Three to benefit the most from a WWE mid-card title for the women's division

The WWE women's division is stacked and there are several women that would benefit including these three ladies.

Jan 27, 2024; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tiffany Stratton in action during the Women   s Royal Rumble
Jan 27, 2024; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tiffany Stratton in action during the Women s Royal Rumble / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Women’s wrestling is seeing a boost across the industry. If you’re a fan of women’s wrestling, there’s a lot across companies like AEW, WWE, and TNA to enjoy. WWE is continuing to improve its dedication to the women’s division. Rhea Ripley is one of the company’s biggest stars and the Bayley versus Iyo Sky angle has all the interest of fans heading into WrestleMania 40. There’s so much interest in the women’s division, that there needs to be a real conversation about WWE introducing a women’s mid-card championship for the main roster.

Now, this conversation must come with some caveats. This is not a call for both SmackDown and Monday Night Raw to have specific mid-card championships. Instead, start “slow” with one championship that floats between both shows. Yes, WWE initially failed at doing this with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, but there were some improvements at the end of 2023 through the start of 2024. With the correct booking, a women’s mid-card championship across both shows would work.

The mention of booking brings up the second point. This championship would have to be booked as well as GUNTHER with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. That title was basically pointless for years, and his run has significantly wiped away all the harm terrible booking did to that belt. A women’s mid-card championship would need to be booked with weekly matches lasting ten or more minutes, with a mix of other matches around them to build a funnel of worthy challengers. With that in mind, here are three women that would benefit the most.

Piper Niven

Piper Niven has done magnificent work alongside Chelsea Green. Green brings out a character in Niven that many didn’t recognize she had if they were unfamiliar with her work. However, Niven was slotted into this position due to Sonya Deville’s injury. Perhaps it is time to see Niven stand on her own as a monster-heel character that demolishes the women in her way. Imagine a re-imagining of Vader’s character from the late 80s and 90s. Perhaps with Green as her mouthpiece for a bit of time. Niven could easily fit as a mid-card champion to go on an extensive run with a new belt.

Tiffany Stratton

Tiffany Stratton is surging. Whenever she is given the opportunity to shine, she does so. First was her time as NXT Women’s Champion, then came the feud with Becky Lynch, and most recently was her inclusion in the Elimination Chamber. She did not shy away from the big moment. Fans are behind Stratton, but the women’s division is stacked with some heavy hitters either up for title runs or in the midst of one. So, it will be interesting to see how WWE keeps Stratton hot until her time comes which may be late 2024 or 2025. Or, if there was a mid-card championship on the main roster she would fit well in that role until her time at the top comes.

Zelina Vega

Zelina Vega is a popular star that may never reach the status of a main roster champion. At least in the current landscape that is the women’s division. While she has a massive following and almost two decades of experience in the industry, there doesn’t seem to be a true effort to see her elevated as a top champion. It would be interesting to see her as a mid-card champion to see if she could carry a part of the division and if fans would be invested. That could be the test to see if this popular performer can gain the momentum needed to be the top draw of the division.

Some will shy away from the idea of WWE introducing a mid-card championship, but with the right planning and building out the division, these are three women that would benefit the most.