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…
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!