Spoilers are below, highlight to read:
– Backstage in Vickie’s office, Maryse complains about the Divas having to face each other in a ‘Las Vegas Pole’ (fuzzy dice on a pole) match to win a Divas Championship title shot because she just beat Michelle on ECW two weeks ago. Vickie says she loves Maryse, but too bad.
– Backstage, Maria is walking with her fuzzy dice when she runs into the Divas Champion, Michelle McCool. Michelle tells Maria she’s happy for her because she’s always so cute and cheery while Michelle was a competitor who played with tomboys, was into sports and was lovin’ life. Michelle told Maria not to take it the wrong way and then left. Jesse then shows up and says that Festus has a gift for Maria: a single white rose. Maria thanks them.
Melanie’s two cents after the cut, SPOILERS AHEAD.
Melanie’s Two Cents
This was not what I was expecting at all. First we have Maryse edged out of her title shot then we have Michelle acting rather heel-esque? On the whole it looks like it’s going to be a big night for the Divas this week. While the stupid ‘Las Vegas Pole’ match may make you roll your eyes, they did put some thought into the booking with the two backstage segments. Still I don’t understand the logic in taking Maryse out of her feud with Michelle when it’s so hot right now. Maybe since Maria and Michelle are both faces, they’ll eventually make it a triple threat? The backstage segment between Maria and Michelle has me slightly worried, I hope it’s not the start of a heel turn – but honestly, that’s just from reading it. We’ll have to see how it comes across on screen to judge if Michelle’s intonation (tone of voice) is friendly or bitchy. Interesting night for SmackDown this week, I’m looking forward to it.