Speaking to The Sun ahead of TNA’s upcoming UK tour, TNA Knockout Tara likened the current Knockouts division to the “glory days” of the Divas division in the 2000s which saw competition between Divas like herself (then Victoria), Trish Stratus, Lita and Mickie James.
Tara told the paper: “When I left the WWE I really did think that was it, I was through with wrestling. It seemed like I was not good enough to hold a title or get a good storyline anymore, but yet I was used as a tool to help new girls improve and gain confidence, I’d lost my interest.”
However, of going to TNA, she says: “It wasn’t until I spoke to them that I realised that the schedule would be so much easier on my body. TNA offered me a deal of no house shows and only TV tapings initially. I couldn’t resist that. I’m so glad now as I see the division being as hot today as the WWE glory days of myself, Trish, Lita and Mickie.”
Thoughts: Pretty interesting comparison. Given the time and investment the Knockouts get, as well as the quality of talent such as Tara, Mickie, Gail and others, it is very similar to the Divas division of yore. Certainly, it is the superior product to the Divas today, but I’d argue that the Knockouts division could be a lot better in terms of scripting of feuds & matches (such as Genesis a couple of weeks ago).