NXT 2.0 Focusing More On The Women's Division Shows Lack Of Faith With The Men's Division


With this week's episode of NXT 2.0 featuring no men's matches other than the intergender tag team match featuring Grayson Waller and Tiffany Stratton taking on Andre Chase and Sarray shows that the NXT 2.0 men's roster is lacking depth.

While the likes of Bron Breakker, Joe Gacy and to a lesser extent, Cameron Grimes and Carmelo Hayes have become bonafide stars, most of the NXT 2.0 men's roster have generic and one-dimensional personalities that would rival that of the WWE Divas Division from 2006 to 2014.

But it wasn't always like this back in 2012 when Florida Championship Wrestling was rebranded as NXT Wrestling when the likes of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Big E and Bray Wyatt were dominating the ring while the women's division was considered an afterthought with several main roster women making occasional appearances. Even with the likes of Paige and Emma, the women just weren't taken seriously back then.

Then came the NXT Takeover: Rivals event back in 2015. While women's wrestling started to gain traction with the NXT: Arrival event with Emma vs. Paige for the NXT Women's Championship in 2014, it was the Fatal 4 Way match between Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch for the NXT Women's Championship that really changed the game for the women of the WWE as not only were the Four Horsewomen very talented but they also broke the model Diva mold that delighted the fans as they got tired of seeing cookie-cutter Divas such as Kelly Kelly and the Bella Twins being pushed to the moon even though A.J. Lee was very popular due in large part to not conforming to the model Diva mold. The match involving the Four Horsewomen played a major role in the #GiveDivasAChance hashtag on Twitter after a match involving the Bella Twins versus Paige and Emma on RAW got only 30 seconds.

The Domino Effect soon followed as the likes of Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Bianca Belair, Shayna Blaszler and Rhea Ripley were very popular with fans while the likes of Adam Cole and Tommaso Ciampa were a few top male talents on the otherwise weak NXT men's roster.

Today, the likes of Toxic Attraction, Wendy Choo, Raquel Rodriguez, Indi Hardwell and Cora Jade have delighted fans with their three-dimensional characters while the men's roster has suffered as Ciampa has been promoted to the main roster while the likes of Cole, Dexter Lumis and Harland have since left the company.

In other words, the future of NXT 2.0 is definitely female.

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