September 19th, 2010.
The day the Divas division was diminished beyond repair.
It was Night of Champions, see, and Michelle McCool weaseled her way into unifying the Women's and Divas titles by defeating the superb Melina Perez.
Once that was done, WWE officials deemed it best to continue the lineage of the younger championship (Divas 2008) and retire the older one (Women's)...much to everyone's sorrow.
What a huge mistake that was and has been ever since. You can pretty much say the division died then and there.
It was the end of an era.
The Women's championship has been around since the 50s and was held by the greatest ladies in professional wrestling history.
Names like Fabulous Moolah, Sherri Martel, Chyna, Trish Stratus, Lita, Mickie James...the list goes on.
Recent names like Beth Phoenix and Melina also make the cut as some of the best ever. It was a slap in the face to all those women.
Currently, the Divas Champion is Eve Torres. She is in her third reign as champion, and it is a feat on its own, as no other has "three-peated" before her.
She has good ring skills and plays a delightful character, not to mention she is absolutely beautiful. The only problem with all this is, she is a Divas Champion.
Make no mistake about it, the WWE Universe is not behind this nonsense.
It tolerates it because it believes in the division as a whole.
It believes in the rich history these ladies have fought for, and it believes that some of them could actually rival some of the Superstars in terms of popularity and match quality.
No one really wants the Divas division to die out, but how long can even the most die-hard fan endure this farce?
Not for nothing, the female performers leave one after another. There is no solid program, no more edge to the "product."
Perhaps there is a reason why they are all leaving.
Could company officials be thinking about bringing back the Women's title?
Maybe they are discarding the current roster only to hire a whole new batch; a real athletic bunch trained by the likes of Sara Del Rey.
Eve Torres could be awarded the championship by default and right there it could begin again.
Just imagine her vanity. It would definitely strengthen her current "bitch" character and could help lure some wanted talent into the fold.
Having the prestigious Women's championship back in action could entice some specific names to come and claim it.
What would the Divas division be like with Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Eve Torres, Beth Phoenix (hope she isn't leaving) Layla, Kaitlyn and AJ Lee for starters?
The butterfly needs to die!
It just has to.
It would all come full circle. All that bad karma would be put aside and out of the ashes, the Divas division would rise again.
It all sounds nice doesn't it?
An interesting choice of words.
Kharma, the awesome force, is apparently trying to whip herself back in physical and mental shape. She would more than likely be willing to fight for a prestigious championship rather than some sort of girlie toy.
The dream match pitting her and the magnificent Beth Phoenix may still happen, but only when the time and the cards are right.
If restoring the Women's title could lead to that then no true wrestling fan on Earth would be opposed to it.
Are you crazy?
In a nutshell, the reasons for restoring the once-proud championship are:
- To rebuild the Divas division as a whole
- Give credibility back to the champion holding the belt
- To continue the proud lineage left by and fought for by legends
- To serve as a talent magnet
- A possible Kharma vs. Beth Phoenix dream match somewhere, somehow
...can you think of any other good reasons?
I'm all ears.