Welcome to this week’s NXT Watch, where the Divas have returned to the squared circle after a few weeks off. This week, Paige teams up with Audrey Marie to take on the duo of Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox in some good old fashioned tag team action, but will the Divas of NXT be able to prove that they can hang with the main roster by taking out what would be their competition? There’s only one way to find out, so let’s begin!
We hit the ring as all four women in this tag match stand ready to go. It appears to be Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox on the bad side of things, with everyone’s favorite Raven haired lady, Paige, alongside the now seemingly ex country cowgirl, Audrey Marie as the fan favs. Paige gets the crowd ready to go from the start and the two lock up, but it’s the powerful Kaitlyn to take control early on. A “Paige” chant breaks out, as they lock up again. This time it’s Paige to take the advantage with a takedown, as William Regal plugs Kaitlyn’s walnut crushing thighs! The hybrid Diva with a side headlock takeover, but Paige rolls through it and makes tha tag in to Audrey. A nice Irish whip into an arm drag, allowing Audrey to keep a wrist lock applied.
Audrey reverts it into a side headlock/wrist lock combo back and forth, but Kaitlyn counters and flips Audrey over. A “We Want Paige” chant begins, as Audrey rolls Kaitlyn up in a sunset flip, albeit not being able to see that Kaitlyn actually made the tag into Alicia Fox while her sight was obstructed. Fox with a quick roll up, as the two go back and forth with one another. Audrey with a sweet one armed monkey flip, which actually flips Alicia so far that she lands in her corner and Kaitlyn tags back in. Audrey locks in a headlock, but Kaitlyn lifts her up into the air. Audrey keeps it locked in, until eventually being hoisted up a second time and dropped on her face. Ouch!
Kaitlyn heads to the corner, as Fox gets back in and takes the control. Kaitlyn once again heads inside and applies a leglock around the abdomen of Audrey, who stretches as far as she can to make the tag into Paige. Kaitlyn locks in a full nelson with the leg lock still applied, but Audrey flips it back for a pinning predicament. Just a two count, but some much needed advantage as she breaks out and tags in Paige! Paige charges in and takes Alicia Fox down with some clotheslines and a thesz press! The crowd goes insane for the British born Diva, as she signals for the RamPaige! Alicia counters into a small package, but Paige breaks out and scores a dropkick for a two count as Kaitlyn breaks it up. Audrey heads inside, but Kaitlyn throws her out! As Kaitlyn heads outside herself, Paige runs up with Fox in hand and knocks Kaitlyn to the floor, before falling backwards into a roll up on Alicia for the win!
Thoughts: Wow! I really liked this match, especially the ending sequence with Paige and Alicia. I think it really says a lot about how they believe in Paige that she’s now put away a former Divas Champion twice, and I love that she’s developing such a fan base at the arena. While Audrey is the weakest in ring of the four, I also enjoyed her performance as well. Some bits were a little choppy, but overall I thought she portrayed the face in peril type role really well. Even though I don’t understand Kaitlyn and Alicia being heels, I am at least glad that we were able to see that they were indeed the bad girls because it made the match easier to focus on instead of some of the past matches where it was sort of like disposition-less outside of the fans going insane for Paige. They got plenty of time, the match was fresh, and the action was packed. Awesome showing for the NXT ladies this week.