Many a night I have spent on Twitter and been left dumbfounded at some of the comments made by the legendary “Internet Wrestling Community”, more specifically comments made towards female wrestlers and their ability to perform to a level as high as their male compatriots. These so-called “Experts” constantly critique the current crop of female wrestlers out there and compare them to the likes of Trish Stratus, Lita and Torrie Wilson wishing that these “Divas” would return to improve Womens Wrestling. Well I’ve got news for you “Geniuses”, these old timers are no longer needed as Womens Wrestling is at an all-time high in terms of quality.
Sure, you can make the argument that the current WWE Divas aren’t as good as their predecessors but that’s just not the case. If anything the current crop of performers are even better than those of years past. Natalya & Beth are two of the most talented females around. Layla, who is one of my favourites, had been performing to an amazing standard before a torn ACL halted her run atop the Divas division. Kelly Kelly, a young woman who is constantly criticized for her in-ring skills has improved greatly on all areas of her game and was a very deserving Divas champion. The emergence of Tamina Snuka in the title picture in the lead up to and at Elimination Chamber showed that she has what it takes to be a dominant force in WWE’s Diva Division for many years to come.
The Knockouts Division in TNA is arguably their biggest draw in terms of viewership. Angelina Love, Gail Kim, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, ODB, Mickie James and the other females on the roster have constantly been a highlight of IMPACT each week and their work ethic is outstanding.
But for my money, the best female wrestling is available in SHIMMER & WSU (Women Superstars Uncensored). These two independent promotions are entirely dedicated to the art of Womens Professional Wrestling. Both promotions have in the past featured world renowned female wrestlers like Angelina Love, Awesome Kong (now Kharma in WWE), Molly Holly, the late Luna Vachon and Nattie Neidhart. Both companies have shown that Womens Wrestling can be just as entertaining as anything the likes of ROH, TNA or even WWE have done. The standard of wrestling in both companies is truly phenomenal and the shows are put together extremely well. So many talented ladies compete for both companies so if you haven’t checked them out yet, I suggest you go and do so.
There are many talented females in the world of wrestling in today’s industry but in my opinion the hottest property in female wrestling today is the reigning WSU Champion and WSU Spirit Champion Jessicka Havok. J-Hav showed her promo skill in the lead-up to the WSU 5 year anniversary iPPV where she defeated Mercedes Martinez, the then reigning champion for the previous 3 years, in a violent battle that had me enthralled from beginning to end. Her aggressive brawling style of wrestling is quite unique for a female and she portrays that psychotic b**** character to perfection….. well, at least I hope it’s a character. Honestly, I think she’s the best thing on the indies right now and I can’t wait to see her back in the ring. Yes, I have developed somewhat of an infatuation with J-Hav, she’s pretty hot if you asked me. Now, let me get back to my point.
The criticisms of womens wrestling in the present day are totally unfounded and downright outrageous claims to even attempt to make. To me female wrestlers are much more entertaining and well-rounded than they’ve ever been and they are all such tremendous athletes. If you’re still not convinced that female wrestling is completely badass and downright awesome, then you’re just a moronic sycophant.
That’s all from me folks, feedback is welcomed as always. Feel free to tweet me @DynamiteJay. You can suggest topics you’d like me to share my opinion on or just have some friendly banter. Also check out the picture of J-Hav I’ve stuck to the bottom of the page, my lord the things I’d do…… Anyways. I’ve been Jay O’Dwyer, this has been The Outspoken Opinion and I shall see you next time.