WWE fans are calling the Divas Revolution a failure. Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks debuted on an episode of WWE Raw over two months ago. In that time, Charlotte won the Divas championship, the wrestling has improved each week, WWE Creative give more time to the women on television, and their storylines aren’t pointless anymore.
Regardless of what any analyst or fan thinks, the Divas Revolution did exactly what it was supposed to do: It changed the way women’s wrestling is perceived. Despite its illogical writing at times, the cast WWE assembled is doing the job. If Charlotte didn’t win the Divas championship and the tandem of Lynch and Banks were subjected to two-minute matches, then perhaps it could be called a failure.
None of that is realistic, yet WWE fans are complaining. In an earlier interview, Charlotte commented on the fact that WWE fans often find things to be negative about instead of looking at the potential of a situation.
“Well, I think people always want to find something to be negative about instead of just being positive that there’s three NXT girls that debuted,” she said. “I know that we all feel that the Divas Revolution isn’t something that just started when the three of us came up.
Charlotte is right, but the negativity won’t halt until everybody is satisfied. In the world of professional wrestling, everyone getting what they want remains a dream. The only people who can change it is the WWE superstars and divas themselves. Charlotte and Sasha Banks want to main event WWE Raw or a future pay-per-view. Becky Lynch shares that same sentiment and commented on the possibly of the women main eventing a major show.
“When I walk down to the Performance Center, there’s a hallway, and there’s a display of all the pay-per-view posters. It’s all the headliners, all the moneymakers, and they’re all men. All of them. Every single one of them. I walk down and every single time I just kind of shake my head a little bit. Because I know in five years, definitely in ten years, but no, five years, even three years, I know I’m going to be walking down and I’m going to see female wrestlers like Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks and Bayley, and maybe myself, there on those posters. That’s what it’s going to be, because that is the future.”
Lynch is talking about the dream of any professional wrestler. When one begins their training to make it to the WWE, they dream about being on that stage during WrestleMania. During Kevin Nash’s Hall of Fame speech, he said that Ric Flair told him of two things that are real in pro wrestling. Flair said those two things were winning their first championship and when they get inducted into the Hall of Fame.
For the men, it’s come naturally. That isn’t a negative statement, as each wrestler who makes it to the “show” deserves it after years of hard work and determination. Men are used to being in the main event. The women aren’t accustomed to main eventing shows. Since Trish Stratus and Lita, the match between Bayley and Sasha Banks was the first to headline a major show. NXT Brooklyn triggered the main event quality storyline Banks and Bayley had.
The WWE fans who are complaining about the Divas Revolution should get used to seeing the women profiled highly on WWE Raw or any show during the year. They are working diligently to upstage each other, which is why the competition is fierce. Each woman is making the other try harder, which is what the Divas Revolution is all about. Instead of complaining about how it’s failing, give divas a chance.
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