A SmackDown star and former NXT Women’s Champion has called on WWE to introduce a secondary women’s championship.
While WWE boast one of the strongest women’s divisions anywhere in the world across Raw and SmackDown, the company has never had more than one singles women’s title on either show.
Although the company introduced the Women’s Tag Team Titles back in 2018, a move replicated in NXT in 2021, there remains no equivalent to the Intercontinental or United States Titles.
With women’s wrestling around the world, and especially in North America being as strong as it has ever been, more and more promotions have introduced additional titles. Interestingly, while AEW doesn’t have women’s tag team titles, they do have a secondary championship in the form of the TBS Title which is currently held by Jade Cargill.
Speaking during an interview with NBC Sports Boston, Raquel Rodriguez was asked about WWE potentially introducing a secondary women’s title. The former Women’s Tag Team Champion, NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion and NXT Women’s Champion said that such a title would be a “huge leap forward” for the division.
“A hundred percent. I think that would be something so great for the women’s division, especially because we have so much diversity in the women’s division. We have women from all over the world, from all over the country, from different backgrounds, different ethnicities. I think having an Intercontinental Championship, having a North American Championship for the women would be something, you know, a huge leap forward for the women’s division and wrestling in general.
I personally do feel like that is something that is possible and is something that could possibly be happening in the near future. So I’m looking forward to that and possibly making new history.”
Raquel Rodriguez was most recently in action on the September 23rd edition of Friday Night SmackDown where she defeated former partner Dakota Kai.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.