The WWE Women's Division will always be one that is under fire. Recently WWE tried to combat the fact that the females rarely have TV time and are never given the same opportunities as men, by not only unveiling the new WWE Women's Championship, but also by beginning a 'Divas Revolution'.
The revolution was widely considered a failure because it didn't manage to create much of a buzz for the women and it seems WWE have reverted back to their old tactics following the end of said a 'revolution.'
WWE always seems to fail to push the women that the WWE Universe wants to see, as Charlotte was the one who was given the first Women's Championship at WrestleMania when many fans would have preferred to see Becky Lynch or Sasha Banks in that spot.
Thankfully, the Women's division has changed over the past few decades because the females who are currently on WWE's main roster can wrestle now and are not used as 'eye candy' anymore. However, despite that, there are still many steps WWE needs to take to improve the current women's division and right now it seems that the company will always fall back to the same idea or scenario, which is the main reason it is always doomed to fail.
15 Women Are Not Given The Same Opportunities As Men
The saddest thing about WWE is the fact that the females are rarely ever given the same opportunities as the men. Many of the women on the main roster currently have the same (or better) ability than their male counterparts, like Sasha Banks or Becky Lynch, and could easily be a part of many main event, hard hitting storylines, but are not. When was the last time the women closed out a show in the main event? It was at NXT TakeOver: Respect when Sasha Banks and Bayley had an IronWomen match that could rival Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart. Before that? When Lita and Trish Stratus main evented an episode of Raw. The women of today are as good as those two trailblazers and should be given the same chances.
14 Brand Split
13 Diva Search Rumors
Shockingly, after many years without a Diva Search. there were rumours last year that WWE could be bringing back the female reality show for the WWE Network in the coming months. The Diva Search was one of the worst parts of the Women's Division because it proved that the WWE typically only wanted women for their looks rather than their wrestling ability. The fact that they were the put on WWE TV despite their lack of ability would just bring down the women who were well trained and talented members of the roster. The Network obviously does need new shows, but to decide to bring in another female into a division that is overrun with talent would be considerably harsh to all the women involved.
12 Looks over Talent?
When females retire from the company, they are not given the same respect that the male superstars are and they can sometimes seem forgotten about. Only one woman a year is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside many other men. Why can only one woman a year have a place? We know that there haven't been as many female performers, but there have been a great deal of them and they could easily have a couple in a given Hall of Fame class.
10 Lack of Championship Defences
This is a huge issue and has been for a long time now, ever since Nikki Bella's title win. Despite being the Divas Champ, she was put in tag matches at pay-per-views instead of having Championship defences, WWE seem to have become complacent with the women's division and seem to often opt for tag matches rather than Championship defences, seemingly as an excuse to include more women in matches. Nikki became the longest reigning Divas Champion because there wasn't a lot of defences in her 301 day run.
9 Too Many Women, Not Enough Places
As already mentioned, WWE can only have so many women in the title picture at any given time, which means that when a female is not being used as part of the title picture, then more often than not they are removed from TV. Just like at Paige before the last few weeks.
8 NXT Women's Division
7 Adapt or Perish
The Women's Division has failed to adapt over the past few years. NXT saw the first ever IronWomen's match back at NXT Takeover: Respect last year, while WWE's main roster has failed to offer anything near the same level, with the exception of the terrific triple threat at WrestleMania 32. There have been rumours of a Women's Tag Team Championship belt much like TNA's, that could have helped WWE somewhat during their Divas Revolution, but these rumours have failed to come into fruition.
6 Total Divas
3 Comeback Queens
2 Tag Team Obsession
1 Only One Title
This is something that will hopefully change if WWE set up the Brand Extension correctly, which is the fact that there are around 15 women currently fighting for a title that many of them will never hold. The likes of Naomi, Summer Rae, Alicia Fox and Tamina Snuka have all gone missing from WWE TV recently and must be fully aware that a Women's Championship shot in the near future is increasingly unlikely. WWE needs to split the women's division onto separate shows again and give more women a chance at screen and ring time, as well as Championship gold, which is why it is hoped that two titles are formed again after the upcoming brand split, that is due to take place in July.
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