Let’s face it: The WWE Divas Division is a complete joke.
It’s bad enough that they are only allowed to wrestle for about 90 seconds on Raw and SmackDown. But over the past few weeks, WWE hasn’t even bothered to book a Divas match on their flagship Monday program.
The experiment of using bikini models for wrestlers has failed.
The terms “Divas match” and “bathroom break” are virtually interchangeable. The decision to put the Divas championship on Layla El has not helped, despite her recent in-ring improvement. The ball was completely dropped with the Divas Of Doom, or Pin-Up Strong, or whatever their names were. And we cannot put things on hold until Kharma gets back. She might not ever come back for all we know. It’s time to accept that.
On the other hand, AJ Lee is the best character in the Divas Division as we speak right now.
Since her breakup with Daniel Bryan, she has displayed a psychotic and somewhat unstable personality that has been reflected in the ring and during interviews.
And she is wonderfully playing her part in the love rectangle between herself, Bryan, Kane and CM Punk.
Simply put, AJ has been completely unpredictable, and that’s just what the division needs.
What most people don’t know is that AJ’s recent success on television didn’t happen overnight. She began her wrestling career in 2008 after training with Jay Lethal, who also dated her. During this time, she appeared in the crowd at TNA Hard Justice 2008 to support Jay during his “Black Machismo” gimmick.
So unlike some of the Diva Search contestants, AJ was a trained wrestler and a wrestling fan before she joined WWE. Both of those traits would make a worthy Divas Champion.
Last night on Raw, the Long Island fans were chanting “We Want AJ!” during the opening tag team match involving CM Punk, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan and Kane.
AJ indeed showed up on Raw, but she only did a victory lap around the ring while wearing a Kane mask and a jumpsuit reminiscent of another psychopath, namely Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City (trust me, it’s a good game).
So obviously, she is doing something right.
Still, she can’t go on with having a new boyfriend every two weeks until time stands still. At the end of the day, this is a wrestling show. Can AJ wrestle? Absolutely! In fact, I envision her as the Rey Mysterio of the Divas Division—a small wrestler that gets by on agility and striking attacks.
By my count, she has three finishing moves (Octopus Hold, Sliced Bread No. 2 and the Shining Wizard), so she could blend in the ring with several different Divas. And her next opponent should be Layla for that Divas strap.
You gotta love crazy chicks!