Is this the next step in the Women’s Evolution?
WWE has announced that they are teaming up with Murray Productions in a reality show that will document the search to find the next female Superstar.
While no real details have been released, the WWE announcement states that the show seeks to find the next female superstar who can “go toe-to-toe with the likes of Ronda Rousey, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch.”
There is a sign-up page at Bunim-Murry Productions here. The page gives further qualifications for hopeful applicants, stating that they need to be” athletic,charismatic, outgoing and wildly entertaining.”
This won’t be the first time that the WWE will be working with Bunim-Murry Productions. This is the production company that rose to fame with “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and is behind both “Total Bellas” and “Total Divas”.
While most of the current crop of great female superstars on both the main and NXT rosters have either been signees from the independent scene, have developed their characters off-screen at the performance center or trained in other sports, this isn’t the first time that the WWE will be turning to reality television to find their next female – or male – star.
Back at the start of 2000, WWE began showing “Tough Enough”, which showcased male and female talent competing for a WWE contract. While it was supposed to be the winners who got a contract, many participants also impressed enough to be hired by the WWE. One notable example is the fourth season runner-up, The Miz.
The WWE Diva Search also took place during the early 2000’s, and focused on female superstars or “Divas”. Notable winners of this contest include former Diva’s Champions Eve Torres and Layla. The Bella Twins were also contestants and are some of the few Diva Search participants who are still more of less regular fixtures of WWE TV. The others are Maryse and Maria Kanellis.