There has been a debate for a few years now on who has the best Women’s Division in Professional-Wrestling. There is a portion of the Wrestling Fanbase that consider WWE has the best Women’s Division. Another half of the fanbase say that AEW has the best Women’s Division. If you ask me, both promotions have their rosters stacked with a lot of exceptional female talent. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to how they are booked. Does WWE care? Or does AEW care about its Women’s Division? Let’s analyse.
How well are the women booked in AEW?
When AEW began, the focus was mainly on male wrestlers. Women did get an opportunity but they hardly competed. AEW received a lot of backlash for ill-treating the women. Cody and Brandi Rhodes were openly talking trash about WWE and them misusing the women. But AEW was doing the same thing. The women would mostly get only 5 – 10 minutes a week. That too, it will just be one segment.
Brandi Rhodes wanted to begin a show on youtube called AEW Heels to showcase the women. Fans felt that this was insulting to the women. The amount of hate received on social media forced Brandi to delete her Twitter account.
It is only recently that AEW has showcased women a lot more. It may still be only 5-10 minute segments but there are a lot more storylines involved. They have two World Titles dedicated to the Women’s Division. So, that was an indication that the company is progressing.
This past Sunday was the AEW Revolution Pay-Per-View. The show was awesome! It was one of the best shows of all time. But again it was the men that made the show awesome and the Women’s division seemed to be regressing again.
There were a total of 3 women’s matches in a 12 match card and one of them was on the pre-show. All three matches were the most generic matches in pro-wrestling.
The booking variations
The men’s matches were all longer in duration and every match had several Oh My God! Moments. Every match was entertaining and had a lot of unique and innovative spots. But then when we look at the women’s matches, we saw one match come to an end after the use of a foreign object, a squash match and another one using outside help throughout the match to get the win.
The only newsworthy portion was the introduction of a new AEW Women’s Title.
— Scott Lesh (@ScottLesh724) March 8, 2022
Do not get me wrong. The AEW Women’s Division is one of the strongest. But the management needs to use them more efficiently. Recently in an interview, Hikaru Shida, former AEW Women’s Champion had a lot of complaints about AEW and how she is struggling to survive in the company. Shida also advised her fellow Japanese female wrestlers to make better choices than signing with AEW.
Now with Tony Khan also purchasing Ring of Honor, he might get more TV time with ROH. The Women could be receiving more TV time. Hopefully, things get better for the women.
What are your thoughts on the current status and usage of the AEW Women’s Division? Let us know.