WWE Superstar CM Punk made several interesting comments about the Divas division in a recent interview with Gamespot.
The outspoken Superstar criticized WWE’s use of the Divas, feeling that WWE was “missing the boat” on an entire section of viewers that the Divas could appeal to. He said: “I think even from just a business standpoint, the girls aren’t prominently featured, and we’re ignoring an entire demographic. There’s little girls out there [to who] these Divas are Wonder Woman. They’re superheroes. We’re missing the boat on that.”
Punk also discussed current Divas Champion, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya aka the Divas of Doom. He said: “Natalya Neidhart and Beth Phoenix I think are finally getting what they deserve. I think they are awesome talent.”
Speaking on who he’d like to see pushed in the company, Punk said: “I’m more apt to go with somebody who has heart, who has passion for what they do. In the past, I think the company’s almost punished people [for that]. Somebody like Nattie. She’s a Hart. It’s in her blood. To put her on the back-burner and not give her anything to do, I think it’s kind of insulting because she’s not just a Hart, she backs it up. She’s excellent in the ring. To kind of have her on ice, to me, doesn’t make any sense.”
Thoughts: It’s good to see someone in that company supporting the Divas. Punk is spot on. The Divas can bring in a different demographic to WWE, instead of just being considered eye candy for the male viewers, which it seem is their current role.
Watch the interview below: