This week, we’re asking this: Rumor has it that the WWE wants to develop more “risqué” Diva storylines. Do you think this is a good idea? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!
- @AJLee3X: Oh hell no it is not! We aren’t going back to the old days where women wrestlers were only looked for sex and not their abilities.
- @BajanNeko: If it means the Divas get more time and a better move set with more dangerous moves? Yes. Less clothes and frivolity? No.
- Bobby Calloway: I’d be okay with it as long as the presentation is done well. Like not trashy as the storylines could be in the Attitude Era. WWE is PG so it would be cool to have the creative team sneaking things past the censors and doing their best to imply certain things – while still preserving the PG stuff. For example the AJ Lee/Paige feud has some obvious lesbian undertones but the kids wouldn’t pick up on that and think Paige is just crazy. So plots with a lot of implications and subtext could be an interesting way to go. But hopefully no incest storylines.
- Daniel Royce Wilhelm: Absolutely. Risqué storylines are what made the divas attitude era thrive. Another step would be to do away with that stupid Divas Championship and bring back the Women’s Championship.
- @_evamarieGUY: Risqué has a few meanings. Sexual, dangerous moves/matches & evolving characters. I say YES! to all three if they get more time.
- @FearlessRiOT: As long as they don’t turn into weekly episodes of Maury or Springer and the stories are good and get over, I say bring it on.
- @FoxSanaBliss: Bra and panties, pudding matches, etc. should be banished & burned. If its a tasteful lesbian storyline, fine. Nothing else though.
- Jessica Krzesowiak: I don’t want to go back to the era of people like Ashley Massaro, though. So if they do something there needs to be a balance–you can hire attractive people that are actual athletes and train them to have actual in ring ability. There are also plenty of talented, attractive indie female wrestlers they could use. No talentless models unless they serve strictly in a managerial role!
- Joseph Roberson: They should do something truly “risque” and let the girls be all that they can be in the ring!
- Matthew Brown: I think it’s a good idea as it’ll get people more interested in the Divas & their storylines as well as creating some historic Diva feuds such as Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James. If they’re going to do it, they need to make sure that there’s a background story with the Divas involved otherwise it wouldn’t work as it wouldn’t make sense to people. If it works for Paige/AJ and worked for Trish/Mickie, I’m sure it could work for other Divas in the future.
- @NYMc32986: as long as it’s done right and in a mature way, not that “Haha HLA! 2 Girls Kissing!” BS. AJ and Paige it can work provocatively.
- Randi Parker: If by risque they mean more “wardrobe malfunctions” and the lesbian hinted storyline with AJ and Paige, no. While I would love to see a real lesbian storyline, WWE would just screw it up. If WWE wants to push the limit with the Divas, put them in better matches. WWE has seven themed PPVs, all of which the Divas can do, but WWE won’t let them for some reason. I would pay a helluva lot more than $9.99 to see the Divas in a Hell in a Cell match or have their very own MITB Ladder match or even a TLC match. Hell I’d take a Steel Cage match or a legit Hardcore match.
- Rob McCabe: In an era where you have Orange is the New Black, The L-Word, even movies like Bound or the Nicole Conn films like A Perfect Ending or Anatomy of a Love Scene. If done right, it could be a provocative in the mind to build it up” you could have the kiss but have it be done just right. However it should not be just a “Hahahaha HLA look 2 Girls Kissing! moment where Jerry Lawler is googoo over like “Puppies!” Gotta have a little maturity in the situation.
- @RyanDelRey_: To a degree I think it is good but it has taken so long to have the divas shake off the 90s/early 00s stigma.
- @ShirlShocked: They’re already risque in what they do with Total Divas so bringing that element in more would be good.
- @StarsInTheNxght: It’s a good idea, as long as they do it tastefully and make it worth the watch. We don’t want to see something petty & degrading.
- @themib: I’d rather they just did good storylines that made sense. That way you don’t need to resort to being “risqué”.
- @WWEDrico: Unless being risqué involves increasing the risk factor in what Divas can do in the ring, then no. We want our women to fight.
And now we turn it over to you…
Give us your two cents! Are you interested in seeing more risqué Diva storylines?