Over at NoDQ.com, a somewhat bizarre opinion post on “Divas damaging the Evolution” of women in WWE went up early yesterday. The idea, I guess, is that WWE shouldn’t be using women from the past at the upcoming Evolution pay-per-view because that doesn’t advance the cause. The reason for this is that, the author posits, is they aren’t as good as the women of today. The Bella Twins are used as a prime example of this.
The post misses the point entirely, for a number of reasons, not least of which is how WWE ran its business for all those years and why the “evolution” came about in the first place. It was off the mark enough that multiple women in WWE couldn’t help but bash it on social media.
This is an embarrassing article. Every single woman from the past and current roster have made women’s wrestling what it is. EVERYONE is deserving. Enough of the negativity around the “diva” moniker. https://t.co/JAqI9OIVBa— MELLA I$ MONEY (@CarmellaWWE) September 22, 2018
You do realize both these ladies were the OG ladies to help kickstart the #givedivasachance trend? I know because i was part of it. They deserve to be apart of everything and more, they are the one of the leaders of the movement. Sometimes matches all wont be “crisp” https://t.co/HZOkBj93If— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) September 22, 2018
But it happens with everyone. Crappy article. Not just for them but for the “divas” you described that shouldn’t be apart of it, is an unfair statement. Without the divas, there wouldn’t be superstars. Thanks to all the ladies that paved the way before us. https://t.co/HZOkBj93If— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) September 22, 2018
The Divas are part of the Evolution and they are finally getting the opportunities they deserved back then, that they didn’t receive. The women of today are products of the women of the past. #divas https://t.co/5IvOdwJHvZ— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) September 22, 2018
They said it better than I could.
As for the Bellas:
ev·o·lu·tion The gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. Development, advancement, growth, rise, progress, expansion, unfolding, transformation, adaptation, modification, revision. Women honoring empowering & uniting other women at WWE.— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) September 22, 2018