Raw Redux (September 2nd, 2013): AJ Bites Off More Than She Can Chew

So last week we were treated to the “pipe bombshell” heard around the world. AJ Lee, the Divas Champion, showed up at the end of a match between Total Divas stars Natalya and Brie Bella and ripped up the entire cast. I’m pretty sure AJ’s promo broke Twitter, Facebook, and every other social media network site you could think of, and it left fans solidly split down the middle when it came to picking a side. The Diva Dirt staff were split on the issue, and I remember getting into an argument with one of my favorite Irish friends over AJ’s promo when I replied to his post about it not being the greatest thing he’d ever seen from a Diva.

You can go back to the infamous Attitude Era to find dozens of segments and promos that were just as good, if not better than the “pipe bombshell” AJ dropped, but said friend said, and I quote, “would you cut it out with that already?” Why should we simply brush off history and act like it never happened? What else do we have to compare it too? None of the current Divas on the roster have ever had the opportunity AJ was given last Monday, so it’s not right to say it’s the greatest Diva promo of all time if you’re choosing to just ignore everything that has happened while AJ was still in high school.

Regardless of how you feel about the past, and what you think of the present, the fact remains that AJ threw the gauntlet down. We got absolutely nothing on SmackDown, which is just fine and dandy with me, because now I’m sitting here suffering through a Roger Federer/Tommy Robredo tennis match two hours before Raw even starts, writing about my feelings for what’s to come tonight. Surely that says a lot, right?

Yes, this is one of those live Reduxes! I know, you love them.

Summer Rae is slaying tonight, as Fandango takes on The Miz. She’s getting a lot better at dancing and pastels need to be a staple in her wardrobe.

Summer doesn’t like being quiet on the outside of the ring, does she? Miz makes it a point to harass her, and Summer doesn’t take to kindly to being touched by such an inferior competitor. I love it. Apparently during the commercial, Fandango suffered a broken nose, but decided to continue. That works out well for us because Summer gets involved even more by slapping Miz in the face. She is killing it tonight. Her facial expressions and her mannerisms are on fire tonight. Her mental breakdown when Miz wins the match is amazing as well.

Summer is getting so, so, so good. At this point, I kind of want her to just continue what she’s doing. She’s really embracing the role now, and everything is clicking. I know I was super tough on her in the beginning, and I’m very, very glad that she is stepping up and shoving all the negativity back in my face. I really don’t think any other Diva would have worked in this role. Way to go Summer!

Acorrding to the WWE App, there will be a Total Divas Triple Threat match tonight pitting Brie Bella, Naomi and Natalya against one another. The winner will face AJ at Night of Champions. Oh. My. God. This match is going to be incredible.

As we learned with the WWE App, Queen Stephanie McMahon is in the building. Brad Maddox decides to inform her that The Big Show is refusing to fight Daniel Bryan.

Stephanie decides to take matters in her own hands and promises that it won’t be a private conversation. Uh-oh! What does this devious woman have up her sleeve for tonight? I can’t wait to find out. Stephanie is everything and any story she is involved in is automatically better because of the fact.

Speaking of, Stephanie decides to come directly to the ring as Raw returns from a commercial break.

Stephanie gives Big Show a sugary sweet introduction and claims he is someone who has helped her out in her career. They embrace and you know that she’s about to kill him with kindness. Fake and evil kindness. Like Triple H and Randy Orton earlier in the night with Cody Rhodes, Stephanie decides to throw shade at Big Show and his personal financial struggles, telling all of us that he is completely broke and has no other option than to just fulfill the duties of his contract. She wants to put things in perspective for him, and says that he can’t really get a job doing anything else because his size won’t allow. To add insult to the already injured pride of the Big Show, Stephanie just flat out tells him that giants are people who don’t live very long lives.

So she basically just told a man that he was going to die in the next few years.

I’m screaming. I don’t even know what to say and I feel like I’m going to Hell for laughing. Stephanie McMahon is ruthless. I can not.

Raw takes us into the last hour before we get our promised Divas’ triple threat match. Cameron, Eva Marie, JoJo and Nikki Bella are at ringside while AJ comes out to do commentary.

The match is very sloppy in my humble opinion, and the three of them had no chemistry or timing. I like the fact that it was so different from what we’re used to seeing, but different isn’t always better. It wasn’t this time. The kick out from the roll-up was a bit off, and no one looked particularly good during the actual match. AJ got involved at the end, causing the referee to throw the match out. Brie, Nattie, and Naomi all jumped AJ at the end and left the champ beaten down in the ring.

It was a beating that AJ definitely deserved and Brie, with her smeared lipstick, and ‘come at me bro’ attitude really stood out from the rest. I can’t help but think that this is going to lead to a four woman match come Night of Champions and I definitely don’t dislike that idea. I do feel that this was a bit of a let down after last week, but nothing is ever perfect. What is important is the storyline progression that is going on. I love this storyline and now the sympathy kind of swings back to AJ in some respect.

Sure, the champ got what she deserved, but it was still kind of sad to watch three girls gang up on her and bring her down. Okay, it wasn’t really and I don’t have any sympathy for her, but I can totally see why some people would.

And yup, there we have it. It’s going to be a Fatal Fourway at Night of Champions for the Divas Championship. Brie, Naomi, Natalya, and AJ will square off in a match that is either going to be brilliant or be an absolute flop. Time will tell, but we’ve got some time to keep building. Curious to see if anything actually happens on SmackDown this week.

Our Diva goodness tonight ends with the main event. It’s another segment of Daniel Bryan getting beat down. I don’t even think I need to put it into words. I just want to know when the cast of Total Divas, especially Brie, are going to just storm the ring in support of their castmate?!

Someone needs to neutralize Stephanie in this and in my little hopeful heart, I really want it to be Brie. It probably won’t happen, but it won’t ever stop me from wanting it dammit! That’s going to do it for tonight. Until next week… Khaleesi out!

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  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    My favorite part was when Brie went #BrieMode xD

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Mine too lol #briemode

  • BorisG

    Go Natalya! then she should feud with Layla.

  • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

    The match was fine for what it was, and the brawl was passable. I already know that AJ will lose the title come Night of Champions, even though its an awful decision. After last night I have the suspicion of an AJ face turn. Which points to an OBVIOUS Bella victory at the pay per view. The Divas division was actually given MORE time during the Kaitlyn/AJ feud then it is now, just so you know that Total Divas isn’t a meal ticket like some make it out to be.
    On the flip side, Queen Stephanie was werking her shit last night!

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      How so? Most of their feud was kaitlyn spearing aj after one of aj’s promos verbally attacking dolph. With the exception of the secret admirer angle, the promo with stephanie, and the contract signing they didnt get hardly any promos and like I said the ones they did get only invovled kaitlyn spearing aj which was a total of .5 seconds.

      • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

        Honey, and the Bella’s are completely stealing the show with all the time they’re given? You’re making yourself look foolish, on a week to week basis the AJ/Kaitlyn feud had more time. Stop trying to start up a hollow argument. Lulz

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          Obviously the feud had more time dumbass this feud just started and its not meant to stay a four way feud. You are the one looking silly because you still cant explain to me where kaitlyn and aj’s segments actually recieved more screen time with the exception of the 3 segments I listed. Everything else was “aj turns around into spear” end segment.

          • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

            I can’t handle your stupidity. The AJ/Kaitlyn feud had more time on a weekly basis. This feud has already rolled passed four main shows and have only appeared twice with hardly any time. You are seriously trying TOO HARD to defend this feud. Bye baby boo!

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Seriously? My stupidity lol. This feud just started. If your remember correctly in the beginning of aj/kaitlyn during the secret admirer arc there were plenty of times we didnt see their feud progress. They have been through 2 full weeks with this feud and they havent been on one episode of smackdown. They have been on raw both weeks since the feud started and they have been on smackdown now one time that will air this friday. So you attempting to say they arent giving them time with this feud just because they werent featured on one episode of smackdown is pathetic, you are drawing at strings here honey and you drew the shortest one so its time to exit. #stopmakingyourselflooklikeafool

  • OH SNAP!

    Well let’s start with steph.. She was playing the role she is best at. Being a B*tch. Love it. I hope they add brie to the story. Omg. Brie vs Steph.

    I honestly feel they turning AJ face. What heel goes in the ring and attack one person, gets jump and still fights back. Also loved all the outfits. If AJ loses Idk who I want to win. Natayla is my favorite but I think wwe would give her the Kayla/Beth reign. Barely talks….if Naomi wins then what. She needs a manager. I want her to get away from Cameron though. Brie. I want them to turn the bellas face or just brie.

    • Aaron White

      A AJ face turns would be great

      • BorisG

        She needs that, it would be fresh, even she is great heel.

        • Sha95

          I think it’s only inevitable that A.J will be face again, I just thinks that if they’re going to turn her face they need to do it in a clever, slowly but surely way. Maybe have her even play a tweener of sorts until she finally makes this big character change.

          • BorisG

            Well I think they will rush it, just like Layla’s heel turn. She’s been at Kaitlyn’s side for months, had chances to turn on her on PPVs and all, but WWE decided to turn her heel suddenly at SmackDown and without proper build-up.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            And my poor english muffin hasnt been on tv in weeks :-( just another forgotten heell diva in the wwe locker room.

          • BorisG

            I hope she will be included in another storyline soon.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            The perfect opportunity was what they are doing for smackdown with aj in a backstage segment pretty convincing alicia and aksana to help her attack the total divas during naomi vs brie this friday. They didnt even have to do anything special or creative to add layla into that because she already teamed with aj so it would make sense she if she was just there. But alas she is nowhere to be found. I hope the wwe doesnt plan on releasing her soon is why she is off screen :-(

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      I dont get how you get a face turn out of that? She verbally attacked them last week and interupted their match this week. She was still the heel the entire time. How many times have you seen a face diva just attack anyone and interrupt a match. When a face diva interrupts its usially just a distraction or to even the odds not to attack someone. Just because it was 3 against 1 in the end doesnt mean aj just turned face lol. I dont see them turning aj face anytime soon especially not as long as she has the title.

      • OH SNAP!

        I never said she’s face. I said I feel like they going to turn her face. They comparing her pip bomb to punks. And what he do?? Turned face. So I wouldn’t be surprised if she randomly turns face. This is WWE. But if she don’t turn then she don’t. WWE barely let they heels be bad a**. Yea she attacked one of them but she had the balls to do that knowing the other two was gonna jump in. To me she showed some face. But I never said AJS FACE.

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          Lol I know you didnt say she was face. I was saying I dont understand where anyone thinks she is going to turn face from that promo. I wasnt saying you were wrong because hell wwe still doesnt know whether they want alicia fox to be face or heel lol. I was only pointing out that she was still clearly the heel in the scenario fromthe pipe bomb and by attacking naomi mid pin and interrupting the match because I have seen a few people say they think this is a face turn for her but she hasnt done anything remotely face like.

          • OH SNAP!

            I see what you’re saying and I completely agree.

  • JoeWWE

    The match was a slop-fest. I don’t think any of the Divas really stood out…I have a feeling they’re turning AJ face because how could anyone not feel sympathy for a girl getting ganged up on by 3 others? It also now leads me to believe that Brie will win at NOC, she had the most time in the match and if AJ were to turn face her only heel opponent would be Brie.

    • BorisG

      Layla?

    • Monkey Tennis

      Yeah. The booking of this angle is baffling. AJ’s supposed to be the heel and the Total Divas cast are the good guys (despite that fact that two of them are heels too). And given that the aim of the storyline is really just to promote Total Divas, you’d assume that the idea would be to portray Nattie and Naomi at the very least as the noble babyfaces, standing up to heel AJ’s harsh words.

      But no. Instead we got a three on one beatdown on a woman who most of the crowd were already hugely behind thanks to her established popularity and last week’s promo. A one-on-one defensive attack, after AJ had attacked either Nattie or Naomi individually, yeah, that might have worked. But this way just made the Total Divas cast look like bullies, even in the context of a wrestling ring.

      So yeah, maybe this is leading to the nightmare scenario of a Brie victory at NOC. And that just doesn’t bear thinking about.

      • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

        Exactly. Having Naomi and Natalya attack AJ (awkwardly I may add) didn’t do anyone any favors. This angle is a mess, some people just need to realize that.

        • Username

          They should have never been put in that situation. A much better way to do this angle would have been something along the lines of: Brie hits Naomi with the X-Factor, then right after that, Natalya hits Brie with her spinning clothesline thing, then when Natalya’s back is turned, AJ comes in and hits her in the back of the head with her title belt. Thus everyone is laid out, they can still go with the no-contest ending and the fatal four way, but it is now clearly established that AJ is the heel. Well that’s what I would have done anyway.

          • DivaLicious

            That’s usually what they do. Just like what randy did to Daniel last night. He stood over top of him.

          • Sha95

            They totally should have done this instead! The story would have made a lot more sense!!

      • JoeWWE

        I know right! It’s just, I don’t know who thought of this match ending but they definitely didn’t think it through. Its way too obvious that they’re trying to big Brie Bella up as a formidable challenger but it just doesn’t work because both her and AJ are heels. Whereas on the other side, Naomi and Natalya are looking like the heels because the crowed loves AJ and its just making them come across as bullies.

        If Brie wins…I can’t even…

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        I dont understand you guys thinking lol. She verbally attacked all of them last week. She attacks naomi this week making the match end in a dq. After being talked to like aj talked to them and then her interrupting a triple threat match do you really not expect al 3 of the girls she was talking about to kick her ass?

        I could understand feeling sorry for her if she was in a match with one of the total divas and them had the rest of the cast came out and jumped her out of nowhere but that didnt happen. Or if she didnt jump naomi while she was going for the pin and the total divas still jumped her.

        Aj said harsh things towards all of the divas last week and this week during the match I makes sense she got jumped.

  • Username

    If AJ being the heel was the plan, they probably shouldn’t have had her fight back so much during the beat-down. As it went down it started looking like Daniel Bryan trying to fight off the Shield, which I don’t think is a very good image to draw up here.

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      I agree, but this was obviously AJ´s fault, and it only made the segment look more stupid! I mean she was getting beat up by 3 women, but she was still getting up like it was nothing -.-

      • amberindia

        … and magically got so hurt that she can’t even get up in the end! It’s either AJ blatantly no selling the offense (or) her lack of story telling ability in the ring! I think a mix of former and latter in her case!

        AJ ain’t building the diva divison on her own, she need strong contenders! Trish wasn’t defending her title in the men roster, she was having decent opponents in Mickie, Victoria, Ivory, Jacqueline, Jazz, Molly, Melina, and the most iconic one Lita!! AJ can’t highhandedly save the diva division. All the divas have to be given an opportunity to get over! Aksana should be hittin’ on Cody and try to seduce him and stuff, it will get her over as she has a history with the Rhodes family! WWE just have to give a role for each of the diva and not just focus on AJ with everything diva related, that is not productive at all!!

  • DivaLicious

    From the looks of the comments… Brie might win this one, my thoughs on this FUCCCCCCCCCCCK!!!!!!!! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! (Daniel Bryant voice)

    If AJ turns face, I think she will be stale, cause being face sucks for some people. Just look at John cena he was most like when he was heel. AJ could probably fall in the same place she probably won’t be as interesting after.

    But Brie I really don’t want her with that belt. It will bring the division back down where it was before AJ was the champ. SMH faceplam

  • amberindia

    All the girls clicked on RAW! The match was good but the beat down was terrible, they should take lessons from Laycool! Brie was on point, Naomi and Natalya made the beat down tame! Now what about Kaitlyn, Aksana, A.Fox, Layla, and Tamina? Let’s hope they have a smackdown match!?

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      I agree with you, Brie was the only one I liked in this segment! Naomi and Natalya seemed lost and AJ made the segment look even worst when she was always getting up like it was nothing.

      • Sha95

        I think A.J kept getting up on purpose to try & show courage to fight even though it was 3 on 1..I think the WWE are going to try & slowly turn A.J back into a babyface & the Universe seems to have already been getting behind A.J as far as cheering so…

        • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

          Yes I know it was on purpose, but it only made everything look even worst, she was not geeting beat by hornswaglle, she was getting beat up by 3 STRONG GROWN ASS WOMEN!

          • Sha95

            Lmao at the Hornswoggle input! :P

  • redsandman99

    The match wasn’t exactly given a bucket of time so I can understand the sloppy parts. That’s happened in every era with ultra short matches. I however don’t share the opinion that AJ losing is a complete lock like some. I think we’re more likely to see the Total Diva girls start fighting amongst themselves and then AJ pick up the win and the feud splinters off into a more one on one scenario at Battleground or Hell in a Cell. It’s not like if E wants to do a big title win that they can just edit the shit together to look like the October pay per view happened right after the pipe bomb.
    As for the AJ thing, we’ve seen herself launch herself at Kaitlyn, Dolph Ziggler and The Great Khali so launching herself into a three on one situation doesn’t seem that absurd? She’s crazy and she thinks the girls are nothing compared to her from a character stand point she probably thought nothing of it. The beat down really just ended awkwardly more than anything but still comes nowhere close to being the worst one I’ve ever witnessed from the divas.

    • Monkey Tennis

      I noted on another post, I think the fate of the title rests on nothing more than where this feud will actually air in Total Divas season extension.

      I believe there are 6 new episode being filmed, right? And it’s safe to say that this feud, from the ‘Pipebomb’ to the title match will only feature in one episode. So, if the AJ vs TD feud happens in episodes 1-5, there’s a chance that AJ might retain. Particularly if the writers (of Total Divas, who are obviously calling the shots now) want to play up on the Fatal-4-Way angle and have any one of Nattie/Naomi or Brie costing another member of the cast the title. That allows them to carry that angle through to the next episode and it becomes less about the title and more about the emo-drama that Total Divas is really all about anyway.

      However, if AJ vs TD is going to form the basis for the Total Divas season finale, then AJ doesn’t have even the slightest chance or retaining. Because the writers of Total Divas aren’t going to finish their season with a storyline that shows their cast being called out for being z-list celebs and wannabes, and then having AJ prove her point by beating all of them to retain her title.

      So fingers crossed it’s episode 1 then, eh!

      • redsandman99

        Yes there’s a six episode extension. And yeah this will probably all be one big episode. All I’m saying is that there is a way for AJ to retain at NOC but then still drop the title to one of the other girls at a later date. Editing could piece it all together in the show to make it look like it happed right after each other. They make matches that happened on Superstars or Main Event look like they happened on Raw they could easily ignore NOC if AJ wins and then just go straight to like Battleground or something where team TD gets the win.

      • Marcum1234

        I don’t think that anything that happens in the match will effect Total Diva drama besides who wins. They’ve already said that wrestling is fake multiple times and even showed them talking about how to end a match so naomi costing Nattie the title wont really cause drama backstage because they would have already known that they wouldn’t have won.

        • Monkey Tennis

          Has Total Divas broken kayfabe quite that explicitly? I half watched the first episode and since then I’ve only been skimming the recaps at other websites, so I don’t know.

          • Marcum1234

            Yes, they showed The Bellas asking some ring coordinator how he wanted them to finish a match, and on the latest episode they showed one of The Bella Twins practicing a new move on Naomi.

  • Layla_Lover

    The match was sloppy due to the time frame. You can tell because of how early brie did the bella buster. But storyline wise, it was a good week for divas IMO.

    It was too funny when they all jumped aj lol!

    AND IM TIRED OF Y’ALL (BLEEPS) THROWING SHADE AT LAYLA! AT LEAST SHE’S GETTING A PAYCHECK! ARE YOU??! Didnt think so, now sit the (bleep) down.

    • DivaLicious

      I would love to see what her paycheck looks like. Knowing the fact she does not barley be on my hd TV screen. Ouch! BURN????????????

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        But she is there for 7 years, so her pay check must be really good!

        • DivaLicious

          Yeah, half of her 7 years there, had something to do with her dancing in the ring with brooke Adams. With a little bit of wrestling in the middle. And than the third half is her playing Michelle mccool little toy, while Michelle carried her career on her back.

          • Sha95

            Sure, Layla hasn’t had a “Trish Stratus” fairytale career, but she still deserves recognition & respect! She’s the longest tenured Diva Search Winner for one & she’s the last Women’s Champion, even though to some that decision was controversial.. I’m not trying to argue w/ anybody or anything on here, but Layla deserves more respect than she’s been getting lately from Diva fans!!

          • DivaLicious

            I can agree on the trish fairytale part. But I get what your saying, (she was the last women’s champion) even though she had to share it with Michelle McCool *coughs* bummer.

          • wwestarlee

            it’s her,foxy and rosa that are the longest tenured i think

          • Sha95

            Yea. I just think it’s fucked up how now everyone’s dissing Layla because of up & coming talent! I understand Layla’s been around for a long time & her chance at being the star of the division is more than likely shot, but she doesn’t deserve to be bashed

          • wwestarlee

            lol I’m just bothered with people saying of because layla’s 36 she has to leave????? really? her and tamina are the same age and look at Lilian she’s 47 and still there. i just wish people would leave the negativity somewhere else

          • Sha95

            Also, the way ppl diss Layla now reminds me of Victoria from 2007-2007, she was Layla’s age around that time & people were legit pissed that she wasn’t being pushed in the title picture. Sometimes, I get frustrated w/ Diva Fans because they’re very hypocritical & sometimes just plain rude!

          • wwestarlee

            um PREACH!! lol I mean me personally I don’t like certain divas, but that doesn’t mean i hate them, I’m just not a fan. But instead of bashing them , I’d rather talk about something else or just not say anything at all. I find that saves time and energy because as i said before , you can’t get paid for hating

          • Sha95

            You couldn’t have said it any better!

          • BorisG

            Lilian is 40, she is born on 1973. They always put her as 1966.

          • wwestarlee

            lol really? i thought Pwmania said she was 47, apparently 1973 was her sister’s birthdate

          • BorisG

            Yes, they always change that, but even if she is 47, she looks great for her age.

          • BorisG

            Plus she is the only current Diva that held Women’s championship, and only current Diva that held both Divas and Women’s title. Competed in first ever Divas tables match and first ever Divas No DQ, No Countout, Loser Leaves WWE Match.

          • Sha95

            Exactly, Layla has done & accomplished a fair enough amount for her career to at least be considered decent. It’s like to Diva Fans if your not in the forefront ALL THE TIME, you’re a flop, like what kind of logic is that?!

          • BorisG

            She should be considered the top Diva right now, but she’s not on Trish’s level or Lita’s. Even if she had amazing career, WWE never allowed to reach those heights.

          • Sha95

            No Diva, since Trish or Lita has ever really had an exit match…I mean..unless you want to include Victoria’s “so-called” retirement in early 2009, when they let her have a retirement speech during the commercial break after a match she lost as a WWE.com Exclusive. :/

      • Layla_Lover

        Id love to see Aj’s paycheck once she loses the title and runs out of guys to have a storyline with :). All that goes up must come down. It’s only a matter of time before aj is yesterday’s news. And I’m pretty sure Layla will still be in wwe when that happens :).

      • wwestarlee

        how old are you? you say “Burn” after everyone of your weak jokes

  • Sha95

    Ok, so what was originally supposed to be a #1 contender’s match for the divas title between Natalya, Naomi & Brie turned into A.J interrupting the match. When I first seen it, I was legit pissed at A.J, lol. I’ve been waiting for so long wondering who WWE was going to push to face A.J at NOC, but know we know it’s going to be a Fatal 4-Way so yaay!!

    • DivaLicious

      A fatal 4-way that Layla might win. Oh, wait, she ain’t in the tittle picture. She to busy taking pics on Instagram.

      • Sha95

        And…..that’s her fault????

        • DivaLicious

          Pretty much her fault. She worked her heel turn up for a couple of months to be totally ghost! WHAT?! c’mon now. She needs to talk to somebody in the back about her chances of staying in wwe for long.

          • Sha95

            How is it her fault when she can’t control when she’s given TV TIME?! You need to be more understanding. Even if Layla leaves the WWE today, I think personally that she’ll be satisfied w/ her career. Layla seems happy that she’s even there, she has passion for the business.

          • wwestarlee

            um I’m pretty sure that’s creative’s decision on which divas are used in a storyline not layla’s

          • BorisG

            You don’t know that writers do the storylines, or you think superstars do as they wish?

  • silverink25

    I liked the “beat down” part. It makes sense for Brie to be more dominant in jumping someone cause she’s the only other heel here.

  • Brandon

    The match was better than I thought considering they were rushing. I’m liking creative this summer. I can’t recall a time when a diva went at a bunch and got mugged. I found the brawl nice. This IMO signifies that everyone is neutral. Aj seemed to be the face at the moment. Wwe is making us choose sides. It’s nice to see because aj claims the total divas are ruining the division while the cast claim they aren’t. I’m on ajs side but I do love nattie and naomi! I dislike the Bella’s BUT Brie made the fight better. Her and aj looked like they were LEGIT bitter rivals…and I loved it. Now we get a fatal four for the first time in two years. I want nattie and naomi to be champs, but not winning like this. For aj to lose the belt, she needs somebody with a really solid character. At least build nattie or naomi up. I hope aj wins just so the storyline can continue and she can brag she is better than them.

  • Jared Ds

    Ok… The Match Was Good For What It Was, I Know They Were Under A Time Restraint So It Was Hard For Them To Work The Match Without Thinking About The Time. The Attack Against Aj Was Not Done In The Best Way. It Could Of Been Better. I’m Still Hoping My Girl Naomi Wins Even Though I Wouldn’t Mind Brie Winning It. Don’t Hate Me, However I Still Don’t Feel Natalya Should Get It Yet; No Doubt She’s Amazing In The Ring But In Terms Of Character She’s Sounds Like A 40 Year Old Mum Lecturing Her Children. The Reason Why I Feel Naomi Should Get It Before Natalya, Is That Although They Both Lack In Charisma, Naomi Has Cameron To Feed Off In Terms Of That. Therefore It Could Turn Into A Potential Feud. Natalya Is The One That Needs A Character Build Up Before A Title Reign. If Naomi Was To Be Solo Then The Same For Her!

    • Brandon

      Lmao “40 year old mum lecturing her children”… She does act like that XD

      • Jared Ds

        Ugh! It Really Irritates Me!

  • Chelsii?

    What do you get when you put two untalented b*tches in the ring (who aren’t Natalya), a 0/5 match and the worst beat down in wrestling history.

    • BorisG

      So Naomi is untalented? You haven’t seen Cameron wrestle, did you?

    • King 412

      Naomi isn’t untalented

  • Lilreuche ?

    I think Aj is one of those people that will always be cheered no matter what. Like how The Rock and SCSA were heels but still got cheered.

    Anyways this angle is a mess. Who’s the faces and who are the heels? I hate these blurred linesss

  • Irish_fan

    I’m excited for the 4 way. The last time we had a fatal 4 way was back in 2010 I think :/ The match was ok considering that they must have had their time cut ,but the ending was a bit of a mess. I think AJ is still heel but now Nattie and Naomi also look heelish idk it was weird. AJ needs to retain the title at NOC. I can see the fatal 4 way becomimg a lumberjill match (I hope it doesn’t).

    • Username

      Oh good God, a 4-Way Lumberjill match would be the worst thing in the history of wrestling. Especially considering that Fatal 4 Ways almost encourage that one or two of the participants be on the outside of the ring at one point or another just so the two being featured at the moment have the ring to themselves

      • Irish_fan

        I know I don’t evwn want to imagine it xD. I juat think that since the Total Divas are gonna be out there anyway as valets that they will probably bring the whole roster out. I don’t think WWE would be that evil though, well I hope not.

        • Marcum1234

          Thats like 3 more divas at ringside.

  • ????? KING ?????

    The match was very sloppy imo and no matter what AJ said having all 3 of them jump her wont get them over it made them look more like heels imo

  • OH SNAP!

    Just love that camera cut of Natayla on the ramp then she walked away. Had that “Don’t F*ck with me B*tch” look.

    • Monkey Tennis

      Surely it was more of a “Don’t F*ck with me B*tch… just as long as I’ve got two other wrestlers to back me up!” look.

      Not exactly selling that whole role model angle she was tweeting about before Raw.

      • OH SNAP!

        Yes you’re right. And also I feel If wwe pushed nattie as the top face and let the crowd see her as a hero then a feud with AJ by themselves would be decent.
        I read your comment about natayla vs AJ earlier and I agree it should be like that then randomly dropping the title to a total diva with just one good promo from AJ and one beat down.

    • PopOff

      LMAO I thought Natalya was looking for round 2

  • Steve Sanders

    I agree with the article. The four way may not be as good as the last multi diva match with Beth carrying two girls or the double sharpshooter.

  • Greg Lee

    Yeah, the booking of the beatdown was very weird. Most of the time when we see a Heel beatdown, we get what I term as “The Volleyball effect”, where the Heel just gets bounced around. We’ve seen it before where the Heel gets punched by one person, who stumbles around and then gets hit by the other person who stumbles into the third person and gets clocked. Whereupon the Heel either rolls out of the ring to lick their wounds and stumbles up the ramp or the wrestlers doing the beating up grab the Heel and chuck them out of the ring themselves, or even doing the Heel goes outside to run away only to get grabbed and thrown back into the ring.

    But they didn’t do that. I mean AJ wasn’t begging off like most Heels do, or trying to run away when the odds were against her, she was trying to fight them all one after another at the same time by herself, before finally getting overwhelmed by the numbers game and getting a gang beatdown. I expect that kind of thing from a never back down type of Face(John Cena/Daniel Bryan) against a Heel stable(Nexus/Shield), not from someone who’s suppose to be a Heel themselves.

  • Mark

    Queen AJ comes out and everyone stands up. That’s right, that’s right. If she losses the title then you can say “bye bye” to the attention the division has been getting.

  • Mark

    By the way, the way Brie came in and took AJ down was SO fierce. She was like a fierce, wild-cat! LOVE THE BELLA’S.

    • Sha95

      Yes! I loved the way Brie attacked A.J, she looked so badass lol

      • Mark

        Yes! LOVES IT.

    • BorisG

      Brie is wild.

      • Sha95

        & that’s crazy because Brie always came off to me as the more humble twin, but she definitely has a “wild” side to her.

  • wwestarlee

    ummm idk it was so weird and awkward for me. like the match, seemed all over the place and the girls seemed like they didn’t know what to do next, it came off a little sloppy imo, * side note : Aj needs to retire them jeans* Um the jumping part is where i really lmao it was funny tbh.

    • Mark

      I really liked the match but the beat-down could have been better. After Brie’s attack AJ should have got up, turned around and BAM. Spinning clothesline by Natalya!

      • wwestarlee

        yeah i liked the naomi spots, but you can tell nattie and brie were somewhat lost, and i would never imagine nattie being lost

        • Sha95

          I kind of understand Natalya being a little out of place w/ the jumping of A.J, due to Brie practically being all over A.J the whole time & not really backing off to let Naomi or Natalya get in much offense, not blaming Brie or anything though

          • wwestarlee

            lol did you see where brie literally kicked nattie in the mouth? when she was holding Aj

          • Sha95

            Lmao, NO!!!!! I totally did notice that!!!! I have to go back & watch now lmao

          • wwestarlee

            lmao i felt so bad for nattie,and you can see nattie reach for her mouth to see if she’s bleeding

          • Jared Ds

            Brie Was So Pumped, She Was Like “This Bitch Is Gonna Get Fucked Up So Badly, Nicole Hold My Shit!”

          • wwestarlee

            lmao , did you see nikki when aj came by her

          • Jared Ds

            She Was Like, “Bitch I Swear If You Even Glimpse At Me I’m Gonna Get Sandra On Yo Ass! She’s Gonna Sew You On To That Chair So We Can All Fuck You Up You Slutty Ass Bitch!”

          • wwestarlee

            LMAOO I’m dead. I can totally imagine Nikki saying that

          • Jared Ds

            I Know Nikki Just Screams Spicy Latina On Flavor Of Love!

          • wwestarlee

            I know, like she doesn’t care she says whatever is on her mind with no worries lol

          • Jared Ds

            That’s What I Like About Her, But Sometimes She Just Needs To Make Sure That She Sugar Coats Or Else She Could Get Herself In Some Serious Trouble

          • wwestarlee

            I know what you mean, there’s always a time and a place. I Lmao when she was telling cena “My family would do black flips, if i was like that” on TD

  • David Wilson

    It’ll be interesting to see how they go here- I’m not going ot be shocked to see a title change. The question is who? (I don’t really trust the rumors that WWE is letting E! decide who’ll be champ based on how they want to showcase in the second batch of episodes- I don’t know if they want to give up that much creative control, but they certainly can let E! advise them while they make the final call).

    I’ll be shocked if AJ wins- it’ll be just short of 3 months since she won the title at the PPV, and that’s been about normal lately for title reigns- though she could play mind games to turn the other three against each other and steal the win (or my dream booking, AJ brings in Paige as backup to win). I do suspect they want to end the second TD run with the title change.

    I’ll be annoyed if Brie wins- though she has been getting the “good twin” edit on the show, and it wouldn’t be extremely disappointing.

    I’ll be surprised if Naomi wins- she’s taken a bit of a back seat to Cameron on the show, though if they want a “up and comer” to win it could make a good storyline.

    I’ll be happy if Nattie wins- she certainly seems to be the “heart” of the show.

    I do think it’s a tossup though as to what happens, and the fallout from it (If one of the TD wins, I hope it’s not a quickie reign- she should hold it for at least the rest of the year).