Raw Redux (October 31st, 2011): Is There Really a Title Needed For This?

I’ll be honest, it took me a good minute to find the motivation to begin this Redux. Lack of motivation had nothing to do with the fact that the Divas were in Halloween costumes, or the fact that the entire match was predicted by yours truly in last week’s Redux. It had absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact I trolled YouTube for videos of Tristan MacManus from Dancing With the Stars because I have a thing for a hot Irish man, and my God. He’s pretty much as hot as they come. What it all comes down to is quite simply a Halloween hangover, and the fact that I absolutely despise the Muppets. They’re scary, and weird, and I’ve never really been a big fan of puppets. I don’t like cartoons, really, except for Archer and South Park, and it’s absolutely unnecessary to have them on Monday Night Raw. I suppose it’s only fitting that the best video I could find has Kermit and Miss Piggy on it, so lets just get on with, shall we?

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are out to kick off Raw or whatever it is they’re doing, and luckily for me, Vickie Guerrero comes out alongside Jack Swagger.

Uhhh… where’s my Dolph?

Vickie is shrieking excuse me, and Swagger just looks a big blond hulk. Vickie complains about how bad it was when Hugh Jackman took over, and she’s even more miserable that she has to share the stage with livestock. I’m going to assume she’s just directing her comments at Miss Piggy (God, I can’t believe I’m writing about a freakin’ puppet) because Kermit is an amphibian. But anyway, Swagger decides to speak, which is always hit or miss. He brings up frog legs, and ham sandwiches, and says ‘wocka wocka’ which I’m going to go out on a limb and assume has something to do with said Muppets. This is so painful. Vickie and Jack deserve so much better than feuding with puppets. Miss Piggy fights back, and Kermit tries to play peacemaker, he tells Swagger he doesn’t want anything to do with him or his mother.

Okay, I kind of giggled there. Ugh.

Vickie is irate over this, but hey, the crowd pops and that’s what the WWE is going for I guess. Vickie ends up in a chest bumping match with Miss Piggy and as if things can’t get anymore random (especially since the title of this video was Diva Halloween Battle Royal), Santino’s music hits. I can’t.

He tells Swagger he needs to go warm up because they have a match, and Kermit basically pops for this. Swagger shuts him up and starts to brag about himself. He claims he doesn’t need to warm up because he is a former World Champ and an All American American. Of course that’s not why he doesn’t have to warm up. Because as if his resume versus Santino’s wasn’t enough, he drops ever so coyly that he will have Dolph Ziggler in his corner. Having Dolph in your corner is a heck of a lot better than being a champion and a collegiate champ, isn’t it?

Of course Santino has a rebuttle for this and it basically rip’s poor Swagger’s heart in two. Ziggles won’t be at ringside because he has his own match tonight. And then Santino drops the bomb. It’s against the notorious, the popular, the amazing internet sensation… the guy who lost to Ziggler at whatever the last pay-per-view was (apologies for not knowing the name, still on a Tristan MacManus high)… ZACK RYDER!

“Woo woo woo you know it.” Kermit/Miss Piggy zing Swagger/Vickie.

Cue ‘ha ha I got you’ laughs from the faces and shocked/angry looks from the heels.

Kelly Kelly‘s theme music!

The former Diva’s champ walks out dress in a snow pirate costume and holding a sword. I reckon this battle royal is next? Kelly walks over to the gaggle of random on stage left and kisses Kermit right on the lips. Well that was just rude. How you gunna make out with another woman’s man? Or frog… or puppet. Oh Lord. What is this recap?

Cut to commercial break as the snow pirate makes her way to the ring.

When Raw returns, all the Divas are in the ring with Robin Eve Torres being the last one out. Standing around we have Cave Woman Rosa Mendes, AJ as Mortal Combat’s Kitana (my favorite costume), Kaitlyn as Dog the Bounty Hunter (epic), Brie and Nikki Bella as Mario and Luigi, Tamina as Cleopatra, Natalya as the Queen of Hearts, Alicia Fox as a sailor (the cutest costume), and Aksana as Morticia Addams. I think I got all of those. We already know Kelly is a snow pirate.

Anyway, Beth Phoenix is on commentary with huge hair and a gothic looking queen dress in my favorite color purple (the color of royalty might I add) and she is the Queen of the Ring tonight.

The bell rings.

AJ is quick to try some video game moves out in the ring, but the other Divas don’t react kindly. Rosa gets dumped over the top rope first continuing her streak of being the first woman out in every battle royal, sans a few. Kelly, Eve, and Alicia team up to try and get rid of Natalya. Tamina is going after AJ and the Bella twins work together to get rid of Aksana. Kaitlyn comes to AJ’s rescue, but it’s a little to late. Tamina rids the ring of the popular SmackDown cutie pie. Kaitlyn does end up dumping Tamina out, which is good for her. The Bellas get rid of Kaitlyn, which brings Eve and Kelly to their neck of the woods. The BFFs go for the sisters, which leaves Alicia and Nattie alone in the corner. The Bellas end up slammed on top of one another, and Eve just has to booty pop. She also does a standing moonsault which is kind of pointless because you have to throw your opponents out of the ring in order to win. Oh well.

The poor Bellas end up whipped into the corner where they become victims of a 2K stinkface. After that, the twins are eliminated which leaves us with Natalya, Alicia, Eve, and Kelly. It’s three-on-one which is kind of funny since Natalya is supposed to be the heel in all of this. The three faces slap her around, and Nattie fires back with a spinning clothesline to Eve. Alicia and Kelly jump her and want to throw her out of the ring, but Nattie is able to dump Kelly, who hangs on, and then Alicia who doesn’t. Nattie sends Kelly out of the ring, but while she’s doing that, Eve comes from behind and gets rid of her.

Eve wins!

I’m going to assume Beth is furious because she has to face Eve again, and I know. This Redux has me assuming a lot of things. Natalya just can’t believe that she continues to lose over and over, and finally both Divas of Doom get in the ring to give Eve a piece of their mind. Kelly and Alicia hit the ring which causes DoD to retreat. Robin and her band of friends, the snow pirate and the sailor, end up on top on this Halloween night.

I honestly don’t think I need to make any comments tonight but since that’s my job, here we go. The Battle Royal was completely predictable but I didn’t mind it. Halloween is fun, so that’s what they went for, and it was a good time had by all. If anyone expected anything other than Divas in Halloween costumes, then I feel for them. It was never going to happen. Lets see if anything happens on SmackDown this week.

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

    It was very predictable but like you said it was all for fun. I think this is just gonna turn out with a match next week on Raw and this leading up to a 5 on 5 Divas SS match. Which I do not mind.

    Also it’s Movember! Which has nothing to do with divas :P

  • TeamEve

    I like Eve as a champion and hope to see her win soon

    • BlahBlahBlah

      how can u fucking say this u have no right to say this, and u are a disgrace to all the womens wrestling im saying this beyond all the real fans

      • Jake

        rofl @ “u have no right to say this”

      • DaWayne999

        I didnt know that their was anything wrong with having an opinion

      • TeamEve

        I have all the right in the world to say this thank you. You have no right to tell me i can’t. I like Eve and I think she is a good wrestler and a great Role-Model for Kids. If you have a problem then take it out on someone who cares. Kthxbye.

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

        funniest comment ever

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          @BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah “Your Name Speaks for itself” LOL

    • missawesomeness

      to be honest it’s better than kelly having the title to me eve isn’t all that bad but the best thing she could do is ditch kelly for like what 3 months both of them have been feeding on each others spotlight and it’s annoying kelly should just stick to staying on superstars at least eve has potential give her a year and she’ll be awesome. kelly just stays the same i mean wow she did a new move diva of the decade (sarcastic)

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Robin (Eve) & Friends The Animated Series Monday’s at 9’o Clock ! Sometimes on Thursdays & Fridays ! I pretty much agree with cryssi this match was pretty much predictable but I dont mind another Eve vs Beth match. Maybe WWe will continue with the WWE.com videos and NOT say anothing about it on Raw or SD! LoL

  • Juan

    Nobody even gave a shit that this was Aksana’s 1st match

    • BlahBlahBlah

      ugh i dont like this shes just there for wot? give her a proper match not a joke match like this and i thought shes trying to make teddy her 2nd husband and take control the wwe divas just like karen…. i wud like to see this so it can pissed tna fans muwahahahahaha

      • Poison_Ivory

        I think Kaitlyn first official match was a battle royal too. Guess that’s some kind of rite of passage for the divas lol

        • Raekon

          yep the slammy awards. x_X

  • http://www.youtube.com/xDivatoxicV3 MiPiMafia

    I have a feeling that they are doing the same pattern as the lead up to SS ’09 when they had a divas title lumberjill match with the 10 divas & then the tag elimination match at SS.

    & I perdict that is what they will do this time. The RAW before SS, I think we will have Eve vs Beth with the other 8 divas at ringside and then at SS, we will have a 10 diva tag elimination match with:
    Team ‘Model': Kelly/Eve/Alicia/AJ & Kaitlyn
    Team ‘DOD': Beth/Natalya/Brie/Nikki & Tamina

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

      This ! ^ lol.
      Im siding with your comment :).

    • ballplayer10123

      Book it!! Ugh the lack of creativity in the WWE is mindblowing. Hopefully the Divas will find a creative way to execute the match. How about Beth and Nattie both survive the match? Finishing the last face Diva with the Doomsday Device (second rope would be fine for safety sake, top rope would be awesome though). Since they wear LOD shoulder pads, I figured the Doomsday Device would be a nice tribute.

  • French.One

    12 divas :

    – 1 never wrestled on the main show (Aksana)
    – 4 can’t wrestle (Kelly, Bellas, Rosa)
    – 3 are still seen as rookies and used on nxt (AJ, Kaitlyn, Tamina) and two of them are still green
    – 2 are not that good (Alicia, Eve)
    – 2 are experienced diva

    Sadly I don’t think we can expect something with the current diva division :'(

    • Melina&Mickie4ever!

      Lmao ! Thats Funny I have to admit

      • BlahBlahBlah

        fucking agree!!!! :((((

    • Jake

      Yet people will still watch and comment on it

      • norisclouds

        I’ve actually stopped bothering to watch their matches. If I hear one is good I’ll go back and watch it but otherwise…meh.

      • French.One

        What’s your point ?

    • http://www.tpwprowrestling.freeforums.org Juan

      I agree with this 100000% lol its true nothing special left in the divas division. This is a pretty crappy group to be honest but whatevers out of loyalty to the wwe womens division ill still watch and hope it gets better…if not then atleast I still got the Knockouts :)

    • Jhonmarco

      So stop watching?

      • DaWayne999

        People watch just to complaing. Im convinced, cause thats all that happens anyway. Whether its good or bad. And this is actually a fued that even some of the male IWC wouldnt mind. And they hate the divas division

        • Jhonmarco

          Its just sad I mean if you have absolutely nothing positive or good to say, then stop watching. Go watch TNA or the indies, at least just about everyone here has something somewhat good to say.

      • French.One

        You do know this is the comment section.
        In the comment section, people discuss about what they like and what they do not like.
        If it’s too harsh for you to discuss or read the negative comment, please do not read the comments.

        For the record, i’m starting skipping some diva match.

        • Jhonmarco

          You do realize you say the same thing every time complaining about the same thing time & time again? & lol what they like & don’t like? What do you like? Nothing in your posts is ever positive & just negative & it’s just sad when people complain about the same thing all the time, you know there is other companies right?

        • French.One

          You need to re-read my comments dude, because i’ve been positive on beth, aj and some nxt match. Do you want me to quote my comments ?
          I for sure I’ve been negative on matches we had on raw, and no serious wrestling fan can deny it has been pretty bad lately, I am discussing the reason it’s not working (ie only few developed and experience diva), while you are … doing what exactly ? Complaining about the complainers ?

          It’s just sad when people come to the argument “love it or leave it”, that is just a binary way of thinking …

        • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ kellytrishfan

          I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sharing your opinion. However, I do think saying saying we can’t expect something with the current division is SO dramatic. Like, lol. The division has been far worst, at least WWE is moving in actual direction with the Divas and giving them a storyline that has actually lasted longer than two months, furthermore – there are plenty of talented women on the Roster.

        • Jhonmarco

          Hearing people whine about the same thing is ridiculous, because you’re just torturing yourself. Stop watching until you hear something you like, not that hard. And most of your posts have been pretty negative. And its not binary, its what people should do. If I no longer care for a show, I’ll guess what? Stop watching.

        • French.One

          torturing ! wow hell no ! Don’t worry I’m not that kind of fan …
          But I’m interested in wrestling (for now) and I watch it whether it’s bad or good (at least for the most part) and whether you like it or not.
          I comment it to see what people think about it and to get a better vision of what people think of the product. If the comment section was just about positive comment it would have no interest at all.

        • Jhonmarco

          Well good to know you’re not that kind of fan :) but I’m not asking for all positive comments. Just a little less negative would be nice.

    • Raekon

      Sadly you never bothered to listen to or read some interviews like the recent one from Gail Kim that indicates that all these girls actually CAN wrestle.

      Whine about bad booking and not letting the girls wrestle properly and I would had agreed 200%.

      However, they way you put them all as useless besides two (we all know who they are…), I can’t agree with.

  • DaWayne999

    OMG, just saw the video where eve stole beth and natties car. It was hilarious. Nattie is so damn funny its ridiculous. Love that eve had on natties scarf. Nattie freaking flipped. But beth was just like not good. You would think that she would b upset that her car just got stolen but no. But eve and especially nattie were haha hilarious

    • revivingophelia

      Love the video. Love that Eve took their car. Wonder if we’ll get a tag match out of this on SmackDown – Eve/Alicia vs Beth/Nattie. After all, Alicia is technically a SD diva, and the article with the video had Alicia as Eve’s partner-in-crime in this one…

      • DaWayne999

        I hope so. I know beth and nattie will b their as they said in the video they have to do tv tomorrow. I also get the feeling kelly will turn heel because of it. Mayb get upset by eve and alicia’s new found friendship. I dont know, but Im loving these lil videos. Whether they are on wwe.com or regular tv. Its more than wht we had before so im happy

        • revivingophelia

          I was kind of wondering if that could be a catalyst for a Kelly heel turn. Eve and Alicia start hanging out, she feels left out and gets mad, etc., etc. If that’s the eventual goal, it probably won’t happen for a little while, though.

          Nattie is hilarious in this one, and I think Eve’s done really well in some of the other videos that they’ve had recently.

    • Melina&Mickie4ever!

      I know Natalya didnt even care about the Car , all she wanted was her scarf lol

      • DaWayne999

        She has literally won wwe actress of the year award.

        • squared.circle

          LOL. So true!

    • wl75

      And they figured out a reason that sounds plausible that Eve technically didn’t steal the car (the article said that multiple names are are on all the rental agreements for logistical reasons)….

      And who knew Beth was an orange soda freak? (Crush soda most likely…)

      • revivingophelia

        I saw that. I had wondered how they would get around the fact that, well… Eve STOLE a car. At least they actually took a moment to think ‘you know, we need to come up with a reason for Eve not to be arrested for this one…’

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          Its WWE they try to make something out of the most ridiculous situations ! Next thing you know they are going to do a video of Eve sneaking into Beth & Natalya’s Hotel room at 3:00 in the morning stealing Beth’s Divas Champion lol

        • DaWayne999

          lol. Would have been funny if she was tho. Kay fabe of course. I would have balled laughing at if they would have showed a gangster type mugshot for eve and alicia. Like yeah, we did that shit. What? Im loving this eve and beth fued. It has more dynamics to it than kelly and beth did. Hopefully it all goes good

        • DaWayne999

          @Melina&Mickie4ever, that would actually b good stuff to c. It would add more to the storyline

        • revivingophelia

          DAWAYNE99 – Oh, man. Fake mugshots of them looking all like ‘oh, yeah, bitch, we did it’ would have been HILARIOUS. Eve, Beth, and Nattie have been going all out for this thing… and if Alicia’s got the same kind of all-in attitude about it that the others (especially Nattie and Eve) do, then she could really add to it.

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          Eve’s Mugshot would be her doing her pose LMAAAOOO!!! & Alicia’s would be her blowing a Kiss while bending her knees like she does at the start of her entrance.

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

      Tbh, I love this. It shows that the WWE is actually putting some effort into this ,even if its not on TV .

      • ballplayer10123

        Mugshots would have been HILARIOUS. WWE does not want to send the wrong message to the kiddies though. Gosh, can we get rid of PG and get back to the more mature plotlines, Pretty Please?

    • missawesomeness

      to me it was sooooooo un realistic eve would never have the balls to do it besides she’s a “macanic” im sure she would have used her skills to fu** the car up lolz

    • Raekon

      that was after they stole Eves bag. :p
      It was a revenge act from Eve. ^_^
      The video in which she says her stuff got stolen and she thinks she knows who it was is on youtube along the halloween photoshooting of the divas and the wwe zombie photoshoot of aj, kaitlyn, zack ryder and alex riley. ^_^

  • AKA_AK

    Looking forward to Eve vs Beth, hope they get time with this match. And an actual build for once.

  • Ed

    Really don’t care about Eve winning again. That does nothing for me. Great to see Kaitlyn get to eliminate someone though. She’s starting to climb the ladder. Too bad for Tamina though, who seems to be on her way down. I think Tamina and Rosa are the new Victoria and Jillian at this point.

  • MJP0

    I think it’s pretty obvious that they are setting up a 5 vs 5 at survivor series.

    Eve, Kelly, Alicia, AJ & Kaitlyn
    Beth, Natalya, The Bella Twins & Tamina

    Eve, Kelly & Alicia have their thing with Beth & Nattie, while Eve & Kelly have been dealing with the Bella Twins. The Bella Twins were also encouraging the assault on them at the PPV.

    Meanwhile AJ & Kaitlyn have their issues with Tamina, which continued in this match.

    Maxine has her own storyline on NXT & Rosa is useless.

    • http://i-have-something-broken.webs.com/ Missy_BonBon

      There’s Aksana in this match too..
      And Rosa.. true..

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

    Predictable ,yet Enjoyable .I liked this Battle Royal ,I love the fact that A.Fox has been added to the mix .I CANT wait to see Her and Eve team up ,I’ve been wanting them to Team Up and Feud ( for longer this time ) ever since they had their MoneyInTheBank Match ,One Of my Favorite Matches from Eve and Alicia.

    Anyways Like MipiMafia said ,I hope eve and beth do get a lumberjill match ,Like Last year ( melina vs A.Fox ) . And we have Our 10diva tag team match :D.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    alicia was meant to hold on but her legs touched the ground & she just had to let go…

    in wwe’s mag they have a diva fever on rosa talking about her improving & one day winning the title…they say that rosas best match was beth & rosa vs the bellas in 2011 when that never happened LOL…her best matches have happened on fcw & with layla on smackdown for the record..

    • ballplayer10123

      Rosa as champion, Oh no..no…no. Maybe if Kharma was her hired enforcer, ala Sable and Nicole Bass. I dont think Rosa can botch a pin on a prone opponent? Or can she?

  • WWFoverWWE

    I love Halloween, it’s my favorite time of the year. I was at a costume party last night so I didn’t get to see Raw, but the divas are a lot more interesting when they are dressed up as someone/something else.

    I’m happy Eve won because she can deliver better than Kelly can.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/LovableLittleRabbit?feature=mhum Megumi

    I’m glad Alicia is in the story, but it’s not really enough to spice it up. I took my sweet time to watch this match because the only people I cared for to watch was Natalya and The Bellas, and I knew none of them were going to win.

    Judging from the yelling Luigi did at the end of the match, I’m pretty sure that was Nikki and Mario was Brie.

  • TheFallenAngela

    This just in Eve and Alicia stole Beth’s and Natalya’s rental car a camera man was told to go with them in the car to catch the footage. Beth was cursing it was funny anyhow it looked like art of what the divas tv show might look like

  • shannymac

    I don’t mind them doing something with the Divas in costumes, since I always love seeing what they dress up as. I just wish it wasn’t for the #1 contendership. It cheapens the belt to have the Divas fighting for a shot at the belt while they’re all dressed up in silly costumes.

  • Eve4Life

    We Have A Latina(Eve), Black(Alicia Fox), & A White(Kelly Kelly) Teaming Up! Hahaha :’) Only If We Had An Asian(Gail Kim) :(

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

      I thought about the same thing . Savanah or Gail would’ve been really helpful right about now lol.

  • Future-Knockout/Diva

    All Divas Looked Good, I Wonder If Eve Will Win The Belt From The Glamazon, My Opinion Is That Beth Will Retain But Who Knows?

  • http://i-have-something-broken.webs.com/ Missy_BonBon

    I knew there was going to be a Halloween thing but no contest? Oh well, also thought that there was going to be a battle royal and was really hoping for foxy to win it.. But I see their building the feud up… Oh btw Robin was so Nikki Bella or Brie costume , Sailors was Kelly, Egyptian was Alicia, They should have worn something else…

  • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ kellytrishfan

    The Kelly & Kermit thing was so cute, js. Kelly just comes out, lays one on Kermit & then just walks off cause she can do that. Lol, love it Kells. I thought the math should’ve really been a fatal way between Natalya, Kelly, AJ, Eve – that’s really who the match was about and the many others were just fillers. That time could’ve got dedicated to putting on a good fatal fourway match, instead. I also don’t mind Eve winning. I don’t know, it’s just like cool to me. But they need to bring more of their feud to TV.

    • K2Evefan

      I think you mean Alicia instead of AJ? But the fatal 4 way wouldn’t have as good a way to introduce Alicia into team Kelly and Eve because they would have been fighting each other more or less. It was easier to have a royal rumble and have them eliminated instead of seeing who is going to let who pin whom lol.

  • MNM4ever

    i loved when beth crticised eve and kelly! :D the match was predictable though… i was hoping for alicia to win!

  • K2Evefan

    I’m totally happy that Alicia joined Kelly and Eve. That ending was the best part of the match for me. Team “models” scaring team “wrestlers” out of the ring lol.

  • Flawless

    I was hoping alicia would win but oh well, i dont mind seeing eve vs beth again. better then kelly vs beth.

  • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano MrMantastic

    Ladies looked amzazingly hot. Tamina Rosa Aksana Kelly who likes married men haha…Kermit reminds me of Raymond lol..Debra n his mom always owning him!! XD

    Vickie is great man! lol Miss Piggy n Kermit while Im not a Muppets fan nor was I as a kid, it was great to see them! =D
    Really fun segment!

    Uhh..I could care less about whos number one contender because I want the Traditional Survivor Series Raw vs Smackdown Divas Elimination Match!!!

    So far the best one was the 2008 because it featured face vs face heel vs heel!!

  • jim462

    typical wwe divas battle royal aside from Alicia Foxx screw up coning out too soon. So I guess WWE has decided to push Eve as the top Diva babyface for the title against Beth Phoenix i hope the 2nd match is as good as the 1st they had at vengeance, what really pisses me offis the way they booked the DOD/SOS I knew Nattie was not gonna win the battle royal had to be a babyface but now they are booking DOD/SOS so week they are scared of K2 Eve & Alicia thats so lame they were supposed to be these monsters in the Divas division now there scared of the other babyfaces that makes no sense to me at all