One recent report indicates that WWE Diva Summer Rae may be on the verge of a major push in the upcoming year.
In this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscribers-only), Dave Meltzer writes that Rae, along with Roman Reigns and Big E. Langston, is scheduled for a big push very soon.
They are very high on Summer Rae. I was told the three acts the company is looking at elevating greatly next year are Reigns, which everyone knows about, Langston, who has his supporters but that Del Rio match last week made no sense for him, and Rae.
It's easy to see why WWE is so behind Rae, aka Danielle Moinet.
The 29-year-old, who debuted on the main roster in April of this year, has the cover-girl good looks the company seems to overwhelmingly prefer in its female performers.
She has a fair amount of presence and charisma, too. Indeed, while Fandango may have initially been pushed as the star of the act, it seems his valet is well on her way to upstaging him.
As a character, she thrives. She's very adept at playing the snobby, obnoxious heel, with many even comparing her favorably to former divas champion Maryse Ouellet.
Likely thanks to her athletic background in the LFL, Rae also turned into a very respectable wrestler, often turning out decent to good matches on NXT and Raw.
She's only been wrestling for a couple of years, but she is already a far superior worker than “veterans” like Rosa Mendes or Alicia Fox.
Can Summer Rae be a big star in WWE?
(Rae has undoubtedly been helped by NXT's tendency to let the women go out and wrestle decent length matches, as opposed to putting them out for terrible segments in which they play musical chairs.)
Out of all the women WWE has recently added to its roster over the last year, she easily has the most potential.