- Total Divas
What’s up Diva fans and welcome to a slightly belated WWE Main Event Redux! On Wednesday night, the Divas appeared for only their second Main Event match, with Aksana being the only girl to appear in both bouts – go Aksana (it’s the best thing she has going for her right now.. I jest!) The aforementioned Aksana teamed with the woman who has the strangest personality since Dr Jekyll – it’s the face to heel flip-flopper, Alicia Fox! Their opponents I hear you ask? Well, you’ve already the title so you know that Layla teamed up with Natalya! With Alicia and Natalya both back from combating malaria in Africa, who will successfully combat their opponents? Let’s find out!
P-P-P-PARTAY! I feel like I’m jiving in a club as Alicia Fox’s fantastic theme song bursts through my earphones. Out she struts in the sassy way that only she can, yet Alicia, aren’t you meant to be a heel this week? Stop touching the fans’ hands! Alicia is accompanied by the sultry Aksana, who I forever wish would bring back The Aksana Show. The girls pose in the ring as we cut to commercials, and we return to see a video package highlighting the amazing work that Alicia and Natalya did in Rwanda.
Back in the arena and Natalya and Layla make their entrance and both look amazing in pink and purple respectively. Before Nattie can climb the top rope and Layla can lay on top of the ropes, Alicia grabs a mic and tells them to wait one minute! Note to Alicia: avoid using the word ‘undefined’ and don’t mention hungry piranhas. Get it? Got it? Good. Alicia explains she that she felt that she got the most out of the charity campaign as all Nattie did was talk about how she missed the Great Khali’s big hands, big feet and big ego! Natalya was not happy and snapped, trying her best to get past the ref and right at Alicia!
The bell sounds and Aksana charges awkwardly at Natalya. Nattie then applies a headlock takeover and Aksana is already screaming – you’ve only been involved 5 seconds woman! The Lithuanian Lovely manages to get out of her predicament and temporarily locks Nattie in a headscissors, yet the Dungeon Divas nips up out of harms way in a flash! Aksana is visibly annoyed and shoves Natalya, yet she gets arm-dragged for her troubles.
Layla then enters the match and hits a clotheslines followed by a jackknife cover. She then kicks Aksana in the gut, reverses her irish whip and performs her patented twisting pin that I still have no idea how to describe – ideas welcomed! Aksana then crawls towards her corner and Layla pulls her back time after time, whilst making fun of her. Genuinely funny stuff as opposed to the cringe-worthy dancing – keep this kind of humor up Layla if you are not going to turn heel like I ask! Following a spank to the tush and butt bump to the face, Layla then tries to whip Aksana, yet something doesn’t seem quite right as the girls try and whip one-another like some form of unusual Irish dancing! Alicia gets involved however by kicking Layla in the back, creating an opening for her team.
Aksana goes for a cover following a clubbing blow to the back of Layla’s head, yet it’s to no avail. Aksana then crushes her elbow into Layla’s face before applying a headscissors, which she then transitions into a series of pelvic thrusts to the mat. The crowd were clapping to get Layla back into the match, yet Aksana seems to think the applause was for her, and she shouts thanks as she bangs her chest. So weird yet quite funny! Aksana then whips Layla into the corner before doing my ABSOLUTE PET HATE, her sexy slug crawl thingy-magiggy!
Alicia then tags into the action and rams Layla’s head repeatedly into the top turnbuckle. The Foxy Floridian snapmares Layla and then aims to squeeze the air from her British born opponent with a headlock. Layla tries to fight out of danger and she manages to eventually as she avoids a massive kick from Alicia. Nattie finally gets back into the match and she goes right after Alicia! Tal nails Foxy with a basement dropkick and an array of clotheslines. After her irish whip is reversed, Natalya kicks Alicia in the face before managing to successfully whip Alicia into the corner. Alicia then leapfrogs Natalya and rolls her up for a pin, yet Nattie isn’t having any of that – it’s sharpshooter time! Well, actually it’s not as Alicia nearly takes Natalya’s face off with a stiff kick. Natalya then levels Alicia with her Nattie-by-nature clothesline yet her pin attempt is broken up by Aksana. Layla then breaks Aksana’s brain with a Bombshell kick and Alicia chases Layla off. Alicia should have kept her eyes on the prize though as Natalya catches her off guard, trips her to the ground and makes her tap to the Sharpshooter – YEAH BABY!
Thoughts: Did WWE give a Divas match some backstory? Well I never! However, other than the story and Alicia’s promo time, I wasn’t too into this match unfortunately. The match seems worse in comparison to recent tag matches and there weren’t many memorable spots. I did enjoy Layla’s fresher attempt at comedy in the match although to be honest, nothing else really stood out. However, it is nice to see WWE give us at least one Divas match this week and as always, it’s great to see Natalya get a win. Hopefully though, this will lead to a singles match between Alicia and Nattie as they always have amazing chemistry! And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!