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.

Mad Love For The Veronicas

After a seven years hiatus pop goddesses The Veronicas are back with a bite, releasing their third self titled album earlier this week.

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The first single to be lifted of the album “You Ruin Me” is a hauntingly beautiful ballad which shot straight to number one in their native of Australia but don’t worry The Veronicas haven’t turned their back on the angsty pop that made us fall in love with them in the first place.

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Dripping with attitude “I’m A Veronica” sounds like it could have fit perfectly on their “Hook Me Up” album. This track will definitely have you on the dance floor with its mashup of electra-synth, pop and….uhhh dub step.

Grunge-tastic “Sanctified” is a no brainer for their next single jam packed with rocky guitar hooks, it’s remiscent of 2014 pop darling Charli XCX.

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The twins shift gears for the dreamy “You and Me” a sweet melody with a folky twang depicting their childhood in Brisbane.

But the stand out track is definitely breakup anthem “Cruel” a groovy little number that has a rock undertone. (Abigail Breslin take note, this is how diss tracks are written).

Welcome back The Veronicas we have missed you.

Yasmin Ali

Inside my ipod, Inside my Mind

“Draw my Life” and “50 Things About Me” have been a long time favourite for youtubers and bloggers to introduce themselves but since I have lived a rather uneventful existence I thought I would do things a little differently.

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So I’m Yasmin Ali, the brainchild behind the whole 5secondsofblogging shebang and I thought since this is a music blog I would give you a peak into my ipod and hopefully let you feel like you know me a little bit more.

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My Top 25 Songs
(In no particular order because that would have been an impossible task)

1. “Heaven Knows” – The Pretty Reckless

2. “Falling Down” – Plan B

3. “Jesus of Suburbia” – Green Day

4. “We Used to be Friends” – The Dandy Warhols

5. “3 am” – Busted

6. “Bad Reputation” – Joan Jett

7. “Small Talk” – Saving Aimee

8. “Death” – White Lies

9. “Tape Song” – The Kills

10. “Good Girls” – 5 Seconds of Summer

11. “Dammit” – Blink 182

12. “Move Along” – The All American Rejects

13. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

14. “Inaction” – We Are Scientists

15. “The Story” – 30 Seconds to Mars

16. “Get It Up” – Mindless Self Indulgence

17. “Movies” – Alien Ant Farm

18. “Decode” – Paramore

19. “Lucky Man” – The Verve

20. “Long Way Home” – 5 Seconds of Summer

21. “Fat Lip” – Sum 41

22. “Loser” – Beck

23. “Shoot Your Gun” – 22-20s

24. “Hunger of the Pine” – Alt J

25. “Therapy” – All Time Low

Yasmin Ali

Why Michael Clifford Is My Favourite Punk Rock Kitten

5sos’ Michael Clifford turns the ripe old age of 19 today and at 5secondsofblogging we are using it as an excuse to bask in the awesomeness of our favourite punk rock kitten. So here are 5 tweets that show why Michael rock my socks off.

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Mikey and the boys have always payed homage to their dedicated fans and to make them feel like an integral piece in their rise to chart topping rockers.

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Fangirling may have been coined for the chicks but Michael’s frantic PS4 search is definitely the definition of “fanguying”.

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The generation of manufactured bands is in full swing with musicians like 1d and Little Mix storming the charts but these boys have a real bromance brewing and their adoration for each other just makes me love them that little bit more.

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WARNING – no matter who you are you will weep at The Fault in our Stars.

Michael is not afraid to be emotional in any context whether that’s in films, gaming or food (especially food) it’s refreshing to see a man not hide behind a macho exterior.

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And reason number five for conjuring up the image of a nude Michael Clifford in my mind.

Happy 19th Birthday Michael Gordon Clifford!