As reported by Diva-Dirt.com and confirmed by the removal of her profile on NXT’s official site, Raquel Diaz, also known as the oldest daughter of Vickie and Eddie Guerrero Shaul Guerrero, asked for her release and has been granted it.
The release comes as a bit of a surprise as many in the company were said to be high on the Diva. Natalya, for example, had said just one month ago that she was most excited to see Diaz come up to the main roster of any Diva in development. Others had touted her as the best talker of the division.
During her time in FCW, Diaz was the longest reigning FCW Divas Champion in the company’s history while also being given the crown of Queen of FCW once. At the time of FCW’s move to NXT, Diaz was considered possibly the biggest star in the division despite some concerns about her in ring ability.
The release may have something to do with recent reports that the women in WWE are looking for their release from the company. Most notably, Beth Phoenix plans to leave the company in the next few weeks due to feelings that the women in WWE are being poorly booked.
While I had never been a huge fan of Diaz, it is a shame to see her choose to leave the company. Her gimmick she had going in NXT of the Exfoliating Ugliness Tour was interesting and gave shape to a division that still lacks definition in NXT.
While she wasn’t an outstanding wrestler, her mic skills more than made up for that. As we have seen more and more in WWE, women get pushed further for mic ability than in ring abilty proven by the success of AJ Lee and Eve Torres, the top two female mic workers in the company right now.
The question coming out of all this though is whether WWE may have a serious issue on their hands with the Divas division. With numerous reports stating that the women in WWE feel cheated and misused, it may be time for WWE to reevaluate how it markets and treats its Divas division.