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Cooksie

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  1. It's probably because women aren't all one in the same and the ones not involved have already had a distinct appeal. I'd really like some examples of the glamorous lifestyle trope outside of the various weddings and John/Nikki scenes (and it's John's money, not hers, so lmao), as most of the scripted storylines directly deal with backstage dynamics at WWE, from creative to injuries-- the latter sort inherently presenting them as athletes. Even still, the content of the show isn't the point as much as the platform is and the specific focus it brought on the women. The women who don't do the show don't need to, and even still, recent additions haven't really needed it either. It's not this gateway to a world completely separate from wrestling as people like to believe as much as it is an extension, ala a Tough Enough, which people tend to not have as many complaints about whenever it rears its head.
  2. It's not. Maybe the immediately show derived matches were trivial, but WWE doesn't do them anymore. They did what they set out to do after they'd established the core crossover group between the two. I really wouldn't consider the sister show insignificant, either, as it guaranteed the women would have a spot every week, whereas in early 2013 and in months before following most of what WWE considered their top females leaving, it wasn't a guarantee. Just because it's not your cup of tea doesn't mean that plenty of other guys, women, LGBT and children don't like the show, don't like the women and won't financially support the product after seeing it by watching RAW or SmackDown and/or buying a t-shirt. I really feel like this narrative is weird considering that for as many of as are savvy enough to read between the lines in other aspects of the product, the one WWE-fed thing that some people always buy is that the NXT-trained women are the only people who made people care about women. The immediate post-Trish era had a plethora of women who could work at that level, but just couldn't, and they sustained a pretty cult following that made #GiveDivasAChance and the shifted focus on strengthening the main roster's presentation organic. Anyone without a passion for wrestling in that initial cast of girls aren't in the company anymore. The Bellas, Naomi and Natalya are still really popular and doing good things to put eyes on the product, and the most talented in-ring of the four is the champion and doesn't get any reaction from any of the people dismissive of the 'Diva' caricature. What gives? Something that gives an external audience a reason to be interested in an otherwise neglected portion of the product deserves no credit? Reality TV shows are fake. The interest they generate in the product isn't. NXT looking for a 'hot new product pitch' is not the ONLY reason why the women are relevant today. And neither is Total Divas. It's because they should've been relevant for the past ten years, which encompasses the both, among many other contributors. That's not what Total Divas is though. Total Divas wasn't there to get people to watch wrestling. The wrestling matches involving the cast was there to get people to watch Total Divas. So it deserves no credit. Shit like Total Divas is what people were complaining about when talking about the disrespect from WWE towards its women's wrestlers. It is part of the neglect. Not part of the revolution. The rest of it is talking over the point. And Total Divas, a show chronicalling WWE performers and centering around said matches, is not to get people to watch RAW/SmackDown and become more invested in the division in general? #GiveDivasAChance was about how asinine Total Divas is and not because the women were and still are robbed of decent time to work on most of the weekly shows? I assume that you can read, so you should know what I said and what I meant, so how about you do this differently than the whole fake question-routine? Reading doesn't coincide with immediate comprehension. I'm trying to understand the angle you're coming from, so pardon me for trying!
  3. Something that gives an external audience a reason to be interested in an otherwise neglected portion of the product deserves no credit? Reality TV shows are fake. The interest they generate in the product isn't. NXT looking for a 'hot new product pitch' is not the ONLY reason why the women are relevant today. And neither is Total Divas. It's because they should've been relevant for the past ten years, which encompasses the both, among many other contributors. That's not what Total Divas is though. Total Divas wasn't there to get people to watch wrestling. The wrestling matches involving the cast was there to get people to watch Total Divas. So it deserves no credit. Shit like Total Divas is what people were complaining about when talking about the disrespect from WWE towards its women's wrestlers. It is part of the neglect. Not part of the revolution. The rest of it is talking over the point. And Total Divas, a show chronicalling WWE performers and centering around said matches, is not to get people to watch RAW/SmackDown and become more invested in the division in general? #GiveDivasAChance was about how asinine Total Divas is and not because the women were and still are robbed of decent time to work on most of the weekly shows?
  4. Something that gives an external audience a reason to be interested in an otherwise neglected portion of the product deserves no credit? Reality TV shows are fake. The interest they generate in the product isn't. NXT looking for a 'hot new product pitch' is not the ONLY reason why the women are relevant today. And neither is Total Divas. It's because they should've been relevant for the past ten years, which encompasses the both, among many other contributors.
  5. There was a emerging demographic made evident by Total Divas, along with common sense as well, that wanted to see more of the women. The NXT women were outdoing everyone and clearly just shoehorning all this need for accomodation and WWE was planning for Eva to win the new title they minted for Charlotte, lol. NXT vs. Total Divas is a pretty dead comparison, both of the generations of women got and still get shit from within.
  6. I am glad that ECIII went over clean since I think he is a step in the right direction as to where they should be going with the talent, but one good guy in the main event isn't going to make up for the other hour and a half of TV they need to fill. It was not a bad show at all. Their roster severely lacks depth, however, and it's going to be hard for them to facilitate the change they know they need to make because of it. Jeff Hardy having his own personal mat drawn out to take a bump and them acting like that wasn't a thing was *censored*ing sad.
  7. Exactly. It's a little disappointing since the Pats are dicks and I love not seeing them succeed.
  8. It's like they forgot what company they were in for the first hour since it was tolerable, and then by the end they remembered and it wasn't.
  9. I'll watch again when there's not a big heel faction. Like TNA is good when they don't have one. And when they do it's *censored*ing awful, lmao
  10. Stupid move, tbh. Abyss didn't even break that pin. Dude be slow as shit.
  11. Not saying that he can't put on a good match, I really liked the one he had with Hardy. Him as a brand is something I am not interested in. There are people on the TNA roster that deserve to be champion more, in my opinion.
  12. Literally what went through my mind as I thought 'oh, let me watch TNA!' They'll have like a good match or two, but something tells me I'll become uninterested halfway through. Kudos to whoever is toughing it out in there. Well you know, priorities in life *cough* American Horror Story 10pm *cough* I would watch but this season's a bit all over the place for me and I've lost interest. Dandy wild af tho Hopefully they put on a good X-Division match, bc a main event with Lashley isn't exactly my idea of a selling point.
  13. Literally what went through my mind as I thought 'oh, let me watch TNA!' They'll have like a good match or two, but something tells me I'll become uninterested halfway through. Kudos to whoever is toughing it out in there.
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