In February 2015, actress Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for Supporting Actress in "Boyhood." During her acceptance speech, she demanded equal rights with the focus of pay for women. After her speech, many women in the entertainment industry took to Twitter to thank her. One was Stephanie McMahon. McMahon thanked Arquette for using her platform. After McMahon’s tweet, former WWE Divas Champion, A.J. Lee retweeted her then followed up with her frustrations about how things were in the WWE. McMahon took to the high road, thanking Lee for her opinion. Vince McMahon later tweeted that the company hears them and followed with the now famous hashtag Give Divas A Chance.
While the Divas in NXT were tearing the house down in high profile matches, the Divas on the main roster seemed to be left behind. While Give Divas A Chance would trend nationwide, there seemed to be something missing with women’s wrestling.
As the spring of 2015 approached Stephanie McMahon promised to shake things up in the women’s division. She promised a "Divas Revolution." She mentioned how Ronda Rousey was the most popular competitor in UFC. Finally, Stephanie added the three top women of NXT to the main roster, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch. These women came to even the odds as the Bellas Twins joined by Alicia Fox were dominating the division and with that, the "Divas Revolution" was born.
For anyone who loves women’s wrestling, the "Divas Revolution" was something to raise the excitement level. Most fans will watch promotions such as Women’s Superstars Uncensored (WSU), Shimmer or Shine. On these independent wrestling promotions, the women are known for their in-ring work. For a while the WWE would recruit models and turn them into wrestlers. The "Divas Revolution" was something that had fans believing this was the end of that. However, it has seemed to become stale. The Revolution is not dead yet, but it could be. Here the top 15 ways to fix it.
15 Female Commentators
14 Have More than One Divas Storyline
13 Have a Minimum of Two Divas Matches on PPV
12 Make Some Divas Exclusive to Raw or Smackdown
10 Bring Back Legends
9 Male Managers
8 Have an All-Divas Show
7 Queen of the Ring Tournament
6 Divas Mid-Card Title
5 More Merchandise
4 Diva Stables
3 High Profile Matches
2 Make Clear Heels and Faces
In the past few months, it has been very difficult for fans to see whose heel and whose face. When the "Divas Revolution" began, the Bella Twins and Alicia Fox were the bullies and it was Paige seeking help to take them off their high horses. But no one would help. After all, Paige has made a lot of enemies in the locker room. Prior to the Bellas bullying everyone, Naomi who had turned heel had just unsuccessfully finished a program with Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship.
1 Stephanie McMahon
With Stephanie McMahon on television full-time, there is no better female character in the WWE to lead the "Divas Revolution." While she was the one who established the revolution, it almost seemed like she left the women hanging. Establishing her as the boss with the women in the same manner how her husband and father is with the men, fans will really connect with the top female babyfaces. She has the ability to make everyone despise her. A true "Divas Revolution" will have an authority figure at top and Stephanie McMahon is the perfect person to do so.
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