we’re hearing before the end of the year."
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"WWE officials have quietly started working on the project, which will be a new WWE Network series similar to the Global Cruiserweight Series that begins this summer. The working idea is to bring in top women’s stars from wrestling promotions around the world."
Divas Search was actually advertised during WrestleMania 31 last year as an upcoming show on the WWE Network, but it never came to fruition. WWE might be trying to revive the show once more.
Divas Search may not have been the most successful show for the company to find new talent during its original run between 2004 and 2007, but it did bring several women superstars into the WWE such as Eve Torres, Michelle McCool, Layla, Rosa Mendes, The Bella Twins, and Maryse.
Back then, it was more of a reality show rather than a place to find new talent. This time around - under a new name yet to be confirmed - it will likely be more focused on in-ring performance and wrestling ability as the division looks to take a step in a new direction.
As the WWE pushes towards putting the women in the company in a better light than what they were in the past, a reformed Divas Search could be the best thing for the women of the WWE as it looks set to bring in better talent, helping the entire division to be taken more seriously and benefit as a whole.
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