TLC Results: AJ Escapes the Sharpshooter’s Crosshairs

Tonight at TLC, AJ Lee moved one step closer to breaking the record for longest Divas Title reign when she defeated Natalya.

The Divas Champion narrowly escaped defeat several times, once almost tapping to Natalya’s Sharpshooter. Distraction from Tamina Snuka played a big role as well.

When Natalya tried again for a submission victory, AJ grabbed a handful of hair, rolling the Total Divas star into a small package pin. With the pin, AJ got the victory and held on to her Divas Title.

Natalya appeared to be AJ’s most formidable opponent yet, so with her loss, is there anyone who can step up and finally unseat the Divas Champion?

What did you think of the match?

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  • jen07201

    Good match. I wonder what will happen tomorrow on Raw.

  • AJ IS A WRESTLING GOD

    Yup! She is on her way to beating Maryse title reign. And there is nothing anybody can do about it.

    • John

      Good, AJ deserves the record. But, I want Natalya to win the divas title at RR :)

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Don’t say stuff like that because she could die tomorrow for all we know. Remember Paul walker.

      • Sha95

        Why would you even say something like that?

      • edwin

        damn are u stupid or something?

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        Why would you say that?

  • John

    From start to finish, the crowd was into the match. It wasn’t a typical divas match to them, it seemed like it was treated as a regular wrestling match. The crowd respects them. As expected, they delivered an amazing match. Hopefully they will get a rematch at RR and Natalya will win!

  • TeamAJ

    This was a good match and I’m happy AJ retained the divas title but I believe they will continue the AJ/Natalya Feud with a rematch at the RR by then AJ will have break the record previously held by Maryse she needs to get to (1/17/14)

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Honestly there aren’t any other divas that could challenge aj besides natalya. The only faces are on total divas everyone else is heel. The bellas have already feuded with aj but of course they could always go the nikki route instead. Naomi has lost to aj multiple times and obviously Jojo and Eva aren’t ready to go for the title lol. Unless someone debuts or we get some alignment turns you can practically bank on nattie and aj continuing until nattie takes the title.

      • TeamAJ

        True fact that’s why I say WWE should continue the feud with a royal rumble rematch with a lot more build up.

  • BorisG

    Well I said it, if she defeats Natalya tonight let her have the longest title reign. She should go at it. But, she should feud with non-TD like Alicia, Layla, Aksana or Tamina.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      A face turn for aj tonight would have at least freshened up her title run. There aren’t even any faces for aj to defend against that aren’t on total divas because the rest of the divas are all heel. Don’t expect the total divas to be finished with aj yet unfortunately.

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        She have Kaitlyn.

        • TeamAJ

          I wanna see them 2 go at it again

  • nismos69

    Great match! So happy Aj won!

  • Jak

    I’m getting a little bit annoyed at how WWE is making it look as though that Total Divas was made for AJ’s benefit. I don’t have a problem with her being champion or for making her the longest reigning champion, but I DO have a problem with how they’re making the Total Divas seem weak.

    And before you people say that Total Divas is ruining the division, let me fill you in on something: There is a fact, and there is an opinion. This is an opinion. If the division crumbles, it’s most likely because of the fans being uninterested of the divas (Which from most ignorant fans, is pretty normal), not because of a reality show you don’t particularly like. Sure, women like Eva Marie aren’t exactly the most apt in the ring, but it doesn’t effect the other Divas that are already on the roster right now.

    I will confess, I’m getting bored of AJ’s character as a heel. This crazy attitude she has worked SO much better as a face. Why? Because it stopped that sugary sweet she had at time, from becoming too sweet, which other wrestlers seem to fall for. Like when Sasha Banks was a face for example, where all she did was smile, skip and show giggle interviews.

    Something that stops them from being TOO good, that’s what makes a good face for me. The same applies to a good heel. Something that negates them from being too evil. Stephanie Mcmahon is a good heel, she acts fair around certain situations whilst unfair in others, and Laycool for showing that you should help your friends out when they’re in need (From watching a few matches), I know how it turned out in the end for them, but regardless.

    Now before people call me a hater, let me clear something up: AJ is a marvelous wrestler, but this gimmick she has would work so much better as a face. This heel image on my opinion, is getting old, since all she’s done as of late, has been her being evil and nothing else.

  • evwill100

    AJ killed it tonight on the mic. She truly is a great character. Very solid match from both women tonight. The problem is it will be forgotten? Why: Name why these divas are feuding anyway? How long did it last, maybe 3 weeks? What story did they tell?

    There’s no investment in the division by creative so there’s no reason to remember a great match when it happens. What made AJ Vs Kaitlyn great was the story, the backstory and the payoff.

    What upsets me more is they had so much potential to tell a great story: Natalya is a “born champion” but AJ earned her place “working hard” as she puts it. You can play off Nattie’s heritage. AJ could’ve trash talked the Hart’s legacy and continuously try to sabotage Natalya’s legacy. But no, we got another title match where the champion retains cleanly after being buried for weeks. It’s sad how un-creative WWE Creative is.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      A hand full of hair is not a clean win.

      • Sha95

        Commentary pressed the issue of it to, which is why I think Nattie will have another shot at the RR & then go over once AJ passes Maryse’ reign.

    • BorisG

      I agree. They just don’t care. They had Kaitlyn vs AJ and then – nothing too interesting.

  • edwin

    welp thats it.. i fear she will lose the title tomorrow to nattie or the bella twins

  • Sha95

    The match was good imo, call me spoiled but I do wish that it would’ve been a lil longer & AJ would have used more of a variety of moves instead of the two submissions, maybe just one instead…other than that I’m satisfied. I’m not gonna lie though I was literally rooting for Nattie to win while I was watching but It’s weird because in the same breath I feel like AJ deserves to break the record, WWE needs to do SOMETHING to make AJ’s reign at least a bit more interesting these next few weeks until she breaks the record.

    • edwin

      the only thing interesting that will happen is that she’s gonna loss the title tomorrow to nattie or the bella’s or else she’s gonna continue to lose to the total divas like she has been for months now.. cause seriously wwe is only interested in the total divas atm the other divas including the divas champ will have to take a back seat while they dominate the division..

      • Sha95

        I personally think you’re overreacting, if the WWE were gonna just have AJ drop the title to a “Total Diva” tomorrow she would have just lost the belt tonight. I think tonight actually gave us the answer to everyone’s question that some already knew, AJ will become the longest reigning Divas Champion in history..

        • edwin

          just like how everyone knew beth was going to be the longest reigning diva’s champ right?

          • Sha95

            Right & I believe she would have been if The Bellas weren’t going to leave at the time but you can’t just compare Beth’s title reign to AJ’s just because it happened to her.

  • Sha95

    Oh & not to double-comment but I forgot to mention that I also liked how the crowd was actually into the Divas Title match tonight! :D Congrats to AJ & Nattie, lord knows nowadays to have fans into a Divas Match is an accomplishment in itself for the Divas.

  • Mark

    Well obviously AJ won. Natalya is not going to win that title until she gets a personality. And the people expecting AJ to lose the title on Raw just make no sense. It’s time to bury these boring Total Diva bitches. I’m ready for AJ vs Kaitlyn round 2. Or Paige coming in for a feud with AJ. No more Total Divas crap, please.

  • ZombeeMan

    AJ Wins?! NO! NO! NO! NO!!

  • C.Welch

    the match was great but where do we go from here?

  • Snap!…? #NAT4CHAMP

    No one was as let down as me. I was prepared to cry and be happy. I really look up to Nattie. But oh well. wasn’t meant to be. She might be boring to most but shes one of the best wrestlers in the world. Maybe next year she’ll get the title.

    • Sha95

      Don’t completely lose faith! :) I honestly think she’ll win It RR.

    • nightofme

      Omg another Nattie stan. :’) I agree with you. Just one championship reign is not a good look and def not deserved.

  • redsandman99

    Majorly enjoyed the match. The crowd was into it and they had me thinking AJ was going to lose. And the feud can continue really since they were stressing AJ pulling on Nattie’s hair there to get her down in that roll up.

  • nsuviolin

    Very good match for now, and I’m glad that AJ retained…but where exactly does the division go from here? If they’re intent on keeping Total Divas involved in the title picture, I think it’s most logical that Naomi gets a shot next, but something tells me that we might get stuck with the Bellas again.

    • demetreymo90

      No…Brie and Nikki had their chance, mainly Brie…..Natalya had hers, Now its Naomi’s turn.

      • nsuviolin

        I totally agree, and hope this is the case, but considering how “logical” WWE has been with the divas for the last few months……yea. I guess we’ll see, though.

        • demetreymo90

          I fell like Cameron is not ready…and Eva and JoJo sure as hell not ready.

  • nightofme

    I guess AJ will make Maryse edit her twitter bio. That kind of makes me sad for her. Picturing her editing it. D: LOL

    • Sha95

      LMAO, she’s probably going to be pissed doing it.

    • BorisG

      lol noo :( don’t want her to do that.

  • legiiiiir

    one of the better match tonight, i hope the feud continues.

    • Sha95

      Actually it was, the fans were into it more than a guys match (Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz, they gave them the “boring” chant) & that itself speaks volumes!

  • wwepassion

    Good match tonight. Natalya was the star of the match in my eyes. I don’t know if wwe will punish Aj anymore, if so her punishment will probably be not passing maryse’s reign.

    • Sha95

      I agree, Natalya was the star. I’m very bored of AJ’s heel move set & I don’t think they will punish her by not having her pass Maryse’s reign because I think if that’s the case they would’ve had Nattie go over tonight.

      • wwepassion

        Her moveset is boring i agree with that. But i think they let her win tonight because they didn’t want to make any last min changes and make it to predictable that she loses because of her off screen drama. They might punish her by making her lose on raw in front of millions, Or they probably just gave her a warning…Who knows.

  • XMickieX

    Looks like Aj is going to become the longest reigning Diva’s champ in history. I don’t feel any type of way about it, its just that her reign has just been so dead to me. Like really Jillian Hall’s reign has been more entertaining and tbh I haven’t seen this woman do a wrestling move but the Black Widow her whole damn reign. Whatever, just no more Total Diva’s vs AJ plz. I’m so done with this srry excuse of a storyline. Alicia Fox or Kaitlyn would be a nice recall from this… I don’t want to even call it a storyline… Just no Total Divas vs AJ Have Tamina go rouge on her or something anything but a continuation of this… I’ll comment about how much i loved this match when they put the review up.. until

    X REAL TALK X

    • BorisG

      True!

  • Brandon

    Really liked this match. I think now it’s time for aj to pass the maryse. Beth sadly got screwed out of it, but maybe aj can beat it. Hhh loves long title reigns as we’ve seen since he’s taken over. But something tells me that aj will be defending the belt on a raw show

  • Brandon

    Also I think wwe has a plan for aj to work a match at mania…if so, this will be the first divas title match at the grandest stage!!! Maybe paige vs aj or aj vs mccool idk lol I’ve just been dying for a divas title match on mania

    • Sha95

      It’s sooooo long overdue

      • Brandon

        I know there were two rumored divas title matches this year (lay,tamina and kaitlyn….or kaitlyn and aj) and neither worked out

        • Sha95

          I thought the rumor was just for Kaitlyn vs. Layla, when she was supposed to turn heel earlier this year instead of later? I also heard that before Eve gave her notice, the WWE were planning on keeping AJ babyface & having them fued into WrestleManie

          • Brandon

            Omg yup eve and aj was all set and stone, but then she quit. Also it was lay vs kaitlyn but then tamina beat both of them on smackdown and superstars…that created a triple threat rumor

    • wwepassion

      Paige and Aj would be great!

      • Brandon

        The match I’m dying for! I’ve seen multiple articles and comments….besides nattie and aj, paige and is the most popular choice I see. It would be great

        • wwepassion

          I agree. Both long time wrestling fans is a recipe for success!

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Paige or Emma would be great or AJ frenenemy BAYLEY.

          • Sha95

            Apart of me was thinking that they should’ve brought Bayley up to the main roster this year just for her & AJ to feud because I felt like the story would’ve practically been written for those two but at the same time it probably would’ve been to similar to Trish/Mickie excluding the lesbian stuff.

          • wwepassion

            Agree. Hopefully wwe bring up more then just Paige.

  • Jtiera

    Loved the match, loved the crowd. I wouldn’t mind seeing a rematch. But this time with a stipulation.

  • Brandon

    I can honestly say I was shaking because I was so excited to see how this would end. It was the biggest wwe new story today and originally I thought aj would win, but then that crap happened so I doubted it.

    • Sha95

      Same here as far as excitement & shaking lol. I also liked how in the match they AJ/Nattie made us wonder who was going to win when they both executed their finishers, I swore the match was going to end both times lmao.

      • Brandon

        Same! I was cheering for both. I didn’t care who won because I knew it would be good

        • Sha95

          Not gonna lie, I was rooting for Nattie to win, just because of how bored I am of AJ’s reign & want to see a fresh champion but at the same time I’m on the fence because I do think AJ deserves the record reign but now that she’s won it’s safe to say she will so I’m not worried about it anymore. I feel the same though, just happy we got a great Divas match that the fans were actually into. We were the winners tonight!