I thought WWE Raw was a great show. It hyped up the Royal Rumble well. The wrestling action was good. All of the storylines involved moved forward in some way. Even the commentary was entertaining!
However, there was no divas match.
I understand Beth Phoenix being off the Red Brand for now. No problem there. The rest of the the girls were not seen Monday night.
That means one of two things moving forward:
1. The entire division is being stalled until Kharma returns for WrestleMania. That has been my belief for a while. I have no doubt Beth Phoenix vs. Kharma is coming. I suppose Natalya could get involved as well, but I would rather focus on Kharma. The other option is a little bit more complicated.
2. The entire division is being stalled for focus on other stories.
I don't know about any of you, but I felt Raw was packed. They featured tons of segments and tons of moments. All in one night! That may seem like a good thing, but it certainly leaves others off WWE TV.
Like the Divas division.
I have made it well known who my three "it" girls are. Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes and Aksana are all stars in this business.
Fox has been teased with a future title match for a while now. Rosa is managing the tag champs, while Aksana is still backstage with Teddy Long.
Aksana was not on Raw (as expected). Rosa was not on Raw (or Primo and Epico). We did not even get to see Alicia Fox wrestle. Maybe backstage? Maybe in a commercial? It doesn't matter.
All wrestling shows should have at least one divas match. Part of seeing a WWE show is its variety. Not every match is the same. Not every performer is the same. Not every story is the same.
Adding (at least) ONE divas match fits perfectly with any show. Long or short. Classic or dud. Here is to hoping SmackDown on Friday night makes up for Raw's mistake...
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