Let's talk about the WWE Divas.
In my short tenure on Bleacher Report, I have come to be known as one of the more optimistic and positive-leaning columnists. I do not like dedicating my time to complaints, as it seems like a vast majority of the Internet is dedicated to such whining.
This incessant need to gripe reaches far beyond WWE, but I am here to discuss something that needs to be addressed before it is too late.
I don't need to tell anyone reading this that the Divas division of WWE programming is becoming pointless. This is not at all a knock or critique of any individual performer or a baseless accusation that any specific Diva "needs work" or whatever stock line you want to use from a comment section.
Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a place for any real plot or forward motion for the ladies of WWE right now.
It's going to take a momentous occasion to reignite the division, and Kharma needs to make it happen.
Can you think of anyone who spent as little time on a WWE screen as Kharma did and still generated the buzz she created at Extreme Rules 2011, when she pulverized Michelle McCool after the former Divas Champion had lost a "Loser Leaves WWE" match?
For weeks, Kharma had the Divas shaking in their boots and wondering who was going to get obliterated next.
Of course, just as suddenly as Kharma had arrived, she left after revealing her pregnancy.
The Divas were not the only people buzzing.
Fans of WWE who had been calling for something new and exciting had found it in Kharma, the polar opposite and complete antithesis of what is expected of a Diva.
Casual viewers marveled at her size and strength.
Hardcore wrestling fans knew her from previous tenures as Awesome/Amazing Kong throughout Japan and in TNA.
The most memorable moment from the Royal Rumble in 2012, with all due respect to Kofi Kingston's handstand, was the surprising return of Kharma, who eliminated Michael Cole and Hunico while smashing Dolph Ziggler with an Implant Buster.
Unfortunately, life dealt Kharma a bad hand, and a series of personal events out of her control forced her out of the ring and out of WWE.
In a very candid interview with Diva Dirt this past November, she explained that her release was "a really good idea and very appropriate." There was no sign of blame or finger-pointing in the interview, and I got the impression that we would see her back in WWE one day.
When we first found out that Kharma had been "moved to the alumni section" on WWE.com, the Divas division was skating by on thin ice.
By the end of 2012, we had lost Kelly Kelly, The Bella Twins, Maxine and Beth Phoenix. Furthermore, while The Shield and Big E Langston have graduated from NXT to WWE's main roster, none of the developmental Divas has found her way to the big show yet.
Again, I mean no disrespect to any of the women, but the current story between Kaitlyn and Eve does not seem to be going anywhere, even after it was revealed that Aksana had a hand in the attack on Kaitlyn all the way back in September. Natalya is currently wrapped around The Great Khali's arm, and Alicia Fox occasionally shows up to get squashed.
If I have missed anyone, that tells you exactly how much thought goes into the women of WWE at the moment.
If Kharma is feeling well enough to come back, one dissonant piano chord would send shock waves through WWE as she makes her way to the stage again. While we won't be able to see her face Beth Phoenix, Natalya is still in the company. The two of them could put on a classic.
In fact, the entire Divas' locker room could pick sides and rally behind either woman. This would not only get people talking about the Divas again (much like what has been done with the tag team scene), it could open up the possibility of bringing up some of the ladies from NXT to get their hands dirty.
From what I heard in the interview, it sounds like the ultimate decision is up to the woman known as Awesome Kong, Amazing Kong and Kharma.
If she happens to read this, I hope she knows that fans on Bleacher Report as well as the rest of the Internet want to see her return to WWE.
In a perfect world, her return would happen next Monday and save the Divas division, giving a shot in the arm to Raw and making the Divas Title something to fight for once again.
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