Former WWE writer Kevin Eck has posted a new blog over at SportsBlog.com, commenting on the current state of the Divas divisio and the recent #GiveDivasAChance movement.
During the blog, Eck says with the retirement of AJ Lee and Paige being written off TV for awhile, the fans have been left with no “hero” of the Divas division.
Eck then shed some light on how WWE instructed the writers to portray the Divas during his time a creative team member.
“During my time on the WWE creative team, we actually were told that there really are no babyfaces or heels in the Divas division. It was strongly implied that the Divas are all just a bunch of catty chicks, most of whom are mentally unstable.
A perfect example of that philosophy was the booking of the program between AJ and Paige last year. Instead of establishing a babyface and a heel, both characters acted heelish.
Their “frenemies” angle was more confusing than compelling. Thus, the rivalry between one of the most “over” Divas of all time and a heralded newcomer to the main roster wasn’t nearly as good as it should have been.
The audience needs someone to root for. It’s really not that complicated.”