Raw Redux Does WWE Superstars (Dec. 31st, 2009): A-Fox vs A-List

In possibly her final match for a few months [*sniffle*], Divas Champion Melina took on a familiar challenger, Alicia Fox. Given the great matches that these two had earlier this year on SmackDown and also given the fact that they happen to be two of my favourite Divas, what better way to end 2009? Watch below:

The perky Alicia Fox has been working on her entrance incorporating elements to make it unique, though it is a shame that she continues to insist on wearing that ring attire. It really does look like it’s made up of mini-reflector lights like the ones you use on your bike.

Alicia and Melina begin with some smiley taunts. Is this a toothpaste commercial? The bell rings as the duo engage in a long ass lock-up before Alicia pushes Melina. Alicia goes for a clothesline but Melina uses the Ma-Trish to counter and kicks Alicia in the stomach. Melina hits a forearm but eventually Alicia manages to lock Melina into a northern lights suplex into an bridged pin. As I’ve gushed before, no one hits this move like Alicia and the bridge always looks great. Melina gets up and kinda contorts her body and wraps it around Alicia in an overhead takeover. The two Divas land on the canvas with Melina on top who goes for a pin attempt. Alicia kicks out and Melina flips herself over. Steady there, Melina.

A peturbed Alicia Fox whisks out of the ring and storms off to the back. Don’t see that in a Divas match! Melina runs after Foxy in fast pursuit and drags her by the hair back into the ring. As Melina tries to get into the ring however, Alicia kicks her off the apron which is sold well by Melina. Alicia throws Melina back into the ring and goes for a pin attempt but to no avail. Fox now takes control by throwing Melina into the corner and tossing her across the ring by the hair. Alicia then applies a submission move contorting Melina’s body, and slams her face first down into the mat.

Melina fights back with elbows but Fox again slams her down to the mat. Fox hits a suplex on Melina over her knee and then stretches Melina across it. Melina fights back with knees to Alicia’s head using her flexibility and kicks her in the head before taking Fox off her feet. Melina drop-toe-holds Fox onto the middle rope before hitting her patented knee smash and backing her into the corner and hitting her corner knee smash. The Divas Champ lets out a primal scream before hitting another old favourite, her hair smash. From the corner, Melina runs at Alicia who hits her with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Melina uses the ropes to help her up, Alicia runs at her and Melina moves out of the way. Alicia is in pole position for the Last Call as Melina jumps onto her back and hits her trademark move for the win.

This was definitely not a bad match but I can’t say I felt the excitement factor, especially given the two Divas. I liked the beginning of the match up to and including Alicia running out of the arena, from there however I think it slowed down and wasn’t as exciting as it could have been. This could have been more fast paced. There were also times where the transition between moves came across as rushed and weren’t as crisp as they should have been. The moves were sound and the Last Call at the end was great.

It’s nice to see two of my favourite Divas in a lengthier match than usual and if this is Melina’s last TV match for some time, I’m glad we got to see her in something other than a 2-minute crapfest on Raw. And there you have it, the last Divas match of 2009!

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  • http://chris-sabin.com SuperGrrl

    Smackdown has also been leaked so that should be up soon too.

  • Johnyfaction3

    I was more entertained with this match than Kelly and Maryse…I wont be suprise if they put the blame to A Fox for the injury or else they made something up like they did with Batista!

  • http://twitter.com/memosoto gmosoto

    so maryse fist multi divas champ…
    dont let this girl go home with the belt
    or seriously im going into vinces office and
    show him a lil bit of respect!

  • MarBu13

    As much as I play favorites, Alicia was off her game tonight. But the match stayed solid. Even at times when it got sloppy and Alicia/Melina got tired, they stayed on track and didn’t let the match drag down too much. That’s something Maryse and Kelly could learn.

    I have no problem with the ring attire. I think it could be a nice trademark for her. I don’t like the hair she’s been sporting of late though. I really want her to go back to the look she had as Alicia Fox, Wedding Planner. Or during the time she was facing Mickie for the title. She seems like she’s into the bohemian hippie chic thing, but I wish she’d get a little more glamorous at times.

  • xxChristinaxx

    Melina sold Alicia moves great. I love the part when Alicia got out of the ring and try to run backstage and Melina chase we haven’t see that from the divas. The match was very entertaining and better than what we have seen on RAW lately.

  • theregoeskitty

    very impressive match, it was really good
    i like Alicia’s attire it reminds me of the matrix
    shes really blossoming into a great heel
    referee -“NO pulling the hair!”
    Alicia -“SHUT UP OK I GET IT!” lol

    holy crap! Rosa looks like a tranny in the ask the divas video LMFAO

  • theregoeskitty

    i wonder if Alicia is growing her hair out like in ECW

  • chrisP

    Not bad, but it seemed like the longer match resulted from them doing their normal routine at half speed rather than adding things.

  • xxChristinaxx

    @theregoeskitty: LOL! I love when she said “shut up, okay I get it”

  • RKOyou

    the match was okay but kinda boring for me,i had a hard time keeping my attention on it

    alicia didn’t say “shut up”,she said “STOP OKAY I GET”

  • theregoeskitty

    RKOyou: does it really matter lol we love her attitude either way

  • xxChristinaxx

    Oh my bad I was thinking she said shup up.lol

    But I was reading another wrestling website and RAW divas finally got good reviews on a match.

  • TrishMelinaFan

    Me,decent match,It could have been ALOT better,but it was still a good closing match for 2009.

    And LOL @ “STOP OK I GET IT!”

    Gotta’ love Foxy. :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/Paparazzi8o8 Paparazzi8o8

    was it me or was i the only one who started laughing when maria said her new years resolution was to become womens champion lol…… but u never know i mean look at candice.

  • http://orkut.com Hassam

    the match was just ok not best

  • http://twitter.com/rodneyclint rodneyclint

    I love how everyone is mentioning Alicia running out of the ring and being chased down by Melina and then taking advantage of the match. Hey people, Maryse did that with Gail Kim on Smackdown earlier this year! But on to the match, it was okay, a little sloppy but not bad at all. I have to agree about Alicia’s hair lol, it’s a big ole mess! I didn’t like it on ECW when it was straight because it just looked so fake but I did like it when she was feuding with Mickie, she looked good then. Keep it simple sweetie :P And why do the Divas always look so haggard in the “Ask the Divas” segments, it’s shame but none of them look cute, ever!

  • ReyStyle94

    “was it me or was i the only one who started laughing when maria said her new years resolution was to become womens champion lol…… but u never know i mean look at candice.”

    Me and my sister were like, WTF, you wish bitch!
    The beginning of the match was executed perfectly, however it got boring towards the end. Melina makes her finisher look fake as she takes way too long, the person could just fling them off.

    I think they were trying to get Alicia heat when she left the ring and it definitely worked, obviously they’re trying to build her heel persona, and with Gail getting mic time, it seems the RAW divas should soar in 2010…………….hopefully.

  • SheamusNoKoibito

    I like Alicia’s ring attire; the color is interesting/different. I liked when she argued back to the ref; it was good to hear her voice. I really like what I see in Alicia; I hope 2010’s going to have a lot for her, whether she gets a/the belt or not!

    Wow, Rosa… hmm.

  • mah

    gr8 match…alicia is doin very good actually

  • Goodnightddtmnm

    The Match was decent it was nice to see to of my favs duke it out.

    @Paparazzi LOL I laughed too when she said that. Yeah right not b cuz Candice b came champion dosent mean she will. Candice at some point developed something called skills which maria hasnt found yet

  • MPBPLover1

    Good match. These two work well together. Hope that injury Melina has isn’t serious. I’ve heard that she’s off of houseshows until February. So, we might see Melina back on Raw.

  • MarBu13

    It looks like A. Fox been getting some meat on those bones too. ;-) Holiday feasts just passing.

  • SheamusNoKoibito

    @MarBu 13 – I noticed that too! lol