We have seen a flurry of activity as it relates to the Divas Revolution since the NXT women (Charlotte, Sasha, and Becky Lynch) burst onto the main roster scene on the July 13th edition of Monday Night RAW. Factions were formed, Divas were given more airtime, Nattie was brought into the mix, and Charlotte was crowned Divas Champ at the Night of Champions (NOC) pay-per-view (PPV) … then things just fizzled. The women themselves (even the Bellas) have all stepped it up a notch. Sure, they are getting more airtime for matches, which is incredible, and they are using this time to showcase their talents … but without compelling storylines, the audience will find it hard to relate to these female superstars.

Post-debut, the WWE Universe was introduced to the three-woman stables, we then had a minor program where Charlotte was in the title picture, trying to dethrone Nikki before her record reign hit, where she was eventually successful at NOC. In the midst of all this, Paige turned heel … no wait, she didn’t … she was just frustrated … no, yes, she’s heel now, sorry nothing … wait! Confusing much?  And in the mix of all that, Natalya returns … no wait … she’s actually out? Where is Nattie now?

WWE Creative seems more than a bit flip floppy when it comes to the Divas division. Which is sad, because they hold a major component (and I’ve said this before) to ensuring the success of the division. We have the talent, the talent has now been given the airtime, the superstars have an audience that wants to see them wrestle and succeed. So what’s the hold up? Now more than ever, it’s time for WWE Creative to get their act together.

And I’m simply just a long time wrestling fan, still, if I could (or would) do things any different, it probably would have gone like this: end Charlotte’s program with the Bellas at Hell in a Cell (HIAC), have Paige then turn heel (either at the HIAC PPV or next night on RAW), give Paige her pipebomb promo, begin a program where Nattie joins Charlotte and Lynch, but where Paige’s opponent (focus/ target) is Charlotte and her WWE Divas Championship. The flow of this is easy; most times it is done with the men, why is there so much activity and indecisiveness around the Divas? It really should be cut and dry, with a clear focus on a beginning, middle, and an end? It is classic storytelling at its best, and WWE Creative is not dropping the ball on this … the ball is already on floor, bouncing away. To be quite frank, I love all the Divas. I love the way the new division is forming, I hate the fact they don’t have any interesting storylines. I loved Paige’s pipebomb, but what was the reasoning behind the wishy-washiness of her turning heel? She seemingly removed herself from PCB, had hateful words for Charlotte and Becky – and then had her sights set on Nattie – but ended up going back to the faction, only to turn on them again. Paige the WWE persona deserved better than that; and Paige the WWE superstar deserves better than that.

And then, on the other side of the division, we have Team B.A.D. Much like Nattie, they seem to be an afterthought in all this, when fans so clearly want them to be part of the action. Does WWE Creative not hear the fans chanting ‘We Want Sasha’? Have they never seen a tape of what she had done in NXT? Alas, Sasha and Team B.A.D. wait on the sidelines …

How could you use Team B.A.D.? A solid feud with the Bellas, dissension between this faction, with one of them jumping ship and joining Paige. There has also been some talk of having Sasha join The New Day; but if this happens, I’d hate to see her solely in a managerial role, as she has incredible talents in the ring. Regardless, without solid programs, the divas division is going to continue to spiral, and will never fully evolve when it comes to the main roster.

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