Female factions in WWE have been a rarity across the company’s history. With the exception of the Team BAD/PCB/Team Bella, not many women’s stables have broken through and established themselves within the company.
However, at one point, Chelsea Green, Deonna Purrazzo and Rachael Ellering’s ‘VXT’ faction was hotly tipped to make moves in NXT and progress onto RAW or SmackDown rather quickly. Fast-forward a few years and neither women is currently contracted to the company… So what went wrong?
“If I had have pitched VXT now, I wouldn’t have had my whole heart behind it because I realised that maybe one percent of the things that you pitch are used. But at the time, I truly thought, like, ‘Oh, this is it!’ Like once we sat down and we discussed what VXT looked like, what we sounded like, what we performed like, all that and we were all really on the same page, I was like, ‘This is money.’ Like, ‘This is going to be the female Shield.'”
Green recalled the moment she realised VXT wouldn’t be pushed the way she initially hoped, but puts her own expectations down to naivety.
“When it didn’t happen, I was just like, ‘How? How could it have not happened? This is… This is such money for them.’ But now, of course, I’m not as naive. I’m more privy to the way that this business works and I wouldn’t I wouldn’t be as surprised anymore because that’s just how it is. It’s the right place, the right time, the right person that you pitch it to.”
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