During is interview with Pro Wrestling Junkies, Christopher Daniels spoke on criticism that the AEW Women’s division has received. In doing so, he cited the major steps that the company has taken towards improving the division. Here’s what he had to say:
I feel like we’ve made some great strides as far as getting women involved in our company. The signing of Serena Deeb and Kris Statlander – we started out with Nyla Rose, Hikaru Shida and Riho. Adding those girls and talent, like Ivelisse and Diamante, these are all steps to building a viable women’s division. I feel like the difficulty we have is having a single two-hour show every week, and it’s difficult with all these people fighting to be on TV.
The women are in that same boat. It’s difficult to show everybody off when you only have two hours. When Turner extended us for four years, they talked about doing a second show. When that second show comes around, hopefully we’ll have a better opportunity to showcase more men and women. With that added real estate, we should see more people take that opportunity to come to the forefront and show what they can do.
One of the most notable additions to the women’s roster came when the company officially signed Abadon back in June. “The Living Dead Girl” is arguably the most unique personality and character on the roster, and Daniels took the time to speak on the challenges of managing and booking such a talent. He went on to say that a tough challenge with a character such as hers is that she has a “less is more” factor, while also mentioning she has a ton of support backstage with people helping coach her to perfect her craft.
Credit: Pro Wrestling Junkies. H/T WrestlingInc.