Why 2016 could be a big year for NXT's female superstars

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There is little argument that any kind of injury sustained to any professional wrestler on WWE's roster is going to prove detrimental to the company.

This has become more evident of late, with the business having to deal with several injury setbacks to a whole host of some of its biggest names including John Cena, Seth Rollins and Randy Orton.

As for WWE's Diva's Division, one of the biggest names over the past few years has also recently undergone vital surgery on her neck.


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Having one-half of the Bella Twins in Nikki Bella, sidelined for a long while undoubtedly interfered with WWE's creative team's plans for its Diva's Division.

Fortunately for those in charge as well as the rest of the talented female wrestlers who make up his area of the company, there are other options WWE should look to turn to at some point this year.

Legendary return

WWE is certainly no stranger when it comes to increasing viewing figures by bringing back a legend of the past and including them within a previously average story line.

The Diva's Division of the company should prove no exception to this favoured tradition, as having someone as well-known and well-respected as Trish Stratus or Lita, would do wonders for the female wrestlers of today.

These two WWE icons paved the way for what it means to be a successful women's wrestler and the wealth of knowledge and experience they have between them, would help not only the female talent of today but the company itself.

NXT talent

With this in mind, as reported by Wrestling Inc, Trish Stratus recently gave an interview with Journey Of A Frontman and praised Triple H's efforts with the NXT Women's Division.

Stratus said: "He's very smart and is a visionary really...the cool thing is that he looked at the Divas division and he didn't just see them as women, he saw these amazing athletes and characters that could do well on the show and connect with the fans. That's what he did, he gave them the opportunity."

What the 40-year-old has referred to is exactly what has been the downfall of the Diva's Division on WWE's main roster - a lack of focus. Throughout last year, it seemed as if WWE did not have the time nor the willingness to give its female wrestlers the push they deserved.

As Stratus explains, the NXT Women's Division proved to be an entirely different story, with the likes of Sasha Banks and Bayley, proving their dominance as female wrestlers as they were given the time to do so.

How WWE can get it so right with its developmental brand yet so wrong with its main roster is bewildering, but yet something the business has seemed happy to do for so long. 2016, however, is a new year and should be seen as a new start for WWE with regard to its talented female wrestlers.

They can look to turn to legends such as Trish Stratus and Lita or hope to give someone as well-respected as current NXT Women's Champion Bayley a deserved call-up to the main roster this year.

WWE have plenty of routes to choose from ahead of the next 12 months, but members of the WWE Universe will surely be hoping to see a more successful promotion of female professional wrestling than in 2015. 

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