Raw Redux (March 21st, 2011): Eve Gets a Lump of Cole While Vickie Continues Her Roll

After being shafted from Raw last week, in favor of Snooki, Divas Champion, Eve, is in action this week, taking on Maryse in a non-title match. We even get a mid-match interruption by Michael Cole. Oh joy… Check out the match below:

We come from commercial to find Maryse already in the ring, doing the usual preening. Eve makes her way out next to a pretty good reaction, while Maryse mocks her from inside the ring. The official signals for the bell, but Maryse stops to do a very over-dramatic hairflip before the match begins. Eve brushes Maryse and does a little mocking of her own. Maryse offense and goes for a slap, but Eve dodges and strikes back with a slap of her own.

The referee tends to Maryse, while Eve plays up to the crowd. While Eve is distracted, Maryse rushes her with a forearm and slams her into the mat face first a few time for good measure. Maryse pulls Eve to her feet and whips her to the corner, smacks her around a bit and smashes her head into the turnbuckle. Before Eve can get back to her feet Maryse throws her into the ropes and chokes her out. Maryse charges for a butt bump, but Eve dodges, sending Maryse crashing into the ropes. While both women struggle to their feet, Cole decides it’s a good time to grab a mic and interrupt the entire match. Go figure…

Eve does her best to ignore him and continue the match, taking Maryse down with a crossbody for a nearfall. Cole continues to rattle on while Eve slams Maryse into the turnbuckle repeatedly and follows up with a nifty throw. Eve then hits her signature flurry of strikes before going for a standing moonsault, which Maryse block with her knees. Maryse tries to take advantage with a neckbreaker but Eve counter into her corkscrew neckbreaker to pick up the win.

Post-match, Eve gets feisty with Cole for interrupting her match and even goes as far as to slap him. That’s what I’m talking about!!! As for the match, it was nothing special. More of the same from both ladies, in my honest opinion. Don’t expect to see much happen in the Diva’s division until after WrestleMania is over and done with.

Later on in the night we had a very confusing special 4-on-2 intergender match that stemmed from Lay-Cool, Vickie, and Trish’s involvement in John Morrison vs Dolph Ziggler. Watch below as Dolph, Lay-Cool and Vickie Guerrero take on JoMo and Trish Stratus:

After an exchange with JoMo, Dolph scrambles to his corner and tags in Layla, which means Trish has to come in… even though this match is under intergender rules… So you mean to tell me no one knows the difference between intergender matches and mixed tag matches? Not even the referee? Anyway…

Trish comes charging into the ring like a bat out of hell, dodging a clothesline from Layla and blasting her with a few solid forearms. Trish whips Layla across the ring and charges in, but Layla stops her in her tracks with a kick to the face. Layla sits atop the top rope to celebrate, putting her in the perfect position for a Stratusphere. Bsck in control, Trish chops Layla a few times, before whipping Layla across the ring again. Layla manages to reverse and Michelle kicks Trish in the back as she hits the ropes.

Layla quickly tags Michelle in, who hits Trish with a running knee to the head. Michelle stomps Trish for a bit before goes for the pin, which nets her a one count. Michelle goes back on the offense, lifting Trish off the mat, but Trish reverses into an impressive head scissors. Trish scrambles to her corner, but Michelle recovers just in time to stop her from making the tag.

Michelle drags Trish back across the ring and tags Layla in, who hits a spin kick to the gut for a two count. Layla slams Trish down to the mat a few times, before tagging in Vickie. Oh, boy… Vickie goes for a leg drop, but Trish rolls out of the way and tags in JoMo, forcing Dolph to come in (Once again, incorrect).

JoMo and Dolph face of for a bit and Layla runs to the other side of the ring and pulls Trish off of the apron. Distracted by the scuffle outside of the ring, JoMo goes for the Starship Pain, but Ziggler avoids it and hits the Zig Zag. However, instead of going for a pin, Ziggler remember the definition of a intergender match and tags in Vickie to let her pick up the win for their team.

Truth be told, aside from the confusion in regards to the rules, I really enjoyed this match. I thought Trish would be a little rusty after so much time away from the ring, but she is looking as good as ever. This has actually given me some hope for the mixed tag match at WrestleMania. Hopefully, they can put on as good of a show on the grandest stage of them all. That said, we also have to factor in Snooki, who is the unknown variable. We’ll just have to wait and see.

In other news, don’t hold your breath for a Divas Title match at ‘Mania. I expect a big battle royal to be announced on next week’s Raw. Hooray! Or maybe the rest of the Divas won’t even make the card. Let’s all hope that isn’t the case.

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  • future tna knockout.

    That stunt cole pulled, again, was so disrespectful! I was so pissed off. I really wanted Eve to get michael and kick his butt.

  • wweandtnadivafan

    im sick of trish stratus losing!

  • A.E

    what a lame week for the divas maryse shouldn’t wrestle a gain and i don’t know why she even had a job at that point as regarding cole interrupt again it was despicable in wwe part which show how they care less about there women no wounder people call the divas match bathroom break .

  • A.E

    @wweandtnadivafan that make two of us wwe making her looks weak

  • Mel

    I didn’t feel as bad this time because they’re letting Eve shine a little by going after Cole. Which was the bast part lol this has to be leading to something with Eve/Cole and maybe the other divas at Mania. I mean this is the 2nd time he’s interrupted a match of Eve’s. As for the match, tbh I reallly can’t stand to watch Maryse wrestle anymore and the way she took Eve’s finisher was pretty bad, its like she did’t know what to do. She brought the match down for me.

  • KELLYKELLY27

    LOL I love the title!!! “Eve gets a lump of cole”

  • melina prez

    I c Trish and JoMo and Snooki killing them at WM in a 15 sec match or a 15 min match. or vickie winning 2 WM in a row, which would suck !!!!

    The other match with Eve and Maryse was ok but they both r sloppy soo it was very VERY botchfull. But im glad eve stod up 2 Cole !

  • http://twitter.com/rromero456 rromero456

    This should be tagged under Trish Stratus NOT Trish lol.

  • Thannya

    Maryse wasn’t bad as many people are saying – she is not the best and will never be, but sometimes people exaggerate when put down her wrestling skills. It was an okay match – more of the same from both women.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    i loved the Trish, Michelle, Layla action is very good and some nice spots for sure, as for the other divas match it was nothin special, but it def wasnt anything horrible, but i thinnk the whole cole is just storyline progression and that the divas will eventually get there revenge at WM

  • KELLYKELLY27

    Havent Cole and Eve argued before? I think they should extend this Eve/Cole thing past WM. And I think Kelly is moving to Raw.

  • daemonicwanderer317

    I agree with Thannya, further more I wonder if the WWE isn’t pushing for Maryse to not really “wrestle”. Remember, if you look at her career in its entirety she has enough possible spots to fill her moveset (the camel clutch, her spinning back breaker, a regular back breaker, the forward leg sweep, the hip wash against the ropes, the French TKO, the modified figure four, another leg grapevine submission that used against Michelle, and her French Kiss would give her at least nine choices to fill up her “Five Moves of Doom”). However, the blog that a former WWE writer started–which seems legit, WWE Superstars and others have spoken with him on Twitter–stated that Creative was happy with Maryse in the ring… that she wrestled the way a Diva should wrestle (aka she wrestles like a hot chick, not a wrestler).

    I also agree with Cryssi when she said she felt Maryse gave the match some personality. I love that she made fun of Eve’s lackluster reactions (I also liked the way Maryse sold that arm wringer into snapmare/judo throw). I think that while Eve shows personality outside of the Divas division, within it she is really boring. She has at least five women who kayfabe-wise want to see her dead and buried, but we never seem her play off them outside the ring and rarely inside it.

    The Trish/JoMo vs. Laycool/Vickie/Dolph match was interesting, but at times it did get a little cluttered and stumbled over its feet. But Trish took some sick bumps for a “retired” Diva and the Laycool and the boys definitely showed personality and skill.

  • Taylor

    rromero456,

    I was thinking the same when I saw the tag list, lol. I hope it gets changed because it’s driving me crazy. Oh my OCD-ness, ha ha.

    I really did enjoy the tag match. From my perspective, everyone got great spots in. I look forward to even more buildup next week and then a great match at WrestleMania. The icing would surely be Trish getting the pin.

  • http://twitter.com/rromero456 rromero456

    Taylor,

    Exactly.. All articles on DD regarding Trish are tagged under Trish Stratus. BTW Nice asses on display by Trish and Layla lmao.

    As far as the intergender match goes, I really found it enjoyable. Its always nice 2 see Trish kick some ass in the ring. Eve seriously needs to take some acting classes because her acting was horrid.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum KellyKellyfan2

    The eve vs maryse match was okay IMO when i was watching it i thought it lasted like 5 or 6 it felt long i was like A LONG MATCH WOW lmao then i seen it and it was like 4 which is not too bad I think.I loved how eve wanted to like KILL cole i did too LOL.

    As for the other match it was awesome i think it had nice action….I LOL’d when morrison was like to trish “watch your back shess too heavy”

    @KELLYKELLY27 I think kelly is moving to raw too…..but i hope NOT shes given more time to shine and actually has been improving more since she got moved to SD

  • 04bia

    i tho the intergender match was very good, it was entertaining & it had action just what we need! the divas did a good job and they had decent in ring time aswell. trish was looking good, laycool were looking drop dead gorgeous and i loved their outfits, mosty michelles tho ;) but this match wasnt bad, so im expecting that WM27 wont be a trainwreck, thats if snooki doesnt mess things up since shes a non-wrestler. but overall good match and fans were into it too!

    about the divas match, ok im sick and tired of the constant interuptions in the divas matches my micheal cole!!! it just shows how much they value their divas, itsjust downright disrespectful, it diverts the crowds attention and they justdont care about whats happening in the match. anyway the match was nothing special, eve is looking good tho, shes improving greatly shes working hard as champion BUT noone is gonna take her seriously if she doesnt get a solid contender and a fued. otherwise shes just gonna end up having a reign like natalya’s .

    about maryse, shes not the same i gotta say, its her charisma thats saving her right now, otherwise shes at the edge of her release.

  • wl75

    I liked Maryse’s antics at the beginning of the match-she was probably in a bad mood because of DiBiase’s antics with HHH..and Eve is definitely going to get into it w/ Cole, if not next week, at WM…

    And the intergender match did was it was supposed to do- bring heat to the heels before the match at WM, but that bump Trish did at the end looked painful…I do hope they give Michelle and Trish some meaningful time in the ring, despite Michelle’s foot problem…

  • http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=-3&id=100000716103622#/Only.the.best.get.through?ref=profi Team Laycoolness!!!

    I have a really strange feeling Eve may be involved in the King/Cole match, either being in Kings corner or coming out speaking over the microphone distracting Cole maybe?

    John Morrison: “She’s really heavy, watch your back she’s really heavy!”

    Hahahahahahaha, poor Vickie!

    Loved the little exchange between? Trish and Layla!

    Layla is the best character WWE has fo’shaw!!! XD

  • jmmc

    Maryse!!! :D So sad she and Ted keep losing.
    Hope their “power couple” story is still on after Wrestlemania :(

  • mah

    I think the divas match was okay..and as i said before i think they are building a Cole/Divas angle which mat end in WM with the divas stripping him or something!!
    and for Trish..it’s ok to see her losing a match,i’d find it lame to see Trish win whenever she is in the ring plus im sure her team will win at WM!!
    honestly i think WWE is starting to care about divas again..seeing them in main events and the Cole thingy is meant to be annoying and not disrespectfull!!

  • chrisP

    “otherwise shes at the edge of her release.”

    No, she isn’t. After Laycool, she’s the Diva with the most job security right now.

  • 04bia

    mah, do u honestly think that laycool dolph and vickie will be put over trish stratus? HELL NO, i doubt wwe will let their golden girl trish lose at WM! which is a shame!

  • 04bia

    chrisP i doubt it

  • JACKBLACK

    They should just have Eve choke Cole out at wm. Joey has been going on and on about this for weeks on twitter WWE should let her do it….legit choke out!

  • Taylor

    04bia,

    Why is it a shame? Lay-Cool does not need to win. They have practically gone over every single Diva on the current roster. Losing to Trish wouldn’t destroy their current status. It would actually help them from becoming totally overrated.