Seth Rollins is one of the top Superstars in WWE right now and he is also never afraid to share his thoughts on what goes on in the company. This includes the fact that Rollins admitted the WWE women’s division hasn’t been showcased well for months.
The WWE women’s division has been the subject of a lot of criticism in the pas few months for a lot of reasons. The SummerSlam event took place at Detroit’s Ford Field tonight, but Becky Lynch vs Trish Stratus was not featured on the card.
As Ringside News exclusively reported, WWE is making a ton of money in the Slim Jim Battle Royal match, which is why the match got cut. It was previously noted that there were some unhappy people backstage in WWE over the treatment of the women’s division.
While speaking on the After The Bell podcast, Seth Rollins was asked if he feels there are voids to be filled in the women’s division on the main roster. Rollins admitted that the WWE women’s division hasn’t been showcased well for months.
“I would say 100%. There’s a lot of space to fill there, on RAW, on SmackDown. I think absolutely there is a void. What I sense more than anything is this kind of bubbling little undercurrent from our audience, like they want something fresh and new and they want to have people to get behind. They want it, and I’m not saying these people are coming from NXT. You never know. It might be somebody that steps up, a Chelsea Green, a Piper Niven. You never know. There’s tons of women capable on our main roster at the moment, but there is like this, I’m feeling it. It’s very much like we want something more out of the women. We know it’s there and we can’t wait to see it, but there’s like a growing intrigue. There’s a growing desire to see it.
This past Monday, Zoey Stark was in the ring with my wife, Becky, and they absolutely wrecked the main event of Monday Night Raw, absolutely wrecked it, and that was Zoey’s first main event. It was her first main event on RAW and I told her afterwards, I said first of many. It’s going to be a huge thing. She’s one of them that has the opportunity to really lead this next generation of women into the future. I just think that it’s there. It feels like they’re on the cusp of a breakthrough. I felt like Monday was a huge reminder of what they’re capable of.
They haven’t, and I’m going to be frank with you, they haven’t been showcased as well as they could have been over the past, you know, six months or so. They haven’t been. Aside from a few exceptions, and I don’t need to pick and choose, and name names. Sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles and that’s part of the the industry.
It’s part of the business. I’ve been in situations where I absolutely feel like I’ve not been showcased, or male talent, the same way. It has nothing to do, in my opinion, with gender at all. It’s just a commentary on where we’re at right now. There are opportunities and I think Monday was a reminder of how incredible our female talent roster is and can be when given the opportunity to main event, to succeed, and to be the best. I think it’s all there. I just can’t wait to see who steps up and fills that space and grabs that ring.”
Triple H also defended his decision to exclude women’s matches at SummerSlam. Regardless, WWE Payback has more matches featuring women so only time will tell whether the women’s division will be given more emphasis in the future.
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