Whether you love him or hate him, Vince Russo is one of the most well known names in the wrestling business. While working on the creative team at WWF Russo gained fame for essentially being the father of the Attitude Era of WWF while with WCW he gained infamy for his appalling storyline ideas and terrible gimmick matches and is heralded as one of the main reasons the company was driven into the ground. Recently Russo said in an interview that the titles in both WWE and TNA were simply ‘props’ and had no real value. While this seems to have enraged the internet wrestling community it got me thinking about the various titles in the WWE and I have to admit there isn’t a lot of prestige left in many of the titles and I will explain why I think that for each title.
The Diva’s Title
Starting down the bottom of the list with the Divas Title, does it have prestige? No. and for this title I’ll go one step further. Will the Divas Title ever have prestige? I’d say no. the Divas Title is, in my opinion, a joke that degrades the already bad image of woman’s wrestling. First off, the title itself is a big pink butterfly because of course that just screams champion, I think the complain stands for itself. Secondly how long has the title existed? 4 years, and who’s held it? Maryse, Michelle McCool, Alicia Fox and Eve Torres. Not one of those named could wrestle a decent match if their lives depended on it. Now don’t get me wrong Beth Phoenix, Natalya and Mickie James all held the title and they can wrestle as well as many as their male counterparts but to my count they have held the title once a piece and one token title rein is not enough to keep this title afloat in the putrid lake of embarrassment that is the rest of the divas division. Now you may say that the Divas Title is just the Woman’s championship with a new coat of paint but Mae Young was a woman wrestler and as such did some actual wrestling, not what the current Divas are for which is dancing around whenever WWE can afford to wheel out a musically inclined celebrity as their guest host. The entire woman’s division of WWE is a mess at the moment and until WWE get more women who can actually wrestle it will get no better.
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This article was first posted on September 25, 2012