Divas Match Set for WrestleMania 28

A Divas tag team match involving celebrity WWE fan Maria Menounos has been announced for WrestleMania 28 on April 1st.

Menounos will team with Kelly Kelly to take on WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres.

The official challenge came on Menounos’ showbiz gossip show, Extra, which airs in syndication. In an episode which aired today (March 15th), Phoenix and Torres crashed Menounos’ interview with Kelly in an angle that lead to the heel Divas challenging Menounos to a match at WrestleMania. Menounos, who has previously wrestled for WWE on two occassions, accepted.

Recap of WWE Divas on ‘Extra’ with Maria Menounos: Things Get Heated Between Maria & Beth Phoenix

Beth and Maria then got into a physical altercation, a teaser of their match to come.

After security diffused the situation, removing Phoenix and Torres from the set, Kelly told Menounos that she’d have her back at ‘Mania.

Menounos, the host of Extra and a New York Times best selling author, is a long time WWE fan. She competed in a six Diva tag team match in September 2009 on Raw and again returned last year at Tribute to the Troops, this time in an eight Diva tag team match.

It’ll be interesting to see how this feud will play out in the coming weeks as Menounos is set to be one of the participants on Dancing with the Stars, a show which goes head to head with Raw on Mondays and clashes with SmackDown tapings on Tuesday nights. Will Menounos be available to appear before the live crowd to promote her match before ‘Mania?

Watch Maria’s previous WWE match below:

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  • xxQOXxx

    Keep her out of the ring as much as possible and DONT LET HER PIN EVE OR BETH!

    • http://www.facebook.com/BrandonTyler95www.twitter.com/Brandon_Tyler14 BTylerHenderson

      You know that’s not going to happen….Maria WILL most likely get the pin fall over one of the two because she’s a celebrity (and I use that term loosely) and that’s how it has to go down.

  • http://www.twitter.com/johndern JDernTrishStratusFan

    Well…better then nothing I suppose. Right?….Right?

    • redsandman99

      At the very least, Beth, Eve and Kelly get their Wrestlemania payday. And it’s not a huge clusterfuck 10 diva match nor are there lumberjills (yet anyway)

  • MickieFan226

    I’m fine with this match, and I’m not surprised about it either. All I ask is that Maria isn’t involved in the pin. Let Kelly pin Eve or if Beth/Eve win let one of them pin Kelly.

  • Mr_Adone

    This is actually good. The divas get mainstream media and only the relevant divas are involved. No throwing in divas for the hell of it. I like it. And if any one thought that we would be getting a championship match after kharma announced her loss is crazy. So im happy. At least we have a match that most likely Kelly, Beth and Eve will be in most of it

  • wl75

    Well we figured this was coming…still hoping it’s a swerve though.

    It’ll probably be slotted as the cooldown match between Taker/HHH and Rock/Cena…

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Im Addressing 3 things here *clears throat*

    1. I dont know what they were doing but that by far was NOT acting. I’ve seen better acting from my 2yr old cousin playing with his transformers and Power Ranger toys.

    2.Maria is so HoTT lol I never really noticed her b4 i mean its not like i watch extra nor pay attention to her up until TTTT i didnt know who the hell she even was. Kelly look’d bad as hell to …..ah hell all 4 of them did…lol

    3. You guys should be happy at least we are getting a divas match at WM. We all should have known that we werent going to get a solid divas match. So dont act surpised and with the comments that you repeat everytime wwe does something stupid…sheesh! Its wwE , not World Wrestling Entertainment.
    Wrestling dosent matter…

    P.S Did anyone see Beth vs Kelly on superstars….AMAZING! lol

  • redsandman99

    Upsides: Unlike last year, there will be three current divas in the match as opposed to last year’s two. Once Trish started getting involved last year we rarely saw any of the divas since the spotlight pretty much just stayed on her and Laycool. Also, with Maria being on DWTS, the chances of her actually not being able to wrestle are good and they’ll have to “swerve” us with another diva, most hopefully Layla or Natalya. Also, we avoid the mess of a multi-tag match, which with the exception of the one at the Royal Rumble are usually messes these days.

    Downsides: WWE gave up the chance to do other matches like Beth vs Natalya or Eve vs Kelly for this. I don’t know anyone that actually LIKES Maria Menunos so nobody is really going to give a shit. Beth vs Natalya was their best chance to get traditionally non-diva fans to care but they screwed that up once DOD went out with a whimper and Natalya started farting. And while I was against Eve vs Kelly at first, with the possibility of Beth being pinned by Maria again I would have rather had that match instead.

  • redsandman99

    Another positive: No lumberjills! Not yet anyway.

  • StraightEdgeGirl84

    I’m not watching Mania so it doesn’t matter to me. I’ve become used to the fact for the last few years diva matches at Mania have been a joke. If not for Jericho vs Punk and Edge’s induction I wouldn’t give a crap about this Mania.

  • A.E

    my best guess maria or kelly well pin beth with a lame roll up

  • StraightEdgeGirl84

    I actually like Maria a lot she’s a nice person. Her afterbuzz network is giving coverage to wrestling and former divas. Maria didn’t book herself in the match WWE didn’t want to do a straight divas match so that’s on them. I loathe Snooki but I didn’t blame her last year because WWE brought her in. I’m not sure how much the crowd would have cared anyway so it’s whatever to me.

  • Teri

    Eh, i’m slowly coming around. Still a shame that this WM had such potential to treat us to a great divas match. I guess it could always be worse (cough, a lumberjill battle royal)

    Speaking of, I’ll be ok as long as they dont throw 3868261 lumberjills into this match. Orrr allow Maria to pick up the win via rollup.

  • Mr.3D

    I say let it should be a Triple Threat for the Divas Title between Beth, Eve, and Kelly Kelly, and just have Menunous as a guest referee, or something!!!

    But, at least they’re all in the match!!! As long as it’s K2, or Eve, or Beth that gets the win, it might work!!!

    • redsandman99

      That would have been a good idea. Though I agree, as long Maria don’t get the win then it should work alright enough.

  • Teri

    Kelly Kelly: “Ill have your back at ‘Mania”
    Maria Menounos: “No thnx”

    • VarsityBaseDude


      or Kelly Kelly: I’ll help you out at Mania
      Maria: Hells naw, I’m Maria Menounos bitch!

      • Melina&Mickie4ever!

        Kelly:Dont worry Maria I’ll have your back at Mania
        Maria:(sighs) Thats what Im afraid of
        Kelly:….was that part of the script

        • Jhonmarco

          Lmao! Love your diva dialogue!

        • mariah.


    • Goodvibes

      Kelly Kelly : “Ill have your back at Mania Maria”
      Maria: “Awesome can you train me as well?”
      Kelly Kelly: “Can you scream, stick your butt in someones face and throw your hands up like a gangsta?”
      Maria: “Uhh I guess?”
      Kelly Kelly: “Your trained”

  • shameronstar

    I guess if I want my Wrestlemania moment I guess I need to become a celebrity instead of a wrestler. I want my Wrestlemania moment to be a inter gender match. Kharma with me as her manager vs Michael Cole and after she defeats and destroys Cole I’ll add insult to injury by giving him an Implant Buster:)

  • jen07201

    WWE says:
    WWE officials have confirmed that a tag team match pitting Menounos and Kelly Kelly against Beth and Eve will take place at The Show of Shows on April 1.
    Now the entertainment show anchor will get a chance to tangle with Beth and Eve on The Grandest Stage of Them All. And you can bet Kelly Kelly will hold nothing back in a battle with two of her fiercest rivals in the Divas division. It all shapes up to be one the hottest clashes in Miami at WrestleMania XXVIII.

    • Teri

      “And you can bet Kelly Kelly will hold nothing back…”

      ya ok

      • jen07201

        Yeah I know it wil 2 on 1 and Kelly will have to fight to survive.

  • jen07201

    Beth Phoenix just stated on her Twitter:

    At #WrestleMania28 @EveMarieTorres and I will even send u an autograph @mariamenounos…after I send u to the hospital. #GlamaMania

  • http://legionofextraordinarywrestlers.spruz.com/ mscandy


  • mariah.

    I’m fine with it. But for the millionth time… Beth Phoenix and Eve CANNOT be pinned by Maria Menounos, period! The only situation where team Maria should win is by Kelly pinning Eve, otherwise the win must go to Eve and Beth.

    • redsandman99

      Agree 100 percent

      • mariah.

        Beth cannot be pinned period though.

        • redsandman99

          No. I can accept Kelly pinning Eve since it could be used to further a feud between them but if Beth vs Kharma is going to happen, Beth CAN’T lose.

        • mariah.


    • Bethinho

      a celebrity never loses on WM.so with or without Maria,Beth and Eve will lose.i can imagine Kharma:”if this host chick can beat the champion three times i think i will only need to give a stare to win the title.”

  • SteveSteve

    i dont have a problem with this. maria might not be that big of a celebrity but she is kind of relevent since shes on dancing w the stars. and the divas are getting exposure on EXTRA because of it. this is good in my eyes. also since these are the three main divas rght now. this is also a good way to feature both the kelly and eve fued as well as having the divas champ beth phoenix in the mix. winwinwin wooofuckinhooo :)

  • RayneWoman

    Okay so we didn’t get Kharma vs Beth because Kharma lost her child. But there was no reason to get rid of Kelly vs Eve feud for a crappy celebrity. I hate you Maria, I so hate you. These women work their butts off to get a chance to shine during WM. And WWE treats them like this. Well, at least we are getting a match. But, knowing WWE, they will let Maria have the pin on either Eve or Beth. If she does, Eve’s momentum will be flushed down the toilet with a big WHOOOSH!! and Beth’s image will be completely ruined as a dominant diva because she got pinned by a celebrity not once, not twice, THRICE!! So, the heel team needs to win. End of discussion…..

    • mariah.

      I agree with your last points, which I think I said in another post lol. Eve and Beth NEED to win!

  • http://legionofextraordinarywrestlers.spruz.com/ mscandy

    Awful match, I can see it already. And you know the celebrity always gets the win… so it’s already predictable and crap at the same time. Lol.. pair a celeb who lacks ring skills with a blonde barbie doll who can’t wrestle……

    • JamieKym

      atleast Maria says that she takes bumps and trains with the divas. right before Tribute to the Troops. so Maria could do something good here.

  • StraightEdgeGirl84

    I could see Ryder distracting Eve so she gets pinned by Maria. Ryder being involved is the best chance for a reaction imo.

  • Jhonmarco

    Eh, whatever. If Beth is pinned here, there is no point in a feud with Kharma, because at that point she would have lost all her credibility. Keep Kelly in there for most of the match & it should be fine.

    • mariah.


  • jen07201

    I’m waiting to see how their Twitter war goes on and what will happen at Raw.