WWE: A Women's Revolution Begins

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The RAW episode on Monday, July 13, 2015 was not just a refreshing women's spot. The WWE universe enjoyed one of RAW's best segments in a long time.

Hopefully, this means that Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch have been pulled up to the WWE roster officially.

Women in other companies outperforming the WWE

In other companies, being physically beautiful is secondary, or at least, equally important. In AAA and Lucha Underground, women such as Faby Apache, Taya, Ivelisse, and Sexy Star wrestle against and in tag teams with both men and women.


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Despite an ode to Chyna and Jacqueline, we may not see this again in WWE, but the legitimacy of female wrestlers must be acknowledged and showcased.

TNA Knockouts take care of business in the ring and make it look much more believable than the Bellas frequently overcoming superior wrestlers in the WWE.

For example, Gail Kim and Kia Stevens (Awesome Kong) are former champions who have been among the most skilled and most talented women in the business for years.

The state of the WWE women's division cannot be blamed on the Bellas, who have improved in the ring over time.

The quality difference in the current era has been a matter of other companies, although imperfect, taking the role of women more seriously.

WWE has shown flashes of brilliance in women's matches, but overall, the pace and quality of women's matches in other companies has been consistently better than WWE's.

Maybe, things are about to change. As Jim Ross used to say, "Business is about to pick up."

The next champion

Based not only on talent but on who has been active in the WWE longer, in fairness, the next Divas Champion should be Naomi.

Tamina should not be far behind, even it results from the familiar angle of allies becoming rivals over championships. Remarkably, neither wrestler has been the Divas Champion yet.

Paige should be champion again, but not for a while. She certainly has the pedigree and wrestling background of a champion, but even if it's the writers' fault, she has been the dullest female character on the roster.

Yet, it is odd that she has been extremely hard on the women of Tough Enough for having the same problem.

Alicia Fox and Natalya deserve another run, especially considering how they have worked hard and helped put the newer talent over.

The new additions from NXT also make competing in any combination of rivalries entertaining. Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch would be believable as champion.

What still needs to happen

WWE must not let this "revolution" pass as a fad and eventually place women's wrestling back on the back-burner. WWE must continue to take the women seriously, including the NXT women.

Perhaps, Bayley, an interesting character and wrestler, would be pulled up to the main roster next.

Bring back the Women's Championship and shelve the Diva's Championship. Save the "Divas"
name for the reality show and for female managers.

Female wrestlers can be divas or sex symbols, but their wrestling skills and charisma should be more important than their beauty.

There also needs to be respect and tolerance for different body types, including larger women.

Give the women wrestlers a spotlight. They need adequate time on RAW and SmackDown. In particular, this would allow SmackDown to spend less time recapping RAW.

Riding the wave of change, WWE should bring back the cruiserweights and allow the likes of Daniel Bryan and Neville who are not big guys to compete for a "new" title. That would shake up things even more.

Now that the women seem to be headed for a platform where they can be taken seriously, the possibilities in WWE could be endless.

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