Queen of the Ring
Simple titles seem to work well and keep the focus on the main idea of the articles. The announcement of both the King of the Ring and Queen of the Ring brought a feeling of new possibilities for a product that has been lacking in recent months. I will leave this right here, because there are words needed:
For years the WWE treated the Women's division like a joke and then the Women's revolution began to take shape. NXT kicked off the change in perception and allowed the fans to start being able to believe in the idea that women could be a star in WWE. Impact Wrestling took the lead on changing the perception of women in wrestling on a national level something that WWE never cared to do. Now it's well hovering around where it had been years ago with nothing getting the respect it deserves. Fact is why giving the division a tournament if you weren't going to treat the tournament with any respect. It's a joke that the matches have lasted for such a short period of time, because why bother with the tournament if you weren't planning of giving the matches any time.
Setting aside those who lost in tournament and just focusing on the tournament in general if those in power can't see the problem then they are more delusional then I thought. Toni Storm was one of the top women in NXT and is one of the reasons Zoey Stark has gotten over to the degree she has within the ranks of the black and gold brand. Zelina Vega was brought back and I'm sure she wasn't brought back with this type of booking being the main focus on the sales pitch. This doesn't revolve around my normal criticism of WWE this focuses on LAZY BOOKING!!
Look back years ago one of the only women still with the company from the previous era is Nattie and she survived. Tamina debuted near the end of "divas" era and was also a manager for the better half of his early days in WWE, but she was in that era as well. Charlotte, Becky, Sasha, Bianca, and Bayley are the only members of the women's division to have broken through. The All Elite problem was a lack of development, but that didn't mean they treated the division as a joke. Britt Baker is one of the top wrestlers today, because she has carried that division on her back and sold more tickets then any women in American wrestling in the last twenty years.
Women's wrestling can sell tickets!! Women's wrestling and treating with the respect it deserves allows for fans to idolize wrestlers that would make them want to strive to become a pro-wrestler. Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn may look at women's wrestling in the same light as tag team wrestling, but their delusions do not echo the opinion of pro-wrestling. Fox and USA Network want to know a major issue for WWE and why the ratings are slacking it's shortsighted decision making.
The last time someone in wrestling directed something toward a network he chose to shoot from the hip. USA Network has been a major supporter to pro-wrestling for over thirty years dating back to Southwest Championship Wrestling in the 1980's which predates WWE starting on the network. Fox is new to wrestling and hasn't really had a piece of the pie since FSN One hosted TNA's weekly PPV's in 2004.
Sit down and ask WWE about plans, long term plans! ask them why bother debuting a women's tournament to treat it like a joke. Ask them why it matters if Tubi TV carries another wrestling company on the streaming service if WWE/Fox don't have an exclusive contract. Ask them about fresh ideas to correct the current issues and when they explain why a legend returning will fix the problem kick back and explain why that will only put a band aid on it and not fix it.
I could keep going and keep talking, but I've made my point. One last thing, WWE why should we care about who you march out the ring if you don't. You barely give them time on television and you sometimes don't even give them time. Why bother having a division or titles for the division if you clearly don't care about the division. Prove me wrong!!
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