Ever since Corey Graves was handed his own WWE affiliated podcast called After The Bell, the former WWE star and current commentator has been quite outspoken about the current product.
Graves continued to share his thoughts on WWE’s recent booking in this week’s edition of the show, where he heavily criticized WWE’s booking of the Women’s Division throughout this past year.
Even though 2019 has been a huge year for the women of WWE given that they were handed Women’s Tag Team Championships, main evented WrestleMania and even celebrated their first Grand Slam Champion, there were a few things that Graves decided to talk about the Women’s Division recently.
“I think it’s bigger than just Charlotte Flair, what my opinion was last week. I got a lot of feedback on Twitter regarding that [Charlotte] statement, some positive, some negative but there were a lot of valid points. People would say well what about Asuka, what about this person, what about that person and I don’t disagree with you,” he said via SEScoops.
“I think after 2018 to 2019 obviously the women headlined at WrestleMania. I think it can be argued this was the biggest year in WWE history as far as women’s wrestling. The women’s evolution, whatever you want to refer to it as, it was a big year. The women were getting the opportunity to showcase what they could do and each and every time an opportunity was provided without fail they knocked out of the park. I don’t know what the reasoning is, but Raw, SmackDown, everywhere except NXT. NXT’s women’s division to me is still on fire but not on Raw and SmackDown.”
The women are set to make more history at TLC this weekend when the Women’s Tag Team Championships will be defended for the first time in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.
Despite this, Graves continued to point out that there was an issue with the current division, but it had nothing to do with the ability of the women involved.
“This has nothing to do with the ability of the women. We have the most talented group of women on the planet earth, this is not a negative against their abilities or their desire. I don’t know what the fix is but looking up and down the roster as I mentioned before Asuka. Remember when she dominated NXT? When she arrived in WWE and won the Royal Rumble match? Went to WrestleMania against Charlotte Flair (one of my favorite matches that entire year)? Yes, she’s the Women’s tag team champion right now with Kairi Sane saying but before Asuka just kicked everybody’s ***, now she can’t win a match without the dreaded poison mist.”