FCW Watch: Aksana vs Kaitlyn

This week, FCW continues to showcase their Divas division with a match to be contested for the coveted Divas Championship. Reigning champion, and everyone’s favorite Lithuanian, Aksana, defends her gold against the winner of NXT Season 3, and SmackDown Diva, Kaitlyn. Can Aksana’s reign of dominance be stopped? Or will she continue to prove why she holds every female prize in FCW?

Check it out below…

Up first is the challenger, as Kaitlyn makes her way to the ring complete with the tune of ‘You Make the Rain Fall’. She hops into the ring and executes her somersault entrance, as Aksana’s music hits. Out comes the champion herself, pointing to everyone that they should acknowledge both her crown and championship. Aksana steps into the ring as the referee raises the title high in the air and we get things started.

The two Divas lock up as Kaitlyn takes the advantage and grabs Aksana around the waist. The champion then reverses into a waist lock of her own, as Kaitlyn breaks it and applies pressure to the wrist. Kaitlyn maneuvers it into an arm lock, which she then proceeds to lift Aksana off the ground and hoist her in air, before its countered as Aksana lands on her feet. Kaitlyn takes full advantage of this though, as she rams her shoulder into champ and knocks her to the floor.

Kaitlyn hooks the leg but doesn’t even get a one count. The challenger goes back to working over the arm and applies an arm lock, before transitioning to the wrist again. Aksana manages to roll through, and kip up, before reversing the wrist lock into a beautiful leg sweep to send Kaitlyn down. She then proceeds to drop an elbow for a one count. An irish whip sends Kaitlyn flying into the corner, but she ducks out of the way as Aksana charges towards her. Ever the smart Champion though, Aksana lifts her boot up and manages to avoid running into the corner herself.

As Kaitlyn sees Aksana in position, she lifts her leg up and ends up booting the champ in the stomach, before another irish whip sends Aksana back into the corner, this time for good. Aksana jumps off the bottom turnbuckle and lands both feet onto Kaitlyn’s shoulders, looking to go for a headscissors it looks. Using her proven upper body strength, Kaitlyn manages to lift Aksana over the top rope as she lands feet first onto the ring apron.

The challenger goes for a punch, but Aksana blocks it and executes one of her own to send Kaitlyn to the canvas. As the champion tries to step back inside, Kaitlyn manages to kick her in the knee, causing her to fall. Both women quickly get back to a vertical base, as Kaitlyn manages to headbutt Aksana right in the stomach for just a two count. From there, Kaitlyn continues to take control with a leg scissors, that she turns into a modified crucifix pin for another near fall.

Aksana finally breaks the hold, and sends Kaitlyn flying into the ropes. Kaitlyn manages to duck a clothesline and grab the champion by the waist. Aksana counters through and runs behind Kaitlyn, but Kaitlyn manages to reverse whatever Aksana was going to attempt into a nice back body drop. Aksana holds onto Kaitlyn’s legs for good measure and goes for a sunset flip, but Kaitlyn simply sits down on Aksana, before covering her for a close pinfall. Aksana rolls her over into another near pin, as both women get to two feet.

Kaitlyn goes to irish whip Aksana into the ropes, but holds on to her and charges with a knee to the stomach. She repeats this maneuver, only this time allowing Aksana to flip over the knee and fall to the canvas. A hook of the leg gets a two count for the challenger in this pretty even bout. Kaitlyn returns to the leg scissors, as Aksana repeatedly elbows out of it until she breaks out. Kaitlyn takes control with a few punches to the back, and goes to pick Aksana up until the champion counters with a jawbreaker.

A punch to the face of Kaitlyn, before Aksana sends Kaitlyn into the ropes and hits her with an elbow that seems to just stun Kaitlyn. A running clothesline though, takes the challenger down for good measure. A dropkick comes next, followed by an impactful smack to the face which might have knocked Kaitlyn back into her NXT days, gets a two count. Both women get to a vertical base, as Kaitlyn goes for another headbutt that Aksana counters into a backslide for the victory!

Thoughts: Yowza, talk about a back and forth match. I was impressed with both of them. Kaitlyn is pretty good when given longer matches, but I also thought this was one of Aksana’s best showings as well. She and Kaitlyn work well together and made for an enjoyable match overall.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

    Really Decent match .One of their best ever IMO. Katelyn is improving. And Aksana needs to be called up ,I think shes ready.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

      Kaitlyn *

  • WWFoverWWE

    it was okay match, aksana is getting better and kaitlyn didn’t do horrible like she usually does (that’s a compliment)

  • DarknessRuler

    I agree with the announcers, such nice leverage by Aksana.

  • beliEVEr

    Never expected to see these two put on such a decently good match together, but they definitely did. Goes to show what a long way both these girls have come from since NXT.Proud of both girls ( : And glad to see Kaitlyn continue to progress well as she has been in recent weeks. This was definitely a good match for these two.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    wow a very a decent/good match, interesting, cant wait until the Sonia and Audrey MArie tag match :)

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

    1:20 lmao. Aksana always does something that makes me lol.

    Very nice match. It’s on the same level as what I’ve seen on Raw lately. I’m impressed by both girls. I mean it was hard to watch some of the matches on NXT but they’ve really improved. The finish was nice, a good backslide by Aksana.

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Nice Decent Match ! Im impresssed by the both of them Kaitlyn is really coming into her own. Great Job Ladies

  • http://twitter.com/#!/madslam200959 madslam2009

    Pretty good back and forth match-up. I think Aksana is getting comfortable in forming her own moveset and that slap was awesome. Kaitlyn was okay but I dont see a steady pace of improvement from her. The transitions were a bit awakard but besides that it was enjoyable.

  • Rhawk

    I know she was on for a mili second or so, but why didn’t you mention Raquel in her new managerial role with that, Alexander I’d like to say?

    • Bobby

      She has a segment coming up on the next ep, was planning to intro them there rather than a tiny segment since they get mic time and stuff

  • laqisha

    Not a bad match……We need to trade FCW’s writers with WWE’s writers for sure.

    • beliEVEr

      Lol, yes agreed!

    • art

      100% agree with that…its sad when fcw girls have better matches than the girls on raw….

      • The_JM

        Funny how this is developemental but they get more time in fcw, than they would ever get on raw or smackdown. Makes you wonder why do they need to have longer matches in fcw, if their matches on tv are just 2 to 3 minutes.

        • WWFoverWWE

          it’s not the writers, for Raw theres a whole lot more pressure, and everything has to be approved. With FCW, there is no pressure so they can book however they like

  • http://www.twitter.com/DIM3yy Dim3y

    this was a good match i love me some aksana and she improves everytime i see her now if she would just do something with her hair it looks really bad and kaitlyn is improving as well shes better then kelly kelly thats forsure.

  • art

    Kaitlyn controlled most of the match which surprised me..shes coming along nicely & i think by the end of the year shes gonna be a break out star…aksana to me needs to make her moves look more forceful its like she doesnt want to hurt anyone..

  • Spike7000

    Pretty much Aksana is just a tiny close to being ready for a call up

    In my opinion it seems Kaitlyn is comfortable down on FCW then on Smackdown

  • velvelove

    i had no idea aksana had become this good

    • Raekon

      Check her final match in NXT vs Naomi before she got eliminated and you will see that she was already good back then. :)

      In the meantime she improved even more and expanded her moveset a bit aswell.

  • Raekon

    A decent match as always in FCW. :)
    I actually awaited a little bit more from both since I have seen better matches from both but the match was still better than some raw or smackdown matches and by that I don’t mean it because of the time but rather in overall. ^_^

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

    This was a great match and i think Aksana and Kaitlyn did really good working together.I wouldn’t mine seeing them in another one-on-one match =)

  • Lily

    Aksana<3, enough said. Also i'm excited for the tag match later this week.

  • http://www.youtube.com/RingVixens Teri

    Aksana may not be a Naomi, but damn she’s really impressing me lately. Oh, and I’m loving Kaitlyn’s moveset (kitchen sink, etc.)

  • xxQOXxx

    Aksana is dreadful.

    I don’t see where all these positive comments are from. She needs at least another 4 to 6 months in FCW before she should even be considered for a roster spot IMO.

  • French.One

    The match was a little bit to slow; I’m not very impressed with aksana except the drop kick and the last move (slowly executed).
    Kaitlyn needs to drop the headbutt it’s horrible.

    • xxQOXxx

      I disagree on the headbutt. It’s something different for her move set, same as the shoulder charge that she does. It suits her.

      • French.One

        It’s different but it doesn’t look like a strong move (i wouldn’t do that in real life), I’d rather like her to do a spear.

  • UncleCuc

    Pretty good match from two young ladies that are still very green. There were some slow spots, but it’s better for rookies to go too slow than try and go too fast. Excellent commentary from Regal also; he put over how beautiful they are and accentuated the positive things during the match instead of pointing out where they were off.

  • MarckTorrieJames

    Wow I think the match be so boring but I wrong!!! Aksana proubee shee really has Improved so much Kitlyn too are veryy good with powerfull and submission moves :) :D