WWE Main Event Redux (July 17th, 2013): Aksana Tries to Rule the Roost, but Ends Up With Ruffled Feathers

What’s up Diva fans and welcome to this week’s WWE Main Event Redux! It’s been quite a while since we’ve had Divas action on Main Event and I am glad to report that it’s been worth the wait. I don’t know what was in the air or what has been slipped into my drinks but I LOVED this week’s match. The match saw Aksana and Alicia Fox face-off against Layla and Natalya. Will the team that I have christened with the portmanteau ‘Foxana’ get the win or will the English Muffin and the ‘Total’ Diva come out on top? I know you’re gagging to find out and have ignored the foreshadowing of the title of this Redux, so let’s go! THE SUSPENSE!

WWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHH, DUGUBUDUBYDWAAAAAAA! No I haven’t been hit with a blunt instrument, that was my impression of the guitar riff in Natalya’s entrance theme! Was that accurate? Didn’t think so. Out first this week are Natalya and Layla and both look fantastic, especially Natalya. That attire of hers makes her look like a buxom raspberry with all the right curves in all the right places and DAYUM, if she was sitting on top of a pavlova, I would race to beat Tyson Kidd to that buffet!

P-P-P-P-P-Partay! Once again, no I have not been hit with a blunt instrument, nor am I impersonating Goldust when he had his electric-shocked gimmick – Alicia Fox’s theme is beaming through the arena! Alicia is in a brand new soft pink attire and has thankfully ditched the Long John Silver skull and crossbones for this week’s action. Random note: If Alicia is staying as a Heel, she needs a new theme. Shake Yo Tail or a new theme altogether would be great. Thanks WWE.

Alicia is joined by Aksana. Now, I’m one of the major critisizers of Aksana because after FCW and to some extent NXT, she’s went for hero to zero in-terms of both her in-ring work and look in my opinion. Yet holy cow, for once, Aksana doesn’t look like wrapping paper this week! Her attire looks like a wrestling attire, she doesn’t look bad in it and I prefer Aksana with blonde hair, yet her black hair looks great! Again, I still have no idea what has been slipped into my drinks to make me feel this way (I’m looking at you Bobby) yet I am pleasantly surprised. All girls look great, so will the match live up to their aesthetics?

A global battle of Canada versus Lithuania starts the match, with Natalya performing what I can only describe as a schoolgirl leg lock. Even though it’s an incredibly simple move, I’ve never seen it executed like that before. That’s why we love Tal! Aksana boots Natalya’s left cheek off and then applies a headlock, and she wrenches it for quite some time; is this the never-ending headlock Part II? Thankfully not, as Natalya shrugs Akky off with a armdrag. Nattie then goes for the Sharpshooter and Aksana is in hysterics! Her screaming is hilarious as she makes it to the ropes to break the hold.

Like the cocky and clumsy heel that she is, Aksana thinks time out is allowed in wrestling. Been hit with too many shovels recently, Aksana? (There’s somebody who has been hit with a blunt instrument!) Aksana then extends her hand for a handshake. Like the veteran that she is, Natalya can see right through Aksana and before Aksana can get crafty, Natalya pulls Aksana to the ground ans tomps on her hand – oww!

Alicia Fox, rivalling Natalya for looking pretty in pink, makes her way into the ring. She checks on Aksana first like the dominant leader that she is and then she turns her cold stare towards the woman whom she has lightning chemistry with, Natalya. Alicia dives right at Natalya yet the Dungeon Diva palms her off and goes for her signature submission yet again. Nattie is pushed off by the Foxy One but not for long as Natalya capitalizes with a shoulder block. Alicia then comes right back at Tal as she ducks and dives around her Canadian foe before backward rolling into a lovely headscissor takeover.

Alicia delivers a forearm before posing for the crowd. “I’m athletic, too” beams Alicia, as she struts towards Natalya. Lic’ extends her arm for a handshake, and she tries to give Nattie the same treatment that the ‘Total’ Diva gave Aksana, yet Tal is too quick and she stomps right on Alicia’s hand. YEAH BABY!

Layla is tagged into the match for the first time and delivers a solid dropkick after Nattie flips Alicia with a fluid snapmare. Layla then controls Alicia like a puppet by takcling her with a hairgrab takeover, a clothesline and a forearm shot. Lay rolls Alicia up Infinity style yet only manages to get two. Undeterred, Layla decides to have some fun and as usual, looks like your drunk Aunt at a family party. Shimmying, spanking and butt bumping ensues and everyone ends up face-palming. Aksana starts to mouth off and Layla shuts her up with a rectum to the face. Ms El’s next plan of action is to flatten Alicia with her LOL, yet Alicia batters her like a piece of meat with a stellar dropkick. She tries to get the win twice yet as both of those pin attempts fail, she tags in Aksana to see what she can do.

Following a stomp, Aksana drops Layla with a sideslam and then proceeds to do her sexy slug crawl across the mat. I still to this day have absolutely no idea what Aksana is doing and why she thinks it looks good. She looks like she’s on mushrooms! Aksana accentuates her sexiness(?) with a stiff kick to Layla’s mush before hilariously covering her. Seriously, what is this girl smoking?! Whatever that is, it’s not making her timid by any means as tells Natalya to “SHUT UP!” Following a cover, Aksana repeatedly chokes Layla in the corner with her foot, telling the crowd to be quiet in the process. The second choke around, Layla uses her legs to bend Aksana’s away from her and Layla pushes her adversary away. Can Layla make the tag?

Not quite, yet apparently, she doesn’t even need to!

After Aksana slams Layla by the hair, she tries to handle two Divas at once, turning her attention to attacking Natalya on the apron. Aksana took her eye off the Bombshell and WHACK! The Bombshell blew up in her face. 1-2-3! The segment ends with Layla kissing a young girl at ringside. You normally kiss the young boys Layla – I hope you didn’t mistake that girl for a boy! Awkward. Regardless of the awkwardness, that was a nice moment that I’m sure Layla will Instagram in every filter possible. #LOL

Thoughts: I really, really, really enjoyed this bout. It was fluid, fun and not once did the girls seem lost or flustered. Aksana’s character was great and she seemed to have nice chemistry with those involved. What I particularly loved was the fact that the flow of the match wasn’t in anyway like that of a particular match. There was no major rest hold submission two thirds of the way through and no adrenaline-fueled comeback at the end, this was way different and quite refreshing. Up until Alicia’s lovely dropkick catching Layla in mid air, the match was back and forth, incredibly even and I appreciated that change. Good going girls, you ALL impressed! And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!

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  • KaitlynLover<3

    I really enjoyed this match, it was fun and fresh, I preferred this one than the MITB match to be honest :/

  • http://www.twitter.com/wwestarlee wwestarlee

    i loved this match
    1. Aksana i never knew she was that hilarious in the ring and she has a good character people can say she cant wrestle all that well but her character is great reminds of maryse just a little
    2. Foxy was great and i loved that move she did after the leapfrog over natalya and pink looks great on all three
    3. natalya well can you really ever say anything bad about nattie?? no lol she was flawless and i loved her interaction with Foxy and Aksana
    4. layla i love ya but you need to be heel. your in ring talent is fine but your fake “face” character is killing me. we need funny/mean girl layla back. basically great match pretty better than RAW’s even though naomi did great

  • Monkey Tennis

    Pretty average. But average is good by WWE standards so, yay, I guess!

    Also, is it now a pre-requisite for all DD writers to submit their reports in the style of Colin Hunt from The Fast Show?

  • kingbooman

    Great match but I Kinda wish it was Cameron Naomi vs Aksana Alicia so its Aksana vs Cameron two most divas with Charisma.

    • Kaledrina.

      i figure we could get naomi/cameron vs alicia and aj this upcoming raw, naomi getting the pin, solidifying her as no1 contender? that’s if kaitlyn is indeed out of the title hunt/injured.

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

    Loved this match, the more i see Aksana the more i am loving her character <3 I loved her outfit tonight too! Pink and black is her best colors! I loved her chemistry with both Layla and Natalya.

    also loved this match because it was something fresh to see! :) I still dont know why Alicia fox isnt on total divas though -__-

    • http://www.twitter.com/wwestarlee wwestarlee

      same here would of made sense for her to also be on the show

      • kingbooman

        I wished all the divas was on the show we would have saw Aj lifehood, Kaitlyn lifehood and every other and it would be Tv time for the divas. And it can set up matches for Raw!

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

        It would’ve made total sense because Alicia loves fashion! Maybe if there is a Season 2 of Total Divas they will add her to the cast!

  • charovnica

    Aksana is really growing on me.If she keeps inproving in the ring I’d like to see more of her on the main shows…and I’d like for those matches to not be squashes,but actual competitive matches.
    This match was good and I enjoyed the hand shake thingy they pulled.It was funny.I do think that not being regularly wrestling on television hurts all of those divas,because I think in certain points of the match all of them pulled at least one awkward-looking move.

  • MissDaiisyy

    I loved everything about this match! Especially Aksana. She was amazingly funny and showed a lot of charisma in this match. Her wrestling ability is improving a lot to! Her hair and makeup looked flawless and I’m so glad that she decided to give that dark red lipstick a rest :P

  • kingbooman

    1.Alicia I thought she was a bit of Naomi for a while those long legs Alicia should be a HighFlyer! I loved when Alicia told Aksana “Are you Okay” she’s a Friendly heel.Also Lmao at Alicia trying to Stomp nattie hand but she reversed it.
    2.Aksana-She is just improving everytime she step in the ring, Charisma wise and ring wise.I wouldnt mine Aksana being Divas Champion if she keep this up.She is so Funny.She reminds me of Melina ‘Times out”.
    3.Natayla-Another win for Natayla! Loving her Neidhart Attire! And did Nattie ever get her rematch against Aj?Natayla is so strong and beautiful I really want her to Dump Khali!
    4.Layla-I love my english Muffin she can be fast at times but I love it, It makes the match interesting and fun to watch and I really want you to turn Heel but on who though is the question?
    Match Overall-10/10

  • aldo

    I loved everything about this match, especially Aksana and the exchange between Alicia and Natalya. Aksana is great I love her. She needs to win at least once! I love how she says “I got this”. She is really funny and entertains me a lot, almost even more than Rosa.
    After seeing this I wonder why these four don’t have a feud for the divas title, i mean, just imagine a Fatal Four.

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

    Are people FINALLY starting to like Aksana!!! :O

    <3

    • http://unicornduchess07.tumblr.com hellaciousheart

      classic iwc. If she gets a push mahority of the people will call her “overrated”.

  • shameronstar

    Nice little match, but at the end why was Layla crying like she won a championship? Lol

  • shameronstar

    Nice little match, but why was Layla crying like she won a championship? Lol I mean I had no idea beating Aksans was that big if an accomplishment! Speaking of Aksana I never thought she was as bad as people make her out to be even though she can be a bit hit and miss although more misses for some people!

    • mpezza

      I think because she got dominated badly in the last few minutes. So it was a hard fought victory, something to be proud of. That’s what I thought when I watched it, at least.

    • Matty Ryan

      I think it was that kick Alicia gave her to the stomach.

    • http://worldelitewrestle.proboards.com FOXY & FLAWLESS!

      To be honest I was going to ask if this was her last match in WWE. Glad I wasn’t the only one who found the post-match stuff to be kind of…off putting. She really made it seem like this was her last match. DON’T GO LAY!

    • charovnica

      Yeah,I thought Layla did overacted towards the end and it’s not her first time.I mean,I get that she tries to win the symphaty of the people,but still.

  • DJ8946

    It was average. But what wasn’t average was Charlotte’s skills on NXT!

    • KaitlynLover<3

      OMG don´t even talk about Charlotte, I´m in LOVE with her seriously, I was open mouthed during the intire match, I was so surprised, she is my new favourite form NXT!

      • http://www.twitter.com/wwestarlee wwestarlee

        charlotte was great reminded me of naomi. charlotte was very quick and graceful in her debut match

        • KaitlynLover<3

          I prefer her then Naomi, for some reason I could never connect with Naomi.

          • http://www.twitter.com/wwestarlee wwestarlee

            naomi needs to speak, you can be the best wrestler in the world but if you got less personality then a fish, then your career is over in my opinion but i like her

          • 09DHK

            @wwestarlee
            During Natalya’s first babyface run, she barely spoke, but she got over with the crowd on wrestling ability and her moveset ALONE, so it can be done. As for Charlotte, I like her; especially her “Charlotte’s Web” roll-up (it’s so unique). And I like that WWE didn’t give her Ric Flair’s moveset like they gave Tamina her father’s moveset. As long as WWE doesn’t try to turn Charlotte into a female version of her dad, she’ll go far in the business.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wwestarlee wwestarlee

    i actually than the MITB match im , also wonder where wwe will go with this maybe a feud maybe drag natalya’s ass away from khali and let her wrestle huh who knows. i would love to see nattie vs foxy a few more times

  • 09DHK

    The match was pretty solid. Alicia and Natalya always have AMAZING chemistry. Layla was pretty good here too; my only thing with her is that she needs a better finisher. None of her finishers have really done it for me except for the spinning roundhouse that WWE NEVER lets her hit. I’m still not completely sold on Aksana. Mainly because she was FAR better in the ring during her NXT/FCW days (back when she was a blonde) than she is (or perhaps allowed to be) now. The only thing I really like about Aksana on the main roster is her finisher, since it’s one of the best spinebusters I’ve seen from a female wrestler in recent memory, and actually LOOKS like a finisher.

    • KaitlynLover<3

      I loved Layla´s Diamond Dust finisher aswell, but they never let her use it anymore :(

    • Matty Ryan

      I think Aksana has big crowd syndrome (like Rosa), she preforms better in front of small crowds, but not big ones.

  • CuteBoiMd82

    Alicia in full heel mode….. love it. Every time i hear Layla’s music it makes me think of Tiffany.

    • KaitlynLover<3

      Actually it never makes me think of her :)

  • Nostalgia

    Liked this match but I personally don’t get the hype of Charlotte. She doesn’t seem natural to me in the ring, other than her unique pin I wasn’t impressed with her wrestling ability.

    • KaitlynLover<3

      It is not hype, it is just a matter of opinions and tastes ;)

    • http://www.stevanjonline.blogspot.com 09DHK

      You have to take into consideration that she’s a rookie. That, and like the Taryn/Gail ladder match, I think the spoilers for her debut may have left some people expecting more. I kinda pegged her as almost a Caucasian Naomi (due to her athleticism). Even though I personally prefer Naomi, I can see Charlotte having a bright future in WWE if they don’t do to her what they did to Tamina in the sense of turning her into her dad and not letting her have her own character.

    • Matty Ryan

      Her wrestling needs work, but she has a very good flow. It looks very natural.

  • French.One

    Horrible match.
    Aksana, Layla, Fox make the same stuff everytime … BORING §
    Aksana can’t wrestle as well …

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Even if I had ZERO reason to be interest in this, this was a…REALLY ENTERTAINING MATCH! The match pretty good, the action was fluid everybody was at least decent even Aksana so I should have no reason to complain but I have one, the finish. Layla’s finisher doesn’t look painful AT ALL! She need to use the layout again or use a new finisher. I would like to see Layla see more than those kick she does EVERYTIME, but she was good and it was her best showing in a long time! Natalya was really good too but for once, she wasn’t the best out of all but Alicia was! Alicia was AMAZING! This girl sold the moves, was really fluid, show tons of personality, she was entertaining! Alicia and Natalya’s chemistry is AMAZING! I would never be tired of seeing those two in the ring because they ALWAYS entertain me and usually put on matches of the year candidate. Alicia is the most athletic girl on the roster after Naomi for sure, this girl JUMP HIGH! I’m happy to see Alicia not doing the same thing that she usually does and I think this was the first time in a long time we see Alicia not doing this suplex she usually does! That Headscissor takeover was great but the spot of the match was that dropkick mid-air on layla, AWESOME! Alicia is soo underrated but I am happy because some fans are finally beginning to see how good she is. She and Alicia DESERVE a push!

    Overall, good night for the divas.

    Off topic: does anyone know the situation of Kaitlyn, any news or something like this because I MISS HER SO MUCH IT’S CRAAAZY!!!!

  • Lancerboi1986

    I don’t know if I am watching something completely different than you guys or if our bar is just set so low…but that was not a good match.

  • Matty Ryan

    Okay I do have to admit Alicia was very good in this match, same with Natatlya (as always), Layla (even though she has the same moveset), and Aksana.

    But WHERE WAS EVA MARIE!? She could’ve added to this match.

    Loved Alicia & Aksana’s attires here, I love it when teams match! I’m waiting till Alicia gets that attire in Green! That would be stunning.

    I think this shows the Divas are good,when they are allowed to be, and they click with each other! No matter if you’re Malia Hosaka & Jessicka Havok, if you don’t have chemistry it doesn’t click well.

    I think a Divas Tag Title would be good right now! You have teams (Aksana & Alicia, The Bellas, The Funkadactyls, Layla & Natalya, Summer & Eva)that could make up a division while still having single competitors (AJ, Kaitlyn, Rosa, Tamina, & NXT Divas). Or they could do something that I’ve always found interesting, MIXED TAG TITLES! I even have teams planned out: AJ & Big E, Aksana & Mason Ryan, The Bellas & The Usos, Cameron & Brodus (As heels), Kaitlyn & Seth Rollins (Two-Toned POWER!), Layla & Wade Barrett, Naomi & Titus O’Neil, Natalya & Tyson Kidd, Rosa & Epico/Primo, Summer & Fandango (managed by Eva).

    • Lancerboi1986

      Are you smoking on some of that good shit???

      • KaitlynLover<3

        Oh no, don´t talk to Matty like that!

    • http://worldelitewrestle.proboards.com FOXY & FLAWLESS!

      Matty Ryan complimented alicia fox. Someone screenshot this for future proof

      • http://www.twitter.com/wwestarlee wwestarlee

        lol right

  • Joker Champ

    I heard that Tamina will return next month, and …. she will return as FACE, helping Kaitlyn to take revenge of Aj … I honestly did not like!

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Sounds good to me. Tamina has always been better as a face.

    • KaitlynLover<3

      Where did you heard it?

      • kingbooman

        So is Tamina her bodyguard? Tamina just had a similar storyline with Vickie and Aj.

      • Joker Champ

        on twitter, official Tamina Fansite

        • kingbooman

          Omg im deaddddddd….You said the keyword Fan!!!!!!

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Sounds AWFUL! First, why would Eva be there? She not a main roster diva yet, yes she \debuted\ but she still not an official main roster diva, I’m sorry.

    Second, a tag title would kill the division now. We don’t need to much title when it’s already hard to use one properly. Yes Aj is on the roll and the divas division is getting bettet but it’s not strong enough to have a tag title and + Alicia fox snd Aksana is not a team same goes for Natalya and Layla.
    The only teams are The bellas and the
    funkadactyls. Two team is not enough. Oh and Summet and Eva? REALLY ? Eva is AWFUL in the ring according to the report but it’s surprising considering they she couldn’t train well in those conditions and Summer is not ready YET to
    wrestler on the main roster, she still need to work
    her in-ring a bit more even she is already pretty good NOT GREAT or AMAZING but decent at best. Those two NEVER been on screen together and They are not good enough to wrestle as a team in the main roster especially Eva! That’s not because she is HOT thay she WILL be a HUUGE diva! She doesn’t have the passion for it and you can whatever you want IT’S TRUE, you just have to look at her to know this. Everyone are saying that Eva Marie will be AMAZING and I used to say that but now, I just think that she will be release with JoJo next year or before if Total divas FLOP! You guys should stop with that girl, don’t forget she come from, a MODEL agency! She is here to be famous (as for now). This would be the worst tag division Wwe would EVER seen and it will hurt the divas division from that flop.

    Also, Rosa mendes as a regular single competitor ? THIS WOULD BE AWFUL! SHE IS AWFUL IN THE RING AND SHE SHOULD JUST MANAGE SUPERSTARS! And we need a lot of Nxt divas for the singles competitors which is impossible because many are good but most of them are NOT ready!
    Two division means a lot of time, things the divas don’t have and won’t have just because of two division. A mixed tag title could be cool but NOT IN WWE! This would flop.

    So unless if you want to kill the division, this won’t happen ANYTIME soon!

  • kingbooman

    If Layla wants a heel turn.She needs a new smile, a new gimmick,new friends, new theme.

    • Joker Champ

      Yes, her theme is childish!!

  • Lancerboi1986

    I agree completely lol.