The Diva’s Division Debacle

It seems like the moment AJ Lee’s Chuck Taylors left the building the #GiveDivasAChance movement grinded to halt. However the latest Diva’s division crop is brimming with talent both on the main roster and down in NXT so shouldn’t they be given a chance to shine just like their male counterparts.

Here we look at how to restore the Diva’s division back to its former glory;

The Diva’s Championship
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Let’s start with what these women put their bodies on the line for and here’s a hint its not a spot on an E! reality show. The Diva’s Championship needs to revert back to the Women’s Championship, how are people meant to respect a butterfly belt that’s pink. No doubt done as a marketing ploy for young girls but its tackiness takes away from the prestige of the title.

The Face of the Divas Division

Rumours have been flying about that Vince McMahon wants Lana to be the face of the Diva’s division, now Lana may be killer on the mic but she certainly isn’t killer in the ring, actually she hasn’t even wrestled a match yet so how is she expected to be at the forefront of the women’s wrestling division.
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The obvious choice to be the number one diva is someone who has wrestling in their blood, someone that has basically been in a wrestling ring since the womb, that someone is Paige, she is the most over diva right now and boasts a mean repotire of moves (I mean this is the girl with three finishers).

On Air Time

29 seconds!!!! 29 seconds is all it took to send the wrestling universe into a frenzy when The Bella twins took on Paige and Emma and it lasted for yup you guessed it a grand total of 29 seconds.

29 seconds is probably the amount of time is takes Shawn Michaels to tune up for some sweet chin music, their is no way you can showcase your talent in 29 seconds.

Raw is a weekly three hour show, 20 minutes should be devoted to the divas, now Smackdown would be a good place to test the waters on how the fans would react to more screen time for the Divas.

Storylines

The Bellas have recently had a face turn, why? Well that’s probably a question WWE creative can’t even answer….and right here is the main problem, the Divas aren’t given the any sort of character development leading fans to have no real attachment to them.

AJ Lee’s infamous pipebomb promo showcased that when Divas are organic to their true selves they can be lethal on the mic so let’s have more mic time for the Divas, I’m pretty sure John Cena could skip the whole US Championship open challenge for one week to free up some time on Raw.

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon was hurled abuse by wrestling fans much more than her husband Triple H or father Vince McMahon during the #GiveDivasAChance possibly because of her gender and the fact she is a mother of three young girls. However as Chief Brand Officer her role is more about the marketing of WWE than the content.
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However Stephanie is still a vital cog in the Diva division machine not as a business visionary but as a performer.

In Amy Dumas biography “Lita: A Less Travelled R.O.A.D.–The Reality of Amy Dumas” Amy talks about how dedicated Steph was to honing her craft before her first wrestling match against Lita, Stephanie helped put the women’s division back on the map in 2001 and I’m damn sure that Stephanie can do it again, her match against Brie Bella showed that not only might she be the best heel in Divas division but she has still got it in the ring.

The most obvious choice for her opponent would be NXT high flyer Charlottle, both are the daughters of wrestling royalty which could fuel a raw feud with lots of layers.

NXT

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The women is NXT are kicking ass in Florida right now but Charlotte and Sasha are more than ready to inject some new blood into the main roster and with the likes of Zahra Schreiber and Jasmin Areebi still to debut, NXT’s Divas division would continue to prosper without feeling the loss of its top two wrestlers.

The Four Women Division

Nikki, Brie, Paige and Naomi….according to WWE this is the Divas division, they choose to neglect budding stars like Summer Rae who is the whole package thanks to her time in NXT, veteran Natalya who may be one of the best technical wrestlers to have ever graced the Divas division and Tamina Snuka who seems to have been subjected to the valet role once again.
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Fleshing out other Divas, with feuds or even a title reign on some new blood would mean their were more key players on the board.

Eva Marie

Eva Marie was the embodiment of everything that was wrong with the modern day Diva’s division, a breathtaking beauty that debuted on Raw without having any of the adequate training, why you ask because she was one of the faces of the reality show Total Divas.
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Thankfully Eva who has always displayed her hunger to succeed in the WWE has stepped out of the limelight to train, train and train and with her passion who knows maybe the divas division will be set alight in a firey blaze.

However the most important aspect to rebranding the Diva’s rebranding is you!! Keep tweeting the Give Divas A Chance hashtag. Use your voice for these fearless women to get the recognition they deserve.

Happy 3rd Birthday 5SOS!!!!

The whole 5SOS Fam are weeping like the proud mamas they are!!

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Three years ago today (December 3rd) marks the day that daddy Ashton joined the band completing the 5SOS trifecta. *I’m not crying…it’s just raining on my face*

In the space of three short years the Aussies have gone from jamming in a garage to headlining venues worldwide.

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2014 has been extra special for the boys as they have finally been able to release their long awaited self titled debut album, had worldwide chart success, released a book, won countless awards and before the year is out they will have released their live album LIVESOS eek!!!!

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To mark the occasion 5SOS have gotten all nostalgic on us, treating us to a youtube mixtape from the foetus (and might I add fringe tastic) 5SOS to bonfided rock stars….seriously fangirl overload.

Watch it at https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR9AEg2TU68TL2d7zFPHfVjYeZE2PTmAr

Happy birthday 5 Seconds of Summer, it’s only just the beginning.

Yasmin Ali

5SOS To Perform At The First Ever People Magazine Awards

After their exhilarating performances at the AMAS and the ARIAS earlier this month, 5 Seconds of Summer are set to rock your socks off at the People Magazine Awards.

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The star studded event has been billed as

“a celebration and recognition of the year’s most influential and talked-about people in pop culture, celebrity and Hollywood”.

The awards are set to take place on December 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

5SOS are up for Favourite Breakout Artist so get voting at http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/59/3

Yasmin Ali

No! No! NOOO! 5SOS Talk Solo Careers

Breathe….breathe….like seriously do you need a paper bag or something.

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5SOS have been chatting to Sydney Morning Herald about which band member will be the first to go solo but don’t worry they were only joking around – nothing can tear this epic bromance apart.

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Luke kidded that Calum would be the first member of the band to pursue a solo career if the intense pressure of 5SOS became to hard to handle.  He said:

“Calum with an R&B record, you heard it here first!”

Luke you can’t do that to us!!! We may be young but are mental faculties aren’t equipped to deal with that sort of “humour”.

Yasmin Ali

Michael Clifford Falls In Love Everyday!!

Seriously when will it be my day!!!!

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According to the adorable Aussies the most romantic member of 5SOS is…………………………….Michael *sorry I just wanted to drag it out like they do on reality TV*

Apparently our favourite punk rock kitten falls in love at least once day…I guess 24 hours was just not enough for Abigail Breslin.

Yasmin Ali

5SOS Chat About That Pesky B Word

Yup we are talking about that boy band tag again.

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Luke told Sydney Morning Herald that he still feels uncomfortable being referred to as a boyband because he thinks it tarnishes the 5SOS name:

“It makes us seem a bit fake. Starting in a garage and writing our own songs and playing them in pubs to 10 people; I don’t think [being called a boy band] does us justice as a band.”
    
The word boy band conjures up the image of a manufactured group who don’t necessarily have that much creative control over their music, there is nothing wrong with boybands (trust me I have listened to more Busted songs than I would ever care to admit to!!!) but it’s not the right fit for 5SOS.

It’s not fair to lumber 5SOS with boy bands just because they have happened to support One Direction on tour and well they are boys in a band.

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The Kerrang Award winners make music with more of a rock edge remiscent of All Time Low, You Me At Six and Sum 41…not one of them has ever been called a boy band.

Mikey added that he was also keen to be defined as a rock band:

“There’s nothing we would love more; for rock music to be on the radio, in the top 40 and stuff. We started the band because of bands like Blink-182, Green Day, All Time Low, stuff like that. We’re on the same side as all other people in rock music.”

So ladies and gentlemen the morale of that story was DON’T call 5 Seconds of Summer a boy band!!!

Yasmin Ali

So He Calls Me Up And Is Like “I Still Love You” And I’m Like “But You’re Not Michael Clifford”

Clearly Abigail Breslin’s stalker anthem hasn’t frightened Michael Clifford off dating for life (hooray!!!) as he has been flirting with ultimate girl crush Taylor Swift.

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It all started off quite innocently with Michael tweeting his adoration for Tay’s chart smash “Shake It Off”;

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Taylor then responded with;

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Damn that girl has some impeccable etiquette skills.

Mikey clearly bursting with excitement (wow…that sounds dirty) tweeted:

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This sent Taylor into a twitter emoji frenzy normally reserved for 15 year old girls:

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And for the grand finale of ‘Michael Gordon Clifford ‘s guide to courting’ he came back with:

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Guys before you start the epic romance of Cliffty you might want to run it past a certain one directioner.

Yasmin Ali