Women’s wrestling, in general, has undergone massive growth and developed a lot of depth over the years, with various pro wrestling companies all over the world embracing how talented women wrestlers can be. Triple H previously stated that WWE has the best women’s division in the world, which led to a lot of backlash.
However, the booking of WWE’s women’s division in the past few weeks has left much to be desired for fans and pro wrestlers alike.
While speaking on the Sippin’ the Tea TV Show with Ariane Andrew, Brie Bella talked about the current state of the WWE women’s division and admitted that it has seen a drop in direction.
She then criticized WWE for their subpar booking of the women’s tag team division due to multiple releases.
It’s weird because I feel like lately, you’ve seen a little bit of a drop,” Brie said. “Now that Becky is back, there’s going to be momentum with stories, but there for a while, I thought the girls were getting so much, and then all of a sudden, it went back to so little. You would watch either RAW or SmackDown and the stories just didn’t feel like they were getting as much depth as they should have, and not as much time.
Look at the tag division. I’m just like, wait – we went from having some many tag teams to now it doesn’t feel like a lot. I like how women can be such vibrant, fun characters. If I look back in the day, the Glamour Girls, when Jimmy Hart would walk them out, how do we not have a women tag team that has a male manager? There’s so many things that WWE is great at but that, for some reason, misses the boat with me. You can have an incredible tag division.
But I’m blown away at some of the ones they got rid of. Riott Squad? I’ll never understand it. Even like Mandy and Dana Brooke looked like a great tag team walking down. The IIconics? I just try to wrap my head around it, like did they threaten somebody backstage? Because other than that, I don’t understand.”
There is already frustration within WWE due to the current booking of their women’s division. It remains to be seen whether they will rectify their mistakes or not.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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