Nobody said revolution would be easy. Last night on the main roster, women were given a solid chunk of TV time, between a Miz TV interview segment and a lengthy Team Bella vs. Team PCB six-woman tag. Unfortunately, the Brooklyn crowd turned on the match, chanting throughout for Sasha Banks, Blue Pants, JBL and whoever else they could think of, and doing an extended version of the wave. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, particularly from a “smart” crowd like Brooklyn, but it was an unfortunate turn in the wrong direction for the Divas Revolution, which was receiving heavy support from these kind of fans just weeks ago.
Understandably, some of the ladies in the match were less than pleased with the reaction, and let their feelings be known on social media. The Women’s Champ chided the Brooklyn crowd for disrespecting the match, with an accompanying picture that made it look like she had no pants on, because Nikki Bella, y’all.
Where's my shorts?! Haha #TeamBella rises! Oh and WWE Brooklyn shame on you for disrespecting women that put their bodies on the line for your entertainment. As for the ones that supported us, THANK YOU! You make it worth working so hard and having this revolution! 💋💪🏽 #FearlessNikki #BellaArmy #TeamBella #BrieMode #FoxyBella #DivasRevolution
Paige addressed Brooklyn in a tweet, but quickly deleted it. Thankfully, the Internet never forgets.
“You helped us create change and then did your best to disrespect. Niceeeee jobbbbbbbb!”
Becky Lynch and Charlotte also chimed in, but their responses were more the typical WWE, “ya pay your two-bits, you can cheer what ya want” company line.
So, were the fans disrespectful? Absolutely. But, before the giddiness of hijacking a major show took over and they just started doing stupid sh*t for the sake of it, I think the Brooklyn crowd was largely reacting out of frustration. Frustration over what the Divas division could be, and what it isn’t. This same audience certainly didn’t show any disrespect for Sasha Banks vs. Bayley two nights earlier. The real smoking gun in the whole scenario was the Miz TV segment, which was a smoldering rat’s nest of empty platitudes, stilted writing, stereotypical women’s division bickering and casual Miz misogyny. Both sides, WWE and the fans who want something better from the women’s division, need to do better if this thing is going to work. Also, where was Sasha, anyways?
via Wrestling Inc.