WWE's Natalya Comments on the Divas of Doom Storyline
Despite being called the Divas of Doom, Natalya and Beth Phoenix garner much support from the fans. The vocal section of the IWC and a fair amount of fans who turn up to live events, applaud Natalya and Beth Phoenix in what they are trying to accomplish in WWE.
Recently, Natalya made comments about the angle when interviewed by The London Free Press (via WrestleScoop).
“I’ve been in WWE three years and I’ve evolved … I’ve grown a lot. There’s been an evolution and that evolution turned into the Divas of Doom, with Beth Phoenix. We stand up for what we believe in. It’s our point of view that we’re role models and we’re revolutionizing what Divas should be, much the same way as Trish Stratus did.
"We’re not Barbie dolls. But we are still strong, bold and beautiful. It’s like Beth said, ‘We’re here to stop the stinkfaces and booty-popping.’”
I think a lot of the fans are in the same line of thought. Women's wrestling in WWE is dire when compared to their competition at TNA. It's OK to have beautiful women, but in the end, wrestling fans are here for a wrestling show.
My only problem with the angle is that WWE are playing Beth and Natalya out to be heels opposed to anti-heroines or tweeners. Being heels means WWE expects us to disagree with the direction they are taking the division and that we should like how Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres conduct business.
Hopefully, much like how CM Punk has started a change in the main programming, the Divas of Doom can continue to transform their division into a serious place for female contenders.
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