Best Moments from 2011: Maxine Returns to NXT

As 2011 draws to a close, the Diva Dirt writers have each picked a personal highlight to reminisce on the year gone by.

Today: Bobby shares his best moment from 2011 — Maxine‘s return to NXT.

So, I’m sure it’s pretty obvious by now that I live for NXT. It’s my favorite program in all of wrestling, and I personally feel it deserves weekly two hour programming, house shows, and pay per views dedicated solely to it.

A big part of my admiration is because of the storylines, time, and effort put into developing characters, and perhaps there is no better example than Maxine! That is why my moment of 2011 is when Maxine surprised the world and made her grand return by attacking AJ and forming the greatness that was BateMax.

I think part of why I loved this so much was because it was live and I had absolutely no idea it was going to happen. Very rarely do we get to have that feeling of complete shock, and seeing Maxine just pop up out of nowhere was one of those times I thought I was dreaming because it was handled so differently (aka one million times better) than most Divas get for their call ups. She was given time to develop an actual character and has since given us some of the best segments in female wrestling in my opinion.

She also stepped up her ring work tremendously, and has pretty much done nothing but impress since. NXT is all about crowning the next breakout star of the WWE, and for me, while she didn’t “make the rain fall” and win her own season, the past few months have shown why she deserves to win this one. (But if we are ever given the option to vote, support the Bate in BateMax!)

Watch Bobby’s best moment below:

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  • G32106

    Totally One of my fav moments too! I had no idea that Maxine was going to be so impressive in her return! She’s has tremendously improved in the ring and her mic work is probably the best in the divas division! This just goes to show that when wwe actually gives the girls a chance to develop in the ring and mic, that they can really shine! Raw and Smackdown need to take a hint!

  • bromero329

    This is when I fell in love with her .

    She is the sexiest baddest bxtch in wwe today

  • KellyEve

    i dont like that pic of maxine, but i love maxine lol

  • Raekon

    When I saw her at first I thought she will never make it.

    She appeared as Candy Girl in 2009, had her first match mid 2009 already (or it was in the summer around July, don’t quite remember x_x ).

    After a few appearances and a small feud with Angela, she changed to her Liviana gimmick and after a few appearances she was more off than on.

    So I thought she got released like Courtney or the other girls that didn’t last very long or only around 1 year in FCW and ECW.

    Then all of sudden NXT 3 comes into life and she appears as Maxine(her new gimmick). O_o
    I was like, hmm where do I know her from?

    So I checked and found out she was the same person but unfortunately the same in all aspects in her in ring work.

    Sloppy, Botchy and still couldn’t pull real wrestling moves. x_X

    So I couldn’t believe how she could “survive”in the WWE until she got a mic in her hand and started to shine again.

    Anyway, I’m happy that she finally managed to improve her in ring work after 2,5 years so she can show that she isn’t only “talks” but also pure action! :)

    Was great to see her return and impress as a “total package” of segments, mic and in ring work.

    I hope it stays like this and gets even better in the future! :)

  • Mr. Asstastic

    I wasn’t a fan of Maxine on NXT 3, but when she returned to NXT: Redemption she won my heart in a matter of weeks. Johnny Curtis > Derrick Bateman. :D

  • SkyHighStudios

    Still waiting for a Hoot Photoshoot from her