First off, let me apologize for the slight delay in this issue; I had some work to catch up on and there just isn’t enough hours in the day to get it all done at the same time. The work is finally done though, and now I am ready, ready to bring you fans and readers the next installment of Lost In the Shadows!
This issue (much like the Cruiserweight title) is one that has been bugging me for the better part of a year and a half. I mean, sure it has had some bright spots, but overall its lacked that “something” that used to make it worth watching. I speak today, of the WWE Woman’s Championship. Let’s face it, gone are the days of the epic battles between Trish Stratus and Lita. However, this does not mean the title has lost any prestige. The only reason the title has lost anything is because the WWE has put it on the backburner.
If you look at the rosters, and I mean take a good hard look, you’ll see that the WWE has more than enough talent to make the Woman’s Division credible once again. Victoria is the first woman that comes to my mind when I think of re-vamping the division. She has proven she can go toe-to-toe with the best in the business; so why is she on Smackdown, where they have no Woman’s title?
Now, I know what you’re thinking; Vickie Guerrero announced that Smackdown will be creating their own Woman’s title (this assuming Mickie James doesn’t get drafted to Smackdown and bring the title with her), so why should I be complaining? I complain because it has taken far to long for the WWE to realize that they have this talent at their disposal.
Mickie James vs. Victoria would be something to see if they are given the freedom to do what they are capable of doing. If any of you remember Mickie James in TNA, you know exactly what I mean. I do like the fact that Natalya is getting this push on Smackdown, as she (like Victoria and Mickie) knows how to wrestle.
One cannot forget the reign of dominance by the “Glamazon” Beth Phoenix. This was something I really enjoyed because it took the focus off the departure(s) of Trish and Lita and gave the fans a new dominant woman to watch. I also do enjoy the interaction between her and the newest face, Melina. Now, if only these women could all have a big battle royal to kickstart a new era for the division. Perhaps on the 3-hour Raw next Monday??
So again, the WWE does have great woman talent like James, Victoria, Natalya, Melina, and Phoenix, and even Jillian Hall (who believe it or not, can wrestle). On top of this however, you can’t look past Maria, Kelly Kelly, and even Michelle McCool who are three woman I believe have come a LONG way since we first saw them.
Gone might be the days of classic hard-fought woman’s battles between Ivory, Chyna, Molly Holly, and even Jazz, but the talen is there to bring it back! Faith is the key ingredient in pushing anything new, and perhaps this is why the Cruiserweights have been ignored for so long. The women are right there, and are ready to be heard from again. Don’t let this division suffer the same fate. Give them their time!
Remember a few weeks ago when Mickie James ended the reign of Beth Phoenix? Remember the hype surrounding it and the attention it got? I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t because as quickly as that moment shined, it was swept right back under the rug. Yes the Heavyweights are important, but the women are there to show us all, they are not to be taken lightly.
So, as I leave you for the time being, again I urge all wrestling fans, if you want to see something, make it happen. You want Cruiserweights, cheer for crusierweights during other matches and segments. You want to see what these women truly can do, then it’s time to make your voice(s) heard! Until then, the Woman’s Championship will be…lost in the shadows!