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WWE replaces Women’s title with the diva belt

The WWE Women’s title has been retired and WWE will be using the title of
Unified Divas title from now on as evident from RAW on Monday. The change
will mark the end of the Women’s title which was introduced in 1956 and
which was first won by The Fabulous Moolah. Layla is being billed as the
last champion to hold that title which she won in May of this year in a
match against Beth Phoenix. Phoenix, who is currently injured, said on
Twitter that it saddens her that the title is being retired. “I am so
grateful to have had the honor of holding it,” she wrote. Another former
Women’s champion, Mickie James, shared the same sentiment. “The retirement
of the Women’s Championship breaks my heart,” she wrote. “The nostalgia and
the legacy built off the backs of every woman who paved the way for women
like me…Who gave it credibility, honor, prestige and truth!” Trish Stratus
holds the record for the most wins, with a total of seven and 828 combined
days as champion. Moolah ranks first with a combined 10,778 days as champion
winning it on four different occasions. Mickie James ranks third when it
comes to different title runs, with five wins (thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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6 Responses

  1. John says:

    Now the WWE can be known for having three ugly-a**ed belts. Ugh.

  2. Chris says:

    Hate that this has happened. The Women’s Championship was one of my favourites, for reasons I’ve stated before.
    Should have seen this coming though; the WWE is constantly moving in new directions and evolving, so I guess its time for a change.
    First the tag belts are redesigned, then the Women’s Championship is dropped in favour of the Diva’s Championship. Just hope nothing happens to the Intercontinental Championship.
    I guess we could be seeing a ‘History of the Women’s Championship’ DVD set in stores in the near future, now that its history is complete.

  3. Chris says:

    Also, (Don’t know if this is old news), but it says on that the World Tag Team Championship is also retired:
    I always thought that the ‘new’ WWE Tag Team Championship was a unified title of both previous tag titles and would follow both title’s lineage. Obviously this isn’t the case, as in the link above Hart the Dynasty are said to be the final World Tag Team Champions.

    Another one of my favourite championships retired. :(

  4. John says:

    It sickens me that WWE is doing this to their own history. Why keep a title who’s lineage goes all the way back to……Michelle McCool? It’s a slap to the face of all the fans that have supported WWE over the years. You would think that the title that has it’s name attached to Moolah, Trish, Madusa (Now that they seem to have forgiven her), Lita and Sherri would live on. The only hope is that when WWE inevitably combines the other two belts, that they take a look at the true lineage of the belt before deciding which title it should represent.

  5. Worst idea ever. Why can’t Layla hold the Women’s title, while Mrs. Undertaker hold the Divsas title?

  6. reyo says:

    I just can’t believe everyone is reacting in such a negative way. The original World Heavyweight Championship was retired at some point. I just think it’s a good way to reset their history and helps frame periods of time and title lineage. It seems like this is about to happen to all their titles so get ready for it. Even the WWE Championship. In all honesty they probably should have changed all this when they changed from wwf to wwe but I don’t think they had the booking in place to do so. BTW I dislike this divas title in every way but understand why this is happening. Wish they would redesign the divas belt though.

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