Many of you have asked me to break down my thoughts of the story/writing pertaining to NXT talents Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Becky Lynch joining the WWE Diva's Division. After viewing the segment late last night---here they are:
1. First and foremost, I am a huge fan of all three women. I have seen them numerous times on NXT, and have been calling for their promotion for months. With that being said, I would have liked to see them introduced to the Fed in a memorable moment that would have perhaps sealed their success from the start. In this case, you are lowering your odds when you are debuting three personalities at once. Now, there are times when this is a necessity, for instance if a "faction" is hitting the scene at once, but in this scenario---I personally would have liked to see a spotlight shown on each lady individually. I would have preferred to see more concentration on each individual. Sure, now that they have been introduced, creative can work their way towards that, but keep in mind--you only have one first impression.
2. I would have liked to see much more heat build between the Bellas and Stephanie leading up to Steph putting the screws to them. To me--it just seemed like it came out of nowhere. This could have been both an intriguing and interesting storyline between Brie, Nikki and Stephanie---and there was definitely some history there--but, in this case it just came across like we want to throw the girls out there, so we'll just babyface Stephanie up for a week---that's the way I took it.
Also---when Stephanie is around the Divas--she needs to be aware of the shoes that she's wearing. This is no joke. Steph should not appear bigger, or taller than the talent---this send out a vibe that she is more important than them, and in her role---she shouldn't be. Her role should be to get the BELLAS over. Many of you don't know this, but when commentators are interviewing talent in the back, the producer always has the interviewer take their shoes off---to assure that the talent always come across as "higher in stature". I just hated Stephanie dwarfing the Bellas.
3. The way this was laid out, in my opinion, the WWE creative team is CLEARLY playing to their audience, assuming that everyone watching is a loyal WWE fan who knows who NXT and these girls already are. Sure, many of those in the audience did, and the majority of the 3 million who watch on a weekly basis did---what what about your casual viewers at home who you MUST capture in order to get your numbers back up--they wouldn't have had a clue of who these three ladies were.
All, in all, I don't necessarily have a problem with the way the ladies were introduced, but personally, I would have done it on a more personal basis, perhaps giving the ladies the entire spotlight individually, in order to make them stand-out in their own special way.