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WWE Diva division in best shape ever!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

What a difference a year makes.

After #GiveDivasAChance, which trended in February of 2015, high-lighted how the WWE Universe’s overwhelmingly negative attitude toward the women’s division, the Big Fed has turned an important corner.

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Heading into the 2016 Fastlane pay-per-view, WWE’s female roster is the largest and most talented in nearly a decade. Increased air time devoted to the Divas, as well as multiple story-lines and programs within the division are promising signs for the future of women’s wrestling on the big stage.

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Last-minute predictions for WWE Battleground

Tomorrow night, Sunday July 19th 2015, the Scottrade Centre in St. Louis, Missouri will play host to the third annual incarnation of WWE’s newest, non-specifically-gimmicked event to fill the gap between Money in the Bank and SummerSlam: Battleground!

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While the history of this event does not exactly inspire the most enthralling of matches (R-Truth vs Curtis Axel for the IC belt – yes, that actually happened), and may boast some of the least satisfying endings in recent history (Jericho going over on Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton ending in a no-contest when Big Show interfered), this year’s event promises at least a couple of thrills and possible interesting swerves.

Because, let’s face it, some good swerves is the best one can hope for at Battleground. I mean, it’s not like it’s SummerSlam or anything.¬†

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One Step Back: the Lana/Ziggler segment from Raw represents story-telling which is not only lazy but offensive.

On Monday Night Raw, I watched some of the most stilted, contrived, clunky, lazy story-telling I have seen in a while.

No, I am not referring to the sudden baby-face turns made by both The Bellas and Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Natalya, despite them changing absolutely nothing about their in-ring style, promos, entrances, etc.

I am not alluding to the unexplained reunion of Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, which follows a similarly unexplained falling out which never culminated in any kind of feud between the two.

I’m not even talking about the sudden rivalry between Ryback and Bray Wyatt, or the inclusion of R-Truth in the Elimination Chamber match, or the inclusion of any other entrant in the Chamber match without any clear system of selection- no lottery, no qualifying matches, nothing.

One could point to any of these as prime examples of hollow narrative worthy of a spirited rant, but what really has me offended is what the WWE creative team has conceived for Lana.

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