This week, we’re asking this: Brooke Hogan has been named the new Executive of the Knockouts division, so we want to know: would the Divas benefit from having something similar? Who would you name as their Executive? 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!
Batting for Team DD this week, it’s Erin giving us her personal opinion on this week’s topic:
Erin: With how they’ve been neglected recently, I think any step to give the Divas some undivided attention would help. Having an individual whose main purpose on screen is to manage the division and promote their interests would prevent them getting lost in the shuffle like they constantly do. Of course, for this to be effective they would have to have an Executive that’s not only engaging, but has enough pull within the company to believably shake things up and make the Divas division a priority. That person, I believe, could only be Stephanie McMahon. She’s been a capable GM in the past and is dynamic enough to capture the attention of the audience. Plus, she’s the boss’s daughter: if she speaks up for the Divas, she will be heard. Only someone with as much power as she has will be able to make big, lasting and positive changes for the division, which is the goal of having an Executive, is it not?
|Charles Parker | No, and neither will the Knockouts. The problem with naming a non-wrestler in the role (i.e. Karen Jarrett or Brooke) is sooner or later storylines will force them into the ring where they will either be exposed or go over someone they shouldn’t. This is compounded by the WWE burning out the idea of heel/face authority figures since the original Vince/Austin feud.|
|@FearlessRiOT | WWE definitely needs an executive in charge of the Divas division. It would spark more interest and maybe even start a few potential storylines. The way I see it, they already got Eve Torres playing the role of an Executive Administrator on TV. They might as well have her oversee the Divas Division. She’s already made a few decisions regarding the Divas (Lumberjill Match on RAW a few weeks back, Layla‘s ER return, “firing” the Brie & Nikki Bella). They might as well let her continue to oversee the Division.|
|Jack White | I don’t really think the Divas would benefit from a female leader at all as quite simply, hardly any of the men are benefiting from John Laryngitis and his cabinet. The tag, I.C and US title divisions are more or less dead and matches only happen in them as people ‘hate each other’ similar to the Divas. If the men’s division is borderline boring except the main event, I can’t see the Divas getting better anytime soon.|
|Josue Guzman | As of right now, I think ANYTHING will benefit the Divas because there really is NOTHING for them right now! If bringing in an Executive for the Divas is going to spark some kind of interest in the Diva’s Division again, then I am all for it.
While Eve Torres is in the perfect position to abuse her power, I think something that would be really amazing is to have two Executives: One for Raw and one for Smackdown, sort as of a rivalry as to who can up the division better. The two Executive I would choose would be Sunny and Sable; I mean they’re practically rivals anyway and it would be a great way to determine who is the better “Original Diva”.
Both women were huge during their time and could really give some of the current girls a few pointers on how to get the crowd going. Maybe have Sunny as the “Athletic” Executive and Sable as the “Sexy” Executive as a way to involve all of the girls on the roster and then somewhere along the line find a way to clash the two to remind us all that the WWE Divas are supposed to be both sexy and powerful!
|Megan Travis | Yes I think they would. Clearly the creative team doesn’t know how to book the girls even when they book them on the show. Having someone around that actually cared for the division could only help. And I would name someone like Trish Stratus as the Executive. She would care for the division and WWE would actually give her a position like that since they’ve always been high on her.|
|@Miss_Diesel | I would say have someone who has had a lot of experience with being a wrestler, knows what they are doing and be able to pull it off in a professional manner. So in my opinion I would talk about bring in an past Diva like Ivory or Molly Holly.|
And now we turn it over to you…
What are your two cents on the debate? Would the Divas benefit from having an Executive for their division? Tell us in the comments…