What’s up Diva fans and welcome to this week’s Raw Redux. When asked to cover for Cryssi Monday night, she told me it was because she couldn’t even bring herself to re-watch the segment as it was that bad. In my palatic state after I had a few sociable drinks (a few too many), I agreed to recap the action. They say nothing good happens after 2am, and whoever ‘they’ are, they were right. The match that took place on the Raw Roulette edition of the show in good old Las Vegas saw WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn take on Tamina Snuka in a non-title match.
As the WWE was in Vegas, the theme of Las Vegas Showgirl was added to the match and yes, you know what that means – ridiculous costumes for the Divas. All the lumberjills wore outfits worse than Melina’s Big Bird/Pina Colada outfit (or whatever it was) from Summerslam that one year and luckily for Natalya, she wasn’t a part of the match. Unluckily for her, she was stuck next to Great Khali whilst he sang Shawn Michaels’ theme song on karaoke. On that tragic note, we’ll move swiftly on and jump right into the action!
The segment starts with AJ’s former entrance theme blasting through the speakers as all the lumberjills can be seen wearing their
hideous beautiful outfits. Cameron looks completely unimpressed with having to wear what looks like Farmville encapsulated in an outfit and in times like these, I bet she does wish she actually worked for Wells Fargo! The Divas apparently aren’t worthy of entrances this week as Tamina and Kaitlyn are already in the ring, but it was nice to see that Kaitlyn got a bit of a pop from the crowd. However, after this match, I imagine all that momentum will be murdered.
The bell rings and the girls grapple with the champ getting the best of the exchange for a brief moment. Kaitlyn is forced to break the hold as Tamina is in the corner, but then as the Hybrid Diva takes her eyes off her opponent for just a second, Tamina strikes back with a stiff kick to the midsection and a strong right hand to the face. The self-proclaimed Chaotic Exotic then hoists Kaitlyn over her shoulder and proceeds to ram her into the turnbuckle before thrusting her down to the mat with a sick Ron Simmons style spinebuster – DAMN! Speaking of damn, even Tensai in a lingerie top didn’t look as bad as what some of the Divas have on. Ok I take that back. That gruesome sight of him will be burned into my retinas forever.
Anyway… Tamina continues her attack and kicks the Divas Champion in the gut before choking her with her foot. The Samoan Princess then stomps a mud hole in Kaitlyn (well actually it was more like a mud pinprick) before hitting a patented Snuka headbutt. Tamina then awkwardly stands there for a moment before applying a headlock to Kait. Kaitlyn tries to make a comeback but her foe thrashes her back to the mat and then follows that up with a kick – which sends Kaitlyn to the outside.
Aksana and Alicia Fox then attack the champion before Kaitlyn swats them off her and she takes Aksana’s hat off of her for good measure. Timing issues then ensue and there is another awkward moment but Kaitlyn tries to rectify the situation by walloping Tamina with Aksana’s headdress. My god, the pain of being hit by feathers must be so unbearable! The NXT Season 3 winner hits a shoulder tackle next before landing a series of shots to Tamina. The headdress comes into play again as Kaitlyn makes Tamina wear it before then knocking it off with a dropkick.
Then for absolutely no reason whatsoever, all the Divas get into the ring and break up Kaitlyn’s pin attempt and start going wild. Kaitlyn and Tamina manage to avoid all contact and are left staring each other down to end the segment. The end bell still hasn’t rang so as far as I’m concerned, this match could still be taking place right now.
Thoughts: Well Monday night’s segment was very bizarre and very pointless. The booking was pretty poor with having the Divas just rush in the ring for no reason at all and the outfits were also unnecessary. The match was sadly very boring and other than Tamina’s spinebuster, nothing stood out to me. The two competitors didn’t seem to have a lot of chemistry together and the fact the match was so short and still contained a rest hold was so ridiculous to me and it made the match even more dull. Sadly. not a good night for the Divas at all! And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!