Friday, August 5, 2011

Demise of the Divas?

The Divas division took a hit this week with Gail Kim quitting and Melina getting future endeavored. I know, I know, some fans don't think the Divas are worth much, and lately, the powers that be have proven that they agree with the limited time Divas get on screen.

This is why Kim quit. Or, at least that is what I'm assuming from the tweet she wrote Wednesday in response to people commenting on her eliminating herself from the Divas Battle Royal Monday night:

"oh and also on the contrary, I wasn't being a mark 4 myself I was being a good employee when ur told to get out of the ring in less than a min.I just did it the fastest way possible:)so really I saved some time!"

I can't assume anything on Melina based on her tweets, but John Morrison did tweet this today:

"I’ve always believed that Melina is the most talented Diva ever employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. (not to mention the hottest!) Her face conveys emotion. Vince McMahon likes to say “Television is a feeling” and I agree with him. That’s what Sports Entertainment is all about. Melina’s presence on Television, aside from the obvious (she be sexy!) is raw emotion- joy, rage, surprise, disgust… her passion just pours out of her.

Melina’s presence on Monday Night Raw will be missed by the WWE universe… and especially by me.

I think this is the end of a chapter in the book of @RealMelina – I met Melina on my audition for Tough Enough 3, I never forgot the smile, and hug she gave me when I made the show and she got cut and told to go home. I’ve stood next to her with Joey while MNM was yelled at; told we’d never make it, we were worthless. I’ve seen her come back from 2 career threatening injuries. She is one of a kind, and talented enough to do whatever she wants. I’m proud to be her man. I love her, and will support whatever she chooses to do next.
#staystrong #thankyoumelina"

The problem is Morrison is right. Melina and Gail Kim were among the best Divas with Beth Phoenix and Natalya. Yet, Kelly Kelly (who is improving, but really doesn't deserve to be champion) and Eve are getting the spotlight for, I guess, their looks. I almost didn't recognize Beth when I first saw her Monday night because it's been that long. (Another person in the room didn't recognize Melina, by the way.)

The best women wrestlers shouldn't be pushed aside. They should be out there proving to the naysayers that they are just as talented as the men.

This winter, TNA showed viewers just that by making Mickie James' and Tara's cage match the main event. That match was one of the most amazing matches I've ever seen. Not just women matches, ALL matches.

I've always seen the Divas as great role models for little girls because they are athletic, smart and beautiful, showing girls they can have all three. All the WWE is showing girls now is that they can never be as good as their male counterparts, and if they try to be, they'll be pushed aside.


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