Not long after I finished my slide show on Tough Enough and announced its follow up on the WWE Diva Search, it was announced that another group of women are going to compete for a contract to be the next WWE Diva.
I really don't get it. Personally I think the show should stay dead and buried. WWE needs to improve their women's division quite drastically, and having some more models that don't know a thing about handling themselves in the ring is just going to make things worse.
You can probably pinpoint the Divas Division of WWE declining in relation to when WWE started to push models over fully trained wrestlers.
Aside from this problem, the Diva Search was ludicrous. It used to take up around 15 minutes of every Raw or SmackDown and compete for fans votes by doing really odd tasks that looked as if they were to please people with strange fetishes.
It was basically women prostituting themselves on TV to see who was willing to go further and get a WWE contract.
I have a quote from James Guttman about the Diva Search from his book World Wrestling Insanity.
"The best way to describe it would be to liken it to getting punched in the face over and over again by a monster that gets stronger each time while it screams at you in a foreign language."
Sounds like fun. Well let's take a look at the 2004 contestants (the one I watched) that took part in this monstrosity of a beauty contest.