All-Women’s NXT Season Related To WWE’s Unhappiness With Its Divas

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The decision to make the third season of NXT an all-women’s show was likely made very recently because last week, WWE filmed twelve wrestlers at Florida Championship Wrestling, eight men and four women. Initial plans called for four men and four women to be featured in the abbreviated season, but it was later changed to six women.

There is hope that the show will garner better ratings with women prominently featured so they can reach a television deal with another network. There is also hope that Aloisia’s “freak of nature” persona will increase ratings so Syfy will change its mind and renew the program.

Another aspect revolves around unhappiness with many of its current female performers, resulting in the company looking for replacement Divas. Talent relations were unhappy with the behavior of several of the women in recent weeks, particularly when much of the roster was situated in Los Angeles for SummerSlam. It is said that Tiffany and the recently released Serena were not the only ones who made embarrassing scenes in public. Officials are very strict regarding the public image of its talent because of promises to corporate sponsors that World Wrestling Entertainment is a wholesome company.

As things stand now, the lame duck show will end its current season on October 1, with a live episode in Oklahoma City as part of a three-hour programming block that will include the network’s debut of Friday Night SmackDown.

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  • erik

    Why not wwe just fired bellas kelly, and keep melina, beth, natly and gail who can still wrestle in ring.

  • Kryptonite

    That makes sense to me. Bring back Serena too. I want to see what she could do.

  • outsider

    i can totally understand the sponsor image thing and how discipline actions were taken.. and in my opinion.. naty is the only diva worth keeping. she’s amazing wrestler AAAND she seems to be a well behaved professional. tamina might be worth it in the ring too but i havent seen thaat much

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