WWE Main Event Redux (March 27th, 2013): The Bellas Put the Funkadactyls on the Endangered Species List

What’s up Diva fans and welcome to this week’s WWE Main Event Redux! The only girls currently scheduled for a WrestleMania match are in tag team action this week as Brie and Nikki Bella, alongside their Mania tag partners Team Rhodes Scholars, face off against Cameron and Naomi, the Funkadactyls! Caomi (I applaud whoever invented this portmanteau) also do a bit of introducing as well as wrestling, as they unveil the new tag team name for their WrestleMania cohorts, Brodus Clay and ‘Sweet T’ Tensai! In addition to all this mouth watering action, AJ Lee also makes her presence felt. Cray-J will be accompanying Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler come WrestleMania, yet right now, she’s hoping to distract their Mania opponents and her former bits on the side, Daniel Bryan and Kane. So many rhetorical questions to consider, so let’s get into the wrasslin’!


Skip to 0:45.

We cut to the point where Kane is about to put away Antonio Cesaro with a Chokeslam but then we hear, in my opinion, the best WWE Divas theme at this present moment (sue me) as AJ Lee skips her way to the ring. AJ was hoping to light up Kane’s attention, yet the Big Red Machine’s Team Hell No partner Daniel Bryan and the fans told her NO! NO! NO! AJ left with a smug grin on her face, so does she have something else in store?!

Up next, we have some sweet Divas tag team action, and to start us off, it’s Caomi! The Funkadactyls only have one pompom each tonight, as… wait, what’s that, they have mics??!! Two weeks in a row the Divas are going to get some mic time? I’ll give Cameron the same advice I did Alicia last week (as we know how much Cameron loves her): Don’t mention the word undefined or hungry piranhas Cameron! Luckily, neither her nor Naomi mucked up their time on the microphone, and both did well introducing the new name for Brodus Clay and Tensai. I quite like the name Tons of Funk yet I’d rather they went with a dinosaur themed name too, perhaps Jurassic Funk? Never mind though, I’m just nitpicking! *slaps wrist*

Following the funky news, Planet Funk jive and jiggle to the ring and the Funkadactyls perform their patented entrance, and that slow rise up on the apron gets me every time – DAYUM! Out next are Team Rhodes Scholars, who introduce “the deevs (Damien had a slip of the tongue) who will restore class to the division”, the Bella Twins! YOU CAN LOOK, BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH! Not going to lie, I haven’t missed that theme song! Brie and Nikki are back and we’ll just pretend they aren’t majorly into things with Daniel Bryan and John Cena and enjoy their fine entrance alongside Sandow and Rhodes.

The bell rings and Nikki Bella pie faces Cameron, riling up the underdog, or underdactyl… The bell has already sounded so I have no idea Naomi holds Cameron back as they decide to let Cameron be legal anyway! Nevertheless, the action starts with Cameron and Nikki locking up, with Nikki getting the better of the exchange by powering Cam Cam into the corner. Cameron then retaliates with a series of forearms followed by a bottom-rope springboard hurricanrana – lovely! Cameron hits and kicks some more before being tripped against the ropes by Brie. Cameron shouts “HEY!” before kicking Brie right into Cody Rhodes. However, that momentary distraction was enough for Nikki to capitalize with a Torrie Wilson like clothesline! Feel free to tweet me love for my old school reference!

Following an unsuccessful pin, Nikki belts Cameron with a series of hard stomps to the back, which Cameron sells brilliantly. Nikki then locks in a camel clutch THROUGH the ropes, which looks excellent. Brie then wallops Cameron with a kick as the referee’s attention is with Nikki. Brie is finally tagged into the action, and she decks Cameron with a clothesline. After a one count, Brie then locks in a wrenching submission on Cameron, trapping the arm and pulling on the neck. Cameron eventually fights up, but she’s stopped in her tracks thanks to a rough and sharp knee and beat head combo from Brie.

Nikki then makes her way back into the action, and similar to earlier, she knocks the now desperate Cameron to the mat with a clothesline. After taunting towards Naomi, Nikki tags Brie back in and they execute a nifty double team move. Brie then locks in the same submission on Cameron that did earlier, wrenching her neck. Cameron, with the support of the crowd, finally makes a comeback and destroys Brie with a massive jawbreaker! Can she finally make the tag? YES!

Naomi jumps over the ropes and right into Brie with a flipping clothesline. Yes, she flips when she clotheslines. FLIPS WHEN SHE CLOTHESLINES! Following a dropkick and a butt bump, Naomi performed a hurricanrana armdrag. Not sure if it was meant to be a proper one but Brie went with it anyway and made it look seamless. Naomi went for a cover but only managed a two, as Nikki broke up the pinfall. Cameron then dumped Nikki out of the ring, and Brie made sure she got revenge for her sister by kicking out Cameron. Brie may have made a mistake as she gets bamboozled with a enziguri. Cody Rhodes then got involved and mouthed off on the apron, yet the lovestache doesn’t work on Naomi, who slaps and then backhands Cody. You go girl! Then out of nowhere, Brie rolls up Naomi and gets a win!

Thoughts: Erm, how good was this match? Whilst it wasn’t Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, it was fun, competent and everyone performed exceptionally. My first point is to address Cameron. Say what you want about her, yet she sells with such ease, she’s brilliant. She’s getting better in the ring with every outing and I love her fiery attitude. I’m admitting here and now that I’m a fan of Cameron. Who would have thought it? The woman we laughed at on Tough Enough is someone we laugh along with in the WWE. She’s got a WrestleMania match and to be honest, she deserves it. Well done Cameron!

Naomi was once again stellar. She didn’t get to do too much in this match yet it’s so good to see her peers acknowledging her on commentary and on Twitter. To me, it’s only a matter of time before WWE releases this Funkadactyl into the wild so that she can feast on that Divas Title! As for the Bellas, other than the finish, which was just funny to me for some reason, the girls showed no signs of ring rust and they did well. Because of all of these components, these four have got me really excited for WrestleMania. And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!

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  • Melissa

    Dear Cameron,

    I sincerely apologize for laughing at you on Tough Enough.

    Love,
    Melissa

    • Melissa

      I also just have to say, I think it was a really great move to pair Cameron with Naomi. I mean.. improvement and determination is inevitable when you’re paired with someone who works hard and has a passion for what they do in the ring. It’s only human nature to have a desire to keep up with/be as good as/outperform your counterpart. In addition to that, strong and genuine passion is really contagious.

    • Melissa

      ALSO, does anyone notice that the millisecond before Cameron runs the ropes, she has the same sort of transition/movement that Naomi has when she does it? Weird.

      • DjayDay

        She’s definitely learning alot from Naomi. It’s almost cool to see the little similarities between the two.

  • Melissa

    Dear Naomi,

    You are flawless.

    Love,
    Melissa

  • KaitlynLover<3

    I´ve never been a big fan of The Bellas, but since they came back I see a spark on them I I´m starting to like them.

    And in this match they looked much more solid in the ring and has a team than before!

    • KaitlynLover<3

      Oh and Cameron is really impressing me, I´m becoming a fan of her :)

      • Crazy_J

        Same here, I really enjoyed this match and a lot of it was due to Cameron.

  • velvelove

    i loved this match!
    I thought it was finn how good the huricanrana looked even though she missed her head completely.

    • velvelove

      *funny

  • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

    Cameron was amazing in this match! Great job Sara Del Rey! :D

  • DarknessRuler

    The Bellas in ring performance was the same in that match as it was in the past.

    Good thing? Or bad?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

      At least they didn’t have a microphone :)

  • MAXILLIAN

    My god, I am LOVING Cameron! If only Aksana could of improved as fast as Cameron!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

      Aksana has improved.

      • MAXILLIAN

        Yes but I said it’s a shame she didn’t improve AS FAST as Cameron.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

      Rosa Mendes… what on Earth is she still doing in WWE?

      • KaitlynLover<3

        Even though she isnt very good in the ring, she is very charismatic and a great valet! Wrestling is not just about being in the ring you know?

        • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

          but people don’t care about her. She will be forgotten as soon as she gets released

        • KaitlynLover<3

          Well I think people care more about Rosa Mendes, than Aksana seriously!

        • http://twitter.com/#!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

          Lol no they don’t. Aksana gets more crowd reaction than Rosa.

      • http://aksanahq.com Aksana

        Speak for yourself ;-) Haha, I kid. I find both Rosa and Aksana very charismatic women. Rosa is a fantastic valet and gets the oppertunity to show her charisma more than Aksana does. However my girl still has charisma… let’s rewind to FCW’s The Aksana Show & any of her segments on NXT season 3. Nonetheless, I love them both!

    • Raekon

      You guys should not compare someone that works as a face movesetwise with someone that works as a heel in the wwe.

      Heel divas are like 90% hairpulling, slapping, submissions, a few kicks and punches in the WWE and Rosa is their jobber so she is not allowed to use her moveset on the main roster at all anyway.

      Aksana can work better and she is a strong brawler.

      Cameron is rather a light high flyer and is given the typical face diva moveset with the only exception her split armdrag she is doing sometimes.

      • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

        Aksana has actually been watered down since coming to the main roster!

        She is my 2nd/3rd favourite diva at the minute, behind the Bella’s (As I like people with actual character)

        • divaindemise

          Aksana is the guilty pleasure of the Divas.

  • https://twitter.com/Qwon_23 3xplicit

    Yesssssssssss @ cameron , i feel like she will be on top in the next 2 – 3 years, i see her career following the likes of trish, candice, torrie…very green at first but will be takin serious after a while

  • Mroqqszb

    And it was Brie who pie faced, and started the match with Cameron. You can tell by the well bust size the difference, but great write up.

    • Jack

      The Bellas tweeted me to say I got it wrong. I wrote Brie originally and they said it was Nikki, so I changed it! Unless Brie did pie face Cameron and the Nikki started the match, but that’s not seen on camera.

      • Jack

        Just read your comment more clearly, so ignore the second sentence of my comment. Looks like Nikki start the match too.

        • Mroqqszb

          Lol its cool Jack, but it was def Brie who pie faced and started cause once they lock up you’ll hear Nikki scream come on Brie.

        • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

          Yeah reading it, I was like WRONG TWIN! So I kept reading it in reverse LOL! I guess only major Bella Twin fans can tell the difference (even before the op) but anyone who isn’t in the Bella Army, the clue is in the voice!

      • Melissa

        It’s so great to know that the Divas are actually reading match results and reviews on Diva Dirt :”)))

        • KaitlynLover<3

          That´s so good :D

  • Mr. AJ Lee

    So glad to see the twins back. When Naomi and Cameron started to wrestle as a team I dreamed about a match with the and the twins and here it is. I loved it. I to can now admit that Cameron has grown on me and I see her inprovments in the ring. I’m so glad all 4 of these girls r going to have their WrestleMania moment. It’s crazy to say but I’m really looking forward to this match at Mania. And I never thought I would b able to say that agian Diva wise

    • KaitlynLover<3

      I never thought I would be excited to see a match involving The Bellas, but I really am xD

  • ANatural36

    Cameron is stellar, she’s beautiful and has come quote a long way. Naomi is Naomi what can I say she’s phenomenal! Can’t wait to see if she has her Wrestlemania moment with a high spot. The Bellas showed no ring rust which is impressive for being away for so long, I also definetely see something different in them and no it’s not just the boobs lol but the difference in their ring work and presence in general seems alot better.

    Also loved Naomis bitch slap and pimp slap to Cody XD

    • K2Evefan

      The heels won here which means the faces will definitely win at wrestlemania and get their revenge.

  • Johnyfaction3

    Wow I am loving the divas this week! Raw was great, this match was fun! Aksana vs Natalya was fun! And Kaitlyn vs Natalya at NXT was wow! That was an fantastic match probably the best match since Eve’s last match. I can’t wait to see more!!!

    • KaitlynLover<3

      Kaitlyn vs Natalya for the DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP was fucking awesome, I really loved that match :D

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        I think it was better than eve’s last match, this match was the best DIVAS( i say divas) match of the year. It was awesome, the reason of the match was soooo awful but it really good. But that makes me really mad because we should have this type of match on raw or smackdown even ppv not on NXT! their match show us why natie is the best divas on the roster why she should be push and have a feud vs kaitlyn or somebody else for the title.

        • KaitlynLover<3

          Yeah she got a shot because she defeated AJ on SMS? WTF? Well at least there was a reason xD I agree, this was probably the best Divas match of the year, I wasnt to excited when I saw the spoilers, because their last match on SMS was pretty boring, but this was complety different , and Natalya was not childish as usual, she was very agressive and mature :D

        • Raekon

          It was WWEwise the best match of the year.
          In general, no match managed to outmatch Lufisto vs Ivelisse yet. :)

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I love that match, it was pretty good divas match not awesome or amazing but just good. And Damn!! Cameron was so impressive in that match she improved A LOT and that bottom rope springboard hurricana she did, Simply amzing!!!
    Naomi was the best as usual but i know it was not her fault but that hurricana she did, was a bit weird. The bellas was great and divas did you see what real heels look like?!?!!(alicia and tamina i look to you) entrances, move, attitude, charisma every thing was what a heel should do. They both look better than before in the ring (Brie was the better twin by the way) but i don’t yknow if it’s just me but Nikki’s body looks fatter than ever she gained some weigh.

  • http://cmpunkscrazychick.tumblr.com xoxoRKOxoxo

    I am proud Cameron has proven hall of famers wrong, she is pretty good, she does great at selling moves, kinda mad that Naomi didn’t do too much, but it furthered the storyline nicely, I’m looking forward to their “Mania match!

  • http://aksanahq.com Aksana

    Very impressed with the tag match, all 4 of the women were on point. Naomi can do no wrong in my eyes and as usual impressed the hell out of me. The presence she has when she’s in the ring is incredible, she’s becoming a little predictable but that’s because she’s always coming to Cameron’s aid. Speaking of Cameron, wasn’t her selling fabulous?! I’ve never really cared for her or noticed her properly in a match but she was working the ring tonight. The Bella’s were also pretty great.

    P.S, It’s time Naomi get’s a singles match!!!

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Let’s make it against Nattie or Alicia!

      • http://aksanahq.com Aksana

        Hell to the yeah!

  • Onetooth

    I quite enjoyed the tag team match. Loved the Twins. Cameron for only having what 2 years experience is pretty good.

    Except for the last 2 paragraphs you had the wrong Bella.

    • Jack

      Thank you. I totally zoned out when they did the double team move and forgot to call it. Thanks.

  • http://divaderby.net/ DivaDerby

    This match makes me wish they would add divas tag titles. Once they break up, Cameron will get lost in the shuffle. You can’t break up the Bellas, so why not add tag titles? I bet if they promised Beth a DOD tag title run, she’ll make a short return for that. Around WM time, they can bring back Laycool.

    • EVEROCKS

      I don’t think Mccool would return because of bundle of joy:). I want to see tag titles too. I remember awhile back WWE.com published a article on whether or not they should bring in Divas tag titles. If they did the Bellas should hold it the most times (just cause they’ve always been together).

      The only way the could split up Brie and Nikki and make it work is if they had them go against eachother like they did in ECW. Make Brie turn face and have Nikki stay a heel. ;)

    • KaitlynLover<3

      The classic match today on Smackdown was The Glamour Girls vs The Jumping Bomb Angels for the WWF Women´s Tag Team Championship :)

      • EVEROCKS

        Awesome :)

  • EVEROCKS

    I always thought Brie was the prettier and the better wrestler of the Bellas. Cameron is improving very fast and I think I like the girl! I can’t help but laugh when I think of all the people who doubted her and talked down on her when she was in Tough Enough. Shes quite the seller! Her wrestling is getting better every week. Dolph was rite! Naomi does have the hottest moveset in the biz. She completely missed that hurricinrana but she still made it look good.

    I’m probably in the minority, but I like Tensai better in this role IMO. Hes shows alot more persona. Either Brie needs to get bigger tits or Nikki needs to get smaller ones (preferably).

    Also, to me the D-Bry and Aj segment was hilarious. Just the way it was set up was funny.

    • Blac Chyna

      Nikki more aggressive and tough doe

      • EVEROCKS

        More aggressive, yes. But tough we can’t really be sure about. Shes the edgier one though. I prefer Brie over Nikki though.

  • i22

    Despite a couple botches it was an entertaning match. Naomi was amazing per usual but its gonna get boring watching her come out from the hot tag and do all these flashy moves all the time. They need to let Naomi start the next tag match and I would also like to see some more offense from Cameron. & LOL @ Naomi giving Cody the back-hand after the first slap. I hope they let Naomi interact with the males during the Mania match.

    • jtiera

      Naomi legit pimp slapped Cody… I’m guessing she still a little pissed from the butt joke on NXT lmao… She is the shit. I’m gonna need a NXT 3 rilvary between the final three women. I don’t need to name any names. They just need to make it happen

  • Monkey Tennis

    When I started watching the clip and saw the 8+ minutes duration, for a moment I thought we might be in for an epic length Divas match… Well, epic by WWE standards at least. Sadly that wasn’t the case, as it turns out the clip also included three minutes of faffing about. Still, by current standards, a Diva’s match going nearly FOUR whole minutes is pretty much the WWE equivalent of a Shimmer main event, so I guess we should be grateful!

    As for yhe match itself. I wanna say it was better than average, but it wasn’t really. It was OK. Solidly average. Average with attitide. Ultimately, it didn’t break any new ground and everyone played much the same role as usual; Bellas – Basic Heels; Cameron – Plucky underdog; Naomi – Hot Tag and slightly contradictory spotfest.

    Contradictory how? Well, it’s still spectacular, athletic and all the usual plaudits. And she still looks good doing it. But at the same time, it’s now becoming a routine, to such an extent that it’s almost a bit dull. Whilst still being exciting. See what I mean? Contradictory.

    The problem is, Naomi’s not being given more than 20 seconds or so per match and that’s giving her any opportunity to mix things up or show us that she’s more than just a few athletic moves. Regardless of how impressive they are.

    • Monkey Tennis

      **”…and that’s NOT giving her any opportunity…”**

    • carlos22

      I totally agree with what you wrote about Naomi. What they should have done with her is prepped her with more houseshow matches because you can’t deny, she had ring rust. And it shows why we all love her, with just a few matches they’ve given her since TLC she’s already getting there.

      And yeah she is a spot monkey at this point, but we like it because it is like you said, spectacular. Kelly Kelly on her early RAW days is an example of a terrible spot monkey.

    • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

      THIS!

  • Cheetara86

    I honestly miss AJ with Bryan. They were just perfect together.

    • jtiera

      Me too… They have chemistry together. Any segment they do is always funny to me even though he was an ass before but how they feed off of each other is great.

  • divaindemise

    Um, so did Naomi really mouth “fuck” after being rolled up for the three count? Looks like it.

    Nice little match. The Bellas are pretty unspectacular as wrestlers goes, but they put a lot of effort into heel work. Hate to say it, but the two things that set them apart kind of ruins the symmetry between them.

    Cameron continues to be a pleasant surprise and Naomi is always enjoyable. Routine or not, there’s a hype beginning to build with her and she’s going to get over nicely this way.

    • EVEROCKS

      Woah I think she did.

      Anywho, it was always easy for me to tell apart Nikki and Brie. Brie is the skinnier one with the tattoo on her lower abdomen. Plus Nikki has the deeper voice.

      • http://unicornduchess07.tumblr.com hellaciousheart

        let us not forget the boobs

      • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

        Brie has the deeper voice actually… Nikki (Has bigger boobs now) is more vocal at ringside, Brie trashtalks in the ring more!

    • DIVASKO

      Yes i think Naomi say that.

  • http://twitter.com/sieghrt sieghrt

    wow cameron. that’s all I can think of. the four of them did great! nuff said.

  • jtiera

    1.Ok I miss D-bry and AJ together
    2. Caomi are amazing… They did great and I wish they would stop letting Naomi go last I mean that’s how we know the match is bout to be over cause she slays lives in that ring, so best be on your A game.
    3. Love Brie Bella she is beautiful and they did ok as well

  • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

    I’m happy with the effort of all four layers, Naomi was good as usual, go Bellas for not having ring rust, and yay Cameron for improvement! My highlight was that bitch slap from Naomi to Cody, I laughed.