FCW Watch: Maxine vs Miss Florida

On this episode of FCW, it pretty much centers around Maxine and the antics that surround her. We are given both a backstage segment and a match, as the General Manager faces off against Miss Florida. (Sidenote: This is a running gimmick with the male Superstars where Mr. Florida is a competitor who wears a mask and serves as a presidential pick who can wrestle anyone anytime. It’s not meant to be a new Superstar/Diva). Continue on below to catch all the action!


(Skip to 7:54)

We head to the back where General Manager, Maxine, is seen sitting at her desk with Lucky Cannon and Aksana standing by. She begins scolding them in the fact that she is sick of things not going as she wants them to, stating tonight will be the night things change around here. She books Lucky in a title defense against Bo Rotundo one last time, to which Lucky questions why she would even do that. This enrages Maxine, who screams that it doesn’t matter and how Lucky should do his job and emerge victorious.

In walks FCW President, Steve Keirn, with Norman Smiley by his side. He tells her that she needs to make time for him, and informs her that he does not approve of the way she runs the show. Keirn continues on to state that he officially relieves Maxine of her duties as FCW General Manager, announcing Norman as her replacement. Maxine seems dumbfounded, as Smiley tells her that she needs to get up from his chair. The now ex-gm gets up and screams that Steve Keirn will not have a show because she is taking her Champions and leaving.

Norman interrupts and informs Maxine that she will be wrestling tonight, against the debuting Miss Florida. Maxine tells Norman that he does not know who he is messing with, before grabbing him by the tie and telling him that he needs to watch his ASS. She takes Lucky and Aksana with her as the two males laugh at her frustration and the show heads to a break.


(Skip to 8:35)

Maxine’s music hits as she and Aksana make their way out to the ring. As the two stand in the ring, some familiar…very familiar, music hits. The national anthem of the beloved season three of NXT plays, as out comes Miss Florida herself. I don’t seem to recognize who this beauty is in the slightest, as her face is partially covered with a blue mask. Maxine can be seen laughing in the ring, as Miss Florida steps up onto the apron and strangely enters the ring in a similar fashion to former Divas Champion, Naomi.

Maxine grabs a microphone from the side and accuses Miss Florida of actually being Naomi. She tells Naomi to just stop because everyone knows who is under the mask, as she continues on saying that she is not wrestling tonight. Maxine calls Aksana over to replace her in the match, but the Divas Champion/Queen of FCW does not obey her, and instead goes to leave the ring. She walks over to Maxine and informs her that since Maxine is no longer in power at FCW, she does not have to do as she says any longer. Aksana then wishes Maxine good luck as she exits the ring. Maxine goes after Aksana, allowing Miss Florida to run up from behind and roll the ex general manager up for the quick victory! Maxine is enraged, as Miss Florida jumps around the ring in celebration. She exits and runs up to the stage, where she removes her mask and reveals herself to indeed be Naomi(god).

Thoughts: When I saw this first reported, I was not looking forward to it because all I read was that there was a 3 second match, but seeing all of the segments go along with it, I’m perfectly fine with that. Maxine is the Queen of Charisma, and she really can not be touched in my opinion. Seeing her focused upon so much tonight was a great switch from what is usually seen, and I can only hope that the removal of her as general manager allows her to be called up where she can display this personality on a national stage like so back on NXT.

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  • adifferentsame

    The only real setback I can imagine for Maxine is that her charisma may flounder in the WWE’s PG ethos. Her character has a very adult-oriented vibe and I’m not sure how that will translate on the main TV shows. She is by all means a great personality and has heaps of potential as a valet for a main event wrestler; it would be nice if she could resurge the role if she isn’t going to cut it as a wrestler herself.

    Aksana and Naomi should be called up already.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    wow, Maxine wrestling outfit was horrendous lol, never wear that again, and it was a good storyline development, and i think Naomi should be on the main roster by now, and as far as Aksana it wouldnt hurt my feeling to see her released

  • Spike7000

    This episode pretty much wrote Maxine off from storylines for the call up to the main roster which she originally was going to get the call up to Smackdown before AJ but I heard that WWE hold off her her debut and wants her to debut at the right moment also she’s rumored to be Tyson Kidd’s new manager and he even hinted she might be on his twitter

    I assume Maxine is the next person to get called up then Naomi later on. Pretty much the 3 main girls AJ, Maxine, and Naomi are the ones getting call ups because they are ready and due New Divas coming in to FCW and upcoming hirings

  • Jake

    Maxine, Aksana, and Naomi are ready to be called up. The only problem is that there are too many Divas on the current roster.

    Maxine did great but what was the point of Miss Florida? lol

    • adifferentsame

      The FCW girls would ideally swap places with some of the Divas on the main roster, as their skills easily surpass them. However, I think a cull has long been in order, possibly when contracts begin to expire.

  • WWFoverWWE

    OMG I love Naomi so much, I love how she has a new look every week, she’s so exciting<333333333

    Naomi is long overdue for a roster spot, but I guess theres to many divas on the roster already :(

  • WWFoverWWE

    lol at aksana, she said “Maxine you not my boss, and I want to get cheer” xD

    btw i’m pretty positive that this match is old, because Naomi is currently the diva of the month at FCW and she filmed a short video wearing this exact same outfit and hair style, so I think this was filmed in early june

    • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

      i was laughing so hard when she said that!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOyzTv-g8FA Piggie James

    Hmm.. quite possible Maxine will show up at Smackdown tapings tomorrow then (for next week’s Smackdown).

    I think she could be a very good manager/valet in the same vein of popularity as as Vickie Guerrero. Although adifferentsame brings up a valid point that she’ll be very limited by the PG environment.

  • Spike7000

    @ WWFoverWWE actually Sonia/Su Yung is the new current FCW Diva of the month and she cut a good promo saying that she’s the one who’s going to win the FCW Divas title off from Aksana

    • laqisha

      Good luck for her cuz the only moves shes knows are Headlock, monkey flips, and arm drags. LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

    Wow that was awesome! I wish WWE Creative did stuff like that. Well I really do hope that Maxine gets called up now! That sucks for Naomi though. Naomi really needs a call up. She’s stuck in FCW with no direction. Miss Florida? That’s just like sticking a superstar in a feud with Mysterio. When you have no idea what else to do with them.

    I’d really like to see a past/present/future feud with Stephanie, Vickie, and Maxine. That would ooze awesomeness.

    • adifferentsame

      Stephanie versus Vickie has potential, definitely.

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Maxine is grand on the mic ! LOL And Naomi’s costume was horrible but eh what can you do…lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001164441111 Straight Edge Mattie

    I hope this Naomi thing is the Dj Gabriel where he started wrestling under Mr.Florida before he got released

  • http://looklet.com/user/132409/looks desi1999

    I hope Naomi gets called up to the main roster soon.She has charisma and she knows how to wrestle.

    • GlamazonInTraining89

      so they can NOT use her like the rest of the MORE Talented divas

      • http://looklet.com/user/132409/looks desi1999

        Because half of the “divas” on the roster can’t wrestle and barely have any charisma.So sad.It would be a shame to put her in the ring with someone like Bella Brats.

  • MrAliciaFox

    I’m tried to ignore the fan’s spelling at 8:54 on the second video, but I had to comment lol

  • stephens61086

    I just love Aksana, she makes me smile, More Aksana Show please FCW!

  • xXGeo910

    First off what was she wearing?! and I’m guessing this means she’s going to the main roster.

  • Anthony

    I wonder if Aksana will ever make it to the main roster? She’s 29 and still in developmental, in diva years 29 is like 33 lol.

    I think that’s the perfect set up for Maxine to take it the main stage and be called up to the main roster. Does anyone know if Maxine and Melina have any sort of connection with each other? I’m asking not because of the same last name but because I remember Maxine’s old Twitter default picture was of her and Melina in a modeling shot on the beach. Just wondering if there’s a connection.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOyzTv-g8FA Piggie James

      From Melina-Unlimited.Net’s ‘5 questions with Melina’ (Aug 02, 2010)

      Question 1: You got to work with the FCW Divas a couple of weeks ago. What were your thoughts on them?
      I thought they were great. Very sweet and full of potential. I had the pleasure of working with Naomi, Aksana and Liviana. They impressed me by what they have learned in such a short amount of time. Great work ethic and good hearts. There were other Divas as well but they were on the road so I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with them. They were all wonderful though. :)

      Liviana is of course Maxine’s old FCW name before they changed it for NXT. So unless Melina is keeping something secret, it’s suggested that this was the first time they’ve met. The photoshoot I believe happened when Melina had her ACL injury and was in FCW for a while (don’t know the exact details of her time there).

      During that time she did some photoshoots with Karlee Perez (ie. Maxine) for glamour photographer Tres Fenton. I suppose Melina must have become friends with Maxine, and since she couldn’t work matches it was a good way for both of them to make some extra money and be in some nice photos. There’s about three photos of them together, and quite a few more of them by themselves. One of the photos of them together, Karlee allegedly posted on her ‘Liviana’ Facebook, along with the caption “Could we be sisters?”.

      It’s true that their do have quite a lot of similarities. At the very most they’re cousins and keeping it a secret (because Melina only has brothers), but I think this is fairly unlikely and they just became friends in FCW. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were plans to bring in Karlee at one time as Melina’s sister, but since she’s already been introduced on NXT as Maxine, that might be out of the question now. Never know though. It would be a nice revitalization of Melina if WWE ever wanted to push her (and the Divas for that matter) again, and they’d make for an amazing heel pairing imo.

      • Anthony

        Thanks for passing along that info. I agree too, they would be an amazing heel pairing. Ever since Maxine was on NXT I became a fan of hers. Really hope she gets on the main roster soon.

  • zanerdude

    Let’s just release Melina and call up Maxine to replace here. Let’s be honest Melina has gotten stale and Maxine can bring something new to that bitch category and can out Melina Melina any day.

  • Lily

    Aksana, oh god, i love her! She’s the first ‘not so great of a wrestler’ that i’m a huge fan of. Her personality blows my mind! WWE need to bring her up but as a manager and she could start wrestling a few months later (e.g Serena).

    Aksana > Maryse

    As for Maxine, looks like she’s coming to the main roster. I’m a fan of hers but only because she can work the mic but other then that, stay out of the ring. I’m actually excited to see her come up because she’s probably going to be Kidd’s manager and i hope WWE let her speak.

    Michelle McCool is my only god but Naomi, she comes in close second. She’s a tad green in the ring but i think she’s ready for the roster because she has been since September! She’s still better of a wrestler then 7 of the ladies in WWE, not going to name anyone though.

    “Maxine you not my boss and i want to get cheer.” – That’s probably the 7th time she has had me choking on laughter!

    • WWFoverWWE

      How is Naomi in anyway green in the ring?? I think she’s proven that she is a WRESTLER and is just as good as someone who came from the indies. Man this girl debuted in jan of 2010 in FCW and just picked up wrestling like no other female has done

      the word ‘green’ should be used for girls like aksana, maxine, kaitlyn, and others

      • Lily

        I said a tad bit. She only has to work on staying balanced when performing in the ring and not become ‘spazztastic.’

        • WWFoverWWE

          balanced?? you make no sense there, a person who doesn’t have balance couldn’t perform the moves Naomi does in the ring. I think what you’re calling ‘green’, is actually niticking because you want her to act the way you want

          and it’s called fire, something these other divas could use

        • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

          I think i understand what you mean. I remember in NXT she did her corner move and she slipped off the apron…and i always feel like she will.

        • Lily

          I don’t think i would nitpick one of my favorite female wrestlers. It’s true, she tends to fall down when performing some of her moves because she’s moving so fast which isn’t bad but she has to work on staying BALANCED and not falling.

    • WWFoverWWE

      i think the other divas need to work on balancing more than Naomi

  • GlamazonInTraining89

    Never-mind the Wrestlers From FCW for a minute what the WWE NEEDS 2 do is call up some of the WRITERS from FCW

    • Bobby

      One of them played Cody Rhodes bag boy on Smackdown once =P

  • art

    Naomi is one of the best fcw divas they have.i wish they rigged nxt because she deserved it…hoping soon shes called up too smackdown…

  • art

    does anyone else think this could be Maxine’s way out of fcw too the main roster???..

  • French.One

    I like Maxine since she made a butterfly suplex in a match. I’d rather like to see her as a diva making some 2 mins matchs with a little promo, than having her be the manager of a jobber like kidd. I’m yet not sure she will be as good at the mic than vicky is.
    As for Naomi, i’m not a big fan of her because her finish is very ugly….

  • BadAxMax

    I like Maxine. She’s a good heel in the ring and a GREAT PERSONALITY on the mic!!!
    I don’t know why everyone is commenting & questioning if she can pull off being “P.G.”…..I hardly see her showing lots of cleavage or “back” hanging out, there’s ALOT more R rated outfits then HERS! LOL, (garters, thigh highs, breasts…come on!)
    Anyway, she should be next, called up. She could go a long way if WWE is smart in recognizing her talent and luring, bitchy personality.