Divas Title Match Announced for Night of Champions

Tonight on SmackDown, a Divas Title match between champion Layla and #1 contender Kaitlyn was officially announced for the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View.

Kaitlyn earned her title shot by winning a #1 contendership battle royal on last week’s Raw.

Night of Champions will air on Sunday, September 16th.

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  • Adam

    I really hope Layla wins. People say Layla’s title reign has been boring but tbh Kaitlyn’s will be just as boring if she wins.

    • divafan

      Kaitlyn next Divas Champ!

    • DAFereldan91

      Layla’s reign as champion is extremely boring and forgettable, in fact.

      • divafan

        YES YES YES!

    • http://aksanahq.com Aksana

      It doesn’t matter who the title is given to. The Divas will continue to have forgetful and dull title reigns.

      • Jcott3

        Too true.

    • LadyGoDiva

      @Adam that problem with Layla’s divas title reign it needs a storyline to make her title reign worth it.

      • lilboyswaggz

        i think layla should just fued with eve, and kaitlyn should fued with natalya

        lol but natayla and kaitlyn fued would just end up like alicia and natalya, kaitlyn would win all the time and then she would just wash of the face of the earth just like alicia and leave natalya to be a jobber.

        acually if they would just bring back the womens title for smackdown then they wouldnt have to have smackdown divas jobbing for raw divas!!!

  • redsandman99

    While it was obvious that was when they were going to do it, I’m kind of surprised that WWE actually announced it so far ahead of the ppv. It feels like ages since we’ve had one announced so far ahead.

    • MrForeverMelina

      they probably released it early to make sure everyone knows it just beetween kaitlyn and lay, so eve can insert herself

  • Adam

    Btw they really should’ve released this photoshoot of Layla. She looks FLAWLESS.

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

      same here…

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

    I’m hoping layla retains…kaitlyn needs to stop whatever shes getting injected into her lips lol…

    • Raekon

      its called photoshop I guess. :/

  • shannymac

    If Eve doesn’t somehow insert herself into this match (and most likely win it), I will be totally shocked.

    Also, that’s some bad photoshop on Kailyn’s face in that pic.

  • Blowbangfan

    Go Kaitlyn! I’m loving this. They’re pushing Kaitlyn like she deserves – finally! She’s going to kick Layla’s ass and be the best Diva champion ever. Awesome news. Glad to see Eve’s getting along with the other Divas now too. I know Kaitlyn is going to be the next Divas champion so good riddance to lame Layla!

    • Adam

      you need jesus your posts are the most annoying things I’ve ever read *hands you holy water*

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

        Isnt what @Blowbangfan said kinda like religion?

        • kreece

          I don’t think this person knows that it’s scripted bless

  • Acrant

    Layla’s run needs to end.

    Kaitlyn has all the storylines.

  • jen07201

    Is it me or Kaitlyn’s eyes stand out in the picture?

  • http://cmpunkscrazychick.tumblr.com xoxoRKOxoxo

    As of late WWE is doing a good job promoting the Divas divison now if hey could get more storylines and just add some promos I, for one, would be really happy!!!!

  • mikeparis18

    They onyl doin this now cuz they have to with N.O.T being all championships matches. Should be ok but I think it may change last minute or become a lumberjill

    • http://Twitter.com/Just_Trevon Flybytre

      I Hope Not. I Hate Those Damn Matches

      • perceval

        Has there ever been a lumberjill match that DIDN’T kill the crowd? The lumberjills even killed MICKIE JAMES VS LITA.

        Who is it in Uncreative that kept saying, even with year after year of this type of match being a flop, “Hey, let’s make it a lumberjill match!”

  • http://Twitter.com/Just_Trevon Flybytre

    I Love Kaitlyn And All I’m Happy She’s Getting A Push, But I Don’t Want To See Her Win The Title Right Now Maybe Down The Line, But Not Right Now.

    Did Ya’ll Notice On Smackdown Tonight Kaitlyn Got A Little Let’s Go Kaitlyn Chant Witch Means She’s A Little Over With The Live Crowd.

    And I Still Want Layla To Go Back To The Heel She Was When She Was With Michelle. She Was Much Better In That Role IMO

  • Mr. Asstastic

    Am I the only person who reads Kaitlyn’s name in Honey Boo Boo Child’s voice?

    Having said that, I can’t believe I’m saying this… but I actually hope she wins. Layla’s reign gotta go.

    • Crazy_J

      ” I can’t believe I’m saying this… but I actually hope she wins. Layla’s reign gotta go. ” Thats how I feel as well.

  • http://vetaj.blogspot.com NurseBetty

    I want Kaitlyn to chase the title and Layla turns heel in the process.

  • Crazy_J

    I have a feeling that Kaitlyn is going to win the title or in some way Layla won’t walk out of NOC as the diva’s champion. Maybe someone else will be thrown in at the last minute? TBH I’d actually like to see more of Kaitlyn/Natalya and if Kaitlyn winning the title means we could get to see that feud then I am all for it. Natalya is one of the diva’s who works best with Kaitlyn considering she was a mentor for her before. I’m interested to see where this goes if Kaitlyn wins. If she doesn’t win then I’m not sure how I feel about it because Kaitlyn/Layla just isn’t interesting to me. I guess I’m looking to far ahead but I can dream lol.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/madslam200959 madslam2009

    Layla has had a very forgettable and poor reign as champion, and it is not entirely her fault. When your not in a match on Raw or Smackdown for weeks on end, generally that is the sign of a week champion. In order for the divison to really get it’s wind back, Kaitlyn NEEDS to win the title. I like Layla too, and I truly hate saying this, but her as champion isn’t helping anyone. Some new blood and fresh feud are what the divas need.

    I’ve also been impressed with Kaitlyn. It really makes me remember her time on NXT, and while there will always be critics, she has such a stronger fan backing as well as really improving in the ring. I really hope she wins the title, because it will just add to the positive things that came out of NXT!

    • perceval

      Yeah. It hasn’t been just Layla. The last six Divas Champions had boring title runs. The Divas Championship hasn’t been interesting since back when Natalya put LayCool through a table.

      • GailKim95

        I would say Kelly’s reign was actually pretty good. It had everyone talking about the whole models vs wrestlers thing but all the others i totally agree with you about

        • perceval

          Kelly’s reign had the potential to be interesting, but the writers wouldn’t allow anything interesting to happen.

      • redsandman99

        Beth’s reign did supply several very good ppv matches though they dropped the ball with the DoD and the end of her reign suffered from the lack of exposue Layla’s bee dealing with until recently.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/madslam200959 madslam2009

          I thought Kelly had a pretty good reign. She was on TV consistently, had a good record of wins and losses, and had decent feuds with the D.O.D and the Bellas. Beth’s reign was ok, she had it good at first, but they just didn’t give the D.O.D a real path other than hating barbies. The fact that the only team/divas they consistently beat were AJ and Kaitlyn did not help either.

  • SarahD

    Please make Layla retain, Kaitlyn isnt ready to be a champion because last time I checked? this is her first fued with someone ever since she was moved to the main rosters.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/madslam200959 madslam2009


      • EVEROCKS

        eve, and natalya?

        • SarahD

          NXT wasnt a main roster & Maxine wasnt drafted to the main roster @MadSlam

          @EveRocks I meant a main fued & I dont remember Kaitlyn fueding with Natalya tbh.

    • Ed

      “Kaitlyn isnt ready to be a champion because last time I checked? this is her first fued with someone ever since she was moved to the main rosters.”

      You could’ve said the same thing about Mickie James and Trish back in the day. Not that I’m comparing Kaitlyn to Mickie, but it’s not like there’s no precedent for this.

      Besides, Kaitlyn might not be the best choice for a potential new champion, but she isn’t the worst either. Frankly, just the fact that they seem to want to do storyline related things with her right now makes her a better option than just keeping the title on Layla, who’s been all but invisible since she won the thing.

  • Adam

    I don’t get how any of you think Kaitlyn as champ will be any better than Layla as champ. Someone please explain this to me.

    • redsandman99

      Because WWE is supposedly high on her after her performance in the 6 diva tag at MITB. And if they’re high on her, they might actually use her CONSISTANTLY (key word there) and have her in actual feuds and stuff. They wasted Layla for too long and the fans are not going to just start caring about her title reign now. Something needs to be done to freshen up the scene and if it’s gotta be Kaitlyn then why not give her a shot? WWE is having her have issues with Natalya already and that could be her first feud after Layla has her rematch. Or they could have Layla turn heel out of frustration and there could be a feud. Or all Eve’s buttering her up could be just Eve setting her up for something and that could be a feud. People sense more possibilites with Kaitlyn winning rather than Layla remaining champ.

      • Raekon

        Fully agree with @Redsandman99.

        Kaitlyn as a champion opens the possibilities of some good feuds with Eve and Natalya that are already involved and can add involve additional divas putting them in the mix along the way (like Alicia and Tamina).

        This would help the division more than Layla staying champion.

        • http://ashmultimedia.wordpress.com melon2617

          Because the only time that fans get slightly invested in the championship when there is a first time champion. K2 & the Bella twins both generated buzz when they won the belts & WWE was more invested in them.

          WWE has put more effort into finding opponents for Kaitlyn than Layla. Kaitlyn has three possible opponents for her reign, while Layla is just kind of there. You don’t have to be the best or a veteran to generate interest in the division. Trish was as green as they come when she won her title & people cared. Stephanie had no skill @ all & her reign made people care. If WWE continue to push Kaitlyn like this, the division could really improve.

    • Ed

      “I don’t get how any of you think Kaitlyn as champ will be any better than Layla as champ. Someone please explain this to me.”

      Why don’t you explain to me how Kaitlyn could be any WORSE than Layla, whose title reign has been so meaningless to the WWE writers that they kept her off TV for weeks at a time and never gave her a single compelling challenger. Not her fault really, but she’s done absolutely nothing as the champion.

      Hell, in just the last few weeks, they’ve put more effort into creating potential storylines/feuds for Kaitlyn than they have for Layla since she won the title months ago. Kaitlyn already looks like a better champion to me and she hasn’t even won the title yet.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

    I reckon we’ll end up seeing Eve vs Kaitlyn vs Layla vs Natalya

  • http://www.twitter.com/Diva_Fan_4_Life DivaFan4Life

    wow they are actually building this match up in advanced! :D I’m excited <3 i wonder if they both will be face or maybe one of them will turn heel in the next week or so! I would love to see eve become the special guest ref :D or make it a triple threat

  • i want divas

    even though i DO NOT LIKE LAYLA im not sure about giving kaitlyn the title i do believe laylas reign needs to come to a STOP! (a long time ago). but we do need a fresh face but kaitlyn might have a 2mnth reign and uhhh eve takes it and which maybe a.j. gets the title if she wrestles :-D but i reallly want kelly to hold the title i really do because she is trying and 5yrs just for a 3mnth reign :-( noooo good also she is wwe golden girl soo….

  • TheGunner

    Kaitlyn has some potential but is still way to green to be on TV she should be in NXT/FCW

    Layla is boring her matches are awful and I have a bad feeling Eve will be added to this match

  • Chryst Voegele

    Layla’s reign is boring but I’m not sure “Can Kaitlyn hold divisions”.

  • SigmaX

    Sorry but if Kaitlyn wins the title at NOC you will have yourself a gail kim reign,diva fans have become overly desperate if one doesn’t work out toss it onto someone else and “pray” it somehow gets better and if not…repeat the process.

    What I want to see is Kaitlyn come with a hair of winning only to lose by a rookie mistake…and then leading to the rematch have EVE gradually give Kaitlyn a big head and boast her how she almost had layla beat..etc etc.

    Then have the rematch but then have EVE screw Layla and help Kaitlyn win the title….this way you create some interest now , because look at it like this.

    EVE screws layla and helps AJs friend

    Vickie then somehow screws AJ outta her position as GM

    Layla and AJ form a temporary alliance against Eve .Kaitlyn and Vickie, then we split the feuds off into…EVE Vs Layla and AJ Vs Kaitlyn.

    Kaityn gets her little run with the title , layla has a feud away from the title…Kaitlyn then eventually drops it time for AJ to either walk into mania as divas champion or to win it at mania.

    • magicmike191

      Wow this is good and by your logic aj lee will be the second diva next to Mickie James to win her first title at wrestlemania but wwe might not do this.

  • SweeneyTodd

    Kaitlyn is the wrong choice for the title. They have Eve, Tamina or Natalya. Kaitlyn in ring skills are greener than grass.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/DeeMvProductions TaraFan19

      Finally someone that is speaking some sense

    • JamieKym

      @SweeneyTodd Thank you. 10000000% agree

    • DivaDestiny

      Another in agreement.

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

        @SweeneyTodd couldn’t agree more….

  • Valese

    I hope Layla loses that belt at Night of Champions.
    Kaitlyn would be a fresh breath of air and she’s always improving.
    And, LOL i remember when people were all like ‘WWE is waiting for Layla to return blahblahblah’… and here she is as Diva’s champion doing nothing for the division.

    • jayjayholler

      this ^