WWE No Way Out Predictions: Beth Phoenix vs Layla

Tonight at No Way Out, Divas Champion Layla defends her title Beth Phoenix. Which Diva will come out on top? The Diva Dirt team weigh in…

Bobby: To be honest, I don’t really care what happens in the division at this point. The Divas were off TV for weeks, and I’m guessing only brought back at the last minute because so many main eventers got injured or suspended that they were needed on the pay per view. My entire attention is going towards Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler, as well as CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane, and what role AJ is going to play. No disrespect to any of the other Divas, but AJ is the division as far as I’m concerned, and when you look at it as the division only consisting of AJ, it’s the best era we’ve had in years! I don’t want that to come off as negative towards anyone else, but when there’s barely any attention given to a feud, I’m not going to have any reason to care what happens. A mixed tag match on Raw (albeit entertaining) and a 20 second segment on SmackDown isn’t enough for me to want to see this take place. I do hope Beth and Layla put on a good match though… but that’s all I can say really. Randomly just going for a Layla title retain and hopefully she can move on to feud with someone else after this. If not, hopefully she can, you know, at least appear on TV for a consistent week to week basis, I guess. But honestly… Let’s go AJ! Do the right thing! (I’ll leave it up to you to decide what I feel that is.)

Cryssi: Definitely going with Layla on this one. If there is one thing the WWE does, it’s keep their championships on the champions for a few months or so. Layla just won the title and has plenty of feuds and matches in her. I’d honestly like to see Kharma return mid-match and distract Beth, allowing Layla to get a roll-up victory. I think it could lead to an interesting three-way feud that could make Layla and gives us a dream scenario of a singles match between Beth and Kharma. I’m keeping in mind that I have no idea when/if Kharma will be returning but it would be a hell of a thing to see her come back like this. I’m just sayin’…

Erin: While they haven’t done much with Layla as champion, I don’t think they’re ready to “throw in the towel” on her reign just yet. I’m just hoping that this match puts some fire back in the title race, and I’m sure Beth can deliver that. I think that Layla will retain her title and they will extend (and hopefully improve) this feud.

Jake: First off, let me just say how happy I am a Divas Championship match was actually included on the card. As someone who will be attending this event live I would have been very depressed if the only Diva related moment of the pay-per view was Lilian Garcia tripping during her entrance. My guess for this match is Layla leaving Jersey with the Divas Title…. and leave quick, Lay, that part of Jersey is skeevy. I really think Layla has the potential to be THE Diva in the WWE and with rumors of Kelly leaving, they’re going to need someone on top. Layla can wrestle, she can act and she looks good in a bikini. Top Diva material right there. I say Layla gets the win and a longer reign. As much as I love Beth, it’d be nice to let some of the other heel Divas shine for a bit. Not naming any names or anything….*cough*MAXINE*cough*. All I know for sure is this is going to be a great match….and that I will have no voice the day after the pay per view from screaming for both ladies.

Katelyn: With this match only being put together, what, a week before the pay-per-view? – it seems as though the WWE doesn’t even really know what they’re doing with their women’s division at the moment. But, hey, at least it’s a match! I’d love to see Layla win, because I’d like to see her keep the belt and face fresh, new challengers (bring Maxine to Raw? The new NXT girls?), but can probably see Beth Phoenix winning this one.

Melanie: Seems pretty clear cut to me. Layla is still fresh into her run and I don’t see her losing the belt tonight. I can’t say the build to this match has been very exciting; the division has been on hiatus and only brought back a week before the pay per view. Hardly enough time to get anyone interested. Sadly, this feud could have been fantastic but the lack of storyline makes it just a match for the title, rather than a match with a backstory that you just have to see. I have no idea what WWE is looking to do with the Divas, but I truly hope they bring Kharma back soon. I’d love to see a triple threat feud between these three Divas, who I believe can all hold their own. It’d be different than just seeing one-on-one feuds. I’d have Kharma vs Layla vs Beth at SummerSlam, for example. As for tonight, Layla wins.

Who do you think will win?

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  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/kaledrina/ Kaledrina

    this likely sounds awful but i don’t really care who wins, i just want to see a good match and perhaps have something new or exciting happen. it makes sense for layla to retain, though.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/melon2617/ melon2617

    I still think that picture is so unflattering to both ladies.

    I see Layla retaining and Beth taking a nice vacay. I see AJ stepping into the Divas title spotlight, which will bring in new faces like Kaitlyn…one would hope.

    • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/poison_ivory/ Poison Ivory

      Oh it is! So unflattering, especially Layla’s.

      And Beth really does deserve a vacation. If that’s what you meant. And actually so do us. I love Beth dearly, but we seriously need another top heel.

      • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/bethinho/ Bethinho

        if creative were not a bunch of morons,Kharma would have return instead of Layla and win the title from Nikki and start dominating the division while Beth would have a vacation “selling” the injury.
        but they screw things up as usual,making Layla returning(which did nothing for her) instead.
        this thing between Layla and Beth hasn´t done anything positive for both women.

      • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/melon2617/ melon2617

        @Poison Ivory: Beth definitely needs a vacation! She’s an amazing Diva, but she is beyond stale and needs to be refreshed before she could be seen as dominant to face Kharma.

        I think bringing AJ into the mix would be a nice change, which would bring in Kaitlyn, so two fresh Divas into the title mix. I want to see Kharma but I’m not holding my breath just yet. I’m hoping to be surprised by her return. Layla could definitely sell the emotions required to face Kharma.

        • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/poison_ivory/ Poison Ivory

          I’d looove to see AJ and Kaitlyn feud over the title. They have everything needed for a passionate feud: history, chemistry, and AJ’s tweener character.

          And if Layla wins tonight – which she probably will – I’m so hoping Kharma will return. Layla has nowhere to go from beating Beth. It just seems so logical for Kharma to return tonight and send Beth home to sell her whatever-injury and wait for return. But, as we know, WWE does not like mixing logic with the divas division.

    • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/defineinsanity/ defineinsanity

      Ikr Beth looks flat chested with added chest hair and Layla looks all cray cray.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/bethinho/ Bethinho

    it makes the same sense Layla retaining like not seeing Beth still after the title.
    Kharma should have been champion by now and dominating the division and Beth would be MIA.
    Layla already beat Beth cleanly,another win will not be a big thing to her since her return was damaged in the beginning by the Kharma factor;another loss for Beth will make her more weaker,but with the amount of damage Beth suffered in her reign as champion(and before winning it) isn´t exactly something new…

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/redsandman99/ redsandman99

    As long as it’s a good match I’m okay with either lady winning. The only way I would want to see this feud continue though is if they actually do something with them, otherwise its time for new challengers. AJ could bring her crazy antics to the division itself, Maxine could make an actual solid debut and we can all forget the one tag match on Raw or they could use someone else…

    And while Kharma’s return always gets said, I think they’re more likely to save her for the 1,000th episode of Raw.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/icroft/ xILOVENATTIEx

    I feel like WWE has absolutely no idea what to do with their divas so they just added this in for no particular reason, hopefully they are spending time writing kharma into the storyline cause we need her, now.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/shameronstar/ shameronstar

    Tonight has potential to be a great night for the divas because Layla vs Beth Phoenix could be even better than last month’s match because Layla has had more time to work off ring rust, AJ SHOULD play a major role in the wwe championship match considering that tonight’s show is also in her home state which means she’ll also get an epic pop the whole time she’s out, and there’s always the slim chance that other people like Vickie Guerreo, Caomi, Kharma(a boy can dream), and etc. could get a segment or be involved in another match so I’m kind of excited for this evening:)

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/number1angelinalovefan/ number1AngelinaLovefan

    I really hope Kharma returns tonight honestly I don’t care who wins this match. The build up to this so called “fued” has been awful, and Beth really needs a Vacation more than ANY of the Divas (Yes more than Kelly) She has been the Top Heel Champ and contender for i think a year now starting back from when she was facing Kelly so i think Layla will win, Get distracted from Kharma(Hopefully) have Layla retain and have Beth step down for a while……and have others have a spot to shine. (Tamina, Maxine, AJ, Natalya Anyone)???

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/whalenx12/ WhalenX12

    I say Phoenix retains, Layla gets her rematch at M.I.T.B. And Kharma returns and the match is setup for Summer Slam.

    • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/whalenx12/ WhalenX12

      Regains *

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/the_jm/ Jhonmarco

    As stated above that picture of Layla & Beth looks ridiculous. Layla looks creepy and Beth just seems uncomfortable.

    Don’t really care for the match, but super excited for AJ. Hoping to see AJ screw Punk & allign with Bryan once again and come after Layla.

    • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/shameronstar/ shameronstar

      “Jeepers where you get get those peepers!” LOL!

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/k2-foxy-holler94/ K2-Foxy-Holler94

    Layla retains. Kharma returns 1000.th episode or NOC. Beth needs vacation and kelly return and turn heel

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/straightedgegirl84/ StraightEdgeGirl84

    To be blunt I don’t think it matters who wins. The belt means nothing and none of them do a damn thing with it.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/ladygodiva/ LadyGoDiva

    It seems like a clear getaway that Layla will win because of how WWE shows how they don’t give a fuck about their women’s division its easy to predict.

    But if Beth wins it could help her alongside when Kharma returns and could buildup to a great feud and could maybe make the divas title legit?

    As for the star of the week which is AJ I can’t help but hide my excitement because of how far this has been leading to with everything that has been happening in the recent weeks.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/shannymac/ shannymac

    Layla will win. I’m more interested in what AJ will do tonight, to be quite honest. She’s the best thing WWE has going right now.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/clintocki/ clintocki

    If the rumors about the higher-ups being disappointed with Layla’s work since her return are true, I see Beth regaining the title tonight, while “injuring” Layla so that she is sidelined for a few more months and can train more.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/lucky1now/ lucky1now

    beth wont take the title im thinking a bitchy heel eve will
    can u imagine a returning michelle mccool or bella twins doing it?

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/everocks/ EVEROCKS

    Layla for the win. I’ll admit i was really excited for Lay’s return, but it really was a big flop. I don’t agree with the choice of Layla getting the title as soon as she did, but oh well the Bella Twins were leaving and someone had to take it. Beth needs to take a break from the title scene.
    All i care about is AJ!! ;)

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/ricky_says_hi/ ricky_says_hi

    i hope Beth doesn’t win the title back and i’m almost sure she won’t as she has all the momentum on her side. she beat Kelly, Alicia and Layla in matches while Layla has no momentum of her own

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/darkangels/ darkangels

    please wwe stop pushing the same people all the time

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/imj1995/ imj1995

    Kharma always comes or returns when we least exspect her to. No word about her on the other dirt sites maybe we will get lucky.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com/members/iamkessuki23tw/ kessa

    im going for a beth win. hopefully natalya interferes and helps beth get the belt back.