In a recent survey conducted by Wrestling Republic, an overwhelming 80% of fans have expressed their belief that the WWE Women’s Championships should be renamed to eliminate brand exclusivity.
The survey, which aimed to gauge public opinion on the ongoing title predicament, shed light on fans’ dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs.
Last month’s highly anticipated 2023 WWE Draft saw the unexpected swapping of Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair. Ripley, the reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion, found herself on Raw, while Belair, then the Raw Women’s Champion, was sent to SmackDown. This situation mirrored a similar incident in 2021 involving Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, which drew widespread criticism but ultimately rectified the brand confusion.
Despite the draft occurring a month ago, WWE has yet to resolve the issue surrounding the titles. Although Bianca Belair lost the Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka, the problem persists as Asuka is also a SmackDown star. This inconsistency has left fans frustrated and demanding a resolution.
One potential solution proposed by fans is to rename the women’s titles, removing the brand-specific element, akin to the men’s division. The men’s division features two primary championships—the World Heavyweight Championship on Raw and the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship on SmackDown. However, the absence of brand names in the men’s titles allows for seamless brand swaps without complicating matters.
Wrestling Republic recently conducted an Instagram survey, receiving nearly 400 votes, which indicated overwhelming support for a name change. With 80% of fans advocating for the removal of brand exclusivity from the women’s championships, it is clear that this issue resonates strongly within the WWE fan base.
It remains to be seen whether WWE will heed the call of its dedicated fans and take steps toward renaming the championships or if they will explore alternative solutions to rectify the ongoing title situation. However, one thing is certain—WWE needs to address the issue promptly to restore order and eliminate confusion surrounding the women’s championships. As the fans have spoken, it is crucial for the promotion to listen and act accordingly to ensure a more coherent and satisfying experience for wrestling enthusiasts worldwide.