There have been many divas in the WWE that have come and gone, some of them memorable and others forgettable. However, some of those divas have been steadfast and loyal to the company that paid their bills, but got little if nothing in return for that loyalty. In recent months, we saw the women’s division prosper with Trish Stratus, Molly Holly, Jazz and Victoria, but we’ve seen a shift in what actually qualifies you as a WWE diva. With the Raw $250,000 Diva Search, you saw women with little to no background with wrestling, getting a chance to work for the WWE.
No matter what anyone said about the Raw Diva Search, it did provide some comical moments. From Christy’s’ pie-eating ass to Amy’s brush with Texas chili, it was at times dumb and at others comical. When all was said and done, Christy Hemme, the red headed Californian, came out the winner, beating “supposed” favorite, Playboy Playmate of 2004, Carmella Decesare. Christy was featured prominently on Raw television, at Taboo Tuesday beating Carmella then introducing Edge and Chris Benoit for their match. However, Christy has now been taken to the backburner as her fellow contestants, Amy Weber, Michelle McCool and Joy Giovanni have joined the WWE ranks, this time on Smackdown.
The landscape of wrestling is changing again and with change, comes obstacles that each and every WWE Superstar is going to have to face. It looks like the remaining real WWE divas are going to have to step aside for a new breed of divas: the Stacy Keibler’s of the WWE. The women who don’t know how to wrestle and might never wrestle except in a Bra and Panties match; you had just Stacy who didn’t wrestle, now she has a new load of friends. It looks like the Sunny and Terri type divas are rearing their pretty heads; but it might not be so bad. People are embroiled in the feud between the sexy Trish and sultry Lita, so maybe it’s a welcomed edition.
The women’s division, like I’ve said before, has come a long way from the days of Miss Elizabeth. However, the horizon looks bleak for the wrestling divas, as a new breed of diva is rearing their pretty heads. Not many people have taken the women of the WWE seriously, in fact, people have not taken the women wrestlers in general seriously, which has hurt them. Something will need to be done in order for Trish, Molly, Victoria, and Lita to be taken seriously ever again.
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