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Women’s Division Needs A Face Champion

On Instagram recently, I saw this meme that basically was talking about how weak Charlotte’s title reign has been, and how it would be nice to see a baby face female carry the title, and retain, without having to cheat. While I may disagree about the Charlotte part of the statement, the other aspect had me thinking.

It has been well over two years since a “face” has held the women’s title (divas title … what not). The lines are a little blurred when it comes to this, because before this past year, the status of a diva being a heel or face, would flip flop significantly. A diva would be a face one minute, and then walk into a match with no rhyme, reason or explanation – and be a heel; then the following week, enter a match as a face. This is a thing of the past (or so it seems), as we celebrate a “new era” not only on the main roster, but also in the women’s division. As such, I think it’s time to see a strong championship reign from a female face.

I believe that Paige was a face the night after Wrestlemania 30, in April 2014 when she won the Divas Championship from AJ Lee; however, she and Lee flopped between heel and face during their epic rivalry. Then, Nikki Bella stormed in winning the Divas title as a heel, and flip flopped as well; and of course Charlotte, well she won the title as a face, and then almost immediately, turned heel.

I actually had to look back at the list of Divas Champions, and really, there hasn’t been a solid female face who has won the title since 2013, when Kaitlyn held the championship.

That’s three years, since a baby face female was on top of the division! It’s been heel, or flipped flopped heel for over three years. I think it’s time a female face gets a solid reign as women’s champion; and with the slew of talent out there currently, this isn’t a hard thing to do.

Of course, the most obvious choice is Sasha Banks, who seems to be out currently on injury; a concussion that might affect her SummerSlam plans. Becky Lynch is a strong contender, however, if the WWE brass was going to place the title on Lynch, they would’ve done so already; although I do feel she has connected strongly with the fans, since she was last in the title picture.

Looking beyond the current roster and its talents, we have NXT’s Bailey, waiting in the wings. An incredible talent in the ring, one who has been able to cross-over to multiple demographics with her character, build a tremendous fan base, and one that many are waiting to burst onto the main roster scene. She’s someone who could undoubtedly carry the championship, and the division, as a strong female face.

No disrespect to Charlotte; she’s had a tremendous title reign, with future championships that will surely be added to her resume. I just genuinely think it is time for a change within the women’s roster as it relates to the title; and I truly think the final step in completely breaking away from the shadows of how the division was previously run, is to have a strong female face win the title, with a solid reign.

WNZ fans, what do you think? Leave your comments below!

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  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    Give me Becky!! Give me Becky!! Give me Becky!!!!

    • Edynol

      You stay away from Becky curse you! Back! Back! Get over there! And stay there!

  • Mike

    I’m not sure I agree that if becky was going to win the title she would of done so already. They obviously wanted Charlotte to keep the title a long time. Sasha is out, I think becky deserves a shot at being champion. I also like Paige a lot, she beat Charlotte on raw, which may put her back near the top where she belongs.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    Patience Dorathy Patience

  • Edynol

    Bailey is by far my favorite girl in WWE right now. Which says a lot because the current divas’ division is really strong now. Having said that though, I think Banks and Becky deserve a run before she does. Not because they are better(a point anyone can argue with merit because they are all awesome), but because they have been here longer and have worked their butts off. Bailey just coming in and winning the title right off the bat wouldn’t do her any favors.

    Just look at Pagie’s 1st run. I was so excited when Paige debuted on the MR but her run was kinda awkward. Her 2nd one was a lot better imo. Bailey needs a good build up to get those who don’t watch NXT behind her. And it should come pretty easy with her fans their to support her. Let her feud with Banks or Becky or Paige, anyone really, then have her go after the title. I don’t want to see her lose momentum like Paige did.

  • Barooq Kidd #POP

    In due time! Haha patience is a virtue! #pop

  • cp munk

    We need a new women’s champion regardless of face or heel. Charlotte has dominated the women’s division for quite a while now. She’s good, but not that good. If you want this divas revolution to take off then you need to get some other women in the picture and have the title get passed around a little bit more. Right now everyone else is looking irrelevant, wwe has done their part at making Charlotte a top dog, it’s time to move on

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