AJ Lee: Why She Needs the WWE Divas Championship Now

SMGAnalyst IINovember 27, 2012

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The Divas division continues to reflect something I left in the toilet after my Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

There is a very simple way for WWE to improve the Divas’ situation—give the WWE Divas Championship to AJ Lee. Right now.

This not a suggestion to have WWE give us a “Who is the bigger Hoeski?” match between Eve and AJ. This is a suggestion as to why AJ Lee is the perfect for the WWE Divas champion at the moment.

The former Raw general manager has accomplished a great deal in her short tenure in WWE so far. However, one accomplishment she has yet to fulfill is winning her very first WWE Divas Championship.

Let’s take a look at why AJ Lee needs the WWE Divas Championship right now.


The Divas Division is Thin

It should be apparent to all WWE fans that the current Divas division is very thin. I am not talking about in terms of weight, though that would arguably be true anyway. The Divas roster is very thin.

Other than Eve, Layla, Kaitlyn and Natalya, who else is usually in a Divas match these days?

Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly and Kharma are gone.

Vickie Guerrero and Lilian Garcia don’t wrestle.

Naomi and Cameron are only included as Brodus Clay’s dancers.

Aksana, Alicia Fox and Tamina Snuka are rarely featured. Tamina may be on the verge of a push with her involvement in the AJ and Vickie storyline.

On Aug. 20, we witnessed a Divas battle royal to see who would face Layla for the gold. This battle royal included just seven Divas. Seven. How sad is that? The advertisement for the battle royal even featured Divas who did not compete in the match.

Bottom line here is the Divas roster is thin so there are not many options to challenge Eve for the Divas Championship. Plus, I have had enough of Kaitlyn and Layla receiving chance after chance and failing to win. Let’s move on.


She Won the Divas Championship…But She Didn’t

A few weeks ago WWE invaded Dublin, Ireland and during a house show AJ was put into a match for the Divas Championship.

AJ was involved in a triple threat match for Eve’s Divas Championship and seemingly pinned her to win the title. However, Vickie Guerrero intruded on AJ’s celebration and ordered for the match to restart. Needless to say, Eve did end up winning and keeping her title.

This was a tease for all us AJ Lee fans.

Regardless, this could serve as a hint to the WWE Universe that a Divas Championship reign is in AJ’s future.


Enough with the Non-Wrestling Roles

Other than house shows, when was the last time AJ Lee was in a wrestling match?

It has been about five months since the last time AJ had a match on Raw or SmackDown.

Since then she has been either a referee or Raw general manager.

When John Laurinaitis was general manager, not only did he wrestle, but he did face John Cena in the main event of a pay-per-view.

It’s been long enough. It’s time for AJ to get back to what she came to WWE to do. Wrestle.

Hopefully this storyline with Vickie Guerrero will lead to seeing AJ Lee wrestle more. The inclusion of Tamina Snuka should support the idea. It’s more likely we see AJ face Tamina over Vickie.

Why AJ Lee is not WWE Divas champion right now keeps me puzzled beyond belief. She is a great wrestler, the most popular Diva and deserves a title reign.


Do you think AJ Lee should be WWE Divas champion right now? Why or why not? Please leave your comments and suggestions in the section below.


This has been the G-U-DOUBLE T, and that was my GUTT reaction!

Seth Guttenplan is a teacher by day, writer by night. To read more from Seth, follow him on Twitter (@sethgutt) and visit http://guttwrenchpowerblog.com.