WWE.com Debates NXT’s Next Breakout Star; Emma & Paige Included

WWE.com editors have gotten together to debate who could be NXT’s next breakout star, following the 2013 successes of The Wyatt Family, The Shield and Big E. Langston.

Included on the list are two current NXT Divas: Emma and the NXT Women’s Champion Paige.

WWE remind readers not to “let the ditziness and bubbles fool you” in describing Emma, a finalist in the NXT Women’s Championship tournament.

They reference her wins over main roster Divas such as Aksana and Summer Rae and mention her training under the tutelage of Lance Storm.

Paige is the first name thrown into the debate and it’s no surprise, as her name is always on everyone’s lips when it comes to NXT’s greatest success stories thus far.

Paige told WWE.com, “I wanted to be able to prove that I didn’t need what the other girls had; I could be myself,” referring to her tryout.

She has certainly proved it, picking up wins over several main roster mainstays as well as the cream of NXT’s crop, earning a 14-2 win-loss record in 2013.

You can read the entire debate on WWE.com.

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  • BorisG

    OK love Bayley and Emma, but I want Bayley on the main roster! She and AJ can make magic!

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      You mean you love Paige and Emma.

    • Glitched

      I always wondered how they’d introduce Bayley to the main roster, I hope it would be like their NXT encounter where Bayley tells AJ she doesn’t think she’s crazy cos I loved AJ’s reaction to that.

      I planned it out like this:
      Bayley is WWE’s newest Diva and says she wants to be AJ’s best friend and join her and Tamina, AJ says Bayley can only join when she impresses AJ enough in the ring. Bayley(portraying a face role) wrestles against several face Divas in singles competition(Natalya, Kaitlyn, Naomi, Brie) but loses to all of them, despite putting up a fight she gets distracted when she shifts her attention to AJ, who is standing at ringside, looking at her for approval when she lands a move.

      AJ Lee tells Bayley she’s unimpressed but Bayley says the only person she really wants to wrestle is AJ herself so a match is set up between the two, Bayley vs AJ, now there is nobody for Bayley to be distracted by and she ends up defeating AJ in a shocking upset. Bayley goes to hug AJ after but gets shoved down, Tamina and AJ then start a beat down on Bayley, sparking a feud between them.

      • BorisG

        That would be great!

  • Pray4Kesha

    Both of them ARE the future of the WWE, period. Both are tremendous wrestlers. However I do feel Emma is underrated a little, but that’s neither here nor there. Can wait to see them on the main roster (hopefully Emma goes first).

  • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

    Great! I’m excited to see them on mainroster.

    Sami Zayn too <3 I want to see him and Sheamus go at it.

  • Jak

    Lets not forget, Paige also got rank 1 on the NXT power rankings. I don’t think a Diva on the main roster has ever done that, have they?

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      When were the Main Roster divas apart of NXT Roster?

      Besides,NXT is much shorter and smaller than the WWE Main Roster so it’s much easier.

      • Jak

        I meant a main roster diva on the main power rankings, I never seen a diva do that on the main rankings.

        Sure, perhaps it might easier on NXT, but it’s still something to show that WWE are giving the recognition.

    • charovnica

      Wasn’t AJ #1 at one point? I feel like she was,but yeah. Paige is definitely earning some recognition.

  • http://iheartdg.com/ International Problem Dragon

    Where’s Adrian Neville?

  • Sha95

    This basically guarantees that both will debut on the main roster this year!

  • charovnica

    The thing is all of the mentioned are more than worthee.

  • Mariah_Scarey

    Yes Paige has been ready for a while now, that not my concern, it’s how the wwe will use Paige that worries me. Emma, I’m going to be honest I’m not in that much of a hurry for her to be called up, I love her but whatever.

  • nightofme

    How would you guys like Emma or Paige to debut? :)

  • WweRules32

    I can’t wait for Emma and Paige to debut on the main roster I see it happening sooner rather than later

  • FOXY & FLAWLESS

    I’m honestly not gleeful, happy, or anxious for any Diva to debut on the main roster and in every NXT-relaed post where people are so psyched for someone to go to the main roster, I’ll probably repeat it. I mean look at the Divas division right now. It’s already packed with talent because all of the Divas seriously stepped it up in-ring wise in 2013, but it has been lacking direction for MONTHS. Adding more talented divas into an already talented division is not going to magically give them direction and storylines. It’ll be just like Summer debuting to the main roster, if not worse, especially for Emma. I can already see them teaming her with Santino or Hornswoggle to make them a joke. Let these women slay in NXT until there’s a need and a spot for them to debut and not be lost in the shuffle like Queen Summer because it’s pretty sad to have seen her have her mini-feud with Natalya, get her first PPV win, and now just nothing…almost like it never happened.

    • FearTheSpear

      while i agree with your sentiment, i still believe that maybe bringing up paige and/or emma would be good for the division. It would provide something fresh and new and open the doors for a lot of storylines, feuds and alliances. granted this all depends on if wwe creative feels like doing their job correctly or not but it certainly will provide them with a few more options then they already have.

      plus i don’t think that paige and/or emma debuting should completely overshadow the talent that already exists in the divas division. if anything it should enhance the division by creating more competition and it is always good to see the competitive side of the divas spill over into the ring. plus this could give wwe enough ammunition to create the divas tag team championship.

      Maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part but GOD i hope so!

      • FOXY & FLAWLESS

        Ugh I really hope so. I really, really hope so. I just know we’d all hate to have watched these girls grow as characters and wrestlers with their OWN gimmicks and their OWN personality just to be brought up and be lost in the shuffle and we maybe see their faces every year for Survivor Series when they’re just apart of Team AJ or Team Natalya or Team Kaitlyn. I honestly think WWE needs to make room for them. The Divas division is too crowded considering 3 Divas in NXT should be coming up. They have more reason now than ever to bring back the Women’s Championship.

    • wwepassion

      Most of the girls on the main roster already had the diva’s title and are probably not going to win it again. The nxt diva’s need to be called up because they need more wrestlers on there to balance out the not so great wrestlers. Plus Paige Has been down there way to long. Summer has a long career and has not been on the main roster for a year yet so she will fine and is expected to have a push this year.

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        Aksana,Tamina,Caomi,Summer Rae and Rosa all don’t have titles.

        • Glitched

          Aksana and Rosa don’t deserve it…plus the fact that they held the FCW titles for so long is laughable.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Everybody deserves it. You said keyword:FCW .Look at their matches in FCW they can actually wrestle.WWE Limited their moveset.

        • wwepassion

          The only one that is gonna be champ in that group in the near future is summer. The others probably won’t for a long time.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Naomi ,Tamina and Aksana have chances.
            TBH all of them have chances but Rosa.

      • FOXY & FLAWLESS

        Yeah, but wasn’t it heavily reported that WWE was no longer “releasing” people? And there’s not many bad Divas wrestlers on the roster that need to be balanced out. Rosa’s practically a valet, although they’ve been trying to reintroduce her to wrestling. Cameron is still in her rookie years, as is Eva. Aksana’s not bad bad. I just don’t see where the space for them would be. I hope Summer does get her push now that she’s there though and they let her showcase her true heel side and not this joke they’ve been making her out to be.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Don’t be scare for Summer and Emma or any other girl not nammed Paige, they are high on Summer and her push is comming but Paige… She will be push for sure but considered her character is kind of similar to Aj’s, her push may be ruined because of TD but she will be push it all depends if they do it right or not but don’t scare for the other, they will be fine. And when TD end, you won’t have to be scare for her anymore

  • wwepassion

    Emma and Paige will help take diva’s to a higher level. 2014 Should be a great year.

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      Yeah if CREATIVE lets them..

      • wwepassion

        They will. They can’t be that stupid.

  • Mr. Zest (#NewlyBornFace)

    I hope this leads to Paige and Emma’s main roster debut.

  • Rodney Holston

    Can’t wait for this next crop of girls to get called up. It really feels like the important folks are high on all of them so hopefully when they debut they’ll have storylines and character growth and awesome matches!

  • Jamie Mitchell

    I want them both up soon, Emma needs a new gimmick.

  • Thurman powers

    I prefer summer rae,Sasha banks,Bayley.

    I don’t think bringing in new divas is the answer there are talented women on the roster who never got their fair share of the pie.

    Booking is the only thing that’s holding back the diva’s division, not because there’s not enough talent on the roster. Let’s stop putting the NXT divas on a pedestal because they’re booked stronger down in NXT.

    This reminds me of anti diva fans who always trash all of the main roster divas outside of Natalya and Aj lee. It doesn’t help anyone, it could be a curse for Paige if people continue to over hype her eventual debut. Remember what happened with KHarma?

    Just calm down folks,let the women down in NXT own there until the divas division on the main roster gets proper booking. Imagine if Paige debut this month she would be jobbing to the Bella’s and Eva Marie….

    Think about it….

  • Christopher Bello

    I’ve gotten to the point where I really just love each and every single one of the girls and I want the best for all of them creatively and in the ring. I have my favorites (Paige, Summer) but I really want all of them to succeed and be used on the main roster. <3

  • Lily

    Yes, hope this means both will be called up this year!

  • Lily

    Even though the division sucks at the moment, the division is in desperate need of new talent because AJ literally has no competition. WWE have already used all of the Total Divas (who were ready) and the other True Divas have been buried to the point where they can’t be taken as serious challengers until WWE decides to build them up.

    • wwepassion

      She has competition they just don’t use anybody else but the bellas. Aj is not that great to be acting like she untouchable.

  • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

    Why do people always say Paige and Emma will help boost the division because they have character,wrestling,and etc..
    WWE has half of the girls who just about have all that and yet they still don’t push them so what makes you think Paige or Emma will be bigger or better than them.
    But hey,who is me to judge..It’s a possibility though and if it is then WWE must have been ignoring the divas for a LONG time.

    • wwepassion

      Your right there are talnted girls there. But the thing is they are not on the level as Paige and Emma are, Alot aren’t even on Aj’s level when she wrestling for real. The girls in wwe right are just ok in the ring and fans are waiting for more matches that make they’re jaw drop like at payback and nxt .

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        The girls at NXT get more time to develop their characters and skills.The Divas doesn’t get much time.If you count 5 minutes enough on a 3 hour show..

        Alicia Fox,Naomi,Natayla,Layla hell even Kaitlyn is on Paige and Emma level.Emma is getting stale with that character and Paige is too.

        So you comparing Paige and Emma to the current state of the division is not fair.

        Compare it to Knockouts.Now that’s a fair bout there.

        • wwepassion

          I’m comparing in ring skills and they are not on they’re level lets be honest. The next divas most of the time get 8 min matches and divas have been getting for a while 5-7 min matches and they just do not compare to the nxt girls. It does not mean they are bad it just mean they are not on the same level as them. But of course they wouldn’t since half the main roster were just model and dancers.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Exactly.WWE needs too hire more passionate people and if that’s why people praise Emma and Paige then I ought to agree.

            Paige and Emma recieves the praise they get because they’re passionate.

            Which comes to the case A.J Lee gets praise because she’s passionate..
            I mean who else in the Divas Division is passionate that didn’t get a push?
            I tend to see WWE always give passionate people a monster push.

          • ChloeMatthews

            I understand passion is reasonable for the business. But, many that take the job eventually form a passion. Aksana originally came from a wrestling industry in Lithuania, I believe. She has had a passion for wrestling, obviously. It’s great to have passion for the industry, and sport. But, you have to remember it’s considered a job.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            I know but most wrestling fans like passionate people because it was their dream and they wouldn’t quit and just do something else.They stick to wrestling forever.

          • wwepassion

            Nattie been used horribly. But i see Aj and Nattie as the only one’s with passion. I think Sasha and Bayley have a passion as well and will be top nxt divas when Paige and Emma debut.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Nattie was used good in 2010 and when she debuted because she had a character and wasn’t generic.

            Why should Bayley and Sasha be top divas when Paige and Emma debut? They should be top divas anytime not when 2 divas get called up.

          • wwepassion

            Because that’s what is going on now and it won’t change until then. Not everyone will be at the top at the same time. But it’s ok because they are still noticed by fans.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            You said keyword.NOT EVERYONE will be at the top.So why do people complain when we see A.J?

          • wwepassion

            Because she has been pushed long enough. Everyone won’t be at the top obviously, But that still means there are some that will, And that some’s turn is now.

    • ChloeMatthews

      I completely agree. Truly, I don’t understand why Paige and Emma are always recognized and praised. They come from wrestling-based backgrounds, & are talented. Many other women in NXT, and main-roster women are capable of boosting the division. WWE misuses them, and ignores their talent!

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        I know! Paige and Emma aren’t only ones in NXT or ready in NXT.
        Sasha Banks or Bayley is a fair choice for me because they’re never praised much.

        • ChloeMatthews

          Bayley’s character is mushy to me. But, honestly, she can wrestle & perfect her character well. Sasha Banks also is quite amazing! I wish she’d receive recognition also.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Bayley character may not be the best but she can sure get over with the crowd with it.She’s underrated.

          • ChloeMatthews

            I agree. Bayley can at least perfect her talents. She also works very hard with her character, which I respect her for.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            She loves this character! I always feel sympathy for her.

          • shameronstar

            I just realized Bayley is the only nxt diva without a finisher.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Just like Cameron.Cameron never got a chance to execute it but she finally did.

            Bayley never wins singles matches so she can’t use it just like Cameron never wins singles matches or barely are in singles matches.

          • shameronstar

            Cameron needs to start having more singles matches on main event and superstars because Cameron’s been in the wwe for about 3 years now and I can count all the singles matches she’s had on both my hands, and if she wrestled more she’d start improving even more just like Nikki has.

          • ChloeMatthews

            I think eventually she’ll develop one.

  • ChloeMatthews

    I don’t understand why many are so crazy over Paige. I understand she definitely has what most don’t have. But, seriously? Emma, Summer Rae, Sasha Banks, Bayley, & Charlotte have just as much charisma and talent as Paige does. I don’t understand why she’s most recognized.

    Countless women that are placed onto the main roster are just as good, and talented. WWE misuses them. Aksana, Rosa Mendes (valet/wrestler), Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Layla, Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Tamina Snuka, etc. These ladies are each capable of achieving, and leading aptitude. WWE misuses them completely. My point being, Paige shouldn’t be the only one recognized. I understand she has had an awesome year, and she carries talent + a background, ..but still. WWE can either go wrong with Paige, or completely right. It all depends on how they use, or misuse her.

    • wwepassion

      Same question can be asked about why Aj is the most recognized when other divas are just as talented. They talk about Paige alot probably because she is most likely debuting and the other girls they know are gonna be in nxt for awhile. Sasha deserves more praise IMP.

      • ChloeMatthews

        Yeah. Sasha is awesome aswell! I love her, and believe she will achieve in WWE. AJ aswell is recognized much. They push her, and leave many rotting in dirt. It’s terrible, truthfully.

        • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

          I agree,If they want to continue pushing A.J they need to atleast push other girls too that aren’t TD and that is jobbers because it’s not fair for the newbies to take over and win the title (A.J and Kaitlyn) while others been their for longer times but they still had atleast 1 reign.Really the only two that should be complaining is Tamina and Rosa.They were there longer than A.J and Kaitlyn.

          • ChloeMatthews

            I agree. Kaitlyn’s weakness is her microphone skills. She can rarely ever speak well onto the microphone, or cut an awesome promo.

            AJ Lee has talent. We all could agree onto that fact. Except, WWE pushes her too much! I wish they would push more than two women at a time. Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka, & Natalya all have reasonable complaints. Especially, Rosa! I’m sure if WWE notified her, she’d be training hard and practicing! Except, I’ve always believe once WWE Diva’s start realizing their fate (jobbers), they become lazy w/ the sport. Rosa could transition/build her character, practice her mic skills, improve her wrestling skills, transition into a more powerful move set, etc. Rosa can be a strong wrestler, or a valet! Either or, she deserves it more than anyone. At least Natalya gets little exposure, along with Tamina. Rosa gets absolutely nothing!

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            I know! But the thing is that it’s not only A.J that they keep pushing.They keep pushing The Bellas and TD nonstop due to their success.They do need to push more than 2 Divas though.Like push 6 Divas at a time.

            Have a title push and a contender.
            Have a valet feud like Summer Rae v Caomi.
            Have a secondary feud that involves no title.Kind of like Summer feud with Natayla,

          • ChloeMatthews

            I agree! TD is awesome, but seriously? It has no tie within story lines at all. They need to risk pushing multiple women at once and receive the good consequences.

          • Randumo

            The fans of TD & the fans of wrestling are not mostly the same group of people. It was a mistake from the start to involve them so much because of a show that doesn’t involve wrestling for the most part.

          • ChloeMatthews

            I guess so. They shouldn’t of began to align TD into storyline. The WORST mistake.

        • wwepassion

          Yea i agree. They didn’t do well with the other divas which was a mistake.

      • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

        Sasha does deserve more praise but you honestly don’t think she does if your agreeing with this article.(IF).

        A.J is more recognized because she accomplished alot this year but this is not only just with A.J though.The same problem was with Beth and Kaitlyn and maybe more girls..Paige she accomplished just about everything the whole NXT Divas Roster accomplished.

        • wwepassion

          But You guys say Paige and Emma get most of the praise right. It’s not hurting the nxt roster because fans still like all the other divas and cheer them on. Aj gets most recognized which is hurting the division because creative made it that way by pushing Aj only and making the other divas irrelevant.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Paige and Emma gets ALL the praise.It’s not hurting because they each get time to shine but people still do not praise them.A.J gets most recognized but TD does too.It’s not hurting the division but it’s not helping.It’s just sitting there.WWE Creative needs to get out of John Cena ass and fix the DIVAS!

          • wwepassion

            T.D get bashed. But yea creative needs to do a way better job.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            T.D gets bashed from men but not from girls and others.

            When you see them come out they get huge pops together as a cast but the thing is we don’t want them in wrestling as a cast that’s friendly.

          • wwepassion

            I think they are going to split when one of the Bella’s win the title.

          • Randumo

            I’m not convinced a Bella will win the title. Their face turn hasn’t succeeded like WWE had planned. While they are still force feeding the TD cast as a whole, I don’t think they want a champion that can’t carry the division.

          • wwepassion

            You told this story 100 times already, I get it, you hate the bella’s. But it’s going to happen.

          • Randumo

            I don’t hate the Bellas. I certainly believe the plan was for Brie to win the title a few months ago, but they haven’t gotten over like they wants. Which is why she didn’t win it.

          • wwepassion

            Completely wrong. She did not win it because they want Aj to be longest reigning champ.

          • Randumo

            So you know this for a fact. You have a source in WWE that tells you what their plans are huh.

          • wwepassion

            Yes!

          • ChloeMatthews

            LMAO @ The John Cena comment.

          • Thurman powers

            Never though I’d agree with you. But I agree 1000%

          • wwepassion

            Finally :)

          • C.J.

            The other Divas are irrelevant because the fans prefer AJ.

      • Randumo

        AJ gets more recognized & pushed more by WWE because her mic skills are above all of the other divas. They can use her in more ways than any of the rest.

        • wwepassion

          Yea you can make that false statement knowing that most divas never even picked up a mic to cut a promo…Ok.

          • Randumo

            You’re naive to think WWE doesn’t test what their talent can do before they send them out on TV to do it.

          • wwepassion

            Has nothing to do with other divas never even given an opportunity to talk.

          • Randumo

            Yes it does. WWE creative would know if they had the ability to go out and get themselves over that way, I mean, they have given Natalya opportunities, and she fails.

            They already know the Bellas are terrible on the mic, which is why they don’t get to talk often.

          • wwepassion

            Not true but keep believing what you want.

          • Randumo

            What isn’t true?

          • ChloeMatthews

            That AJ is the only diva in the entire industry that has talent. That’s what is NOT TRUE.

          • Randumo

            What I said was that she’s better than all of the other divas on the mic.

          • ChloeMatthews

            Currently, yes. None has ever seen the other women on microphone. Which is why it is so easy to say that AJ is better on the mic. I’ve heard Alicia Fox on mic, and she’s average. She can definitely improve, and be just as great on mic.

          • Randumo

            Most of them have had a chance. You forget because most of them are quite forgettable. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but not everyone is created equally, and not everyone has the same potential.

          • wwepassion

            By most divas having a chance you must be referring to divas who no longer work here.

          • C.J.

            I’m not sure it’s a matter of them not being created equally. I think it is more a matter of them simply not taking their spot as seriously as others. One excellent example is Natalya. She does take her spot more seriously than most of the women in the Division. However, she also comes from a wrestling family. Whether you love that or hate that, the reputation that precedes the name of the family will constantly be a factor in the success of your career regardless of where you happen to get in your career. I am not saying there is family favoritism here, because some people with a rich family history who haven’t gotten nearly as far as others. This rests right on the shoulders of that individual themselves. Curtis Axel and Ted DiBiase Jr. may be great athletes in a WWE ring. But, their charisma is almost non-existent. They are not Mr. Perfect and The Million Dollar Man. You still need to stand out, if you want people to remember. That’s not just in the ring. That relates to a performer’s entire presence as a performer. Natayla is neither the strongest nor the weakest link. THIS is why she is not as much of a star as she could be. That all comes back to her presence. She’s tremendously gifted in the ring and a complete snooze outside of it. This is why she is not a bigger deal.

          • ChloeMatthews

            Than, why should WWE sign women knowing that they won’t be used? It’s unfair. They should obviously get more chances, correct? AJ lost season 3 of NXT, should she of got another chance? Of-course she did. That didn’t let the WWE down. They may seem irrelevant, but they are quite relevant.

          • C.J.

            They will say anything to try to make AJ look bad. There might be someone on the indie circuit who might be better than AJ cutting promos or doing any other kind of additional work beside what is necessary in the ring. But, between both WWE and TNA, AJ Lee is the ONLY diva who is the entire package.

          • wwepassion

            LOL

          • ChloeMatthews

            Just because they don’t have an intimidating squeaky voice doesn’t make them terrible on mic. They are capable of learning, trying, and improving.

          • Randumo

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GstKz3SHuZM

            Should I really even need to say anything else about that. That commentary was so bad that Natalya lost her title opportunity for a few months.

          • ChloeMatthews

            That commentary was frustrating, and terrible. I completely agree. But, why reflect Natalya’s horrible commentary/mic skills on the other divas? Natalya is also capable of improving. During her days as a heel, she was phenomenal at promoing & on mic.

          • C.J.

            There is a difference between being capable of improving and actually improving. Until the other Divas actually improve on their mic skills, they will be capable of improving and watching other stars shine before them.

          • wwepassion

            What divas? Nattie and Bella’s? Because they are the only divas beside aj who had an opportunity on the mic.95% of the divas have not even touched the mic yet so your argument is a fail. But summer rae is the only one who is up there on the mic with AJ.

          • C.J.

            This is false. She has been getting television time on the main roster for about a good three months now and barely given time to speak. There must be a reason for that. AJ practically got to speak right out of the gate. There must be a reason for that, too.

          • wwepassion

            What’s false? If your talking about summer, Her work in Nxt is gold.

          • C.J.

            I have seen quality work for her as a heel. I would need to see her work as a babyface to know that the excellence of that heel work isn’t simply nothing more than a reflection of her true persona. One thing about John Cena, CM Punk and Batista is that they have shown a great amount of talent playing both roles. AJ has also brought this element to the Divas Division better than any current Diva on the main WWE roster.

          • wwepassion

            Same goes for Aj, we have to see her baby face to see how good she is. you don’t know summer personally to know how she really is.

          • C.J.

            In a non-competing role, I have already seen how good AJ is as a babyface. She’s excellent. She needs to dominate in the ring now as a babyface. When she does that, she will be even more annoyingly over than she already is, if her contemporaries are still fairly average in the ring and weak on the mic.

          • wwepassion

            She is great in the ring as face. Which she needs to be in 2014.

          • ChloeMatthews

            They are capable. Except, it’s these poor expectations that obviously let them down. I’m sure if WWE demanded their superstars/divas to improve, they would do it. Until then, WWE couldn’t give a damn to how well they sound. Which is truthfully sad.

          • C.J.

            I can’t agree. The WWE has enough faith in AJ Lee that they have a huge merchandise campaign behind her. There are no other Divas in the company who receive this sort of attention from the company because they don’t generate enough attention to themselves for the company.

        • ChloeMatthews

          That’s a valid statement. Except, if their mic skills are trash, they cannot work on them? Not true. I see success and potential in each WWE diva. Except, WWE chooses to not notice them. Providing disappoint and laziness. I’m sure many women are capable of shooting a good promo. If only WWE had the hope many of us had.

          • Randumo

            I’m not saying that none of them can improve, but there is a certain amount of natural ability that you need to have to get to that next level. I mean, Daniel Bryan has been working on his mic skills for a long time, but he’ll never get to the level of guys like Punk, Rock, Austin etc.

          • ChloeMatthews

            Natural ability? So, to get in the actual business and become a star you need natural ability? Guys like Punk, Rock, Austin might’ve been working on theirs for much longer. Which is why their skills are so precise. The divas can easily work hard onto their mic skills, and be just as good.

      • C.J.

        The other Divas are not just as talented as AJ Lee. There is one that is a better technical wrestler than AJ. All of them fail to impress on a microphone or doing promos.

        • wwepassion

          Yea you can make that false statement knowing that most divas never even picked up a mic to cut a promo…Ok. Like i said 100 times before.

          • C.J.

            Your ignorance doesn’t change anything. I am not out to convince you. I am simply stating a fact. Don’t be surprised, if AJ not only beats Maryse’s record, but also passes up her total time as Divas Champion.

          • wwepassion

            No duh she’s passing maryse’s reign and she deserves it.

          • C.J.

            I don’t see what else there is to debate, then. She has that spot because no one else is actually talented enough for that spot, at the moment. They need a champion with an extended reign at this stage of the game who can actually outdo her opponents. While we can still argue that the Divas Division is in shambles, at least we have one Diva out of an entire locker room who can be seen as a credible champion.

          • wwepassion

            Your opinion…..

          • Jak

            It’s clear there is some biased opinions here, whether people are fans of AJ or not. And that’s to be expected. Since every diva on the roster has their own set of strengths and weaknesses, which is why some are more popular than others.

            I’m not trying to chance your mind on who to be fans with, but I will say this:

            Commenting your opinion is fine, voicing your admiration for AJ is fine, but trying to devalue the other divas and/or other people’s opinions is not fine (And trying to put across your own opinions as a fact just makes you look like an ass).

            Be honest with the divas, and judge them from the chances they HAVE been given. Because I know others have said it already, but not everyone has had the same oppurtunities as AJ.

          • C.J.

            I will say whatever the hell my opinion is about the Divas and that will be fine. If you bully me for my opinion like you are right now, I will push back at you. At any rate, AJ Lee is a professional wrestler coming into the WWE. She would naturally be more highly favored because the WWE doesn’t have to work as hard to teach her.

          • Thurman powers

            Your bias opinions are not facts.

          • C.J.

            I don’t have a bias. The evidence supports AJ being better than the other Divas hence being pushed further than the other Divas.

        • ChloeMatthews

          Have you opened your eyes? Have you noticed Tamina Snuka, Natalya, or Alicia Fox? I’m guessing not.

          • C.J.

            Where are their memorable promos/segments? You can’t blame that solely on the WWE. There is a reason that John Cena has John Cena’s spot and Randy Orton doesn’t. Also, Tamina is very sloppy.

          • ChloeMatthews

            Where are the chances that WWE is handing? Oops. Forget. None!

          • C.J.

            Every time they appear on television is an opportunity to get the attention of the crowd. AJ does that better than anyone else.

          • ChloeMatthews

            Obviously wrestling isn’t going to get complete attention. Which is why, we are debating on promoing skills. If these ladies attempted to improve, and actually pose mic skills; than they would definitely be grabbing the crowd of their attention. I’d also recommend a new/improved finishing move for the jobbers. That could also boost them up.

          • C.J.

            My point was missed. AJ goes out there and delivers while the rest of the Divas draw little interest on the mic. I wish people would stop blaming the lack of talent in the Divas Division on the WWE alone. The Divas, themselves, have a hand in that. They are the reason they don’t get over. AJ Lee is the reason that AJ Lee gets over.

          • ChloeMatthews

            They don’t even get mic time, so how could you of said that they draw little interest? Years back, I’ve heard a promo by Alicia Fox and was stunned. She had lived beyond her expectations about how she sounds on mic.

          • C.J.

            That might have drawn your interest. It clearly didn’t overwhelm the greater WWE Universe.

          • ChloeMatthews

            I guess I didn’t mention that this was years ago.

    • Thurman powers

      Agree with these sentiments.

    • HoneyCaramelDiva?

      Because she isn’t a “diva”. She prides at being an “anti-diva”. Same case with AJ Lee, who is considered a nerd rather than the popular divas.

      It’s that “outsider” mindset that people who had grudges in high school are so fascinated about. Same with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Both are outsiders to the norm. The norm being John Cena, Randy Orton, and the Bella Twins.

      Plus, AJ Lee gets more of what divas in the past get, and that’s mic time. All the other divas get are backstage segments on the internet.

      • ChloeMatthews

        Either way, they’re both stereotyped as “divas”. Paige also dropped the “anti-diva” name, she continues to use “diva of tomorrow”.

        Maybe if the other “divas” improved on their mic & promo skills, they would also be getting mic time. It’s not entirely WWE’s fault. The divas could always work hard, and achieve their spot. I just believe once WWE ignores them, they continue to slack off.

        • HoneyCaramelDiva?

          Many of the divas are capable of doing that. WWE doesn’t give them the mic time. Instead they are jobbers (Alicia Fox, Aksana, Kaitlyn), criticized for saying the same thing over and over again by fans (Natalya), or……missing (Layla).

          The only TD in the TD vs. Non-TD feud who had the opportunity to speak on the mic was Natalya through commentary. Everyone else was on the internet through backstage segments. If it weren’t for Diva Dirt sharing them, I’m sure most of us wouldn’t even notice them. That’s unless you even go to WWE.com.

  • wwepassion

    Some people complain about everyone’s excitement for Emma and Paige because they say other girl deserves a push before they bring anyone up. That is reasonable but at the same time it’s not going to bring excitement to many wrestling fans because most fans especially guys have no respect for any divas except Aj and Natalya because of them being real wrestling fans and have a true passion for wwe. The other girls especially the bell’s stepped up big time only because of Aj’s pipe bomb, That lit a fire to them like no other because they got slapped into reality that if they are not gonna take they’re job seriously, Then someone is going to steal they’re spot. Now sooner or later everyone is gonna become more comfortable again in there position and get lazy, That’s where Paige and Emma come in and bring even more competition and lite a fire in all the divas to let them know rookies are not gonna take there spot. My Opinion.

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      BUT two girls aren’t going to help a division.When these two girls are up and stale who else are they going to use?

      • wwepassion

        You don’t see my point. If Aj can bring attention to the division by herself then two girls who are quite popular already, Can. They can even have more diva feuds with, Paige Emma,Aj, Nattie Summer,Alicia, Naomi, ETC

        • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

          Your not seeing my point.When Paige and Emma get used who else are they going to use? The freshness will be all gone and fans will complain like now.WWE already have Naomi,Fox,Aksana,Summer,Cameron and more to freshen things up.Why when NXT come they start adding freshness when they can do freshness now.

          • wwepassion

            Because majority of the fans have no respect for the divas because of them here for fame and glory, Paige and Emma have the respect of the fans and men because just like aj and nattie they are real wrestlers with passion. They are not going to stop using Aj or T.D. So you never know if 2014 wwe use more divas in the show with separate stories kinda like now with the champion story and the funks story. It’s a 3 hour show and as of the past few weeks we have been seeing basically the whole division in matches even if it’s on different shows, To me that is a sign to a better 2014.

          • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

            Well,all I can say is I HOPE So.
            We just have to see tomorrow night on Monday Night Raw(RAW Goes Old School) :)

          • wwepassion

            I hope to see Aj one on one with Naomi or someone and she really should pick up some wins on her own on live tv not a ppv so she can be looked at as a strong competitor.Losing to the Bella’s’s and T.D many time is weird booking. Even heels win cleanly sometimes so i don’t know why creative is doing this…But yea we’ll see.

          • Randumo

            She has won some of the title matches cleanly. Most notably the fatal four way.

          • wwepassion

            It should be more then once, I mean she was champ since June and been booked horribly. She should have been feuded with Naomi or someone other then Nattie and Brie. But there is always her second reign for that.

          • Randumo

            I do agree the booking has been bad. They want to give TD wins on TV because of their show. However, when it comes down to important matches, they know where they make their money at.

          • wwepassion

            I have been bored with the storyline and expected Aj’s reign to be epic. But thanks to creative and T.D. It’s a good show and good for divas to get noticed but not for a wrestling storyline. Oh well i hope 2014 is better.

  • Glitched

    One of them should debut as a heel, I’m tired of Natalya vs Tamina/Aksana or Kaitlyn vs Aksana, In fact they should bring up more than just the 2 of them, Sasha Banks should be called up and have Summer dump Fandango, The BFFs dominating the main roster Divas as well would be great!

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      THIS! They shouldn’t just bring 1 or 2.Bring a handful.

  • Thurman powers

    Half of the problem is creative doesn’t want to push anybody else but Aj lee, and now Total divas has become another detriment to the divas division.

    • Randumo

      They do want to push other people. The problem is that the plan to push the Bellas & Natalya hasn’t worked out like they wanted.

      • Thurman powers

        Because they think by shoving the same people down our throats will get them over…which turned out to make people burnt out on Bella’s and Natalya. TD never ending push….

        • Randumo

          Which is why TD is hurting the division. AJ is still over, but forcing her to feud with them instead of better talent.

          • Thurman powers

            Agree, even though Natalya is a great wrestler her charisma is lacking as a heel she kills it. I think she should be with the true divas.

            Well until TD ends we are stuck with Brie mode and a whinny Natalya…zzzz

          • Randumo

            That’s one of the messed up parts. This feud would be much better off if the roles were reversed since the majority of TD are better at being heels, and AJ can do both equally as well.

          • Thurman powers

            Exactly if only the roles were reversed. Aj needs to go face now she does good as a heel. I’d like to see her cut a face promo and her face moveset needs to be shown. She has some nice luchador moves.

          • HoneyCaramelDiva?

            Are you serious? Total Divas isn’t hurting the Division. It’s the lack of depth with these feuds and the random placement of matches without any buildup. To sum it up, it’s Creative’s faults.

            So much that it got tired and wasteful. It’s like they are trying to prove a point with the divas as a whole. Only exception is AJ Lee, who gets face reactions. Bella Twins and Natalya get face reactions but they are hated by the IWC (Bella Twins case) or the Diva fanbase (Natalya’s case). The Funkadactyls are middleground, because people like Naomi but hate Cameron, and let’s not get into Eva Marie.

            Meanwhile the other divas get little to no reactions at all.

          • C.J.

            Eva Marie is the worst Diva of all time. I don’t wish ill for her. I hope that she makes a hell of a lot of money in her endeavors. The WWE isn’t the place for that. She is a shining example of what a Diva should not want to be. On the other hand, there are other Divas in the WWE who try to give something back. I can, at least, give that to Bella Twins.

          • http://iheartdg.com/ International Problem Dragon

            Vince loves her, so she’ll be around as long as Total Divas is around. Now Jo Jo, I’m giving her props. Looks like she really wants to be a wrestler, and is training hard down at NXT and wants to dissociates her from Total Divas. So props to her and I wish her luck, because it does look like she’s got potential.

  • ChloeMatthews

    Imagine BFFs doing a LayCool gimmick.

    • CrazyGirlAJ (#ChickBusters)

      Nah.People will call them rip-offs to a T. LOL.

      • ChloeMatthews

        Haha, yeah. I don’t think they could pull it off either.