Well, Bleachers, it's happening yet again...
Should we really even be surprised anymore? Last week, during RAW, we had Michael Cole stand up and shout out during the Divas Championship match, demanding it end when it was barely halfway through. That was horribly disrespectful—and now, there's another slap in the face of the WWE divas for further disrespect toward these women.
This week on RAW, it was announced that TV reality star Snooki, of Jersey Shore, will be teaming up with John Morrison and Trish Stratus in a mixed tag match against Dolph Ziggler and LayCool at WrestleMania 27.
Are you freakin' kidding me?!
Who the hell is Snooki, anyway? If you don't watch her silly show, then—not mincing words—she's nobody...and that's exactly what she is to me.
It was increasingly obvious when the reality TV persona yanked Michelle McCool off the ring apron that something was going to happen. I honestly didn't expect her to get physically involved in the Vickie Guerrero vs. Trish Stratus match, but after she did, and after the RAW General Manager "ding" sounded, I rolled my eyes and groaned because I knew, just knew something ridiculous was about to be announced.
Lo and behold, the match was made and Snooki was oddly included in it. But here's what I don't get: What about using one of the actual DIVAS instead?!
Do you find it disrespectful to the divas that the WWE is putting Snooki in a match at WrestleMania?
During the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Kelly Kelly returned, newly rehired by Teddy Long after being fired unfairly by acting SmackDown GM Vickie Guerrero. LayCool ran out to attack her while she was administering a beatdown on Vickie. Former seven-time women's champion Trish ran out to save her and take out LayCool simultaneously.
Taking all of that into consideration, wouldn't it have made a world of sense to have Kelly in the mixed tag team match at WrestleMania instead of an outsider who has ZERO wrestling ability and no business being in a wrestling ring?!
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Inviting Snooki to partake in a match at the "grandest stage of them all" is just another way the WWE is showing the utmost disrespect to its divas. It's downright ridiculous.
Kelly Kelly has had a storyline with both Vickie Guerrero and LayCool, so it wouldn't be too far-fetched to expect her to be involved in the match.
Also, while I feel Kelly should have secured that spot, another good option would have been Beth Phoenix. Where is the Glamazon lately, anyway? She made a triumphant return at Survivor Series after a knee injury, has received massive pops, is over with the fans (especially when woman-handling LayCool) and now—a mere four months later—she is barely even seen anymore.
I realize that some of the divas in the WWE aren't that great in the ring. Some of them require a bit more (or a massive amount of) training. Fine. Regardless, the company should make use of the women they have, rather than inviting some nobody with no training at all to compete at their biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Not only is the WWE disrespecting the women who could have been in this match, they are even disrespecting Layla and Michelle McCool—not to mention the awesome, legendary Trish Stratus. Why should they have to carry Snooki's unworthy ass?!
Some fans don't care about or even respect the WWE's women's division. They feel that if the WWE itself doesn't even respect it, why should they? It's a sad state of affairs all around, but those fans have a point.
I obviously don't fall in that category, but I can see how it would be difficult to care about something when those in charge of maintaining it don't give a crap.
So, here's my message to the WWE: How about opening your eyes and realizing that the women in your company do actually have something of value to offer your fans? Stop misusing your female talent, and most of all, stop disrespecting them!