WWE Survivor Series in Review: Expect the Unexpected

When it comes to the WWE, you have to follow the Big Brother code of life: “Expect the unexpected”. That’s how I’m treating Survivor Series tonight. I’m writing this up as it happens, without any knowledge of what’s going down, and I have very mixed feelings about it. This is without a doubt my favorite pay-per-view of the year behind the Royal Rumble, and I’m honestly excited for the Divas match tonight. The pre-show is scheduled to kick off in about four minutes, and I think I’m ready. I’m hoping they can hype up the rest of the card because just keeping it real, no other match is really exciting me tonight. If there wasn’t a Divas match, I’m not sure I would even be watching.

Weird saying that.

We kick off our Survivor Series coverage with a bonus traditional Survivor Series match. The first competitor out is none other than Brodus Clay. Of course he has the Funkdactyls with them and Naomi and Cameron are looking gorgeous. On the other side of the spectrum, Rosa Mendes comes out with Primo and Epico! She also looks beautiful. I love how the Divas always amp it up come pay-per-views. Anyway, nice bonus Diva sightings before the night really gets underway.

Thankfully for us, it doesn’t take long for things to get underway. After that opening match, we go backstage where Kaitlyn is walking towards the ring. I’m totally digging her Trish Status WrestleMania-like ring gear. It’s adorable on her and the exact type of thing she should probably wear all the time.

Oh!

Kaitlyn gets attacked! In a weird sense of deja vu, a blonde comes out of nowhere and goes after Kaitlyn. This time, Kaitlyn is ready. She is able to gain the advantage and ends up ripping the wig off.

Aksana!

Kaitlyn sends Aksana scampering off and Eve comes up out of nowhere. She tries to make sure Kaitlyn is okay, but the good-natured Kaitlyn isn’t buying it. She ends up shoving Eve to the ground, mocking her, and that sets us up for this match.

Wow.

Twitter seems to have seen two different matches. It either totally sucked or it was amazing. And the reaction is making me laugh, to be honest. It wasn’t the perfect match by any means. Eve slipped up going up the ropes, and the crowd ate her alive for it. But other than that, I didn’t see anything wrong. I LOVE the fact that this was a fight, not a match. We know Eve is a great wrestler, and we know Kaitlyn still has a way to go. There is a lot of anger inside of Kaitlyn so it makes sense for her to want to fight. Everybody criticizes faces for never showing anger, and Kaitlyn did. She came to the ring dressed for a fight, ready for a fight, and she gave Eve one hell of a fight. I didn’t find it sloppy at all. I thought it was perfectly put together from beginning to end. When Eve gained control, she put the wrestling aspect in the match which is pretty much the only way she could stop Kaitlyn.

For once, the match made sense.

Eve is starting to get being an in-ring heel. Her mannerisms and cheap way of winning are making me such a huge fan of her work. I love her beauty queen wave while she was perched on the top turnbuckle and I love how she basically pulled the rug out from underneath Kaitlyn. At the end of the night, she was able to outsmart the fighting babyface and get a victory that wasn’t very dominant. It was classic heel versus face and I couldn’t have asked for a better contest. It was entertaining as hell, both of them are amazing at what they do, and I hope we get another match between them, to be honest.

I think this deserves one more match, and now when you throw Aksana into the mix, I really have no idea. I expect a tag match between Kaitlyn/Layla and Eve/Aksana, and then a singles match between Kaitlyn and Aksana. After that, I don’t know. Maybe they will move on to Natalya challenging Eve. I would love to see that, but first I want one more Eve and Kaitlyn match, with Eve getting a victory that no one can doubt.

And it seems like the ‘E doesn’t want to give me a break. Here comes AJ to the ring! Why is she wearing shorts when it’s like 40 degrees all over the United States?!

Well…

Now that was something. Okay. Well, lets start at the top. AJ is solid on the mic and so is Vickie, so I knew this segment wouldn’t be anything to worry about when it came to the speaking aspect. I love both ladies, even if I don’t love this storyline, but AJ played it very interesting. The fabricated photos of Vickie Guerrero with various random superstars was funny. I loved the one with Ricardo myself. Vickie got rightfully upset, but wow.

What I didn’t expect was random Tamina Snuka to come out of nowhere and absolutely destroy AJ. To be honest, I didn’t even know Tamina was still around. That was very unexpected and very surprising, and I kind of like it. It still doesn’t make any sense, like this angle doesn’t make any sense, but having Vickie bring in Tamina is nice. Clearly, Vickie and AJ can’t put their hands on one another so it makes since for Vickie to find another way to deal with her problem since the scandal didn’t really affect AJ like Vickie might have wanted it.

I don’t know what to think. It’s interesting and a little crazy, and a lot different. I’ll just roll with it. Despite the terrible outfit, Tamina looked AMAZING. I recently went brunette but now I’m kind of wishing I picked a shade like Tamina’s color. Her hair is amazing. Very unique turn of events, let’s say.

I thought Survivor Series was a solid efforts from the Divas. I know there are going to be some extreme opinions on this one, which is why I don’t ever bother reading them. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and at this point they’re a dime a dozen. If I’ve learned anything from my time here at Diva Dirt, it’s that even a five star classic will get ripped to shreds because someone’s favorite wasn’t included. Don’t you just love the power of freedom of speech and press?

Until next time… Cryssi out!

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  • Nostalgia

    I personally loved the match, and the crowd now has reasons to be invested in the divas! And we now have two diva feuds going on at once. The WWE is finally starting to get it right. Only thing that could make it better is if CM Punk added a diva to his new stable (insert Paige)

  • French.One

    I know there are going to be some extreme opinions on this one, which is why I don’t ever bother reading them. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and at this point they’re a dime a dozen.

    Ugly comment.

    • Nostalgia

      It’s the ugly truth

    • Clarke

      Cryssi is speaking the truth though

      • French.One

        No she’s not and most importantly it’s un-classy to the reader to speak like that.

        • redsandman99

          It IS the truth. Especially with wrestling. People rip shit apart all the time because this person wasn’t in the match or didn’t go exactly the way they thought it should go or whatnot. The fact that she didn’t say it all nice and pretty doesn’t mean she isn’t right.

        • French.One

          Haters exist on every website, as someone who usually goes on geek’s website I can tell you it’s ten time softer here.
          When I was a beginner I used to enter in a fight a lot, now I just take one step back, ignore dumb comment and appreciate the good ones as long as they aren’t flooded.
          Still I believe bad comments are representative of some opinions, all you need is to adjust the way you’re analyzing it … any data is relevant for something, you just need to figure why …

    • TheLadySamantha

      Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink of shit.

    • TheLadySamantha

      Know that.

  • redsandman99

    I enjoyed the match. People do get on the face divas for not showing enough fire and anger but Kaitlyn showed those things. The segment before set up the story of the match perfectly, with Kaitlyn just trying to kick the crap out of Eve and Eve just trying to survive.

    As for the Tamina thing I’m glad she’s back. Maybe if Tamina is indeed going to be Vickie’s bodyguard we can break away from the scandal crap and get into a different territory.

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

    I didn’t like the match. It got odd at parts and it was slow. I did like that Kaitlyn was really taking it to Eve. And the segment before that was pretty cool too.
    AJ and Vickie’s segment was great! I wasn’t worried about them, but I was worried that the crowd would be annoying. Luckily they weren’t! The picture with Ricardo was hilarious! I love how Tamina is involved now. Maybe we’ll see Tamina vs AJ. Their matches in the past have been pretty solid.

  • Clarke

    2 Diva feuds?!?!?!? woah something must be cooking in the creative pot

  • javiousmckenzie

    I think they tried to give us PG Trish vs Lita ss here and it worked I would have rather Kaitlyn getting DQ and the refs coming out to stop her and as far as Tamina love it let Sara Del Ray train het a lil more and she could be this generation Jazz love her as Vickie bodyguard we need a new strong heel

  • wwesvrrocks101

    The match between Kaitlyn and Eve was good I just wish there were more signature moves involved. And 2 things.
    1) Aksana shouldn’t be the attacker. It should’ve been Tamina, or Paige, or Maxine. Or they could’ve continued it to be a divas NXT invasion.
    2) The whole waving like a queen thing that Eve does sucks. Madison Rayne is the only one that can pull that gimmick off. She looks like royality and she has the perfect mic skills for it.
    Otherwise, good night for the divas.

    • TheGamergirl22

      would have been funny if Tamina revels she attacked Kaitlyn also.

      Also I think maybe either Katlyn feud with Aksana and maybe someone else contends with the title like Tamina or AJ or even Natalya, or they continue with the feud with an actually stipulation

    • redsandman99

      It’s not like Madison Rayne invented the whole waving gimmick. She was just the most recent one to do it before Eve (to my knowledge anyway).

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

        queen sharmell ring a bell she did it in wwe madison copied sharmell then….

    • Spideywebby

      Yes only Madison looks natural with that wave.

  • jen07201

    I would like to see Kaitlyn vs Eve again at TLC next month. I think we might get a Kaitlyn vs Aksana in the next coming weeks.

    • Clarke

      I wanna see Kaitlyn vs Layla vs Aksana vs Eve at TLC ina 4 way elimination match!!

  • jen07201

    I’m wondering if Eve will wear a tiara now that she does the queen wave?

    • redsandman99

      Hopefully not since then there will be no escaping people bitching about it.

      • DivaSmark

        Yeah, the wave screamed Madison Rayne.

        • Crazy_J

          I love Madison Rayne, but women have been doing that wave way before Rayne in professional wrestling. I hate when people compare piddly shit like that. (excuse my language)

        • JamieKym

          No the wave scream Sharmell

  • shannymac

    I’d be fine with Eve and Kaitlyn going at it one more time as long as we actually get some progression to have italy sense. As it stands now, Eve has beaten Kaitlyn twice in a singles match and once in a triple threat. From her perspective, there is no reason for her to give Kaitlyn another shot. I’d like to see them keep with the whole “Kaitlyn bringing the fight to Eve” thing by having Kaitlyn basically force Eve to give her that last shot. It will also get the crowd more involved to see a face Diva really take no prisoners to get at the heel champ.

  • lucky1now

    The match wasn’t the best but it did what it had to do I loved how eve was acting though the crowd reacted to the match which is great news hopefully this also picks up
    Aj and vickie this can take an interesting route with tamina involved it adds more divas being used
    I’m liking taminas hair her outfit……eh not so much but she wasn’t good at that to begin with

  • shannymac

    Also, I hope that Tamina’s addition will take AJ/Vickie away from the nonsensical scandal into into Vickie just tormenting AJ because she’s evil and powerful and she can do what she wants. Maybe AJ will get done backup as well. I vote Nattie because:
    1. I love her
    2. She has history with both women, but Tamina especially
    3. Vickie only ever said that AJ can’t hit her, and Nattie is a SD Duca so she’s doubly protected from Vickie.
    4. Nattie can pretty much carry anyone to a good match. If Vickie somehow winds up in the ring, Nattie can work with her and make it entertaining.
    5. I just really love Nattie and want her on my TV as much as possible

    • shannymac

      Fucking auto correct ruins all my comments!

      >:(

    • TheGamergirl22

      Also AJ might turn heel on Nattie (since she turned heel on her last year) then we a good old personal fued that can be with or with out the title

      Like if Tamina and Natalya are in a match, AJ show up and beats up Natalya instead if Tamina and everyone is like what?

      Also Tamina taunts Nattie that she’s weak and mention something personal like she can never train in the Hart Dungeon since I remember AJ always looses (unless she rolls up) when Nattie was their coach in her debut.

    • perceval

      Well, ultimately, we have to get to Eve vs AJ, so I’m wondering if we’ll have a reunited Chickbusters vs Eve/Tamina with Vickie for a while.

      • 09DHK

        Not necessarily. They could have Eve feud with Natalya over the Assistant GM job since Eve will most likely be taking time off for her wedding/honeymoon, and AJ isn’t really inching her way out of her feud with Vickie anytime soon. I think it’d make more sense for Eve to drop the title to Natalya, who should then drop the title to Tamina (possibly with Vickie’s help) since they’ve been feuding pretty much since Tamina’s debut. Then AJ should take the belt from Tamina in a “David vs Goliath” fashion with the storybook ending.

  • Spike7000

    Who cares about what Tamina wore, it’s just ring gear. This isn’t America’s Next Top Model

    • Chryst Voegele

      So… let’s she wear the muppets pajama with red ribbon on her head next week & you will know why other care about Tamina’s attire.

  • kreece

    This is what will get Tamina over. Remove Vickie from Dolph and push him to the main event, have Vickie manage Tamina, turn her attire a bold black and have her slay the division!

  • GailKim95

    Best Kaitlyn attire ever. Also I’m so excited for two major divas feuds happening at once!

  • Crazy_J

    I liked the match, to be honest I think Eve was supposed to not make it up for the moonsault so her slip was more of a way to stall so Kaitlyn could stop her.. kinda like how everyone thought Layla messed up while doing her little jump rope kick instead of the body splash a week or so ago. I just wanna see where this is actually going to go, it seems more obvious that Aksana wasn’t the original attacker. If she is, then we didn’t need more speculation the last month.. thats like going to court, getting charged, then a month later getting recharged for it, makes no sense at all. I’m happy that something is going on for the diva’s, please just let the attacker story be a little more in depth than Aksana.. who I don’t fear and no WWE diva should. I like her, just not as an attacker.

    As far as Tamina goes.. that was pretty random although I was pretty excited when she first came in, I didn’t think it was her at first. Once I realized it in fact was Tamina I wondered.. why? To me.. she should’ve been attacking Eve or Kaitlyn not AJ, but hey if we’re finally getting more storylines and more involvement for the diva’s then Tamina can beat up whoever she wants lol. Maybe WWE will be smart and use Vickie’s heat, plus AJ’s cheers to make Tamina an OVER heel. Which is completely believable, she came off ruthless and ready to take charge in the ring. Happy to see her back, plus I really liked her attire, it was something different.

  • Misaki Ohata –> WWE

    It seems that no one else made the same mistake that I did so I thought that I would post it now at the risk of making myself look like an absolute idiot. So, when Tamina first hit AJ from behind I was like ‘ZOMG AHHHH IT’S MAXINE! YES YES YES!’ and then the commentators were like ‘Is that Tamina?’ and my heart sank. I was watching on an online stream so the quality wasn’t great but nonetheless my heart sank and it felt very anticlimactic despite the fact I don’t mind Tamina.

    I agree with Melanie that it was great that the match was more of a fight because that is the way the storyline has been leading.

    Overall, AMAZING night for the Divas, keep it up ‘E.

    • Misaki Ohata –> WWE

      I mean I agree with Cryssi! :)

      Also, other people watching the stream thought it was Maxine too, especially because she would have been the logical choice and all (if she got rehired).

  • VelvetLoveFan

    Good ppv overall. A match, Backstage segment and in ring segment.. Divas division is picking up again! At TLC i have a feeling we will get a chair match Tamina vs AJ (just my prediction) and hopefully Kaitlyn vs Eve vs Aksana vs Layla 4 way that’d be awesome

    • LitaLover04

      I agree; aisde their bad acting (LOL) they had a good backstage segment that se up for a good PPV match.
      I didnt before but I like Eve as a heel, and even as champ now. I really feel like she’s willing to carry the diva’s division on her back if she has to.
      I never was a huge Kaitlyn fan, I still feel Naomi got slighted in NXT but the fact that she was able to have an impressive match on one of the company’s biggest PPV’s and show continuous improving in ring and character skills is really showing me she worth keeping around.

      I love the heel return of Tamina.. I remembered reading something online about Vickie being really interested in her, so Im not surprised. I hope she gets back in the ring, thus causing AJ to do so too.

      As far as VelvetLoveFan; I’d rather NOT see Aksana anywhere near a Diva’s Title match.. Lol, I just dont think she’d ready yet.

  • CheetahWilliamson

    I wonder if this was supposed to be Shaul’s role….

    • Misaki Ohata –> WWE

      That would make a lot of sense.

    • DIVASKO

      I think that.

    • http://worldelitewrestle.proboards.com FOREVER FLAWLESS!

      Raquel’s role would only make sense because she’s Vickie’s daughter. She’s not a “big, intimidating” Diva, which I think is what they were seeking for this role. If anything the role would have been Beth Phoenix’s next heel turn had she not parted ways with the company, don’t you think? She doesn’t have the stature to stand between Vickie & AJ and make AJ think twice before trying something, like Tamina and Beth do.

  • drewrey

    I Loved the everything about the divas last night, Eve and Kaitlyn were great, there match was entertaining, and full of charisma and passion. So glad there is a reason to root for the divas, makes being a fan more fruitful, I hope nobody is looking for reason not to like the match or the storyline. Please be happy the WWE is being progressive with the divas, hasn’t happened in a while. I hope they continue with Kaitlyn chasing the title.
    Tamina and AJ made me even more happier than the match. I am so looking forward to these two going at it. I don’t know why people were expecting Maxine, she is gone, please come to terms with that. It would have been cool if a new diva came out, but I am glad they are using the current divas. The storyline maybe a little ridiculous, but I still find myself rooting and caring for Aj. This girl is going to go far. People need to just quit bitching about the divas, please appreciate them, they have been getting so much negativity, and now that they are doing something worth while, people are bitching even more. All I know is, I am happy, and I am very confident that they will keep getting better!!!!!!!!

  • tnatiffany

    as far as eve i am sick and tired seeing her punk ass as champ if you want something different in divas division then change champs.and tamina and aj could make a good match.but vickie does not need a bodyguard she needs her fat ass in the ring in a match with aj so aj can shut the bitch up for good. sorry but i hate the fucking vickie she only got her job by being married to eddie nothing else she has no talent

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

    I liked the match, it wasn’t a technical masterpiece, but it told a story and served its purpose. Tamina….you deserve to be read to filth for that outfit, big time. Overall, good night!

  • Gail-Trish-Maryse

    Never been a fan of Tamina, and I really hope this push doesn’t lead to a Divas Title reign..

    And I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The superfly splash is a stupid finisher. It might of been cool 50 years ago, but now it is just retarded.

    I would of much rather them bring in some new talent, rather then Tamina.

    • redsandman99

      What exactly is so wrong with the superfly splash?

      • drewrey

        I don’t see anything wrong with it, it is just his/her opinion, a rather confusing one, but it is. Tamina does deserve a shot though, whether you like her or not. I am trying to understand why people are hating on the divas getting a push though.

  • drewrey

    I love Natalya, she is a great wrestler, but I do not see her being involved in the story line with Tamina and Aj, or with Kaitlyn and Eve. I think they should focus on a few girls for right now, and let the fans get really behind these girls. If there are too many girls involved, then it will become one hot mess. Plus, Natalyas mic skills get on my nerves. They need to focus on Eve and Kaitlyn, and Aj and Tamina right now. Maybe later on down the road, Natalya should get another shot. It is already enough with Aksana being involved. I know everyone wants all the divas to get a chance, as do I, but I think they should do it the smart way, and slowly involve everyone!!!!! Just my opinion. Everyone is quick to say throw Natalya in there, I say, wait a little bit.

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

    Kaitlyn vs eve was kinda slow & boring to me didn’t pick up till the end….tamina needs a good storyline but i think shes better as a face even if she doesn’t look like one,she can come out to dead silence & have the crowd cheering her by the end,shes a special kind of diva besides that ugly outfit…..