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AJ Lee Needs to Leave Wrestlemania as Divas Champion

Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational

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AJ Lee losing the Divas Title at Wrestlemania XXX in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational would show the WWE isn’t worried about the competitive aspect of that division. She has held the title for over 300 days and is the first female wrestler since Trish Stratus and Lita fans felt invested in. Even Lita believes the division has been suffering.

“Let’s say a generation is seven years. It has been about seven years since Trish and I left. We left within a few months of each other,” she told the Miami Herald. “The Divas division took quite a hit. I would love to see it get that spark again, that involving a deep roster that you could have a bunch of compelling characters — ones you want to go out there and see.”

After all AJ has done to get over, the grossest thing to happen that night is her dropping the title in some E Network promotional match. I’d be happier with Batista becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion and giving the title a skinny jean theme the next night on Raw.

I understand that AJ’s a heel and the bad guy needs to go down at some point but at least have it done with grace. I kept hearing how she’d drop the title to Cameron at Wrestlemania, but I’m still trying to figure out how that makes sense.

All they have in common is they’re women in the same division. A one on one match between AJ and Tamina is a better idea than going against Cameron or that Invitational.

For one, a match like that has a Shawn Michaels vs. Kevin Nash throwback feel. (Tamina is a better wrestler than Nash too; let’s be honest.) After months of being swatted around and having cake thrown at her, the body guard has had enough and then finally she strikes. If wrestling is all about the stories then there’s your story right there.

The problem with the Divas division is there are no feuds anymore unless it fits in with the Total Divas schedule. It’s great the WWE has a television show but not all the women in the company are a part of it. AJ Lee, the best they have, has avoided it like the plague and now this might be her downfall.

I’m hoping AJ does win. It makes her come off as a dominant champion, and this could set up a great war between her and Paige from NXT. The unbeatable Diva meets the immovable Raven.

People don’t care as much about the Divas division, but I do. I remember the old days when the women were  important to main feuds. Trish Stratus added a twisted angle in the match between Vince McMahon and his son Shane at Wrestlemania 17. It would be cool to see something like that today.

How great would it have been if Nikki Bella was abducted by the Wyatts and you have a classic Super Mario match-up? The twist is she ends up marrying Bray because Cena has commitment issues. It’s too good of an idea.

Joseph Randazzo is a WWE writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @theLBjoe, “Like” him on  Facebook or add him to your network on Google.