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WWE SummerSlam 2012: What Is the Reason for Not Holding a Divas Match?

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Molly SquiresContributor IIIAugust 20, 2012

The women’s division of professional wrestling is clearly not a priority to the likes of the creative team and WWE management, but as SummerSlam 2012 came to a close it was evident that there was not even going to be an attempt at holding a Divas match. As all of the titles were challenged tonight, the Divas happened to be left off that list.

Their services were obviously needed for the dancing at the Kevin Rudolf performance.

While I understand that there is not enough time for everyone to wrestle, the WWE could at least entertain the idea that they even have a Divas division by having a match at each pay-per-view.

The event ended a few minutes shy of three hours, the last couple of minutes capturing Triple H’s departure from the ring. However, if the WWE cared about building up the women’s division, they could have orchestrated a match to fill those few minutes. To be frank, I have never seen a Diva match last more than ten minutes.

It is known that Triple H is not too fond of the prospect to build the Divas division up at this moment in time, but to not even give them a title match in one of the year’s biggest pay-per-views makes this disdain quite clear and is insulting to women's wrestling. It makes it very apparent as to what this means for the future of the Divas division in the WWE. 

This negligent attitude towards the struggling division is disappointing, as there are some women who are excellent wrestlers, but are being unmercifully buried due to the preconceived notion that women cannot perform to the same level as men, and that the WWE Universe would rather see men wrestle. Failing to have a match at a pay-per-view translates to the audience's failure to support the dying division. 

Regardless of how you feel about the women’s division and their potential, they should have had a title match. Divas will not have the potential to be good in ring performers and prove themselves to be worthy of air time if they are not even respected enough to have one match at a pay-per-view.

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