FCW Watch (July 1st, 2012): Audrey Marie vs. Paige

Hello everybody, and let me first apologize for the lateness of the FCW Watch this week. Truth be told, I actually forgot about it in the midst of Raw and NXT this week, but never fear, for I am here with the second to last one you will ever see on this site. This week, Paige squares off against Audrey Marie in what’s sure to be a match so good it will make you want to pull your hair out from being on the edge of your seat!~ In addition to that, Summer Rae also makes her presence felt when she discusses the “Summer” Slamarama tour and reintroduces Leakee to our viewing pleasure. Alright, let’s get started with this recap so that I no longer feel guilty about forgetting this all week!

Out first comes Paige, who never fails to impress when she’s in the ring. She steps into the ring and brilliantly tries to hand her coat off to Sofia, but then remembers that the two are now in splitsville. Up next hits the theme that could make a depressed person get up and dance, in that of Cotton Candy gear clad, Audrey Marie. Audrey hops around, you know, since she’s the queen of the jump rope, before stepping into the ring and getting ready for the match at hand. The bell sounds as Audrey takes Paige down quick with a side headlock takeover. Paige tries to counter into a roll up, before fighting out and getting taken back down with a modified hip toss.

The two roll around a little, before Audrey fights back until ultimately being taken down with a jacknife for a near fall. Marie bridges out and hits a Russian Leg Sweep for a close call, as Paige then takes control and drops Audrey throat first onto the top rope. The Norwich Born Anti-Diva keeps control of the match with a huge super kick to the face. She then locks in a choke hold with some screams that would make Kelly Kelly cower in fear. Paige hits a headbutt and a bodyslam, as she just continues to dominate the contest. Another submission or two as we end up with Audrey in a Bow & Arrow until she rolls over into a pinning combination for a two count.

Paige rolls through again though, but just a one count. Suddenly, it appears that Paige’s hair extension has fallen out of her head. Being the Anti-Diva though, she doesn’t let it affect her and simply continues on with a suplex for a near fall. Paige continues to work Audrey over with that dangling extension from her head, which seems to just infuriate the Brit even more as she becomes relentless in these attacks to Audrey. She tries to fight away, but Paige continues to brutally assault her to the point where the referee gets screamed at and makes a five count, thus disqualifying Paige! Paige finally just rips the extension out of her head, as she continues the assault on our Texan native.

Also, check out FCW General Manager, Summer Rae, as she entices us by denoting how the Summer Slamarama tour got its name (take a guess), and introduces the return of Leakee:

Thoughts: The match between Paige and Audrey was pretty awesome. It was mostly Paige in control, but it wasn’t short and really kept me on the edge of my seat. This aggressive style to Paige is how I feel she fits best in, just going all out hardcore in dismantling her “Diva” opponents. I really wish she would’ve been the one to get focus on NXT because if she got a video package where she explained the Anti-Diva movement, I would’ve probably died and gone to heaven. Audrey plays the victim role so well (although those screams kill my eardrums at times), and I know a lot of people don’t care for her/feel she’s too similar to a certain Knockout, but I like Audrey and always have. I’ve said it before, but I think she’s improved so much since her debut. Maybe because I remember how new she was on her debut and how she could barely even do a move back then to where she is now. I wish she got more credit from fans because I personally don’t feel she’s near as bad as people make her out to be. I just think her “Mickie-esque” look is a detractor and people just notice that more than her performances in ring. Don’t get me wrong, she still has a ways to go, and I know everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just personally feel she’s probably one of the more underrated Divas in terms of fan perspective. But nonetheless, I’ll enjoy the last week of Diva action next week, and hopefully they go out with a bang.

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  • http://diva-dirt xaviloks

    mercedes kv and sara del ray stays in the public in 2:06 in sammer rea segment

    • http://diva-dirt xaviloks

      sara del rey*

    • shameronstar

      OMG! 2 of the most respected and skilled female wrestlers(one being the Queen of wrestling) in North America at an fcw event as mere “fans”! That’s both surprising and ironic. What if one or both are in the process of getting signed!?

      • http://diva-dirt xaviloks

        i think they atendet to fcw tray outs

        • JamieKym

          Maybe another because Mercedes had a tryout match a while back.

      • http://diva-dirt xaviloks

        i think they atendet to fcw tryouts

      • jaden25

        I hope Mercedes KV and SRD were signed. That’s Kayla Armstrong with them, she’ signed. Now, bring on Ashley Flair, Tenille, and Rachelle St Clair.

        • jaden25

          SDR already lost the tag team belts. If she loses her match with Jazz, then she’s going to WWE.

  • JJ

    I think Audrey deserves a lot of credit. She was thrown in at the deep end and made champion when she was nowhere near ready to even receive a title shot. She was put in weekly singles matches when most new girls are eased in with tag matches. She had a series of matches with the even less talented/experienced Raquel which did neither any favours.

    But she has improved so much.

    She now has a good grasp on the basic skills, and her selling is among the best for the FCW divas. My big problem with her was always her stamina (she always seemed blown up after a few minutes) but that’s all but disappeared now. She reminds me a lot of Kaitlyn in that she was put in a spot when she wasn’t ready for it, but she’s risen to the occasion and has tonnes of potential now. Plus, she has a babyface energy you can’t teach; you just want to will her on during her matches.

    Kudos to Audrey!

  • shameronstar

    After watching Paige beat the hell out of Audrey it had be thinking that a feud between Paige and Kelly Kelly could be the modern day Trish vs Victoria because Paige could play a character where she’s this disgruntled, bitter, frustrated wrestler who hates EVERYTHING Kelly Kelly represents in the divas’ division and try to actually disfigure and mane Kelly. I was thinking that the blow off match could be Kelly Kelly vs Paige at ppv in a divas’ streetfight!

    • Mr. Asstastic

      Here for it.

    • Jake

      Wasn’t Kelly just in a feud like that? lol

  • YouCanLookButYouCan’tTouch

    I’m guessing Audrey has been watching Kelly Kelyy matches and practicing her scream.lol.This was a pretty decent match.I love Paige’s wrestling skills and aggression.I really don hope that when they call her up to the main roster,they will let her keep her anti-diva gimmick.Audrey did well selling those moves,and she did great having the upper hand in the beginning.She still does need a little bit more improvement.But other than that,Audrey really isn’t bad at all.

  • alexl467


    Speaking of female wrestlers named Mercedes did the FCW student one received or is close to receiving a contract with the WWE?


  • YouCanLookButYouCan’tTouch

    I’m guessing Audrey has been watching Kelly Kelly matches and practicing her scream.lol.This was a pretty decent match.I love Paige’s wrestling skills and aggression.I really don hope that when they call her up to the main roster,they will let her keep her anti-diva gimmick.Audrey did well selling those moves,and she did great having the upper hand in the beginning.She still does need a little bit more improvement.But other than that,Audrey really isn’t bad at all.

  • ricky_says_hi

    i never got the mickie/audrey comparisons. mickie is more of a wholesome country farm girl character while audrey is a cowgirl. you might as well compare her to wendi richter when she first debuted. i think audrey has improved so much and she has a nice personality as a face. she seems very natural while others like the bellas come across as very fake when they’re all smiley

  • WWFoverWWE

    Audrey is so boring and her ring skills are as generic as generic can be. She doesn’t even have any signatures.

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

      That’s how i feel about her to…

  • ANatural36

    First off I love Paige! She is so phenomenal and I hope when she debuts on the main stage of Raw or Smackdown Kharma is back and the divas have a little more of a focus on them… Again that’s what I hope for because WWE can throw us some real curve balls lol

    Audrey is such a great athlete she has come so far and much respect to her, she shows heart and I can only see her getting better from here! Although many comparisons are made with her to Miss Hardcore Country, I feel in due time if this ends up being her gimmick she’ll learn how to own it and give it a nice Audrey twist to it… I know it’s possible cuz she gave us a taste of it with her agressive attitude in her hunt for the gold with Raquel Diaz.

    Also Summer plays her character very well and is pretty damn hot lol

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

    Does anybody else notice that Caylee has on the same dress her sister wore before. It was that dress she wore in that diva tag team match on slammy night, when Maria won diva of the year. OAN: I think Paige is awesome I never watched her wrestle prior to WWE. I only read about her and seen pictures. Audrey has really improved. Idk if she is NXT though. Her name isn’t listed as one of the wrestlers, although she was in that promo. But if she isn’t I don’t mind her getting picked up on the main roster. But I want her as her a heel. Maybe she can attack AJ and feud with her. Give AJ a female to wrestle through this storyline she is in. Maybe she could be Daniel Bryan’s new girlfriend and she could tell AJ to stop these mind games on him. AJ is upset he moved on and BAM!!! The two divas will brawl it out. While at the same time CM Punk and AJ are continuing their relationship.

    • Cheetara86

      that would be cool. But, I would put Paige in that position. Cause a Paige vs AJ match would e awesome.

  • Marlon Eric

    Jesus Christ, Paige is hot.

  • fahkyooh

    Paige is absolutely amazing. I loved her from the first time I saw this girl on FCW. Her make up here is absolutely incredible and she is truly blossoming into a Diva in every aspect.

    Audrey Marie is another story.. I’m sorry guys but I just can’t stand this girl. I don’t find her attractive at all and her wrestling is awful so I really don’t know why the WWE is wasting time on her.

  • http://youtube.com/stephenpeppard stephenpwwe

    I absolutely adore Paige. The woman is amazing.
    No matter how hard I try, I can’t even like Audrey. She just doesn’t have the *it* factor for me.

  • Mr. Asstastic

    Audrey Marie is like Mickie James’ and Kelly Kelly’s lovechild. I can’t see her on the main roster though.

  • JamieKym

    Audrey is just like a certain Knockout: Brooke Adams.

  • ShimmerSupport211

    everything was cool accept summer rae… no desire to see that chick

  • charleshp

    Looks like someone has been studying the Daffney character a bit.

    Hunter’s been going after a lot of the big Indie guys, so it would make sense he might do the same for the women.

    • jaden25

      Hunter is the man. Hope they re-sign Finlay to handle the women’s division