Maria Kanellis Suggests Bringing Back The WWE Divas Championship

Maria Kanellis Suggests Bringing Back The WWE Divas Championship

On a recent appearance on the Grapsody podcast, Maria Kanellis shared a hot take regarding the WWE Divas Championship.

“There were a ton. Trish [Stratus], Lita, Ivory caught the tail end of that. Victoria, Molly was in that era. You had workers. Down the line, you have Beth [Phoenix], Melina, Mickie [James], Nattie. You had a ton of workers that came from the Indies too. It was a mix at that time. I think they should bring back the Butterfly belt. I do. I know people will disagree with me and that’s fine. That’s why wrestling is great because when you watch wrestling, you don’t see everybody looking exactly the same,” 

She went on to describe how she still identifies as a Diva sometimes. Kanellis noted that, overall, women’s wrestling is a balance, as there are extremes on either side of the way it’s presented.

“I sometimes write in my Twitter messages, ‘Still a Diva.’ It had to [fluctuate]. You have to go all the way to the right and then all the way to the left and then somewhere in the middle we find what works the best. I still there’s a place for that. I still think if you want to be glamorous and do more girly moves, that’s fine, that’s your style. If you want to be more aggressive and go out there with no makeup and wearing no shorts and t-shirt, fine. Talent comes in all forms. Sexy, there is a whole rainbow of sexy. That’s how society is,

She elaborated by noting that being a Diva is how she arrived in the business, and she appreciates the way the segments were funny and cute at the time.

“I still consider myself a diva because it gave me the first opportunity in my career. I think some of those segments were funny and cute. We should have a little bit of humor to it. There is a place for everyone,” she said.

This drew general online ire from wrestling Twitter however then several other major players in the history of the WWE’s Women’s Division entered the chat.

Trish Stratus responding concisely, simply writing: “No.”

Mickie James adding: “Personally. I prefer the OG Women’s Championship. Nothing is prettier. The women who held that championship were legends, Icons, History makers, Game changers. Ceiling breakers, todays road pavers. This one. Not so much.”

While Mickie seemed to be responding to the literal design of the belt, it is hard to know if Trish was referencing the title or the entire concept.

Maria Kanellis continues to appear in IMPACT Wrestling in addition to founding her own wrestling promotion, Women’s Wrestling Army.

Maria Kanellis Suggests Bringing Back The WWE Divas Championship


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