10 Worst Ways The WWE Women’s Championship Has Been Defended

Sexy or stupid, you decide.

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The act of winning a championship is meant to vindicate your hard work and devotion to your craft. A World Championship is therefore designed to reward a performer for either being technical superior to their colleagues, more marketable, or that oh-so rare combination of the two.

In the case of WWE Women’s Championship, this tradition has been rather skewed. The recent Women’s Revolution has done wonders for female competitors and fans alike, and is more than worthy of any accolades it receives. With such a radical change it can be easy to focus on the current format and ignore the reasons why fans felt the need to revolt.

Revisionist WWE history seems to paint the Women’s Division’s past with broad strokes. Tales of Mae Young and The Fabulous Moolah are told before a look at the likes of Sunny and Sable during the era of Divas. It’s then presented as if Trish Stratus and Lita spearheaded a mini revolution before time constraints and a lack of talent prevented any advancement.

There’s an old adage in sports about how you can only beat the team put in front of you. Conversely, as wrestling fans we can only react to what’s put in front of us. From the reintroduction of the Women’s Championship in 1998, to Wrestlemania 32, there have been some embarrassing, damaging and tiresome ways the belt has been defended.

Don a silk kimono, brandish your fluffiest pillow, and let’s look at some of the worst…

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I, Tom the Scourge of Carpathia, the Sorrow of Moldavia, command you! Norfolk based wrestling and movie fan with a tendency to love the ludicrous. You can follow me on twitter @marriott118 and tell me why I am wrong, wrong, WRONG!

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