During a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Lita spoke on the changes in the Divas division in WWE since she, along with Trish Stratus, left the business full time. Her words, though likely not meant as an insult to anyone working the roster at present time, are strong nonetheless:
"Let's say a generation is seven years. It has been about seven years since Trish and I left. We left within a few months of each other. The diva's division took quite a hit. I don't feel like it has fully recovered. I would love to see it get that spark again, that involving a deep roster that you could have a bunch of compelling characters -- ones you want to go out there and see. At the same time, the women just like the tag division, was super hot. I don't know that it has seen that type of attention since, either. It was a special time that I am glad to have been a part of when it was up."
It's hard to argue against her. When Lita and Trish were doing their thing, they got over well enough that they were given a main event slot on a Monday Night Raw show in a women's championship match. They maximized their time, too, tearing the house down before the show faded to black.
It was awesome.
Now? You couldn't dream of a such a scenario, even if the women's division is likely far more diverse than it was then. Part of the problem is most definitely the lack of attention paid to it -- how can a fan bother to invest when all they're exposed to is some sort of tag match that goes all of three minutes with a commentary team hardly bothering to put over the action in the ring?
With that said, there's potential for greatness around the corner. AJ Lee is still a fantastic performer while talents like Emma, Summer Rae, Paige, Lana, all have bright futures ahead of them. Add in the likes of mainstays like the Bella twins, who have improved greatly over the past few years, and there's no reason the Divas division can't be as strong as it was when Lita and Trish were putting in work.