WWE: Is Woman's Wrestling In Decline?

Joe DohertyContributor IJanuary 15, 2009

I'm sure most of us have seen that former women's champion Victoria has decided to retire from the WWE.  Whenever I look at the remaining female wrestlers or divas, I wonder what is the point of bringing in a new championship if there are only a few women who can really wrestle?

There are only about five or six real wrestlers, with three of them on RAW—Beth Phoenix, Melina, and Mickie James. With seven divas now on SmackDown, you look through the list and try and think of a few storylines to make things interesting.

Sadly, Eve shouldn’t be wrestling for a while, while Maria will probably get a title run because of her popularity with the fans, not because of her wrestling ability.

Michelle McCool is starting a heal program with Maria, which means that Natalya would seem like the best wrestler currently on SmackDown—until Gail Kim starts her run with the current champion Maryse. I think she has improved quite a lot since the summer.

What can WWE do to raise the standard of women wrestling? Will Gail Kims' return have an influence on the women's division? Should the cruiserweight title be brought back to SmackDown?