Holy storylines, Batman! When was the last time WWE had one, let alone two of those going in the Divas division?
As a woman who proscribes to Girl Power and general female bad-assery, the state of the Divas division the last several months has, quite frankly, pissed me right the you-know-what off.
But things are finally appearing to take a turn for the better.
Now that often-used-but-really-not-all-that-talented Divas like Kelly Kelly and the Bella Twins (argue for them all you want, it will not change my mind) have made their exit, it seems that WWE has finally realized, "Hey, look at all these women wrestlers we have!"
Nice of you to notice.
And not only has WWE noticed them—it has given them genuine storylines.
Example one: Kaitlyn.
Yes, her in-ring skills are a little rough around the edges but she's been working her butt off and has improved in leaps and bounds since NXT; not to mention she has a personality light-years more dynamic than certain other departed Divas.
Even better, she's been involved in a viable storyline that's been running for more than three months now.
Back in October it was revealed that the cloaked figure who had attacked and injured Kaitlyn the month prior at Night of Champions was none other than Aksana—or so it seems. I'm desperately hoping that Aksana was only a decoy sent by the real attacker—and not Eve—because I don't really see an Aksana-Kaitlyn feud progressing anywhere.
Besides, why would Aksana have bothered to conceal her identity when she attempted to attack Kaitlyn again last night at Survivor Series if she was, in fact, the true attacker?
Holy crap, I'm actually speculating about a Divas storyline.
Attacker aside, however, what really gets me excited about Kaitlyn is that she's on a crusade to win the Divas Championship—and she's having to work for it. The title isn't just being handed to her like it has to others in the past (see: Kelly Kelly, Eve). If there's one thing that title is in desperate need of it's credibility, and I'm hoping that it will gain just that as Kaitlyn continues on her quest.
Example two: Kaitlyn's lil buddy AJ.
For the last few months AJ had been the only Diva who really "mattered" in WWE. She's been involved in intricate storylines for quite a while now, but as they were storylines centered around the male superstars I'm not counting them toward the Divas division.
But it looks like she may finally have a real Divas feud on her hands.
Since resigning from her position as Raw GM, AJ has been embroiled in a feud with newly instated Raw Managing Supervisor (whatever the hell that means) Vickie Guerrero, sparked by allegations of an affair with John Cena.
I did not like this angle. Not only is it kind of dumb, but between CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kane and Cena, WWE was turning AJ into a living, breathing wrestling Mary Sue.
At last night's PPV, AJ took to the ring to present her own "incriminating" photos of Vickie, which were obviously photoshopped and served no other purpose than to embarrass her. Vickie, of course, stormed out to shriek at AJ—and in the middle of the confrontation AJ was attacked by Tamina Snuka.
I'm excited about the prospect of an angle—with real wrestling matches—between these two. Tamina has a lot of developing to do as far as her character is concerned, but one thing we do know she has is in-ring ability. Combine that with AJ's talent, and I don't see how this feud could go wrong.
Welcome back, Divas!