FCW Watch (May 6th, 2012): Raquel Diaz vs. Audrey Marie vs. Paige

Greetings everybody, and welcome to another beautiful edition of the FCW Watch. If you’ve kept up with past recaps, you know that I have a great disdain for triple threat matches involving the ladies, but this one could very well break the mold and reignite the burning passion I once had for the match type. You see, this week we have a non-title three way involving Raquel Diaz, Audrey Marie, and Paige, so let’s get right into things and see if it can top the many not so great triple threats we’ve seen time and time again!

We take it to the ring where bubbly (yet talent being wasted) ring announcer, Caylee Turner introduces us to the following triple threat Divas bout. Out first comes the most dominant female in all of FCW, Raquel Diaz, as she hoists her title ever so proudly and taunts the crowd throughout her entrance. Up next comes our plucky cowgirl, Audrey Marie, donned in her finest western wear. She skips to the ring and poses for the cheering fans, before awaiting the entrant of the final competitor, Paige! Paige walks out alongside Sofia Cortez for this important match, as the Vixens execute an awesome pose on the ring apron and enter the squared circle. Sofia then heads to the outside as the bell sounds and we kick things off.

The three circle around a bit until Raquel quickly slides out of the ring and Paige takes control with a kick. Some posing takes the advantage away from our British beauty, allowing Audrey a side headlock. Paige sends her into the ropes, but Audrey fights back with a sunset flip attempt. Raquel Diaz then slides back in and breaks the pin attempt, as a trifecta headlock takes place with all three women! Once the move is broken up, Audrey goes for a double clothesline, but hilariously only manages to knock Paige down as Raquel ducks out of the way.

From there, Raquel hits a hip toss, as she and Paige exchange beating down our cowgirl. They flip her up and sends her into the ropes, but Audrey breaks through a double clothesline attempt, causing both Raquel and Paige to amazingly knock heads together. Audrey scores with a dropkick to Paige, but Raquel quickly breaks things up and the two once again double team Marie. They choke her on the ropes as Raquel steps out to the ring apron and holds Marie in place for Paige to fire forward with a knee to the back. They look to repeat the spot, but this time Audrey slides out of the way and Paige kicks Raquel off! Audrey with a quick roll up to no avail, as she is then sent hard into the corner and targeted with some stiff boots by Paige. Raquel starts to argue with Paige a tad, as Audrey then grabs Paige’s boot and spins it over to Diaz.

The champion holds Paige’s leg up, but Paige then smartly ducks out of the way as Audrey breaks whatever Raquel had going with a clothesline. She goes for the pin, but Paige breaks it up. Paige then sends Audrey shoulder first into the ring post and engages in a shoving war with Raquel! Diaz proceeds to drill Paige with the Gory Bomb, but Audrey breaks the pin. From there, Raquel sets up for the Three Amigos, but during the third attempt, Paige simply falls on top of Raquel and steals the win! Amazing! The Vixens celebrate Paige’s monumental win, as we wonder if this means our standout will attain a Divas Championship match in the future?!

Thoughts: If I could assemble a church choir to sing the praises of Paige, I would do such a thing. It has taken so long, but FINALLY… the triple threat curse has been BROKEN! I don’t want to take anything away from either Raquel or Audrey since I enjoyed their performance as well, but sticking Paige in the mix is what helped this match to not suffer due to her extensive background and years of training. There were so many creative spots involved from the heels banging heads together, to Audrey scoring with a clothesline on each woman at different times when aiming for the other. This is probably my favorite Divas match in FCW since Naomi faced Audrey in singles competition, and I would greatly like to see Paige become the next Divas Champion as she could likely pull a great match out of everyone and only help them all get better in the long run.

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  • http://twitter.com/jeremysalvatico jeremycanrana

    This match was so amazing! And yeah Paige outshines everyone !! I’m in love with this young lady

    • dunk20

      Paige needs to go fast to the main roster! And she could bring Sofia with her and form a great tag team! Can’t wait for it to happen!

    • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

      she’s my favorite not only on the fcw roster but in the entire wwe, i hope she gets called up soon

      • http://wrestlinggirl1993.tumblr.com/ xoxoRKOxoxo

        they wont do it till shes 21 the only bad thing about her is shes only 19!!!!

  • shameronstar

    Definite improvement in communication and flow since the last triple threat match Raquel and Audrey had. Paige is pretty tight and I would love for her to come to the main roster soon.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/999xander999?feature=mhee Sherri Martel Fan

      Paige & Sofia is what the women’s division need right now. Beth, Natalya, Kharma & AJ are the only ones i like watching. Layla has improved a lot since her injury i must say. & i likes Eve’s new role :) So adding Paige & Sofia will only make things better. I couldn’t care less about any of the other women on the roster.

  • shameronstar

    Also, I would like if this “Vixen” team consisting of 2 indy women who are both of different international backgrounds morphs into something good. Maybe one day we could see the Vixens vs Caomi!

  • shameronstar

    wwe really need to start have more triple threat and fatal four way feuds and matches because I love the extra elements involved because it keeps things interesting and fast paced, and for some reason I’m growing to love Raquel’s tacky outfits.

  • Raekon

    I laughed SO hard at the ending when Raquel had hit the second amigo and then when she tries to go for the third paige just pins her with audrey marie being still in Raquels grab while Raquel was screaming trying to free herself. ^_^

    Very well played out and a good match for all 3 ladies involved.
    PLEASE WWE call up the Anti Diva team of Paige and Sofia up!
    Both have great attitude, chemistry as a team and can wrestle their heart out. :)
    They would make the perfect candidates to replace the bellas and a awesome heel team.

    Of course FCW would be lacking on divas then with only 3 left while Caylee is stuck on being a ring announcer but they could also take in a few of the girls that had previously tried out.

  • redsandman99

    Very nice match between the three.

  • JJ

    FCW getting back on track!

    Audrey is getting better week after week.

  • Choko

    Nice match, but it is really stupid that Paige has to scream like everytime she does something…

  • lucky1now

    i really enjoyed the match they all can bring something good to the main roster once their called cant wait to see that new era of divas

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    very very nice match, i liked it really well, i wonder when TENILLE is gonna debut, if she doesnt soon, she will be released

  • jcarcano12

    Hardcore Country LOL. ;)
    the match was OK I give a 3
    Paige is a awesome wrestler n she So young I see a good feature in her career

  • Jhonmarco

    Paige is already ready for the main roster. She puts most the division to shame, though that isn’t very hard, she’s still amazing.

  • javiousmckenzie

    Paige is giving me so much Daffney its crazy i bet if Daffney watched her she would be like hmm. But the writers for FCW clearly watches TNA Audrey is a Mickie James clone to the T and Raquel i dont know about her she looks slow in the ring like she counting her steps she is a little husky looks to loose her breath quick i would proffer her as a Melina like heel manager than a wrestler and its quite noticeable her who gimmick screams Melina in MNM

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/999xander999?feature=mhee Sherri Martel Fan

      I agree! I don’t think Raquel is cut out to be a wrestler! I really don’t. But no doubt WWE will put her on the main roster before all the others! I can just see it :(

  • ShimmerSupport211

    BRITANI KNIGHT NEVER NEEDED FCW. SHE WAS A YOUNG PRODIGY BEFORE COMING HERE. PUT HERE ON THE MAIN ROSTER NOW.

  • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

    Paige is simply amazing and i love how Audrey is supossed to be the most popular fcw diva but Paige gets a better reaction from the audience(not dissing on Audrey)
    Damn i cant wait for Paige on the main roster, i she could be so over i can imagine her beiang one of the most over divas along with Aj and Kharma

  • Anthony

    I don’t know what it is about Sofia Cortez but I just can’t stand her.

    • http://www.diva-dirt.com candice7000

      Same here.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com candice7000

    I want all 3 girls on the main roster. Paige I can see being a mixture of Daffeny and Michelle McCool. Audrey I see being a generic face. Raquel I want her debut as being her mothers side-kick who eventually takes over being the manager of Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. Causing Vickie to turn face and have a feud like Linda and Stephanie Mcmahon.

  • No Holds Barred

    Best FCW triple threat since Savannah vs Naomi vs AJ