One of the most debated decisions of the brand extension was splitting the Women’s division across both Raw and Smackdown, with argument against the move stemming from the fact that the division wasn’t deep enough to support two separate groups. A few months later, it looks like at least one of the women of WWE agrees with that statement, as Sasha Banks appeared on the Sam Roberts Podcast to discuss what she sees as a major failing of the division on Raw:
“I think it’s good that we’re split and more opportunities can happen for women, but we really don’t have enough women. Like, I wrestle the same people every single week, Dana Brooke or Charlotte, Charlotte, Dana Brooke. There [are] only six of us and I think that’s the hardest part, just we need more faces on RAW. … I think in due time [a Bayley feud will happen], but other than that, I mean, Natalya’s on SmackDown, but I haven’t really had a good feud with her and I would love to wrestle her. Naomi, Carmella, Alexa [Bliss], everyone that’s on SmackDown. Dammit.”
Technically, there are nine women on Raw, but Paige and Summer Rae are injured, and whatever Emmalina is has yet to be revealed, but the point is made, the division would be a lot stronger if it could also include the six women over on Smackdown as well. With WWE clearly continuing adjusting things on the fly (such as the possibility that they may switch the Intercontinental and/or Cruiserweight titles across brands at Survivor Series, moves which we actually are in favor of, for various reasons), the possibility of uniting the two Women’s divisions could still be in the cards in the future.
Podcast transcript courtesy of WrestlingInc.com. You can listen to the entire Sam Roberts podcast with Sasha right here.