When TNA got hot, it was thanks in large part to the Knockouts division. WWE was super lazy in the way it presented its women, so TNA did something smart – it featured its women wrestlers as legitimate stars, and legitimate wrestlers.
The women started drawing the highest ratings of the show. It’s not a coincidence.
Over time, the division crumbled. The luster faded. Now, there’s almost nothing left. The company is rehashing The Beautiful People as a last-ditch effort to make the division relevant again. Meanwhile, WWE is featuring 6-10 women on every show, where every woman has a gimmick and a role moving forward.
That’s a role reversal TNA couldn’t afford, but it happened. Enjoy your latest combination of ODB, Gail Kim, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne.