Carmella and Paige React To Negativity Toward “Diva” Moniker

Paige and Carmella

In 1999, WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation) introduced the term “Diva” to refer to the company’s female talent. The term was applied to women who appear as wrestlers, managers or valets, backstage interviewers, or ring announcers. The term was discontinued at WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016, when a new WWE Women’s Championship was introduced. WWE currently refers to their female talent as Women Superstars or simply just Superstars.

On Saturday, Carmella and Paige tweeted their thoughts on an opinion article labeled “How the Divas are damaging the Evolution.” The author, Steven Luke, says the wrestling ability of female talent from the “Divas Era” doesn’t compare to today’s Superstars. Luke feels bringing The Bella Twins, Trish Stratus, and Lita back for WWE’s Evolution pay-per-view event takes away the spotlight from “the current division that has changed the way people look at women’s wrestling.”

Carmella disagreed with the article, calling it “embarrassing.”

Carmella said last month that today’s female Superstars wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for the Divas.

“It’s more that these women paved the way for us. If it wasn’t for the Divas, we wouldn’t be where we’re at right now,” Carmella said.

“There are obviously a lot of negative connotations that go along with being a diva, but to me, being a diva is someone who takes care of herself, that looks fabulous, is always on point with her fashion, and doesn’t care what anybody thinks.”

Paige reacted to the article as well with a similar sentiment.

The Bella Twins ‘liked’ their remarks and apparently responded to the article with the following: