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Diva Draft: Week 3

Welcome to Diva Dirt’s Diva Draft! As the annual WWE Draft looms ever closer, airing on June 23rd this year, we will be looking at the Divas we think should move shows and why. Over the next four weeks, we will be sharing our guide to the Divas we think she should be move brands! In all, we’ll have 6 Divas making the switch in our virtual guide. Check back every Wednesday until the Draft for more Divas!

Editor’s Note: Welcome to week three of Diva Draft, we are getting ever closer to the WWE Draft and I’m looking forward to seeing some Divas making the move, hopefully Divas we have listed below! Last week’s choice, Michelle McCool, some of you agreed and some of you didn’t. This week’s pick is going to be a little unusual for most of you, read below…

Pick #1: Maria
From: RAW
To: SmackDown!
Why: Maria is suffering from a severe case of envy, girl wishes it was still March when she was on RAW every week. As a result of her ditching the bimbo gimmick for Playboy, she can’t go back to her ditzy fun-loving character. Lately, she’s become a jobber on RAW and so she should be with the likes of Mickie, Melina and Beth on the brand. Maria’s been on RAW for 4 years without really being all that great in the ring, I don’t know how she’s lasted so long. It’s time she was moved over to SmackDown! Maria has said in the past that she doesn’t wanna leave RAW, well as far as I’m concerned she doesn’t belong there. In my eyes, the way SmackDown!’s going, there’s no shame in being moved there. SmackDown! is the “learning brand” Diva-wise, she’ll have the chance to work with the great Victoria, even Natalya and grow more confident in the ring. On SmackDown!, she’ll have the benefit of fresh feuds (Victoria, Natalya, Maryse) as well as the chance to be a babyface and top Diva like Michelle currently is. Maria is definitely my #1 Diva pick to switch brands.

Pick #2: Kelly Kelly
From: ECW
To: SmackDown!
Why: Kelly Kelly’s another Diva who could do with being placed on SmackDown!, it seems to me that the Diva has simply outgrown her current home of ECW. By becoming a fully fledged SmackDown! Diva, Kelly will be able to grow and mould her basic wrestling skills (though she is showing vast improvements) as well as develop her character. Like Torrie Wilson and Michelle McCool before her, SmackDown! could easily become Kelly’s stomping ground. I see SmackDown! as the training ground for developing Divas, you train hard, showcase your stuff on SmackDown!, develop as a character before graduating to RAW. Kelly could definitely prosper from that way of business.

Pick #3: Michelle McCool
From: SmackDown!
To: RAW
Why: Michelle is the Diva being buzzed about this year that fans think should make the move. Last year, it was Jillian (see how well that turned out?) and this year it’s the All-American Girl, who’s made waves on SmackDown! over the past 6 months. She’s come a long way for a former Diva Search contestant, she is now SmackDown!’s top Diva and has improved vastly in the ring. Is it time she got to showcase her skills on the “A” show? I would suggest so. Michelle could really benefit from experiencing how RAW does things: the fully-fledged women’s division is on RAW for one, plus the show is live. Michelle would get a flare for Monday nights from working with Mickie James, Beth Phoenix and Melina and who knows, maybe after working her way up the ranks, she could even be pushed for the Women’s Championship?

Pick #4: Layla
From: ECW
To: RAW
Why: Yes, RAW. All this talk about how Candice has improved, how Michelle and Kelly have improved we’ve forgotten about Layla. Layla, in my eyes, is miles ahead of the rest of the pack – she may not be as good in the ring as Michelle, but one thing that she has that the aforementioned don’t – is personality and charisma. Layla has really developed a character for herself and become the bad girl we love to hate, plus she has decent in-ring skills that she can enhance. The reason I put her on RAW is because every brand needs that enhancement talent to help put over the other Divas and I think Layla has the skillset and personality to make it on the A-show. I don’t think she’d be Women’s Championship material (not yet anyway), but she’d definitely be a good candidate to job to the likes of Mickie and Melina, to put them over and also make up the numbers in tag team matches. I guess it’s not as glamourous a role as being Women’s Champion, but Layla would be able to grow as a performer working with the RAW Divas while showing what she has already got.

Pick #5: ???
From: Find out on June 18th
To: Find out on June 18th
Why: Find out on June 18th

Pick #6: ???
From: Find out on June 18th
To: Find out on June 18th
Why: Find out on June 18th

Check back next week for the final two picks!