Speaking of the Women’s division, WWE has been focused on bringing on more NXT talents rather than concentrating on the veterans. Since last year onwards, they started a so-called “Divas revolution” to bring on Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Becky Lynch to take over the locker room. This was not the picture even at the beginning of 2015.
The Divas division was dominated by Paige and the Bella Twins. Unfortunately, Nikki Bella was sidelined for almost one year due to the legit career-threatening injury whereas Brie decided to take hiatus from in-ring competition. As for Paige, she is rumored to have several problems with the company but the most important thing is she too may have picked up a legitimate injury much like to Nikki.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer quoted the following regarding Paige’s injury. Though, no official statement is not given by WWE, till now.
”Regarding Paige, there may be some nerve damage regarding her back and shoulder issues. I was told her neck issue is similar to what a lot of the guys have had that had serious problems where the problem has led to weakness in the right arm which was the first stage for some major issues with a lot of the guys.”
In the process of bringing new talents from NXT, Dana Brooke was brought to the main roster, the night after Wrestlemania 32. She was a supposed to be the partner of Emma and continue to do the heel acts. Unfortunately, Emma suffered a back injury and the storyline got nixed.
At Extreme Rules, Dana aligned herself with the former Women’s champion, Charlotte. WWE wanted her to look like the female version of Roman Reigns, in the process. But, nothing looked to be fruitful regarding Dana. She failed to impress as a heel and Mr. McMahon himself raised the question that whether she was ready to wrestle in live television or not.
The questions came after the match she had with Sasha Banks on Raw when she, once again failed to give an impressive performance. Looks like, she has been prematurely called in the main roster. As of now, The Women’s locker desperately needs some veteran names in the division as back-ups.