Night of Champions in Review: Outnumbered, But Not Outfoxed

To say that tonight’s Divas Championship match is highly anticipated would be doing it an injustice. This match is more than just a match. For someone, it could very well end up being a career making moment. AJ Lee is the champion, and she’s the won who started this. A few weeks ago on Raw, she tore into the cast of the popular reality show on E!, Total Divas, and placed herself above them. She talked them down, attacked them verbally, and got together a gang of equally pressed Divas to help beat them down physically. Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi responded with scathing Twitter remarks and a three-on-one beat down of the champ. This match has turned friends into enemies. It has made everyone pick a side. It has given much needed life to the Diva’s division. And most of all, it has promoted the show, the cast, and the champion. For once, the WWE has done a great job of typing everything together in a neat little package and that’s the main reason everyone is excited to see who leaves the historic Joe Louis Arena tonight with the butterfly belt in their hands.

For AJ, retaining her championship could be the very victory that solidifies her as the best Diva on the roster right now. Defeating three other women would not only be historic, but it would back up her claim that she is better than all the rest, and doesn’t need a reality show to get herself over. For Naomi, this could be her breakout moment. No one is really looking at her to win tonight, and it could be just the boost she needs to secure herself as a force to be reckoned with. For Brie, it’s all about redemption and getting a chance at a second title reign. Nikki Bella and Eva Marie will no doubt be there with her, and the Mean Girls having the Diva’s Championship could mean bad, bad things for the rest of the girls in the WWE. Then there’s Natalya, the sentimental favorite of the match and the one person who could walk away with a victory and have very few people complain. We’ve watched her on Total Divas vent her constant frustration at her lack of match time, and winning tonight could validate the third-generation Diva’s reputation of being one of the best to ever step foot inside the ring.

AJ. Naomi. Brie. Natalya.

One title. One Champion. There can only be one. It’s going to be one hell of a night and one hell of a topsy, turvy roller coaster ride of emotion for whoever wins, and bitter, bitter tears of defeat for the three that end up on the losing end.

A backstage segment is the first taste we get of what’s to come. AJ walks up to Layla, Alicia Fox and Aksana.

Ohhhh girl! They just walked off and left AJ to her own devices. I loved the fact AJ had the gall to say that they would all be nothing without her. How cute. Obviously, I have a different opinion but that’s not for right now. AJ is definitely the best actress in the division, and her facial expressions are amazing. She’s going to be carrying a lot of annoyance into the match.

The Divas make their entrances separately, and surprisingly, none of them have back-up. There’s no sign of Nikki, Eva Marie JoJo and Cameron. Going by the earlier segment, we already knew that Alicia, Aksana, and Layla wouldn’t be around. The crowd seems mixed when it comes to this match. No one really got an ovation that stood out and that’s unfortunate.

Nattie out first. She’s by herself. Naomi is out second and she doesn’t have her back up. But her ring gear fucking slays. Brie is out third with no back up either. Queen Brie looking flawless. And here comes AJ, and her reaction isn’t what I thought it would be. The crowd seems mixed on this match. All four stare at one another to start the match off and AJ is the first to bail. Natalya and Brie gang up on the champ, and then Naomi jumps in all. All three Total Divas take a turn tossing AJ into the barricade before they roll her back into the ring. Brie whips around and nails Naomi and Nattie with a vicious clothesline. Brie goes after both of her cast mates, but ends up dumping Natalya off first. That leaves her alone with Naomi, who is quick to try and block whatever Brie is throwing at her. She ends up getting the first chance at a cover, but Brie’s not going down that easy.

Nattie and AJ both get back in the ring and AJ goes for a quickie roll-up on Nattie. The Canadian blond is able to kick out. Naomi gets back in the match by doing her little booty bump to both of them and tries for a cover on Nattie. That doesn’t work for her either. Things get worse for Naomi as she works her way to the top rope for a high risk move. She misses a huge crossbody on Natalya and absolutely eats a face full of mat. That looked SO painful, that I can not even.

All four of them hook up again and Naomi is the first to go this time. The match really picks up at this point, with Brie able to get a cover on Natalya. Of course, Natalya is able to kick out and at this point, Naomi is back in the match. Nattie ends up bodyslamming Brie on top of Naomi. Brie literally has Naomi covered FOREVER with no one counting her… seriously! That was your match right there. Finally, Natalya goes for a double sharpshooter on Brie and Naomi, and it’s a thing of beauty. Neither girl taps out because AJ breaks it up. She locks Nattie in the Black Widow submission and eventually Natalya is forced to tap out.

AJ retains her championship!

Oh wow, where should I even start?

It’s kind of obvious to me that they had no clue how to book a four person match, so that’s why we got a lot of one-on-one action. I don’t mind that because for the most part, what we got was super solid. Brie really stood out to me for several reasons, including her ring gear which absolutely slayed everyone and everything, and will go down in history as the best ring gear of all time. She worked most of the match, and looked really good on offense and defense. Her spots were executed prettily, and she worked well with the other three. Naomi ate the mat in a big way when she missed that cross body, but Nattie rolled out of the way and made it look like it was part of the match. The thud was terrifying and kudos to Naomi for getting up and continuing on. I thought she looked beautiful tonight and we all know it’s only a matter of time before she gets to have that moment.

With Natalya tapping to AJ, it’s kind of clear that they want to go with AJ versus Natalya, which is the match most of us thought we were going to get anyway. That being said, I think Brie has a good case as to why she should be next in line. She had Naomi covered forever, and the referee just standing there was truly, truly awful. I guess you could make a case that Brie’s shoulders were down as well, but it was an awkward moment. The ending itself was bad. I’m not to pressed that AJ retained, because now she could have singles matches with all three (more on that later), but after the double sharpshooter spot, both Naomi and Brie were just kind of left there. For the length of time AJ had Nattie in the Black Widow, Brie or Naomi could have gotten up and broke up the hold. The ending was a total cop out. It would have looked a lot better of AJ to have thrown Brie and Naomi out of the ring, then set her sites on Natalya.

On the positive, the WWE has two pay-per-views coming up very close to one another. I would love to see AJ take on either Naomi or Brie tomorrow night on Raw, then face Brie/Naomi at Battleground. That would free up Hell In A Cell for Natalya versus AJ, and should they decide to continue they could do a traditional Survivor Series match at well, Survivor Series. I would love to see AJ recruit a team of NXT Divas to join her in taking on Team Total Divas, but I am getting way ahead of myself.

I guess, in conclusion I was disappointed with the match but alright with AJ retaining. It does open up a lot of possibilities, and hopefully they keep this thing alive.

In addition to that, there’s Summer Rae! And yes, she totally slayed.

Summer looked absolutely flaw free tonight. I love how the Divas pull out all stops when it comes to Pay-Per-Views. Summer is proof that no matter how terrible the gimmick may seem, if you work hard enough you can get over. Like Fandango, she is living and breathing her gimmick and she has gotten so good. She’s perfect at ringside and I can’t say enough good things about her. I loved her interference tonight on the apron. The shriek was hilarious and Fandango was able to capitalize and get the better of The Miz for awhile afterwards. I hope these two start winning more matches before the fans completely tune out to them. They deserve much better and need a few wins under their sequined belts!

That being said, did you guys notice that Summer Rae chant during the match?! Haha, when will your fave get that…

Yes, I just did a sassy finger snap after typing that!

Night of Champions was far from perfect, but I’m going to believe that it was just used as a stepping stone for something bigger and better. I refuse to believe they are going to let Total Divas and AJ just fizzle out for no reason. Overall, I would have to give the action two out of five stars, simply because of how the awkward spot with Brie and Naomi, and the ending. It wasn’t bad, but those two things did ruin it for me. I will say that we now have a lot of delicious possibilities, so not all is lost!

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  • Foreveryoungx

    I didn’t really like this match, I was expecting a lot more from it. I thought Naomi was sloppy, she’s got tons of potential but sometimes she tries too hard. The double sharpshooter was cool to gain a reaction from the crowd, but recognizing it as the first one ever done was dumb on the commentators behalf. In the end I’m glad AJ retained.

  • WweRules32

    good match and the divas were sexy layla should be inserted into a match and win the title for herself

    • BorisG

      Yes, my favorite right now she should win it one more time before she leaves. After all, 7 years.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        I think that backstage segment showed layla seeing an opportinity with disention in the ranks so she ran and manipulated them. Im thinking nattie and aj is going to continue where natalya wins at battleground then its going to be layla leading aksana and alicia against the total divas. Remember aj said she didnt mind taking a backseat. So I wouldnt be surprised if after this feud pans out we get layla going for natalya’s title.

  • Paul

    The Divas match was really bad. Just over 5 minutes? Come on WWE lol! Naomi has no business whatsoever in a ring. She should spend more time training instead of dancing. Nattie is the only worthwhile womens wrestler on the roster. Everyone else just barely gets by. AJ does not impress me in the ring as a worker or on the mic. They need to keep trying but it still wont matter. The fans wont care about the Divas until the WWE does.

    • Angel

      please tell me you ment brie instead of naomi

      • Paul

        No, I meant Naomi. She is terrible. Brie isn’t much better either.

    • FOXY & FLAWLESS

      Aj does not impress you on the mic? Lawl. Who’s your fav? Aksana?

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        Your tastes are not universal you know?

        • FOXY & FLAWLESS

          No need to be so srs. But let’s be honest, calling AJ a bad micworker is like saying that Natalya can’t carry a match with someone who is wrestling for the first time, or like saying Naomi isn’t super athletic. It’s an obvious fact. How is AJ NOT a good micworker??? It’s not about my tastes, it’s about the fact that the girl brings it 24/7 and she should never be doubted for her skills.

      • Paul

        No she doesn’t. I don’t like Aksana, Naomi, the other chick in Funkadactyls, The Bellas, whoever else is in WWE. Im a “womens wrestling” fan. Nattie is the only good one on the roster, and possibly Layla but I could go either way with her.

        • FOXY & FLAWLESS

          So why are you in a WWE redux?

          • Paul

            Cause everyone is entitled to their opinion and most wwe fans make me laugh cause they just follow anything wwe puts in front of them lol! And a lot of times they don’t know any better and need to be schooled.

  • shameronstar

    BREAKING NEWS: Mickie’s tna contract expired and she’s opted to not resign.

    • Paul

      I don’t see Mickie going back to WWE. She left cause they wanted a piece of her music career and she didn’t want that. If she does leave and that story is true, cause I don’t believe it until she says it herself, she will continue on her own. I hope she stays in TNA and conitues to work the indies and do her music.

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        She said she would like to come back to WWE!

        • shameronstar

          psycho vs psycho feud! lol

        • jcott3

          But does WWE want her back? Remember, she didn’t leave of her own free will – they cut her.

          • BorisG

            Yes, plus she accomplished almost everything. She has 6 titles in WWE and they are not gonna let her get 7 like Trish (or 8 if you count Trish’s Hardcore title reign). She will easily be in either company’s Hall of Fame, so she can fully focus on her music career.

        • Leor Du Temps

          If Mickie James returns in WWE, it’s good for business :)

      • shameronstar

        JoJo could carry Mickie to a good single!

      • Angel

        actually maria left cause they wanted a piece of her music mickie just got realeased by suprise

  • David Wilson

    I don’t know how they’ll play this- I don’t know if you want to go with Natalya vs AJ since she was the one who submitted. AJ vs Brie makes more sense to me right now. And there are some wildcards in this too- Kaitlyn’s still lurking around there (are they planning on repackaging her or something? It’s been a few weeks) Plus the other non-TD’s were a little non-plussed at AJ…

    We’ll probably get a battle royal tonight to set up the next PPV…and they need to move on from this one, as it was by almost all accounts a disaster.

    • BorisG

      They are going in either 2 ways:
      1. Brie vs AJ, since Brie was laying on Naomi and referee wasn’t counting
      2. Layla vs AJ, that backstage segment showed some sings of tension between them.

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    This was just bad! I almost fell a sleep watching the match! I was expecting so much more, gosh I don´t even want to think more about it!

  • sheba

    naomi and working with the divas isn’t working for me. that bitch is too much for them, have her ramping around with the guys! she can take it. aswell she performs with like… no enthusiasm or character it’s starting too look really bad. natalya’s moves aren’t even entertaining me anymore… brie did the best for me.

    • shameronstar

      Naomi vs Kharma could be magic!

    • Addy

      I feel like she tries to tone it down to compete with some of those girls, and it makes her look sloppy.

  • charovnica

    The match wasn’t bad,it was simply short which led to being a bit rushed.Still the spots made sense even though we had two botches [one of them wasn't even on the divas].
    Naomi really needs to show more character…you can be a fantastic wrestler,but you need more than that these days.

    I’d say WWE NEEDS to go with an AJ vs Nattie feud now cause those two get good reactions and can create special wrestling moments together….then again it does make sense for AJ to go through all of these divas one on one before the feud with Nattie takes place.It will be a great build up too.

  • shameronstar

    Like a lot of people I thought it was a decent match but could’ve been a little better! I think it should have actually gone on another 2 or 3 minutes because the ending felt a little weird(with the referee not counting) and rushed! I liked that Naomi tried a completely new look as a singles competitor but she did seem a tiny bit off that night with her basically crossbodying the mat(ouch)! I’m surprised Brie was the aggressor and that AJ didn’t really do much(I wonder was she injured or something)! Natalya was good but I think it would have helped if she was more of the aggressor in the match more so than the Bella! and the commentary was definitely a low point like seriously commentating really has gotten bad over the years!

    • charovnica

      I think it was smart for the storyline for AJ to doesn’t really do much and simply wait for a right time to jump in and steal the win.If WWE are smart they’ll let Nattie point that out and give her something to work with and something to make the faces more symphatetic to the people,cause as of right now AJ is the only one that makes sense.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        Agreed! Aj got the win exactly how she should have. Now nattue just needs to make it her mission to go for that belt!

    • Leor Du Temps

      This match was for the Reality TV crap TD so it makes sense AJ will not be the star of this match but the 3 others girls. I really don’t like how this show is mixed in WWE. Brie heel but face on TD, Mixed of real name on TD and ring name in WWE. TD is not good for the divas division but that’s my opinion.

  • I dig CrayJ

    The match was just okay.
    High points:
    -Naomi’s attire that made her look like a serious singles competitor (and Jacqueline).
    -The backstage segment.It made good sense for Paige and Emma to debut as AJ’s teammates or rivals in a ”you are just as bad as the Total Divas” way.
    -Brie’s absolute dominance!
    Low points:
    -Naomi’s crossbody miss.She must focus on that move.
    -The fact that we got something like Brie vs Naomi and Nattie vs AJ in 2 separate matches.
    -The length of the match.
    Things I wanted to see:
    -Naomi do the RVD moonsault or at least a new move
    -Nattie reversing the rear view into a variation of the Glam Slam
    -AJ DRILLING someone with the spinning heel kick
    -Brie debuting a new move

    Overall I will give this a 3/5 stars.

    P.S.:All hail true Diva’s champ Brie Bella!!! xD

    My wish for BattleGround: AJ vs Naomi (Hardcore Match)

    • Christopher Bello

      Love the spots you thought up! Especially the counter to the rear view, would love to see that!

    • BorisG

      She really looked like Jacqueline.

  • Addy

    I don’t mind that AJ won, because it can keep a feud going, but… she should have done more. She talks big, but then she wins after letting Natalya and Brie do most of the dirty work. She also tried to run from these “total divas”, just made her look worse. Bad booking imo!

    • charovnica

      She’s a heel…and she’s outnumbered.If she went there going ham on all of them the backstage segment before the match wouldn’t make one bit sense,since she seemed worried then.

      • Addy

        Not every heel has to be a coward. All heel divas seem to do the “ahhh run away” thing. And some people react differently when worried. Some people would go ham on all of them BECAUSE they were so worried.

        • charovnica

          Yeah,but look at AJ and the situation she is in.Her being a “coward” does make sense here.She’s outnumbered and all of these divas want to break her in half,also she’s tiny.She should use her brain instead of her muscles more,cause otherwise it won’t seem believable.Of course she would’ve done more,as well as the others,if the match wasn’t so short.
          I kind of feel like the other divas were meant to interfere but there was a last minute change due to shortage of time.

          • Addy

            I mean I suppose… but it just made her look like a hypocrite. If they are just “total divas”, she made it sound like she could truly take them all by herself. All I’m saying is they could have done it different.

          • charovnica

            Maybe,it would’ve been a lot better if she got to work more on at least one of them,but I guess the storyline is still not over so we can hope for better matches in future.

    • BorisG

      Well you have point here. Too bad Nattie had to tap out.

    • Leor Du Temps

      This match was filmed for the reality show “total divas” so It was obvious the 3 stars of TD will be the stars of this match and not AJ. And not because they are better in the ring… The Bad “guy” is AJ and the good “guy” is total divas cast.

  • Angel

    i want brie to be the next divas champ or a returning nikki bella because lets face it natalya and naomi are boring and have no personality in the ring. yes its important to have ring skills but when your in that ring your suppose to tell a story as well. also naomi was REALLY SLOPPY like get it together girl.

    • Seth Phipps

      I dont think that its Naomi being sloppy but some other girls just aren’t in her league. Be honest, Naomi will look very sloppy with the bellas or anyone other than actual female wrestlers. She has great Matches with Nattie but horrid ones with Models. I think its more that she needs to tone down and be easier to work with rather than constantly display your crazy in ring skill…but then again why cant the other girls just step up.

      • shameronstar

        Naomi’s match against Audrey was a good example of her being able to wrestle a more grounded and technical style!

        • Seth Phipps

          Yes, I feel like putting Naomi against someone is not in her league physically or Mentally is kind of Career suicide for her. I actually feel really bad for her. Well Im hoping Mickie James comes back to WWE and Hopefully I get to see them to go at it.

          • Leor Du Temps

            Naomi is not the queen of wrestling… She’s a great athlete but I find her green in the ring and this match prove she’s not ready for the divas title :/ (and I’m a fan of Naomi).

          • Seth Phipps

            lol Again I never said Naomi is the best wrestler, But I certainly believe she is the better athlete of all the girls.

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        If she is that good and no one is in her league like you say, she should be having great matches with everybody, because a really good wrestler knows how to adapt to their opponent, like Natalya, that’s why she is the only one right now who can have a good match with basically anyone, and no one is in a league!

        • Addy

          Some good wrestlers just can’t have good chemistry with everyone like Natalya. That’s not Naomi’s fault.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I´m not saying its her fault, but saying that she looks sloppy because no one is in her league is a very poor excuse and doens´t even make sense!

          • Seth Phipps

            IM not saying no one is in her league in the way you took it. Im saying physically and athletically no Current diva can compare. Its hard to work with a high flyer when you have no background in wrestling. Think about it. When you watch superstar matches, High flyers look pretty damn awesome because the superstars who has years of experiences knows how to sell the move and have actually seen it done before lol Im sorry biut Its not Naomi’s Fault, Its the people you work with. and Nattie is a technical wrestler and most technical wrestler can make ANYONE look good. High flyers NEED the other person to look good.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            But what does look sloppy most of the times is not the selling, because the Divas have been selling her offense pretty well, even Brie Bella! It´s the way she executes the moves and puts them together, it looks sloppy and dangerous most of the time.

          • Seth Phipps

            I disagree, I believe its Naomi’s speed that messes her up. She doesn’t really give people room to breathe in some cases. She goes for the her moves beautifully but some girls just cant keep up. IM not saying Naomi is the best wrestler WWE has to offer but I say with full confidence that she is the most Athletic Diva. Like the Cross body wasn’t her fault. Nattie missed it. If you take a look at when Naomi went for a huricanerana on brie, It looks like brie wasn’t ready yet. Naomi is not suppose to wrap her legs around her neck, brie is suppose to lean forward and kind of bring them together, which she wasn’t prepared for.

          • Peace

            I agree with you on this one. Naomi’s the kinda wrestler who just wants to get everything done quickly, and it’s too quick, so she ends up messing it up by not giving herself or her opponent enough time to prepare.

          • BorisG

            Nattie has chemistry with almost very Diva because she knows the basics and knows how to make opponent good. Other are just on their own.

          • Seth Phipps

            Exactly technical wrestler normally have better chemistry with people and Nattie is suppose to have chemistry with everyone simply because she is almost seen as a motherly figure for the divas.

          • BorisG

            Yes, just like Victoria. Well maybe there were some bad matches, but Victoria made Kelly like decent competitor and transformed Tessmacher into wrestling machine.

          • Seth Phipps

            Yup or like Gail make Taryn look amazing…not taking anything aways from her though lol

        • Christopher Bello

          I’m sorry, when was the last time Naomi had a bad match with anyone? She most definitely has NOT been sloppy, especially not in this match. NATALYA messed up the crossbody spot by being out of place and then awkwardly ‘fixing’ it by just falling as though she were hit. Not to mention her no-selling the shit out of AJ’s forearm. And all this is coming from a Natalya lover. I understand what you’re saying, but Naomi has been on point her whole career.

        • Seth Phipps

          Nattie is one of my Favorite and I have been saying this since last night. Nattie missed the cross body, not Naomi. Naomi is just to fast for some girls. I remember this being the same issue with Lita back then.

          • Matty Marie

            Lita was fast paced, not fast.

          • Seth Phipps

            Yes and Its hard to keep up with someone who is fast paced if you dont have a background in wrestling.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Naomi executed the crossbody to early and she over jumped it. Its nit because natalya is slower than naomi. Naomi jumped as soon as natalya was coming up fromthat school boy pin and she didnt have time to catch naomi. They both would have been hurt alot wworseif natalya didnt think on her feet and fall back early because naomi would have clockes her right in the head.

          • Seth Phipps

            I disagree. Pay attention to 8:30 in the video. put your finger where Nattie just got up from pinning brie. leave your finger there and watch how Nattie takes one to many steps. Naomi jumped exactly where Nattie got up but Nattie probably over analyzed it because Naomi was so high. As soon as Nattie got up she should of just stayed where she was and fell. I love Nattie so dont take it like me dissing her but She makes mistakes too.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            I know she does everyone does lol but I still think naomi over jumped her. Naomi is known for her body to move a little faster than her head. Trust me I love mesome naomi she Iis my 3rd fave lol behind natalya and alicia but we have seen naomi get to much adrenaline and overjump that move before.

  • AJSucks221

    AJ Sux

    • Seth Phipps

      How?

      • AJSucks221

        She just sux.

        • Seth Phipps

          ok.

    • charovnica

      LMAO! It’s okay to dislike someone with a reason,but to make a hate account is pathetic.

      • AJSucks221

        U mad sis?

        • charovnica

          Nope,not at all.I’m just amused with your hatred.

          • AJSucks221

            And I’m amused at how much everyone here loves AJ Lee like she’s the greatest Diva in history.

          • charovnica

            Um,it’s personal preference formed by the events from the past 2 years…It’s absolutely with a reason.
            Does this mean you hate her cause she’s “so mainstream” now or..?

          • Seth Phipps

            He’s a Troll just leave it alone.

          • charovnica

            I know but I’m bored :D

          • Equasir

            Charovnica, i have a question for you,
            Your name is like; i’m from former yugoslavia.
            Are u from Former Yugoslavia

          • charovnica

            Nope,I’m from Bulgaria.But we speak languages that are pretty similar so I can see how you can think that :D

          • Equasir

            Oooh, alright but still from the Balkan.
            Thats also GOOD xd

  • Brandon

    I personally liked the match. The divas got 13 minutes of ppv time but only a 5:35 min match. It was good for what it was though. I honestly had no clue who would win but in my prediction I guessed aj and was right (pat on back). I hate Brie but she did a great job taking over the match. Naomi had some nice spots and kudos for her being ok after that cross body! Natties sharpshooter was great and Jerry needs a history lesson because its happened…not once…but TWICE! Ajs black widow was amazingly locked in. I loved how fast she wrapped around nattie. I’m a bit concerned why they chose nattie to tap, but whatever. Well, aj has zero friends now and I guarentee some nxt call ups will be happening…very sooooon. I was happy with last night and I hope we get another note resting storyline!

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      LOL You´re nedding some history lessons aswell because it happened 3 TIMES xD First it was on Lay-Cool, the second one was on Layla and Eve Torres and this was the third ;)

      • Brandon

        Nuh ugh! I said it happened twice…that means this plus the other twoooo lol :P

        • ajfan

          LOL @joomilo:disqus

    • BorisG

      I think feud is over, and they will probably focus on Layla vs AJ.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        I think its going to lead into natalya vs aj where natalya gets the belt at battleground.

        • BorisG

          I would love it, Natalya must win it soon.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            In the backstage segment layla had such a coniving look on her face when alicia and aksana walked away and she ran after them. I seriously think layla is going to recruit them into a stable ti continue a feud against the total divas after battleground when natalya takes that belt!

      • Matty Marie

        Ugh I hope not, AJ needs at least one ally.

        • BorisG

          Well she is alone, only Tamina or Rosa are neutral now. Kaitlyn is her enemy for now, so IDK what might happen.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      I think nattie to tapped to build nattie vs aj after this. They had that exchange in the ring aswell where natalya slapped aj right before naomi did the double rearview!

  • redsandman99

    AJ retaining feels like the right move to me at this point. In terms of anyone she gets the best reaction overall (she actually did get a good pop when they showed her backstage anyway) and in terms of storyline possibilities there’s more with her as champ right now. One of the Total Divas could split off and face her one on one, she could go through all of them one on one, Kaitlyn could be thrown back into the mix, Alicia, Aksana or Layla could decide could come after her, forcing her to call up some back up with a new diva or two…I’m interested in seeing where this goes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jayjayholler Jules Ellington

    I loved all the girl’s attires, I freaking gayed out! I’m glad AJ retained, it would have been too soon for her to drop the belt. I would be happy if either Natalya or Naomi walk away with title next time perhaps. Maybe they’ll let AJ beat Maryse as the longest reigning Divas champion though. Who knows!

  • Christopher Bello

    Cryssi, you get me more hyped for a match than the match itself! Even after it’s already happened LOL I wrote everything I thought in my reader review, but to me, Naomi was the star. Her missed crossbody was SICK, she took it like a champ. Brie was second best to me, just flawless is her character right now! And that gear was fab <3 Decent night, solid action.

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

    The beginning of this redux was enough to make me actually want to watch the match, unlike what we’ve been given the last four weeks. Kudos Cryssi! The match was fine, not memorable. Glad AJ retained, she’s the only diva capable of holding the audiences attention. Not sure why you said the crowd was lively Cryssi, this crowd was probably one of the most attentive the divas have had all year. No major pops but they were watching and responding. The only match this year that actually had the audience sweating was Kaitlyn/AJ at Payback, the crowd was amazing for that match. Also Eve/Kaitlyn was another match the received a good reaction. I’m excited to see what transpires tonight on Raw!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.pares Michael Pares

    Made me sad for some reason to see Nattie tap like that lol, but I really hope this leads to AJ v Nattie with Nattie winning the belt

  • aldo

    Well the match was fine.
    One thing about Naomi: she doesn’t fall outside the ring in a hard way. It doesn’t look painful at all. I remember Michelle Mccool falling outside the ring and it looked like pure pain.
    But her ring gear was THE ring gear.
    Brie Bella really stood out here.
    Then Natalya was great as usual and I think they’re going with Natalya vs AJ which is awesome.
    Layla was also good in the segment. I hope they keep using them. I really enjoyed watching almost all the divas competing this past week.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      The way the back stage segment went it looked like layla saw an opportunity. I think its going to lead to layla leading alicia and aksana against the total divas after total divas vs aj is over. Which means we might get a layla vs. Natalya feud after all of this :-)

      • aldo

        I don’t think so. It would be great if Natalya has a proper feud with Layla or Alicia tho. I really really hope they keeo using them.

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          You didnt see the coniving look on layla’s face when aksana and alicia walked away? Plus layla just turned heel it wouldntmake any sense to turn her face again. Plus Iit also wouldntmake sense to involve them if it wasnt to set them up for a future storyline.

          • aldo

            Yeah I know, I saw her face, that’s what I said she was good. But is WWE so I don’t want to get too excited, especially about the Divas haha
            I said we better wait and see what happens

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            True that lol wwe has a history for turning their divas face/heel for no reason what so ever lol.

  • BorisG

    Match was good on point, but was rushed. Out of all the Divas, the strongest one and submission-technician had to tap out, but she could kick out of Glam Slam. WWE really made Natalya weak, even she was the only Diva crowd gave a pop other than AJ.

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

      The camera focused quite a bit on Natalya after the match…hopefully this leads to something.

      • BorisG

        But Brie was laying on Naomi, and referee wasn’t counting. She may ask for title shot, or AJ might face Aksana, Alicia or Layla,

        • 3xplicit

          both their shoulders were on the mat

          • BorisG

            But Brie was on Naomi.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Her shoulders were down too, after natalya straightened them out they could have countedfor brie but natalya had them in the sharpshooter before she would have gotten a 3. I really dont understand where everyone saying brie should have won came from in that situation brie’s shoulders were down just like naomi’s. If it wouldnthave been for the rridiculous commentating team that we love s I much no one would have even noticed.

          • redsandman99

            ^This. If the ref had counted while Brie’s shoulders were down nobody would have won. I didn’t get why the commentary team was on that so much it would have been different if Brie had only been on top of Naomi with her shoulders up.

          • charovnica

            It still can be a double count ,the ref HAD to count it.

          • 3xplicit

            it doesn’t work like that in a fatal four way, it can be a draw if it’s 1 one 1 but fatal 4 way rules are different there has to be a winner, no DQ, NO count out and all those other rules apply

          • charovnica

            I totally forgot we were talking about Fatal Four way lol You’re right.

          • Matty Marie

            But Brie was on top Naomi

      • aldo

        Just like it did when the title was unified, Natalya was shown the most.

    • charovnica

      I don’t think she looked weak at all.She got kicked in the head and then the Black Widow was applied.Before that Nattie was on top of the match.

    • Guest

      When Natalya applied the Double sharpshooter on Eve and Layla the ref didn’t count either.
      And yes, she kicked out of the Glam Slam but she tap out.

  • 3xplicit

    i loved the match! it was faced paced which is rare , diva matches are 90% hold rest/submissions nowadays so that was awesome, natalya fell before naomi even got a chance to come down from the air during the crossbody which led to her splashing the ring which is ok because they played it off real well. could have been longer tho 8/10

  • J.D.C.D.

    Part of me is hoping with AJ being all alone in the locker room with no one helping her she gets outside help when she needs it. Either Paige and crew from NXT or maybe even Kharma making a return to the WWE. We’ll see where this story goes. I’m thinking there will be a continued feud between AJ and Natalya after Natalya has it out with the Total Diva’s cast.

  • @KENLushh

    It was a good match but not a “memorable” one other then one admiring AJ “overcoming the odds” and so on and so forth. Naomi looked great tho.

  • afoxy

    Naomi reminds me of Jacqueline in that outfit

    • wwestarlee

      i said the same thing lol

    • DivasChampAJ

      I know!