AJ Lee Will Be the Next WWE Divas Champion

Anthony MangoFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2013

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

It has been a very long time since the Divas Championship has meant anything, namely because the division itself has so many structural problems.

Most women on the WWE roster are extremely limited in their ring skills which results in little to no focus being put on the division out of pure necessity.

The Divas have never been the true draw to a pay-per-view or a source for ratings on television, so they take a backseat to quite literally everything else including trending topics on Twitter and promotional material for Sonic's milkshakes.

No better person illustrates the current state of shambles that the Divas division is in than its champion Kaitlyn.

By and large, Kaitlyn is not the most overly popular Diva with the crowd today, nor does she possess the in-ring or mic skills to warrant the spotlight shining upon her.

Is she the worst WWE Diva of all time? I would argue against that statement. However, she is far from the best.

On the other hand, WWE does have a Diva on the roster who has proven herself worthy of this spot: AJ Lee.

Even without wrestling, Lee has managed to carve a niche for herself on WWE programming for over a year now.

She's proven herself capable of handling both heel and face gimmicks, cutting promos that many men on the roster wish they could do, and despite her lack of ring time over her career, is reliable in the ring as well.

Kaitlyn has held the Divas Championship for months and rarely ever defended it. Many times, she doesn't even appear on a show in a backstage capacity either.

In comparison, Lee is a near constant focal point that WWE can make better use of.

When you look at the rest of the roster that includes the essentially pointless Aksana and Rosa Mendes, the rarely appearing Tamina Snuka, Layla El, and Alicia Fox, the grossly underutilized Natalya and Naomi and the recently returning Bella Twins, Lee screams as the next logical champion.

Lee has the in-ring talent to wrestle as the Divas champion, the mic skills to pull off the promo requirements, the presence of character to remain interesting, the lust of the male audience to keep them focused and the diehard fan inside of her who respects her job enough to truly care about being in this position.

Perhaps more telling than anything else, AJ Lee also is the No. 1 contender to the Divas Championship, and when she has that match, she will assuredly become the next Divas champion.

Do you agree or disagree? Would you rather see someone else defeat Kaitlyn for the championship instead?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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