WWE News: Update on Kharma's Return
Following her one-off appearance at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January, many fans have been wondering when WWE diva Kharma (a.k.a. Kia Stevens) would make her full-time return to the promotion after taking time off for her pregnancy last year.
And no wonder. The star's formidable presence is desperately needed to rejuvenate WWE's women's division, which has grown stale in recent times due to tepid fan reactions, laughably short matches on TV and lame, throwaway storylines that no one could possibly care about.
In this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer gives an update on her status, noting that she is ready to return and has been for some time, but that the creative team is still trying to come up with ideas for the former TNA Knockout: "Regarding Kharma, she has been ready to return, actually for a while, but with the switch of the last angle, creative doesn’t have anything scheduled for her just yet."
It was heavily speculated that Kharma would show up at last month's Extreme Rules pay-per-view as then-Divas Champion Nikki Bella's mystery opponent, but Layla El snagged the spot—and the title—instead.