There is little denying that the women's division of WWE has struggled to live up to the expectations many people have for it in recent years.
With WWE legends such as Lita and Trish Stratus to compete with, it was always going to be difficult for the likes of AJ Lee and The Bella Twins to cast a big enough impression in order to be compared with these big names.
The Diva's match which took place at this year's WrestleMania XXXI pay-per-view event at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara however, seems to have in some ways put on the map the female wrestlers who took part in it.
Although they did have some degree of support going into the annual event, the reception of the match-up as well as the support following it has certainly given this area of the company the much-needed boost it was after.
Even though there are only few so-called big names in the Diva's division of WWE at present, Paige, AJ Lee and The Bella Twins put on a more than impressive display on Sunday night, with many praising the match for its entertainment.
In addition, on the eve of WrestleMania XXXI, in a very moving induction Ceremony, ex-wrestler Alundra Blayze was dutifully welcomed into the prestigious WWE Hall Of Fame.
Also at WrestleMania XXXI, top UFC fighter Ronda Rousey continued to build up her huge following by making an appearance alongside WWE legend with The Rock.
The pair's heated exchange with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon was one of the highlights for a lot of the WWE Universe, and proved just how serious and yet entertaining, female sports stars can be.
As if the support from WrestleMania XXXI was not impressive enough, it continued into this week's edition of Monday Night Raw.
Raw support noticeable
WWE were clearly aware of the effect the match at WrestleMania XXXI had as they put on a spectacle which saw AJ Lee and Paige team up with Naomi to take on The Bella Twins and Natalya.
Perhaps an even more noteworthy points is that the CM Punk chants which arose when his wife; AJ Lee, came out to the ring, were soon put down by chants about her instead.
Although these may seem like small steps to where the WWE Diva's division could be, they certainly mean that the company is heading in the right direction with its highly-talented female roster.
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