WWE No Way Out Results: Layla Retains

Divas Champion Layla once again scored a victory over Beth Phoenix at No Way Out tonight.

With the Divas Title on the line, the pair faced off in a back and forth contest that saw Layla inject some personality, taunting Beth by removing her headband and mocking her Glamazon pose.

In the end, Layla would counter out of a Glam Slam and even countered a gorilla press slam by hitting a wonderful DDT on Beth. The champion retained with her Lay-Out neckbreaker.

What’s next for Layla now that she’s scored two victories over Phoenix? A new challenger, perhaps?

What did you think of the match? Tell us in the comments!

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  • pumped up kicks

    Ugh it was a good match but im soo dying for a Kharma sighting!

  • shannymac

    Layla’s gotten two solid, clean victories over Beth, so it’s time to move on. I’d love to see either Kharma or AJ as her next challenger.

  • javiousmckenzie

    Beth and Layla has no chemistry its like they were just wrestling trying to add the comedy in it made it worse the fans can careless bout Beth and her stale im big ill beat you routine and they sure are not into Layla its just sad … what happen to Maxine btw

    • divafan

      I totally agree.Their match is pointless and boring,no chemistry at all. Kharma should return. Beth vs Kelly had more chemistry than this match.

      • divafan

        Layla shouldn’t have return because she sucks without the LayCool gimmick!

        • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

          I don’t what Layla you’re watching, she has had solid matches since she’s come back, but hasn’t had a chance to shine in the personality department.

  • Tamms

    I gave it a 2 only cause I didnt like all the comedy that went into it and I felt that the crowd really isnt reacting to Layla as Champion, but who can blame them seeing as how we have seen Layla wrestle once since the last PPV match

  • Bethinho

    after what happened in the divas match,who in its perfect mind wants to see Beth vs Kharma in the future?give me a break…
    Beth being mocked,looking like a fool,for what?did Layla gained anything with this?
    in a certain point of view so much stupidity can be considered hillarious…

    • redsandman99

      In all honesty, very few people will care about all this if they do go with Beth vs Kharma. It’s been a dream match for years now. People will want to see it, regardless of Beth’s booking now.

      • divafan

        I think Kharma vs Beth will happen in Summerslam. Kharma will probably return on Money on the Bank next month.

        • redsandman99

          That or the 1,000th episode of Raw, since they’re supposedly treating that like a ppv.

      • Bethinho

        a dream match that is being constantly ruined by Beth´s disgraceful booking.
        come on,she has lost twice to Layla cleanly and it´s supposed to believe in her as a credible opponent for Kharma?last year she needed three chances to beat someone like Kelly and now this?couldn´t at least made her going nuts at Layla after?

  • number1AngelinaLovefan

    Love them both but my god that was a bad match i also gave it a 2. The comedy they tried to do sucked it was not funny and it makes the Divas look really silly. Poor Divas….Thank god for TNA KNOCKOUTS…..and AJ!!!!

    • Bhentoooot

      Maryse did the Glamazon taunt better and gained more attention. I dont know why but Layla reminds me of Kelly in this match. maybe because of her attire. they really have to move this division. make a tournament or turn face/heel or return of someone. just to make Divas watchable.

      • number1AngelinaLovefan

        Yeah exactly, When Maryse did it i really like it but with Layla Idk i just really hated it.

  • lucky1now

    i knew layla would win….who can be next for her???
    im thinking eve for some reason or layla keeps the belt till a returning kelly?

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      TBH would that even matter?? I mean WWE for some reason can’t find Jack to do with Kharma!….but they sure as hell will find a storyline for Kelly SMH

      • lucky1now

        That’s sad but true
        I really do hope they planing something big for kharma

  • MickieJamesFan07

    Boring ass match. I’m so tired of seeing layla vs beth all the time. three ppvs in a row is too much, like with Kelly. Beth needs take a backseat now. I honestly cant understand why wwe would give the title to Layla since she’s clearly not 100%

  • javiousmckenzie

    A Kharma and Beth match at this point wont mean shit if a neckbreaker or roll up can do Beth in a spinning back fist will kill her but ive never been to hype on that anyways cause i know it will be Tara vs Kong pt2

    • Bethinho

      exactly.if Beth is made to look like this now,against Kharma….

  • http://Twitter.com/Just_Trevon Flybytre

    I Love Beth Phoenix To Death But Layla’s Already Pinned Her Clean Twice.

    If Kharma Dosn’t Comeback Soon, Who Or What Other Heel Diva Has Enough Credibility That They Can Step Up And Challenge Layla Besides Beth?

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      That is sad but true. I also love Beth but she really does need to step down for a bit. But like you said there really is NO other Diva that can even be a “tough” opponent for Layla, Which is pathetic.

    • WhalenX12

      Maxine needs a push for the title. If she ever really gets on the main show, I can see her challenging Layla for the title. Or whoever has the title at that moment (Except Kharma) I mean, I miss Maxine. I haven’t seen her in weeks.

      • number1AngelinaLovefan

        Yeah me too Maxine could really become the Next big Melina if she is used right……We need another Heel Melina like figure in the Divas Division (badly)

        • hado

          But Maxine isn’t good in the ring. I mean I know that it doesn’t stop WWE pushing the not so talented people, but Maxine isn’t ready.

        • number1AngelinaLovefan

          Yes but she has so much potential to improve

  • eyecon

    Once again the Diamond of the Divas Layla beats Beth both Ladies put on a good match with a mix of Wrestling and Entertainment . Layla took it back to her old Lay-Cool days with her antics which the crowd popped for, After the match a good amount of the audience gave both ladies a standing ovation.

    Now where does layla go from here. in my opinion they should turn either Alicia Fox or Tamina heel and let them go at layla or bring Maxine to SD and let her do it.

    But good match tonight with a lot of time given. Hopefully we can see more

    I gave it 5, This is Diva Dirt I thought we were suppose to support these women

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      well yeah we are supposed to support the divas, But if the match was NOT good do you want us to lie??

      • eyecon

        I honestly thought the match was good…lol they had a comedic moment and then they had a solid match. But I agree with everyone that now the Beth vs. Layla thing needs to end they have other girls that can go against Layla. Why not use Natalya

        • SoapSoDope

          I would personally love for Natalya to be the next diva in line for a title shot, as well! Or maybe, have one of the divas who is involved in a major storyline so there could be some sort of focus/attention to the title. Just wishful thinking though.

        • number1AngelinaLovefan

          I would love if they used Nattie, But WWE does not want to push the poor girl for some Fricken reason…..Same goes With Tyson Kidd. The WWE Hate the hearts and we are going to deal with it. Nattie would be a Great option for Layla….But she is doing great On the NXT jobbing (Sarcasm)

  • eyecon

    FYI…..STOP BEGGING FOR KHARMA TO COME BACK!!!!!! Enjoy the good PPV matches we’ve been getting. If all you guys want is Kaharma you gonna let your selves down everytime she doesn’t appear

    • perceval

      We HAVE been enjoying the good PPV matches we’ve been getting. But, this isn’t ABOUT the Knockouts. We’d like to see some good PPV matches for the Divas, too.

  • shameronstar

    Layla’s good but I think Brooke is the best wrestler from Extreme Expose!

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      For sure could not agree more. Brooke is the BEST out of Kelly and Layla….Wow who would of thought Brooke would be so good. Proud of out New KO’s Champ <3

      • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

        I think their more a tie…

    • Bhentoooot

      actually in 2 battle royales Brooke was in while she’s in WWE. ive seen great potential in her. Layla was never been a GREAT wrestler to me. just decent. but now to compare the 3, Brooke has surpassed the 2 WWE gerls with just 2 years or so. She waited long enough for her time to come and worked hard for this and she really deserve whatever she has now.

      • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

        i still think brookes abit iffy on some moves while layla does moves with greater difficulties…

        • number1AngelinaLovefan

          Well with Brooke working with Tara/Victoria there is a reason she is that good. Also she is working with Booker T at his school down in Texas so its a good thing she is down there. The Divas should really be going down there to train they would be Amazing than. Plus Booker T works for WWE and it would be perfect.

        • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

          Most of the divas train often on their off days….

        • Bhentoooot

          Layla do have good moves like the one in the turnbuckle (only if she will ever going to do that move again). but she cant even do a perfect face crasher. Layla with her normal moves is green-ish to me.

  • SigmaX

    LOL Am I reading some right…that was a bad match? the match that got what felt like a good 15min sans entrances and both women worked their asses off , and they changed it up and had Layla heel it up a bit which was awesome…and somehow this was a bad match?

    That was easily the best wrestling match 2 divas have put on in MONTHS , I am not paying attention to crowd reaction because this match was thrown together just this week and quite frankly thats not what I am using to dictate , because this match was great for the quality of matches diva fans have had to endure before this..this should be getting praise from an in ring stand point.

    And I will agree Beth has now lost twice move on from her and I pray it is what they do tommorow night , I do not care EVE , AJ etc as long as it is not beth.

    And I hope they continue to let Layla ham it up during matches against her opponent , it would help in establishing an indentity for herself.

    • Felipe

      Amen! I would say it’s the best divas match we had in a long time. If I didn’t watch this match and just based it off of some ppl’s comments I would have assumed it was a silly botched filled train wreck. I think Layla looked swift and clean in the ring, which can’t be said for every diva. I’m not going to act all butt hurt everytime Kharma doesn’t make an appearance and the gates of heaven open and all is good in the world. In my opinion, Kharma will just be like every other big wrestler who was interesting at first but quickly became dull…..despite her having the talent to back up her size.

    • Bethinho

      yes,it was a bad match in a possible future feud between Beth and Kharma,not to talk about the comedy acts.

  • redsandman99

    Wow. People are so damn negative. It wasn’t THAT bad of a match. At all. I think honestly that you were all so set against it in the first place that you were just destined to not like it no matter what they did.

    • SigmaX

      Crowd pops are now what determines the divas division now, quality of work in the ring who needs it? lol.

      It is the era of the pop.

      • redsandman99

        Clearly. What I find funny is that people that I’ve seen bash the girls are giving it up to Layla and Beth and saying that it’s sad that WWE didn’t give the crowd a reason to care and people on here are like acting we saw another Alicia/Maxine disaster.

  • MickieJamesluvslave

    Surprised Layla won. match was given a decent amount of time for a change.

    What’s next for Layla?
    –the obvious Kharma but not hyet
    –maybe Eve who uses her power to go after the belt
    –Darth AJ or whatever the Kaneified AJ will morph into
    –maybe natalya

  • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

    I like Layla as champion! Her wrestling ability and skills are superb!
    Shes like a little pitbull in the ring but sexy as hell

    Havent seen the match yet but I can assure myself that if it has Layla in a match its gonna be a great match! And who cares about POP…I mean I keep bashing poor sexy Maryse over this..just cause they got a pop in the entrance dont mean that the pop lasted through the match..it got dead cold once Maryse started “wrestling”

    Allthough I will say Beth is boring as hell
    For a heel she was never someone the crowd really liked to boo anyways…U had Stephanie McMahon, Ivory, Trish Stratus, Victoria, Jazz, Vickie and Karen, sometimes Melina. THEY made good heels and ppl booed them. Nobody even boos beth -_-

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      Well actually when she was first a Heel she got booed like crazy! She no longer gets booed anymore becuz there is nothing the WWE give the fans to boo Beth about (sadly)

    • perceval

      Well, when they’re booking Beth as so weak, how can anyone care about her? She doesn’t even have a bad singer gimmick to get her heat like Jillian did.

      A big part of what made Trish’s, Jazz’s, and Victoria’s Dominant Heel runs work so well is they hardly ever got pinned. They’d trash talk, then back it up. Beth trash talks, then gets clobbered all the time.

    • Bhentoooot

      Have you watched Layla vs Bellas match? its not good as what she has with Beth. do you know why because Beth CARRIED her. Layla is not a good wrestler after all and if it wasnt for Michelle, she is still NO ONE now. and her reign now is the worst. boring. and POP is essential btw, it measure how the crowd response to her presence.

      • number1AngelinaLovefan

        Yes Beth’s matches with Layla are way better than the Bella match. Layla had. And its not Beth’s fault she is not getting heat, Its the WWE’s fault for making her a terrible Heel

        • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

          U kidding me bro!? BHENTOOT guy Layla was rocking when she won the divas championship against Nikki or Brie or whoever it was…Layla doesnt necessarily need to be carried she can actually carry other girls too. Layla has speed technique and is very smooth in her moveset a very technical and different moveset that I enjoy from her.
          Yes POP is essential but then again none of the girls really get it. Anybody can get excited to see someone but when it comes down to business if u loose em, then the pop is worthless if u cant back it up.
          Everybody gets mad excited about Kelly when she walks in she gets a great pop shes popular, her matches run very smooth but its a very weak match..WWE has trained the audience to accept this. Kelly can do much better but wwe isnt requiring this from her so they are ok with screaming hair pulling a Lou Thez press a weird running of the ropes headsissor with revolutions and a KK to win all done in 2 minutes.

          Is what it is. Layla rocks though in My opinion…Damn I would love to say what Stephanie said once “MY opinion overrides that of 80’000 fans”

  • Crazy_J

    I just wish we could have more than one diva in line for the title. I wish we could dip into attitude days when the champion had 3-4 other diva’s to worry about not just one. Thats what makes the division so boring now-a-days.. theres no felt hatred.. theres no background to anything. Kudos to these two on the match even tho it was nothing special.

  • OvSeven

    from what i have read didnt they do their similar fashion just like they did at OTL ? gorilla press slam into ddt, layout out of nowhere :/ i never liked Layla she is boring as hell

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      Yeah it kinda was like that but there was tons of other little extras thing that were good, Like Layla taking Beth’s head band and mocking her with Beth’s “Phoenix rising from the ashes taunt” also she danced in the ring looking stupid as hell so that was “new”

  • TehKardashianKing

    Does anyone think that Eve should get back in the ring and challenge for the Divas Title now that Johnny Ace is FINALLY gone?????

    • number1AngelinaLovefan

      YES my god…..Putting Eve in that role with Johnny was the biggest Mistake WWE could of made with Eve. She had SO much Heat with the Cena Ryder storyline……and now she lost pretty much ALL of her heat. I would not be surprised if she is a face when she returns to the ring now TBH. Which would really suck.

      • redsandman99

        I could see her somehow getting to be GM now that Laruanitis is out of power. At least of Raw anyway. They could use her absence from TV and say that she was securing her spot in case he lost.

        Or they’ll just throw her back into the division. Either one.

        • number1AngelinaLovefan

          Her as the GM could be good, That is if she is a total and complete Bitch Like Miss Stephanie Mcmahon used to be…..Other wise it will FLOP big time.

        • redsandman99

          She’d probably start out more neutral and then the Bitch would shine through…the bad GMs do tend to seem like they’re behaving at first.

        • number1AngelinaLovefan

          Very true. So i do hope that would happen that would be really great, and would be better than Vickie being GM

  • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

    I dug the match, and I felt both ladies put on a solid effort, and Layla looked pretty damn good in that ring. Personally, I didn’t find the mockery all that funny, but it was something new and we saw personality from a face diva for once, whit in and of itself is something. It just seems a lot of people are determined to dislike Layla no matter what she does or how well she does it. I do however agree it’s time for Beth to take a backseat to either hopefully Eve or Nattie, hell, even Maxine. Personally, even though Eve and Natalya are better in the ring, a war of words better Layla and Maxine coupled with a couple matches would be totally fab. As for Kharma, as much as I like her, she’s a non-factor and a non-issue now, and months of inactivity makes me not care one way or the other about her coming back. If they had vignettes, it’d be interesting, but since WWE J’s determined to run the divas into the ground, I just have no hope that Kharma can fix things for them…

  • IRuleMe

    They need to get the belt off Layla. She’s not cutting it as Divas champion. I like Layla and always have but let’s face it. She might have some fans, but she’s not over with the masses. She gets zero reaction when she comes out. Having McCool around helped her but even before she got hurt, you could see the crowd wasn’t behind her. They’ve given her a handful of title defenses including two wins over Beth.. Time to put the title on someone else. Like AJ.

    • SigmaX

      So take the belt off her before she even has a worthwhile feud?? and really attempt to get the crowd on her side so lets just cut her off at the knees…that kind of genius thinking is what has killed the division.

      Layla is not the problem in this …BETH was the problem (oh blasphemus lol) Beth is a great wrestler but the woman is boring like stale bread , which is why Layla needs to get the hell away from her , once you put Layla against a diva that actually has a personality and can not only sell her own personality to the crowd but Laylas as well , the quality of feud layla has will jump leaps and bounds ahead of beth.

      • Bethinho

        boring is also the booking Beth has got since she won the title from Kelly,because losing to an injured female tv host at WM between other thing hasn´t exactly done wonders for her.
        and Layla´s reign is doomed from the day she won it due to the ppl expecting Kharma.

  • TheGunner

    Layla is awful its clear he only knows 5 moves at the most and only 2 of those she can do well

    • redsandman99

      If you think Layla is awful I hate to see what you think of the girls that are clearly much worse than her in the ring.

      • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

        LOL layla is awful…ok..

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/dsanchez96?feature=mhum sanchezdiego96

    The match started off bad, but then picked up. It wasnt very memorable. Maybe it has something to do with me not caring so much for it because it had no build up. I gave it a 2.

  • ShimmerSupport211

    This was sort of a bad matche. Beth was Beth, Love beth. Beth needs to feud with nattie her best friend. its a feud alot of people have wanted to see and both can work great with each other. as for layla i really don’t give a damn lol honestly. i will say this. I thought their over the limit match was better because it had way better match psychology while with this match layla was trying to hard to add comedic spots like when she put beths crown on…. the over the limit match was better. but leaving off Beth vs Nattie needs to happen now!