Diva Dirt Hype: Diva Dirt Fan Awards ‘Match of the Year’ Candidates

Diva Dirt’s Chris has compiled a hype video featuring matches nominated in the ‘Televised Match of the Year’ category of the Diva Dirt Fan Awards.

Even if you’ve already voted, the video is a great reminder of the year that was in women’s wrestling.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t voted in the Diva Dirt Fan Awards yet, do it now!

Which match did you vote for?

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  • HOLLA

    Awesome job chris!! Very well done!!

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    What a great video highlighting this year’s best TV/PPV matches!
    I also loved the fact that you had that song saying ”new age” during Eve vs Kaitlyn because it was definitely a new age.
    My favorite match this year was Aj vs Kaitlyn at Payback but the best one was BY FAR Taryn vs Gail at Slammiversary, this match was OUTSTANDING!

    • BorisG

      I agree.

  • OwenMcCool

    I must say I stil get the same buzz when I see Eve vs Kaitlyn, and the Payback match with Kaitlyn and AJ. Raw was great.

  • jen07201

    This year we got some pretty great matches. I was watching the Triple H DVD online and they showed him helping Natalya and Kaitlyn rehearse their NXT match.

  • carlycane

    What a great video. The songs fit the storylines of each match. Well done.

  • C.Welch

    Damn this is hard! Can we get like a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place option? because there were way too many awesome matches to choose just one.
    1st- AJ vs Kaitlyn Payback
    2nd- Gail vs Taryn Slammiversary
    3rd- Paige vs Emma
    ….also, Nattie vs Paige should have been up.

  • Rodney Holston

    Damn! A lot of strong matches this year, it’s a testament to these girls and how hard they work! AJ vs Kaitlyn is still my choice though, but so many great options.

  • FOXY & FLAWLESS

    hands down, without a single doubt in my mind the absolute best “hype” video that Chris has done for Diva Dirt so far!! It was truly a special thing to watch and really made me realize in full that 2013 was a pretty kick ass year for Diva fans match-wise no matter how it started to fall apart near the end. Taryn vs. Gail and AJ vs. Kaitlyn are definitely two of the most iconic matches of this era of Knockouts and Divas respectively, though.

  • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

    I picked AJ Lee v.s Kaitlyn because it was a hard hitting match and Divas rarely do that.Kaitlyn threw A.J over announce table,AJ hit Kaitlyn with a belt,etc..They both escaped eachother’s fisher.They put on a great match without a stipulation.

    • BorisG

      I agree, they had one hell of a match, but even Gail and Taryn had stipulation match, they used just chair twice in Last KO Standing. When Gail ran into the chair and when Taryn jumped on Gail who had chair on her. In this video it shows that match had actual wrestling not spots with weapons.

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        Yep.Gail v Taryn was good but it seemed like it was a regular match until Mid match.

        • BorisG

          So I’m saying you shouldn’t judge that AJ vs Kaitlyn was better just because Taryn and Gail had a stipulation match. But even if they did, if the match is better, it is. There is no other.
          You can’t say just because they didn’t have stipulation I respect them more. I’m saying that even those two had the stipulation match focused on wrestling more instead of fighting with weapons.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            I never said I respect A.J and Kaitlyn more because of they had no stipulation.I’m just saying Divas rarely get to have Good Matches and they have no stipulations.Knockouts always have good matches.And you can’t say just because they have a stipulation means their match is better.

          • BorisG

            I said that it doesn’t matter it was stipulation, they wrestled more than they used weapons.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            That still don’t change my mind.A.J vs Kaitlyn was still better IMO. Sure,Gail and Taryn took bumps but A.J vs Kaitlyn had a good build up,crowd went wild,the match was memorable,and it told a story.Considering WWE calls them next “Trish and Lita.”.They have a great future ahead of them.

          • BorisG

            I agree, no complain, but it was asked about which match was better, not which had the better story and promo, and I’m sure Gail and Taryn had a good feud also.

            By all wrestling standards, Gail vs Taryn was better, either was or wasn’t stipulation match.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            But I think A.J vs Kaitlyn was better because it had 14 minutes and had a new champ crownded.

          • BorisG

            Gail vs Taryn just match was almost 12 minutes, while Divas match about 9.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            The Divas match was 12-14 minutes.

          • BorisG

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Payback it was 9:54 but with segments and promos it was 12.

          • wwepassion

            It was the better match and they got a better reaction from the crowd then AJ and Kaitlyn. Aj and kaitlyn has a good match but i don’t think it was better then Gail and Taryn’s.

          • wwepassion

            They’re match was good and the crowd was active but they weren’t as wild as the fans were for Gail and Taryn. They got this is awesome ,and holy sh*t chants aj and kaitlyn just got hand claps and some name chants that good but typical. But until you can make a crowd say this is awesome then you know you’ve had the best match of anyone. And it was not because of the weapons because they mostly wrestled and Aj and kaitlyn used weapons as well so.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            If that’s the case then Paige v Emma should be getting praise…But they aren’t? My point.I pick AJ vs Kaitlyn.They got chants end of match too.”YOU TAPPED OUT!”

          • wwepassion

            They say you tapped out at anyone. Paige and Emma got a lot of praise but not everyone pays attention to NXT .

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Yeah OK.Nice excuse for Paige and Emma.

          • wwepassion

            They don’t pay attention to nxt it’s true.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            OK.OK.OK.

          • BorisG

            Yes they got the chants that usually only men get.

          • wwepassion

            And that’s hard to do as a women wrestler.

          • BorisG

            Taryn and Gail also had the crowd pumped up. Crowd chanted ‘This is awesome’ and ‘Holy sh*t’.

          • zinc445 .

            the fact tna put in a stip made the feud more exciting and hyped up, aj/kaitlyn could of had a stip like tna did which would of been better. but i think as it stands the match by taryn/gail was gold at slammy couldn’t of been better spots given the stip

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            He just said Stipulation doesn’t matter.

  • BorisG

    I watched this yesterday and I was soo impressed. Love this video! It showed the highlights of each match and that’s why Taryn vs Gail at Slammiversary was the best match of the year.

  • Brandon

    There were so many good matches this year. I think taryn vs gail was the best with spots, kaitlyn vs aj was the best wrestling match on wwe ppv, and I’m still undecided on which nxt match I like better

  • wwepassion

    Taryn vs Gail at Slammiversary is the best match of the year for sure!

    • BorisG

      @BankOnIt :)

  • JanelleSaysHateOnIt

    I’m torn between AJ vs Kaitlyn and the Last Knockout Standing!!!

  • TypicalHeel

    Last Knockout Standing definitely !

  • Alex Ángeles. ?

    AJ vs Kaitlyn for sure. This year for me the divas really outshined the knockouts, they got time in their the match and go hard hitting in all the matches that are candidates, for me the weak link in the nominates is Serena vs Mickie. Also the knockouts are standouts for being stipulation matches but Taryn vs Gail in the last knockout standing actually was a hell of a match.

  • Jtiera

    Can there just be a tie between AJ vs Kaitlyn and Gail vs Taryn because I refuse to choose.

  • redsandman99

    Great video. Super hard decision for sure though ultimately I went with AJ vs Kaitlyn. I’ve become super invested in Kaitlyn and AJ as characters and wrestlers and honestly couldn’t vote against them. As a fan who was salivating at the thought of a big match between them and with the sudden emotional turn things took with AJ’s cruel secret admirer gag, the anticipation alone for the match was killing me. Then they went out and delivered and yeah that basically became not only my match of the year but one of my favorite women’s bouts period.

  • kewlkatz

    Can people stop using the stipulation as an excuse to justify the Payback match being better than the Slammiversary match? Gail vs Taryn was executed perfectly, whereas AJ vs Kaitlyn, in comparison, had a few awkward miscommunications… Also, AJ, “Upupupupupup!”… work on making your spot calling less obvious please…

    • Lily

      Awkward miscommunications? Lol I call bullshit. The only bad thing about that match was that little spot before the belt was used but the spot was so small it didn’t affect the match. If you want to see bad spot calling, watch Beth vs Kelly at TLC.

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      Can people stop using calling spots as a excuse?

      • kewlkatz

        Idiotic statement – spot-calling clearly detracts from match, whereas the stipulation is a stipulation.

        • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

          Stop complaining and trying to find ways that KO are better then Divas.Sure,they are.This is just pointless statement of you.

    • zinc445 .

      i agree ppl seem to think that just because aj/kailtyn had no stipulation that it was better cause apparently there was more wrestling. half of taryn/gail’s match was wrestling till the chair and ring post was used more. without a doubt taryn/gail was better, storyline built perfectly since genesis, taryn was a real underdog when it came to the last minute of the match the ending was gold it couldn’t have been better.

  • Raekon

    Mickie vs Serena was a good match but not even near to a match of the year.

    For me still stands:

    Kimberly vs Leva was great storylinewise and also had many great spots, character and great Entertainment value (also better than both TNA and WWE)

    Jessicka Havok vs Reby Sky was a good feud and delivered a few good matches.

    Mercedes Martinez vs Nikky Roxx was a good feud and had great matches.

    Storylinewise AJ and Kaitlyn had a lot of past together but the WWE didn’t entirely capitalized on it and almost destroyed it partially when they started talking about how they were together in highschool and stuff when everyone actually knew that they first meet on NXT season 3 (FCW at first).

    Taryn and Gail had also a good storyline and Background from Gail trying to abuse the Referee till she had it coming to her.

    - Televised match of the year = taryn vs gail (kaitlyn vs aj as Close second)

    - Ippv/Untelevised match of the year = ivelisse vs lufisto (many other as close seconds)

    Match of the year = Ivelisse vs Lufisto

    It might not had storyline involved but it was the most entertaining, hard hitting match with great spots and lots of character from both ladies and everyone that watched it can’t deny that.

    • RadicalRhys

      Obviously it’s all down the the staff of DD to decide which matches made it into the poll, but I was shocked to know that Ivelisse VS LuFisto wasn’t selected. That was much earlier in the year and even now quite a number of people are saying that is one of Shine’s best match to date, me included.

      • Raekon

        Even the commentary in SHINE said that most fans said that it was the best SHINE match to date( was in SHINE 11 or 12 as far as I remember).

  • Glitched

    Taryn vs Gail only had 3 good spots and that was it. Kaitlyn vs AJ was better in terms of solid wrestling. But my vote goes to Paige vs Emma anyway

    • BorisG

      Gail vs Taryn was named the best match of the PPV that night and is one of the nominess for match of the year in TNAsylum (not women’s, males). It got 3.5 rate , while AJ vs Kaitlyn got 3 on Dave Meltzer’s scale.

      • Glitched

        Dave Meltzer doen’t rate it based on core wrestling alone. Also, Slammiversary was shit so of course that match was the best of the night..everyone would agree

        • mexbtchz

          youre right. The knockouts are the only relevant thing of TNA so they HAD to make it good somehow

      • zinc445 .

        ppl say gail/taryn had not much wrestling compared to aj/kailtyn, to me half the match had solid wrestling till the chair, and ring post was used. aj/kailtyn was just good compared to all diva’s matches we’ve seen i guess that’s where the over exaggeration has come from. slammy had an amazing finish aj/kaitlyn had a predictable finish. i think it was obvious aj would win using the black widow.
        there’s too much bias here, i will be surprised if taryn v gail get enough votes, i think they arguably deserve it, considering how much bashing taryn got till slammy

        • BorisG

          IKR Taryn and Gail deserve the award. They tore the house down. AJ and Kaitlyn had amazing match, but like you said it was obvious, while Taryn really surprised us with her match.

  • Lily

    It’s obvious it’s between Taryn vs Gail and AJ vs Kaitlyn. I feel like both matches are way too different from each other so it’s hard to just pick one. The hardcore extreme fans will chose Taryn vs Gail for it’s hard-hitting spots. Passionate wrestling fans would chose AJ vs Kaitlyn because of the story-telling and passion in the match.

  • RadicalRhys

    Very cool video package.
    It’s a fan contest at the end of the day so whoever wins doesn’t really make a difference or hold any true value since it’s just for fun.
    But if you had to get all serious on this, then it depends on how you view a match the ‘match of the year’. Was the wrestling the main point to the actual match, or did the story leading up to it captivate you more so? Also which promotion is watched more (seeming that any WWE match will have a more likely chance to win since it is view by more people on this site than other places), or maybe could fan reaction and commentary make a match as well (something OVW is never good with sad to say).
    But me personally? I picked the NXT Womans Championship Finals since the crowd was hot, both Paige & Emma are great in the ring, plus the actual value the match had where, while it wasn’t exactly a captivating story, it was all about making history, and that had people interested to see who out of the two would win the title.
    Even still, all matches selected have a place in the voting so whichever wins would be a good pick regardless.

  • Lily

    Also, good for Kaitlyn for being in 3 MOTY candidates.

    • nismos69

      Nattie, in my books, has had 5…Kaitlyn vs Nattie, Paige vs Nattie, Aj vs Nattie on Main Event, Nattie vs Aj at TLC and then next week we’ll have Emma vs Natalya!

  • WomenWrestlingRevolution 014

    Amazing video ^^ but what about Aj vs Nattie in Main Event oh well I’m just happy 2013 was a great year in terms of women’s wrestling! It can improve but I’m just happy we have different companies to watch a variety of characters/wrestlers Long live women’s wrestling!!!!!!! Thanks Aj, Nattie,Kaitlyn, Paige,Emma, Gail,Mickie, Saraya and etc keeping it alive

  • Juan

    I feel like it’s going to be a close one between Aj vs Kaitlyn (Payback) and Gail vs Taryn (Slammiversary), both are fan favorite matches and I can’t wait to see which one wins!! I ultimately went with Gail vs Taryn because it was such an entertaining match which surprised everyone (remember no one was expecting such a good match from the two).