Diva Dirt http://www.diva-dirt.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 SHINE 21 this Friday on iPPV: Full Card and How to Order http://www.diva-dirt.com/94798/shine-21-this-friday-on-ippv-full-card-how-to-order/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94798/shine-21-this-friday-on-ippv-full-card-how-to-order/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:00:48 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94798

SHINE returns to the Orpheum in Ybor City this Friday for SHINE 21, where arguably the most bitter and violent feud in the promotion’s history will reach its scintillating denouement.

It’s been almost a year since the seeds of Jessicka Havok and Allysin Kay‘s epic rivalry were first planted all the way back at SHINE 13 last September, and since then the former best friends have wrought chaos every time their paths have crossed. After a host of no-contests, double countouts and ringside interferences a clear victor is still undecided – but that looks set to change come Friday when the pair face off in a Dog Collar and Chain Match, with Kay’s Valkyrie cohorts banned from ringside.

The SHINE Championship will also be defended on the show, with reigning champion Ivelisse set to put her title on the line whoever wins a Four Corners Survival Match earlier on the card – either Amazing Kong, Leah Von Dutch, Nevaeh or the reinvented Su Yung.

At SHINE 20 in June the team of Legendary (Brandi Wine and Malia Hosaka) shocked the world by defeating Mia Yim and Leva Bates to become the new SHINE Tag Team Champions. On Friday, the Lucha Sisters will have the opportunity to win the titles back at the first attempt, while Legendary will be out to prove that they have plenty of life in them yet, and that their victory was more than just a fluke.

Two more tag team matches are scheduled to happen, with Kimber Lee and Cherry Bomb facing the S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle), and the Daffney-led Buddy System (Solo Darling and Heidi Lovelace) wrestling Marti Belle and Jayme Jameson. Elsewhere on the card, Taylor Made of Valkyrie will go up against La Rosa Negra in singles action, while Thunderkitty goes one-on-one with Justine Silver.

SHINE 21 takes place at the Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida at 9pm Eastern (2am GMT) and will be live on iPPV. To order the event, visit WWNLine.com.

If you can’t watch it live, Diva Dirt will be presenting live coverage of the show.

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Video: Eden Gets Ring Announcing Tips from Lilian Garcia http://www.diva-dirt.com/94802/video-eden-gets-ring-announcing-tips-from-lilian-garcia/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94802/video-eden-gets-ring-announcing-tips-from-lilian-garcia/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:58:35 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94802

In her latest video blog, Eden asks Lilian Garcia for advice on strengthening her ring announcing.

Lilian, who first joined the WWE in 1999, shares that it’s helpful to bring something different to the table as an announcer: for her, it was singing.

Eden starts to demonstrate her own signing prowess with “The Star-Spangled Banner”, but is interrupted by The Great Khali, who belts out a tune of his own.

Watch Eden’s latest video blog below:

What do you think of Eden’s ring announcing?

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Today in History: The Undertaker’s Wife Faces Her Stalker http://www.diva-dirt.com/94429/today-in-history-the-undertakers-wife-faces-her-stalker-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94429/today-in-history-the-undertakers-wife-faces-her-stalker-2/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94429

On this day in history:

August 20th, 2001 | The Undertaker‘s wife Sara had been terrorized by DDP for what seemed like ages, from stalking her at her home to confronting her at WWE events. Finally, she had had enough, and was set to face him in a match. She gamely tried to fight him, slapping him and jabbing punches at him, but his strength was too much, and he easily overpowered her. The Undertaker didn’t let this go on very long, pulling DDP out of the ring and beating him to a pulp. When the opening bell finally rang, Sara immediately pinned him (in a perfect imitation of Taker’s style), emerging not only with the victory, but with one of the quickest wins in WWE history.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 8/20/12.

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SmackDown Spoilers: August 22nd, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94793/smackdown-spoilers-august-22nd-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94793/smackdown-spoilers-august-22nd-2014/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:26:56 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94793 Below are spoilers for this Friday’s edition of SmackDown.

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* Natalya beat Paige in a non-title match in 2:46. A.J. Lee came out and took the belt to the top of the ramp. Paige got it back and ran back to the ring. Natalya caught Paige in the Sharpshooter for the win. (Source)
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Raw Redux (August 18th, 2014): The Frenemies Grow Closer as the Sisterhood Breaks Apart http://www.diva-dirt.com/94788/raw-redux-august-18th-2014-the-frenemies-grow-closer-as-the-sisterhood-breaks-apart/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94788/raw-redux-august-18th-2014-the-frenemies-grow-closer-as-the-sisterhood-breaks-apart/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:27:06 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94788

Ahoy guys…

Yeah I promise I’ll never say “ahoy” again, but nevertheless let’s get underway with tonight’s Raw Redux! I’m a little late-ish this week as my computer was down most of the day but nobody cares about that (seriously, not even I do) so I won’t waste your time on it.

This past Sunday, we saw Nikki shock the world and turn on her sister Brie, revealing her true allegiance lie in The Authority. In addition, Paige also shocked the world by abandoning the color purple… just kidding, she shocked it by ending AJ Lee‘s not near as long this go around title reign as Divas Champion and getting a second grasp at the belt on her birthday. Happy B-Day indeed!~

Tonight, we were promised to hear why Nikki Bella turned her back on The Bella Sisterhood, and in addition we also get Paige vs. Natalya in what’s sure to be a stellar match. Add in appearances by Stephanie, Lana and AJ Lee… and it’s time to get recapping.

We open Raw with the entrance of one Daniel Bryan! Psyche… it’s Stephanie McMahon in all her brilliance as she makes me weak at the knees by entering as a Daniel imposter while rocking her new “STEPH! STEPH! STEPH!” T-Shirt. Stephanie thanks everyone for chanting her name when she walked out, to which they break out in a chant. She then brings up the point that Summerslam was dubbed better than WrestleMania by a lot of fans (especially Diva fans). One of the reasons being that Brock Lesnar won the WWE World Title, with another being that Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt put on such commendable performances. However, the BIGGEST loser of the night has got to be Brie Bella.

Brie learned that you don’t mess with The Authority… not emotionally, mentally or physically… because The Authority always wins. Stephanie is such a god that even her $9.99 plugging doesn’t bother me. She claims she can’t take the credit all by herself, but also thanks Triple H for always being her rock and being faithful, unlike Daniel Bryan (STOP THE CLAIRE-ITORY). Here to tell us more about the person Brie Bella really is… it’s Nikki! Nikki enters to a rousing ovation of boos and shocked signs, and clearly she is still shaken up as her shoe popped off on the ramp.

Nikki steps into the ring and grabs microphone as she hugs Stephanie. The crowd breaks out in a “You Sold Out” chant! Nikki claims Brie betrayed HER. From the minute they came to WWE, it was supposed to be The Bellas against the world… but it’s never been that way. Nikki has always been there for Brie, but secretly… Brie didn’t become the woman Nikki wanted her to be. Nikki claims she’s selfish and manipulative, and that ever since they’ve been kids, it’s ALWAYS been about Brie. Whenever she got in trouble, she blamed Nikki. She always wanted to be better than Nikki, and always brought up the point that she walked down the alter whereas Nikki probably never will! Stephanie eggs it on, but Nikki claims she won in this situation over Brie. Why you ask? Because Brie settled for a scraggly goat face like Daniel Bryan.

Nikki does give it up to Brie for being cunning though, weaseling her way into a match against Steph and all. Nikki brings in the crocodile tears, claiming she has to admit she’s heartbroken over the situation. She has countless examples of all the times Brie mistreated her throughout their entire life (Side note: I NEED them to bring up how Brie was the one that got the spotlight when they debuted and were trying to hide the fact they were twins, leaving Nikki to collect dust under the ring like little orphan Annie each week until Brie forced her to go out and win the matches for them under her name… there’s no way they can’t bring this up right?!)

Nikki is now standing on her own two feet. She could say she lost a sister… but she honestly never really had one!~ And now without the burden of Brie around her neck… she is FREE! And it feels so damn good. Ruh-roh, here comes Brie marching down the ramp to a great pop from the crowd! And now a “Yes” chant! LOVE THEM CROWD, LOVE THEM.

Brie shakes her head and asks Nikki why she’s doing this? They’re sisters! Nikki destroyed their family, and for what? Brie says that she can honestly forgive Nikki for last night, but before she can continue, Nikki cuts her off with an evil look of disgust.

“FORGIVE ME?!”

POW! Holy Jesus, Nikki just smacked the organically cooked chicken right out of Brie’s mouth. Brie goes flying across the ring as Nikki screams that SHE will never forgive Brie, leaving Brie in a puddle of tears as she scurries to the back and Stephanie looks shocked, yet extremely happy with what she’s caused. Oh and the crowd chants “You Sold Out” at Nikki again… you know, no big deal that in the span of a few months we’ve got Divas getting actual chants instead of crickets. Boom!

Out to the ring we go as Natalya stands ready for singles action (Side Note: Am I the only one starting to miss Six Diva Tags btw?). Nattie looks incredible and should never go back to tights for another day in her wrestling life, but before I can even finish that thought, out skips Paige with her newly won Divas Championship! K, so no matter how any of us feel about Paige and AJ’s feud, can we agree Paige exudes so much more confidence and excitement in her champion entrance this go around? Speaking of better things happening for Paige this go around as champ, she has a microphone! Paige just wants to say that despite everything, she respects and looooves AJ. In fact, she dedicates this match against Natalya to her little AJ. Ok so her promo time equaled out two typed sentences, but that’s still two typed sentences more than 98% of her entire first reign. Progress.

The two lock up as the bell sounds and Paige starts rubbing up on Natalya! Natalya breaks it up fast and executes a firewoman’s carry, then a jacknife for a near fall as Paige rolls out and they fight for position. Paige breaks out and hits a sharp kick, now… sensually (i.e. picture Jenna Morasca‘s entrance from her infamous Hall of Fame worthy match up against Sharmell) crawling over Nattie’s downed self, then knocking her in the skull with some headbutts.

Let’s Light It Up!

AJ skips out from the back and around the ring, much like Paige last week, which takes the new champion off her game and allows Natalya to score a quick roll up for the win! Nattie heads to the back and Paige starts freaking out and AJ grabs a microphone. She just wants to say that despite everything, she also respects and loves Paige. Oh my god, Paige’s confused facial expression is potentially my new favorite thing in life. Anyways, AJ wants to dedicate not just a match, but her LIFE to Paige! And she wants to get in the ring to shake the hand of our champion, however, as she rolls into the ring, Paige escapes out the other side and the two engage in a stare off. And I now hate the same crowd I just loved in The Bellas segment.

Also check out this week’s Lana fix, as she and Rusev engage in a fun promo opposite Mark Henry:

The Good:

Stephanie/Nikki/Brie Promo – I freakin’ loved it, sue me. Maybe some parts were a little overdone and maybe a few of the lines were a tad cheesy, but it’s their first segment working this role against each other and I was 100% here for it… as was the crowd. I LOVED Nikki’s heel turn, but part of me was still afraid of turning her when she had gotten so over as a babyface. Needless to say if this crowd was any proper example of whats to come, they made a good call. Nikki and Brie are working so hard and if I had to make one small comment (and trust me, it’s just a ridiculously tiny thing that I think can work to improve their segments even more), it’s that I think they perform better acting wise when they don’t try to yell their lines. Brie’s wwe.com and Summerslam backstage interviews were freaking awesome, and part of that is she was speaking in a lower tone which I think resonates her intensity better than when she raises her voice a few octaves to illustrate her point out. Nikki is kind of the same way judging by tonight, as I thought she was absolutely killing it every second she spoke in a lower register and then a little hit or miss when going higher, but regardless I still thought the absolute world of this and I’m so excited to see where they go with the feud and what all they can accomplish.

Stephanie was clearly her usual brilliant self which is why I focus less on describing her because you just know when Steph’s involved, she’s perfection 100% of the time. All in all, though, this was a very very good segment in my opinion and I think if The Bellas just work on not raising their voices when they deliver points that need emphasis, it will come off even stronger in the long run. Just a small critique though! I don’t want to sound like I’m criticising or anything because no matter what anyone says about them, they got the crowd eating out of the palm of their hand with all they were doing out there (which is something a lot of the people backstage or at home complaining they aren’t delivering to the caliber they should be aren’t managing to do themselves). Rock on with your bad selves B&N. Maybe it took wrecking a family’s bond and destroying the past 30 years of sisterhood… but the crowds are giving you amazing reactions so isn’t it worth it?! Just kidding, but I love this so much.

Oh and that slap though… A+

Paige vs. Natalya featuring AJ – I also really liked this to be honest. I know a lot of people find their feud boring and predictable, and I’m not going to disagree that it is kind of predictable, but I was into what they were going for this week. It’s starting to seem a little lesbian teasing, which I’d be okay with to be honest because I think it could really work in their favor. Not like full on romancing, but just kind of incorporating tactics to try and psyche out the other as much as possible. The only thing that’s completely killing this for me are those god awful people who can’t stop chanting CM Punk, which is the most deflating feeling in the world because there’s absolutely nothing AJ and Paige can do to stop them no matter how good they are or how hard they work or how much they’re given. The worst part is I feel like the crowd is doing it to SUPPORT AJ, when in reality it’s just killing all of her segments and what she does but they don’t realize that because they’re just so enamored with Punk they can’t open their eyes to see it comes off aggravating on screen. Ugh, it’s whatever though, but it just freaking sucks and I hate it. I’m trying my best to not let their mouths influence the way I view AJ and Paige’s segments together, so if I don’t focus on that part then I think it was a job well done. Predictable, yes, but still solid nonetheless.

The Somewhat Good:

Lana – It was a usual Lana week which might start to get old soon but I don’t think we can really transition to Diva Lana just yet since I don’t believe she’s ever had a legit match even on live events or NXT, therefore this was solid. Her facial expressions are still my everything.

The Not-So Good:

Nothing really, maybe lack of SLayers but after that Hornswoggle segment, I would like a few weeks off so they can maybe work out a stronger role for the two to return with.

In Conclusion:

Overall I thought this was a good week. The segments both delivered to me at least, and I think the only negative was that we could’ve had maybe another segment thrown in since both of these happened so early on in the show that the last half felt empty Diva wise. I don’t want to sound greedy or anything, it was just how it came off to me personally when they kept recapping The Bellas opening segment, it could have lead to a backstage segment or something just to give it a little more oomph after what a big moment it was at Summerslam for the two.

I really do think we NEED something big with AJ and Paige next week though. AJ got her revenge on Paige’s actions last week, but this feud — while I appreciate a slow build — is moving a little too slow and I’m not sure how much longer it can sustain people’s interest if we continue with these smallish type moments of mindgame playing. Keep the mindgames up if you must (because like I said in my prediction, Paige winning the title gives no reason for her to snap now unfortunately, so I see this side of her continuing on), but do something big. No little skips around the ring to distract the other, no poems (although I loved Paige’s poem, not gonna lie). This feud needs a jolt of surprise and intrigue zapped into it, especially considering the caliber of the two women involved. Don’t get me wrong — they’re getting a pretty darn good amount of promo time, but I just feel like they’re not delivering many powerful/memorable moments that fans will look back and think to how good their feud was in the way that Brie and Stephanie have been.

Personally, I think they should’ve had AJ capitalize on Paige’s birthday being Sunday and really try to get in HER head now that Paige took the title. AJ could’ve thrown her a little surprise party backstage and really played up her psychotic mindset now that her baby was taken from her again, with Paige being the one who seems confused at AJ’s understanding and giving nature. It could’ve involved gifts and stuff, then when AJ brings out the cake and sings Happy Birthday, she smashes it into Paige’s face and the two have a knockdown, dragout brawl in the locker room with all the birthday trinkets and party favors flying around and AJ chucking them at Paige as she screams that this isn’t over and has to be hauled out by the agents. That would’ve been crazy fun as a viewer, but who knows? Nobody ever said you can’t throw someone a week late surprise party. Let’s do it next Monday WWE!

That’s it for this week, so see you guys next time!~

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WWE Main Event Viewing: August 19th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94785/wwe-main-event-viewing-august-19th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94785/wwe-main-event-viewing-august-19th-2014/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:45:59 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94785

WWE Main Event airs tonight at 8pm ET on the WWE Network.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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Video: Natalya Says She’s “Not Going to Be Nice Anymore” http://www.diva-dirt.com/94780/video-natalya-says-shes-not-going-to-be-nice-anymore/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94780/video-natalya-says-shes-not-going-to-be-nice-anymore/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:51:05 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94780

Raw Fallout caught up with Natalya after she picked up a big win over Divas Champion Paige on Raw, discussing what might be a change in attitude for the Total Divas star.

On a promise she made to teach Paige a lesson, Natalya tells Eden that “actions speak louder than words.” She says she’s started thinking about the old adage that “nice people finish last” and has decided to not be nice anymore.

The former Divas Champion vows to take what is hers and “forget her manners”, suggesting that last night’s match will make Paige a little more humble the next time she faces her.

Watch the interview below:

Do you think Natalya will really change her attitude?

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Video: Dixie Carter Answers the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…With Milk http://www.diva-dirt.com/94772/video-dixie-carter-answers-als-ice-bucket-challenge-with-milk/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94772/video-dixie-carter-answers-als-ice-bucket-challenge-with-milk/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:27:29 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94772

TNA President Dixie Carter has joined the ranks of celebrities answering the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, which raises funds for the ALS Association, typically sees participants dump ice water on themselves.

Dixie, however, followed in the footsteps of Kurt Angle, who challenged her after completing the challenge using milk instead of water.

Watch the video below:

 
Dixie went on to challenge Tommy Dreamer, Bully Ray and Devon.

For more information on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, visit ALSA.org.

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Diva Dirt Weekly for the Week Ending August 18th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94767/diva-dirt-weekly-for-the-week-ending-august-18th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94767/diva-dirt-weekly-for-the-week-ending-august-18th-2014/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94767

Each week following Raw, Diva Dirt Weekly will take a look back at the week preceding it, hitting every noteworthy event along the way, from Impact Wrestling to SmackDown to Raw.

Joining the audio will be Chris, Erin and our host Jake.

We cover the following events:

Listen below or download by right clicking here.


 

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Today in History: Stacy Keibler vs. Trish Stratus in a Mud Match http://www.diva-dirt.com/94421/today-in-history-stacy-keibler-vs-trish-stratus-in-a-mud-match-3/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94421/today-in-history-stacy-keibler-vs-trish-stratus-in-a-mud-match-3/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94421

On this day in history:

August 19th, 2002 | Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff, well known for his ill treatment of the Divas, saw fit to book Stacy Keibler and Trish Stratus to wrestle in a kiddie pool filled with “mud”. Before the match could even begin, Stacy ambushed Trish, tossing her from the stage all the way to the pool. The Divas and their referee were soon covered in the mysterious substance. It was outside the “ring” where Trish scored the victory, rolling up Stacy for the pin after landing some well-placed chops.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 8/19/12.

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WWE Superstars Spoilers: August 21st, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94765/wwe-superstars-spoilers-august-21st-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94765/wwe-superstars-spoilers-august-21st-2014/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:15:30 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94765 Below are spoilers for this Thursday’s edition of WWE Superstars:

Spoiler
* Emma beat Alicia Fox. Lots of “Emma” chants during the match. Fox went for a Camel Clutch, but Emma rallied with the crowd support. Emma botched a hurricanrana, so they tried the spot again and Emma sent Fox to the outside. Emma hulked up and scored several near falls before going to the top rope for a cross-body splash and the win.

(Source)

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Raw Response: August 18th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94748/raw-response-august-18th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94748/raw-response-august-18th-2014/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:30:45 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94748

Tune in to Raw on the USA Network at 8pm ET, as well as the pre-show and post-show on the WWE Network.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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SummerSlam in Review: Bella Twin Betrayal and a Big Birthday Gift http://www.diva-dirt.com/94762/summerslam-in-review-bella-twin-betrayal-and-a-big-birthday-gift/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94762/summerslam-in-review-bella-twin-betrayal-and-a-big-birthday-gift/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:18:07 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94762

I feel like I should start this SummerSlam review by announcing my retirement from writing these upon the completion of this particular piece because SummerSlam was just that perfect and nothing will ever be able to top it ever. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would live in a world where we got two Diva matches on a Pay-Per-View (several months in a row) that had such perfect hype and build. Those two matches, Paige versus AJ Lee and Brie Bella versus Stephanie McMahon, were executed brilliantly.

Stephanie is a full-time wife and mother, with a full-time, demanding job. She has a ton of money and nothing to prove, but she decided to get back in the ring to help further a storyline and push for two other competitors. Both Bella twins, Brie and Nikki, have stepped up their game and worked incredibly hard to earn their time in the spotlight. AJ returned to the main roster earlier this summer, looking absolutely rejuvenated and captured the title back from Paige after losing it in April. Paige has also continued her rise, well on her way to becoming the next big thing in the WWE. Everything she has been doing lately has just been spot on. She’s nailing her character.

We are going to start off with someone else who is proving herself to be worth millions of dollars and that is Lana. She has shined brightly since coming up to the main roster and the feud between Rusev and Jack Swagger has been amplified thanks to Lana and Swagger’s manager, Zeb Coulter.

I can honestly say that this match was better than I expected it to be. Both guys brought it and it’s just so surreal to see Swagger and Zeb as faces. I think it’s because Rusev and Lana are just so darn good at being evil Russians. There’s not enough kudos I can possibly give Lana for how good she is becoming. She just owns her character. Her actions before the match was great. Her actions during the match were great. But man oh man, after the match, she was just everything. When she started crying with pride during the Russian national anthem, I just lost it. She is so just so, so, so good. A couple of friends of mine were at SummerSlam and said Lana went as far as selling Rusev’s victory as they made their way up the ramp. That’s amazing to me. She’s really into what she’s doing and I love it.

Paige is really into her character now, as I eluded too earlier, and it came to the forefront last night as she defeated AJ to regain the WWE Divas Championship. The ending of the match was creepy to say the least, as the British champ celebrated her birthday and win by cuddling her best friend?

Paige is the first competitor to make her way to the ring, skipping of course. She is mocking her frenemy in the most annoying way possible which is what you need to do to irritate someone, right? They play a video recap of Paige winning back in April, and of course the birthday girl is all smiles when she watches it. Out next is the champ, AJ, and they also recap her regaining the championship a few weeks ago. AJ is looking confident about her chances at retaining tonight and the referee holds the belt up. It’s time to get this show underway!

Paige extends her hand in a show of “sportsmanship”, and AJ doesn’t seem to keen on taking it. Eventually she does and instead of leaving it at that, she decides to summon her inner Luis Suarez and get her cannibal on. Paige isn’t impressed and AJ takes it one step further by ripping the weave right from Paige’s head. The youngster scrambles outside the ring and AJ follows her like a rabid dog. Paige gets her head slammed off the announce table. She gets her head slammed on the ring apron. She’s probably thinking at this point, screw my birthday.

She attempts to recover and kicks AJ as the champ makes her way back into the ring, but it’s short-lived. AJ goes back on offense and Paige is forced to play defense. She takes a tumble to the outside of the ring and then eats a nasty kick to the face before catching AJ in a compromising position. She then dumps the New Jersey across the guardrail much to the delight of the fans in the front row. And I have to say, what a nasty little bump. Paige begins to skip around while AJ is curled up on the outside in the fetal position, and breaks up the count inside the ring. She plays to the crowd and then decides to go capitalize on the damanage she has caused.

Paige rolls AJ into the ring and gets on top of her in a rather provacative manner. Instead of going for the cover, she decides to nail AJ with a series of headbutts. Then, to make things more fun, Paige rips out a loose piece of her own hair and drops it delicately on AJ’s face. This girl is good. She pulls AJ up by the hair and wraps her arms around the other girl’s neck. She’s determined to keep this advantage she’s gained for herself and rightfully so. She pulls AJ to the ropes, gets to the apon and begins to pummle AJ with some viscious knees to the chest. Paige decides to go up top and AJ starts to get her second wind.

So, needless to say, it’s Paige who ends up on the receiving end of a nasty spill to the ground. Womp. Womp.

AJ then comes at us with a gorgeous “wow” spot. She launches herself off the top rope and onto Paige, who folds up like an accordion. The crowd is very receptive to the effort from both of these women so far and I love it. After collecting their bearings on the outside, AJ gets them both back into the ring. A woozy Paige is trying to get up, but AJ manages to come off the ropes and catch her with a knee to the face. She goes for a quick cover, but Paige isn’t about to let this title opportunity go. She kicks out and AJ is forced to try something else to put her feisty opponent away.

AJ gets back up to her feet and helps Paige up as well, but Paige shoves her off. When AJ comes back at Paige, Paige is waiting and nails her with a sick kick to the face. The champ goes down and Paige starts to smell victory. She goes for AJ and gets her ready for the Paige Turner, but AJ counters into the Black Widow! Paige grits her teeth and digs deep, and is able to slid her arm under AJ to break the pressure. That leads her into countering with the Rampaige DDT and AJ is firmly planted. Paige covers, gets the three count, and becomes a two-time champion!

After the match is over, she celebrates her in her own unique way. Remember when I said it was a little creepy? She cradles AJ after laying the championship across the fallen girl’s lap, and slaps a kiss on AJ’s cheek. Paige skips off with the title in hand, and we are left with an image of AJ looking sad, frustrated, and everything in between.

So, so, so good!

This match was WAY better than their last one. The chemistry was on and both seemed to bring their “A” game. Paige’s new gear was GORGEOUS and she needs to wear more red. I wish AJ would change up her look, but she is who she is and that’s not going to change. There wasn’t anything I disliked about this match. Both women looked strong and capable of beating the other at any given time. It was very back and forth, and I was very surprised to see Paige win at the end. I have to say my favorite spots were done outside the ring. The opening when AJ just went at Paige, ripped her hair out, and then slammed her into the announce table was awesome. I love it when they let the girls just go at it like that. Also, Paige had her moment when she dumped AJ from her shoulders to the guardrail. And of course, the top rope spot with AJ showing no fear and going to the extreme to put her opponent away.

This match was an “A” for me, along with Lana’s segment. SummerSlam brought it, and the only question left was whether or not Brie and Stephanie would live up to their hype.

Before the match got underway, Brie got a chance to give a quick interview backstage to catch us all up on her week.

Brie spoke about her time in jail and how she used it as an opportunity to reflect on everything that has been happening. She made the point that the motto her and her sister live by, is that no matter how hard you get knocked down, you always get up. Brie said that she kept thinking about the times Stephanie called Daniel a “B plus player” and all the times she put Nikki in compromising situations. There was anger and determination in her voice as Queen Brie Mother Earth Bella vowed to take out the shebeast because of all the torture she has heaped on the entire roster, and said that beating Stephanie tonight is what’s best for business.

Gosh, I love this feud more than anything ever.

Before the competitors begin to make their way to the ring, we get treated to an amazing video package highlighting just how great this feud has been. Like, it literally gives me goosebumps just watching it. So good! Stephanie comes out first and my jaw hits the floor. Her outfit is the sun and stars of the world. She looks FANTASTIC. She looks better than any mother of three has any right to look and I’m insanely jealous of just how perfect she is. She is brimming with confidence, looking better than anyone who has ever taken a ten-year break from the ring has any right to look. Brie walks out next, confidence on her face as well. She’s more than ready.

Oh man.

The match gets started, with the two women feeling one another out. Stephanie has the power advantage in this match and Brie is forced to acknowledge early on that this isn’t going to be a cakewalk. She manages to take Stephanie down with a couple of armdrags, and it dawns on Stephanie that she’s once again inside a wrestling ring. Stephanie seizes control and uses her power to toss Brie around like a ragdoll for a bit, with Brie selling every move beautifully. Stephanie begins to mock Brie by doing Daniel Bryan‘s signature chant, and as our favorite earthy diva sits up, Stephanie goes for a big time slap. Brie blocks the shot, and nails Steph with her own resounding bitch slap and gets oh so close to putting the princess in the Yes Lock.

Stephanie scrambles out of the ring, not willing to have a repeat of this past Monday, and has to come to terms with the situation she has gotten herself into. Brie makes it easy for Stephanie but going for a risky move, and Stephanie is able to catch Brie as she is flying through the ropes. She absolutely clobbers her and Brie is down for the count on the outside of the ring. Stephanie taunts her foe before rolling back into the ring. No doubt she would be happy with a count out victory.

Brie stirs on the outside and finally makes it back just as the referee counts nine, and Stephanie is not impressed. She plants Brie with a pretty DDT and goes for a cover, but the reality star kicks out. Stephanie isn’t done punishing Brie yet, and the Total Diva has to endure even more. Stephanie is more than impressing and even gets another pin. Brie once again kicks out, but the crowd is just loving the fact Stephanie is working that ring like she never left it. Stephanie grabs both of Brie’s arms and pulls them back, while planting her foot right on the back of Brie’s head.

Um, that looks painful.

Brie’s a fighter and does her best to get back up, but Stephanie pulls her back by the hair and Brie’s head slams off the mat pretty painfully. To add insult to injury, Stephanie steps on Brie’s face just because she can. She goes right back to that submission hold, but Brie draws on the energy from the crowd to fight back. She finally starts to get some offense in and once she’s able to get Stephanie in the corner, she unleashes a series of furious kicks to her boss. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve dreamed of throwing my boss into a corner and just kicking the living crap out of him.

But hey, he’s not my boss anymore. I got promoted to a bigger store. So I guess me working insane hours and cutting off most of my ties with television and social media have paid off, eh?

At least now I can flirt with him without it being weird…

Okay, so back to this match. Brie is in full blown “Brie Mode” and after a series of “yes” kicks to Stephanie, she flies off the ropes with a beautiful missile dropkick. Stephanie is down and Brie goes for the cover.

TWO COUNT!!!

Brie is frustrated but not ready to give up. And believe me, there is plenty of match left. Stephanie is desperately trying to get out of the ring, but Brie isn’t having it. She violently jerks Stephanie back and starts punching her, which prompts Triple H to come running down to the ring. And guess who came out right behind him? NIKKI!!!

This causes Brie to lose her focus. Once Trips hops on the apron, Brie goes right for him. She ends up getting dragged away by the ref, and Stephanie is able to get her in position for the Pedigree. Brie is able to counter it perfectly into the Yes Lock and a very desperate Triple H pulls the referee from the ring right before Stephanie can tap. A furious Brie releases the hold, while Triple H and Nikk engage in a pretty heated staredown. He runs his mouth to her and Brie has had enough. She decides to just eliminate that problem as well.

Brie completely destroys Triple H with a dropkick through the ropes and has the balls to actually stand over him while engaging everyone in the Staples Center in an amazing “Yes” chant. Ohmygod. Nikki sees Stephanie about to get out of the ring so she rushes over and gets in, making sure that evil billion dollar baroness doesn’t go anywhere. Nikki backs Stephanie up right into Brie and it looks like Stephanie is about to get hit with a double dose of double trouble.

NO!

Nikki goes the unthinkable. She nails her sister, knocking her out, helps Stephanie up, and Stephanie is able to get Brie with the Pedigree. Excuse me? Triple H has deposited the referee back into the ring and The Authority is able to come out of SummerSlam with a huge victory. A remorseful Nikki is seen backing up the ramp, with hurt in her eyes, as Triple H and Stephanie taunt Brie’s fallen body.

Holy crap.

Watching this for a second time didn’t dull my emotions one bit. If anything, it made me even more excited for Raw. I have to see the aftermath of this ASAP. Why, Nikki? Why?

This match was never going to be a technical wrestling clinic and it didn’t need to be. It was meant to tell a story and what a story it told. Stephanie McMahon is pure evil, and there’s not one single low she won’t stoop too in order to get what she wants. Triple H isn’t much better. The way he smirked when Nikki turned on her sister was just genius, like they had this plan all along, and the way The Authority celebrated after the match…. man oh man. This feud has had everything, and then some. SummerSlam was the perfect platform for it and as a Diva fan and a woman, it made me proud to see the crowd get so involved. They had every right to cheer for Brie, to cheer for Stephanie, to cheer for Nikki because all three of them, as well as Triple H, played their part perfectly last night.

There’s literally nothing else I can say about this match without running the risk of gushing uncontrollably so I’m going to go ahead and wrap this up.

Every single one of us who work for and visit Diva Dirt have always stood up for the Divas. It’s been a long, hard road for the past few years and not only have we suffered for it, the girls themselves have had to suffer. I’m so incredibly proud of Paige, AJ, Lane, Stephanie, Brie, and Nikki for all the work and effort that they have put in going into SummerSlam. I never thought we would get a chance to see the Divas flourish like they have been. This is a beautiful time to be a WWE fan and I’m so very glad that these girls are finally get the props and recognition that they deserve.

Clearly, I’m giving SummerSlam an “A”. It was the best pay-per-view of the year by far, and I was in New Orleans, living and dying with everything that happened at WrestleMania. I’m so incredibly glad and fortunate that I was able to watch and that I am a fan.

And most importantly, I’m glad that being a fan and living in this era is only costing me… $9.99 ;-)

Until Night of Champions, or Total Divas… whichever comes first, namaste bitches!

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Video: Stephanie McMahon Answers the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge http://www.diva-dirt.com/94755/video-stephanie-mcmahon-answers-the-als-ice-bucket-challenge/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94755/video-stephanie-mcmahon-answers-the-als-ice-bucket-challenge/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:37:05 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94755

WWE Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon has become the latest in a long line of celebrities to answer the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, getting doused in ice water last night at SummerSlam.

She was joined by Maria Menounos, who had issued the challenge. Ronda Rousey and the rest of the Four Horsewomen did the honors, dumping a garbage can full of ice water on Stephanie.

Stephanie challenged the San Francisco 49ers, the cast of Total Divas and the WWE Universe to do the same, encouraging fans to submit their videos using #SmackDownALS.

Watch the video below:

For more information on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, visit ALSA.org.

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Video: Paige Says Divas Title Win Was a “Gift” From AJ Lee http://www.diva-dirt.com/94750/video-paige-says-divas-title-win-was-a-gift-from-aj-lee/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94750/video-paige-says-divas-title-win-was-a-gift-from-aj-lee/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:15:48 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94750

Following her big Divas Title win last night at SummerSlam, Paige spoke to Eden about how it feels to be a two-time Divas Champion.

Paige gushed about facing off with AJ Lee, who she calls her “best friend”. She also recalls the crowd being fully behind her, chanting her name.

She speculates that AJ, knowing that yesterday was Paige’s birthday, gave her the Divas Title as a gift.

Paige then departs, saying that she should probably check on AJ, as that’s “what best friends do.”

Watch the interview below:

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Match of the Week: Jessicka Havok vs. Mercedes Martinez http://www.diva-dirt.com/94744/match-of-the-week-jessicka-havok-vs-mercedes-martinez/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94744/match-of-the-week-jessicka-havok-vs-mercedes-martinez/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:56:30 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94744

This week’s ClickWrestle Match of the Week is Jessicka Havok vs. Mercedes Martinez for the WSU Championship.

All week, this match’s price will be cut in half: from $2.49 to just $1.25.

Click here to view a preview of the match and purchase.

Download more full-length women’s wrestling matches from top promotions including SHIMMER, NCW Femmes Fatales, Pro Wrestling EVE, WSU, ChickFight and more only on ClickWrestle.

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Exclusive: Kaitlyn on Leaving the WWE, ‘Total Divas’, AJ Lee & More http://www.diva-dirt.com/94735/exclusive-kaitlyn-on-leaving-the-wwe-total-divas-aj-lee-more/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94735/exclusive-kaitlyn-on-leaving-the-wwe-total-divas-aj-lee-more/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94735 Photo: WWE.com

She left the WWE at the beginning of the year, but months later, Diva fans are still talking about Kaitlyn.

The former Divas Champion, real name Celeste Bonin, has certainly stayed busy since leaving wrestling: she’s gotten married and started her own line of fitness apparel, Celestial Bodiez.

In an exclusive interview, Kaitlyn talks to Diva Dirt’s Chris and Jake about her post-wrestling life, as well as how her WWE run came to be, detailing her experience winning NXT’s only all-women season.

She goes into detail on her friendship and blockbuster feud with AJ Lee, sharing stories from their time in FCW, the WWE’s former developmental territory.

Kaitlyn also discusses Total Divas, comparisons between WWE and TNA, winning the Divas Championship in her hometown and asking for her WWE release in the same city she made her debut: Baltimore, Maryland.

All of this, along with talk about her frustrations in being part of the “True Divas” Survivor Series team, working with Stephanie McMahon, her future in wrestling and more in the interview below.
 
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Today in History: Test Wins Stacy Keibler’s Services http://www.diva-dirt.com/94418/today-in-history-test-wins-stacy-keiblers-services-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94418/today-in-history-test-wins-stacy-keiblers-services-2/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94418

On this day in history:

August 18th, 2003 | In one of the more unsavory moments in Stacy Keibler‘s wrestling career, Test and Scott Steiner battled to win Stacy’s “services”. You’d think this meant the victor would then have her as his manager, but Test – Stacy’s ex – had more humiliating plans for her. Unfortunately for Stacy, Test won the match, and he didn’t waste time using her services: later in the night, he had her do a striptease for the boys in the locker room.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 8/18/13.

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SummerSlam Results: Bella Betrayal Hands Stephanie McMahon the Victory http://www.diva-dirt.com/94730/summerslam-results-bella-betrayal-hands-stephanie-mcmahon-the-victory/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94730/summerslam-results-bella-betrayal-hands-stephanie-mcmahon-the-victory/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:05:39 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94730 Photo: @mikedyce/Twitter

Tonight at SummerSlam, Brie Bella‘s chance for revenge against Stephanie McMahon was thwarted by her own sister.

Coming out of a decade-long in-ring absence, Stephanie showed impressive in-ring prowess, actually dominating Brie for much of the match. The tides turned with a Lous Thesz press, Brie beating down Stephanie to chants of “Yes! Yes! Yes!”.

This brought out Stephanie’s husband Triple H and Brie’s sister Nikki Bella. When Brie locked in the Yes Lock, Triple H would dispose of the referee, getting dropkicked by Brie in response. This left Nikki to enter the ring and, with Brie, corner Stephanie.

Out of nowhere, though, Nikki would turn against her sister, attacking her and leaving her to be hit with a Pedigree. Stephanie would pin Brie and score a huge victory.

What did you think of the match?

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SummerSlam Results: Paige Becomes a Two-Time Divas Champion http://www.diva-dirt.com/94725/summerslam-results-paige-becomes-a-two-time-divas-champion/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94725/summerslam-results-paige-becomes-a-two-time-divas-champion/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:40:28 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94725 Photo: @TurnbuckleMag/Twitter

Tonight at SummerSlam, birthday girl Paige gave herself one heck of a present: AJ Lee‘s Divas Championship.

Throughout the match, AJ displayed some off-kilter tenacity, biting Paige’s hand and pulling out her hair. Paige, for her part, showed plenty of fire, once dropping AJ face-first into the barricade.

The end of the match saw Paige shock everyone by working her way out of the Black Widow submission, hitting the Rampaige and pinning AJ for the win.

With the win, Paige has become a two-time Divas Champion.

What did you think of the match?

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SummerSlam Discussion Post http://www.diva-dirt.com/94707/summerslam-discussion-post-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94707/summerslam-discussion-post-2/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:30:12 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94707

Tonight at SummerSlam, AJ Lee defends the Divas Title against Paige, while Brie Bella takes on Stephanie McMahon.

Tune in to SummerSlam on the WWE Network starting at 7:30pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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SummerSlam Predictions: Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon http://www.diva-dirt.com/94705/summerslam-predictions-brie-bella-vs-stephanie-mcmahon/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94705/summerslam-predictions-brie-bella-vs-stephanie-mcmahon/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:15:36 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94705 Photo: WWE.com

Tonight at SummerSlam, Brie Bella faces off with Stephane McMahon. Who will come out on top? The Diva Dirt team weighs in:

Adrian: I’ve not been able to empathise with Brie at all in this storyline. I don’t find her entertaining and most of her actions are done with frustratingly poor judgment (slapping a helpless decoy in the most obvious set-up in history anyone?). It doesn’t help her that heel Steph is literally the best thing ever at the moment either. Also, what exactly is on the line in this match? Sure, Brie has bragging rights if she wins but Steph’ll still be her boss, she’ll just have an even bigger chip on her shoulder than before. For this reason, my money’s on Stephanie McMahon to win – but with the help of Brie’s sister Nikki. Nikki’s had to watch her twin hog the spotlight for weeks while making mistake after mistake – what better way for her to get her own back? Sad as it is to say, a Bellas feud is one of the few Diva-related angles the average WWE fan would actually be interested in watching – and this is the perfect place for it to start.

Bobby: Ignoring this past weeks Raw, this feud has been unreal and amazing in all sorts of ways. They’ve done a tremendous job building it up and I can’t wait to see what the two bust out at SummerSlam. Personally though, I think Stephanie McMahon has to win if this program will continue and it’s just too hot of a commodity not to. I’m not going to say Kharma

Chris: I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MY BIT-! Oh, sorry. I just had to do that. This has been one of the best built Diva storylines in years, and my queen is finally returning to the ring. As much as this pains me to bet against my all time favorite, I don’t think there’s any way Stephanie picks up the win after one upping Brie two weeks in a row….unless she has something up her sleeve. Brie Bella wins via Yes! Lock.

Cryssi: This might be the most excited I’ve ever been for a match, period. My two all-time favorites facing off against each other at my all-time favorite pay-per-view in a match that has been more hyped than almost any other match on the card. This is a career making moment for Brie and she has been fantastic this entire angle. She has really fed off Stephanie’s energy and charisma and I can’t wait to see what they bring to the table. Part of me is feeling a swerve ending, with Nikki turning on Brie and costing her the match. But the other part of me sees Brie walking out the winner, with the “Yes” nation firmly behind her. I will not pick a winner for this match because I honestly don’t care who wins. I respect both of these women more than anything and I just want to be entertained.

Eleri: Brie has to win here, right? I don’t expect her and Steph to go for round two, so I don’t see Steph picking up the victory. Either way, I am mad excited about this match. The Queen is making her return in what has been an on point, incredible (let’s forget the adulterer claims, okay?) story. For me, it has to be Brie Bella.

Erin: Stephanie got the last laugh on Raw, so by traditional wrestling standards, Brie has to come out on top, right? Provided there are no extra shenanigans up Stephanie’s sleeves, Brie Bella has to have that underdog, Daniel Bryan-esque moment where she overcomes the odds and wins. It’s not as exciting as other scenarios I’ve pictured, but at the moment, it’s the most realistic.

Jack: I have been blown away with the spotlight this feud has been given and Stephanie has been solid gold throughout. I just cannot see Brie winning though, at least not yet. Similar to her husband’s situation, Brie will be tormented and not get her revenge properly and then months down the line, she’ll get her payoff. I’m praying for Kharma and predicting Stephanie McMahon will come out on top after revealing one of the many tricks she has up her sleeves.

Steven: While this storyline took a cheesy turn for the worst on Monday, it still has the potential to be one of the biggest Diva matches of all time. We all know that Stephanie isn’t really that qualified to wrestle, but I doubt she would agree to a match at one of her companies biggest PPVs, and make a fool of herself. I expect she’s been putting that fancy Performance Center and her world renowned Diva Trainer to work. I’m betting that Daniel Bryan will somehow come into play, judging by the not-so-subtle hints dropped on Raw (Brie’s new gear, Brie using the Yes Lock). My money is on Daniel running out to neutralize Triple H (who will certainly be interfering), helping his wife Brie Bella pick up the win.

BREAKDOWN: 4 for Brie, 3 for Stephanie.

Who do you agree with? Who is just dead wrong?

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SummerSlam Predictions: AJ Lee vs. Paige for the Divas Title http://www.diva-dirt.com/94698/summerslam-predictions-aj-lee-vs-paige-for-the-divas-title/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94698/summerslam-predictions-aj-lee-vs-paige-for-the-divas-title/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:00:59 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94698 Photo: WWE.com

Tonight at SummerSlam, AJ Lee defends the Divas Title against Paige. Who will come out on top? The Diva Dirt team weighs in:

Adrian: These two are pretty much each other’s only legitimate competition right now, so I’m expecting this feud to continue for a while after this (read: until Charlotte is called up). As a result it doesn’t really matter who wins, but I’ll go with AJ Lee because Paige has been great as a chaser and it’ll make her eventual win when the feud blows off so much sweeter.

Bobby: I don’t think this feud has peaked enough yet for Paige to emerge victorious. She NEEDS to go full on heel like we thought she was going to do when she turned on Raw a few weeks ago, and the only thing I can think of to make her truly snap is for AJ Lee to retain tonight and that be two title shots in a row she doesn’t win. If she wins tonight what will make her change from this watered down mind games-y version of herself? I can’t think of anything, and I don’t want mind games Paige to go on for too much longer. What I think happens is the two put on a better match than Battleground, but still don’t peak just yet. Then tomorrow night on Raw Paige will finally snap and become the Anti-Diva we want, which will propel their feud to new heights from then until Night of Champions and they can finally get the stipulation match, or at the very least a submission match if they don’t want to involve weapons. There’s just so many possibilities for Paige when it comes to title feuds considering most if not all of the faces are built up or at least over enough to be legitimate challengers whereas on the heel side I think other than Paige, you have Alicia Fox who could come back into the picture and then Cameron a little bit down the road since Tamina Snuka‘s injured. AJ Lee needs a little longer reign as champion and so I think for tonight she retains to lead towards Paige finally snapping and owning my existence.

Chris: I fully expect these two to pull out all of the stops at SummerSlam. Paige is the only person who has ever been able to successfully get into the head of AJ Lee, but will it lead to a second title reign? Not yet. AJ Lee will find a way to outsmart Paige and retain the Divas Championship.

Cryssi: This is another match that has a great storyline, amazing build, and two talented competitors. AJ has looked better since returning earlier this summer and I think this match will surpass their one from last month, which kind of let me down. Paige shines as a heel character and both of them seem to be more comfortable working together now. Again, I’m looking forward to this and could see it going either way. But, I’m more decided with this match so I’ll say that AJ Lee retains.

Eleri: I see AJ picking up the victory here, but I don’t expect Paige to fall by the way side. I think there’s a lot left to be explored between these two girls, and see the feud carrying on. So AJ Lee for the win.

Erin: I’m having a hard time figuring out if this feud is supposed to continue past SummerSlam or not. It feels like we keep waiting for it to kick into “full gear” and, in my opinion, it just hasn’t happened yet. Regardless, I don’t see AJ dropping the title any time soon, so I’m gonna go with AJ Lee to retain here.

Jack: I am absolutely loving this feud and can’t wait for this match, despite their mediocre first PPV outing last month. A really, really short title reign hasn’t happened in a while, plus Faces are better at chasing the title a lot of the time so I’m going with Paige to win this one. I don’t know why, I just have a feeling (and I’m also a massive die-hard Paige fan). Heart is kind of ruling over head with this one.

Steven: Before I even get into my prediction, let me just say how grateful I am for this rivalry. Let’s face it, AJ ruled the Divas division with an iron fist for a long time, and took on every challenger that was thrown at her. While it was fun for a while, it’s nice to see a challenger that has found a chink in her armor, and is giving her a run for her money. It makes for a very satisfying storyline. That said, Paige has managed to get the upper hand on AJ these past few weeks, which can only mean one thing… AJ retains tonight. I predict AJ Lee pinning Paige, but using some sketchy tactics, allowing this feud to continue on. Maybe a helping hand from another Diva?! Oh, dear lord, maybe we’ll get a Tamina return!!!

BREAKDOWN: 7 for AJ, 1 for Paige.

Who do you agree with? Who is just dead wrong?

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Diva Dirt Weekly: LIVE SummerSlam Spectacular With Kaitlyn http://www.diva-dirt.com/94680/diva-dirt-weekly-live-summerslam-spectacular-with-kaitlyn/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94680/diva-dirt-weekly-live-summerslam-spectacular-with-kaitlyn/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:45:53 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94680

Diva Dirt Weekly goes LIVE!

Join Diva Dirt Panelists as we discuss tonight’s SummerSlam Pay-Per-View and give our thoughts and predictions for AJ Lee vs. Paige and Stephanie McMahon vs Brie Bella.

Plus, we premiere our exclusive nearly 90 minute interview with former Divas Champion, Kaitlyn!

Listen below or download by right clicking here.


 
Join the conversation in the comments below, or tweet along using the hashtags #DivaDirtWeekly and #DDKaitlyn!

Missed the show? Our interview with Kaitlyn will be available tomorrow morning.

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SummerSlam Rewind: AJ Lee & Big E vs. Kaitlyn & Dolph Ziggler; Brie Bella vs. Natalya (2013) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94599/summerslam-rewind-aj-lee-brie-bella-vs-natalya-2013/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94599/summerslam-rewind-aj-lee-brie-bella-vs-natalya-2013/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:00:12 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94599

Tonight at SummerSlam, Divas Champion AJ Lee will put her title on the line against Paige, while Brie Bella goes head-to-head with Stephanie McMahon. Leading up to these matches, we’re taking a look back at memorable Diva moments from SummerSlam history.

Today, we’re going back to last year, when two Divas matches took place. In the first, Total Divas stars collided when Natalya faced off with Brie Bella. Natalya won the match with the Sharpshooter, forcing Brie to tap out.

In the second match, AJ Lee and Big E Langston team up to take on Kaitlyn and Dolph Ziggler. Dolph would pick up the win for his team, pinning Big E while AJ and Kaitlyn were fighting outside the ring.

Watch the matches below:

What are your memories of these moments?

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NCW Femmes Fatales XV Results: New Champion Crowned http://www.diva-dirt.com/94691/ncw-femmes-fatales-xv-results-new-champion-crowned/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94691/ncw-femmes-fatales-xv-results-new-champion-crowned/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:46:59 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94691 Photo: FemmesFatalesWrestling.us

Last night in Montreal, NCW Femmes Fatales XV took place, crowning a new Femmes Fatales Champion.

Full results below, courtesy of Indy Power Rankings:

For more information on NCW Femmes Fatales, visit their official website.

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SummerSlam Rewind: Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly for the Divas Title (2011) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94596/summerslam-rewind-beth-phoenix-vs-kelly-kelly-for-the-divas-title-2011/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94596/summerslam-rewind-beth-phoenix-vs-kelly-kelly-for-the-divas-title-2011/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94596

Tonight at SummerSlam, Divas Champion AJ Lee will put her title on the line against Paige, while Brie Bella goes head-to-head with Stephanie McMahon. Leading up to these matches, we’re taking a look back at memorable Diva moments from SummerSlam history.

Today, we’re going back to 2011, when Divas Champion Kelly Kelly defended her title against Beth Phoenix.

Both Divas had backup at ringside: Natalya was there for Beth, while Eve Torres accompanied Kelly. Kelly would pull off an upset, rolling a Glam Slam attempt into a successful pin and retaining the title.

Watch the match below:

What are your memories of this moment?

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Today in History: Glamarella Win Gold at SummerSlam 2008 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94398/today-in-history-glamarella-win-gold-at-summerslam-2008-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94398/today-in-history-glamarella-win-gold-at-summerslam-2008-2/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94398

On this day in history:

August 17th, 2008 | Beth Phoenix and Santino Marella – collectively known as Glamarella – each had their sights set on a title when they took on Mickie James and Kofi Kingston at 2008′s SummerSlam. Both Mickie’s Women’s Title and Kofi’s Intercontinental Title were on the line. After Santino was disposed of with a Mickie-T, Beth managed to win the titles for both of them, hitting Mickie with the Glam Slam to get the pin. The two celebrated in appropriate fashion: Santino sitting atop the Glamazon’s shoulders.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 8/17/13.

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Vote for the Star of the Week Ending August 16th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94653/vote-for-the-star-of-the-week-ending-august-16th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94653/vote-for-the-star-of-the-week-ending-august-16th-2014/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94653

Whose star shone brightest this week? You tell us!

With our Star of the Week poll, we’ll pick the week’s top five women in wrestling and let you choose who is number one.

The poll will open each Saturday and close on Sunday afternoon.

Let’s take a look at this week’s top five:

Bayley

Bayley defeated Sasha Banks on NXT to become the #1 contender to Charlotte‘s NXT Women’s Title.
 

Eva Marie

Eva Marie picked up two surprise wins over Divas Champion AJ Lee, rolling her up on Raw and winning via count out on SmackDown.
 

Gail Kim

Gail Kim retained the Knockouts Title on Impact, defeating Angelina Love, Taryn Terrell and Velvet Sky in a Fatal Four-Way match.
   

Paige

Paige got the upper hand on AJ heading into SummerSlam, costing her matches on Raw and on SmackDown and capping off the week by hitting her with a Paige-Turner.

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon executed a plan on Raw that saw Brie Bella get arrested for assault after she slapped a woman claiming to have slept with her husband, Daniel Bryan.

 

Winner: Eva Marie (28%)

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SummerSlam Rewind: Alicia Fox vs. Melina for the Divas Title (2010) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94594/summerslam-rewind-alicia-fox-vs-melina-for-the-divas-title-2010/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94594/summerslam-rewind-alicia-fox-vs-melina-for-the-divas-title-2010/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:00:42 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94594

Tomorrow night at SummerSlam, Divas Champion AJ Lee will put her title on the line against Paige, while Brie Bella goes head-to-head with Stephanie McMahon. Leading up to these matches, we’re taking a look back at memorable Diva moments from SummerSlam history.

Today, we’re going back to 2010, when Divas Champion Alicia Fox defended her title against Melina.

Melina would defeat Alicia cleanly, becoming Divas Champion for the second time. After the match, the new champ would be confronted by co-Women’s Champions Layla and Michelle McCool. Lay-Cool attacked Melina and beat her down, leaving her lying at ringside.

Watch the match below:

What are your memories of this moment?

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SmackDown Redux (August 15th, 2014): The Road to SummerSlam is Paved With… Red Extensions? http://www.diva-dirt.com/94665/smackdown-redux-august-15th-2014-the-road-to-summerslam-is-paved-with-red-extensions/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94665/smackdown-redux-august-15th-2014-the-road-to-summerslam-is-paved-with-red-extensions/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:18:32 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94665

Hello all, and welcome to this week’s SmackDown Redux! After a upset victory over the Divas Champion, and a post match beatdown on Monday, Eva Marie is looking for some revenge on AJ Lee this week on SmackDown. Can AJ pick up some momentum going into her title match against Paige on Sunday, or will Eva turn the Blue Brand to ‘All Red Everything’? Check out the match below:

AJ Lee comes out to the ring first, and after a commercial break, Eva Marie is in the ring, ready to go. The official signals for the bell and our match is underway.

AJ goes on the attack immediately, but Eva isn’t having it. The rookie Diva retreats to the outside, and AJ persued, only to have her feet swept from underneath her, sending her crashing down to the ring frame. Eva goes for the pin for a two count.

Eva taunts the champion for a bit before going for a slap, but AJ blocks it and unleashes a flurry of offense (which Knicks out some of Eva’s extensions) for a nearfall of her own. AJ hits a spin kick, but before she can go for the pin, Paige’s music hits and she comes skipping down to the ring.

AJ forgets about the task at hand, and attacks Paige, resulting in her losing via countout. Eva looks genuinely shocked to have picked up the victory, but gets out of dodge to avoid another AJ beatdown.

Thoughts: So, Eva Marie has defeated the Divas Champion twice… TWICE… Rejoice, Eva Marie Stans.

Not a bad match by any means, and fulfilled its purpose of hyping up SummerSlam. I’m guessing WWE is trying to push the notion that Paige has gotten into AJ’s head, and it will play a part during their match on Sunday, possibly costing AJ her title. I have my own feelings about that, but let’s save that for predictions, shall we?

That’s all for this week, guys! Until next time… “STEPH! STEPH! STEPH!!!”

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Divas Confirmed for ‘WWE 2K15′ Roster http://www.diva-dirt.com/94662/five-divas-confirmed-for-wwe-2k15-roster/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94662/five-divas-confirmed-for-wwe-2k15-roster/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:42:58 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94662 Erin | Diva Dirt

Today, in a live panel hosted by IGN, WWE and 2K Sports revealed part of the official roster for the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game.

Included in the game will be AJ Lee, Brie Bella, Naomi, Nikki Bella, Tamina Snuka.

No word yet on when the full roster will be revealed.

UPDATE: The official WWE 2K15 website has also confirmed the following Divas: Cameron, Natalya and Summer Rae.

WWE 2K15 will be released in North America on October 28th and in Europe on October 31st. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Are you happy with the roster so far?

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Diva Dirt Hype: AJ Lee vs. Paige (SummerSlam 2014) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94651/diva-dirt-hype-aj-lee-vs-paige-summerslam-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94651/diva-dirt-hype-aj-lee-vs-paige-summerslam-2014/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:00:44 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94651

Get hyped for SummerSlam with an exclusive Diva Dirt Hype video package featuring the Divas Championship match between Paige and AJ Lee, made by Diva Dirt’s own Chris.

The unique video package, entitled “Future”, takes a look at both the respective careers and rivalry of the two Divas.

Check out the latest Diva Dirt Hype below:

Music: “Future” by Paramore

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SummerSlam Rewind: Terri Runnels vs. The Kat in a “Stinkface” Match (2000) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94591/summerslam-rewind-terri-runnels-vs-the-kat-in-a-stinkface-match-2000/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94591/summerslam-rewind-terri-runnels-vs-the-kat-in-a-stinkface-match-2000/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:00:06 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94591

Tomorrow night at SummerSlam, Divas Champion AJ Lee will put her title on the line against Paige, while Brie Bella goes head-to-head with Stephanie McMahon. Leading up to these matches, we’re taking a look back at memorable Diva moments from SummerSlam history.

Today, we’re going back to 2000, when Terri Runnels and The Kat took part in a “Stinkface” match.

The Divas, who were not regular in-ring competitors, had backup at ringside. Terri was accompanied by Perry Saturn, while Kat had Al Snow in her corner. Kat took advantage of Snow’s presence, taking his signature mannequin head and nailing Terri with it. This allowed her to prop Terri up in the corner and give her a stinkface, winning the match.

Watch the match below:

What are your memories of this moment?

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Today in History: Layla Wins the 2006 Diva Search http://www.diva-dirt.com/94393/today-in-history-layla-wins-the-2006-diva-search-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94393/today-in-history-layla-wins-the-2006-diva-search-2/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94393

On this day in history:

August 16th, 2006 | The 2006 Diva Search came to an end in a special live broadcast. The weeks-long competition, which featured the likes of Rosa Mendes and Maryse, came down to Layla and Jen England. When Layla’s name was called, she could hardly contain her excitement, jumping up and down and hugging fans. She has since become the Diva Search winner with the longest WWE run, surpassing Christy Hemme, Ashley Massaro and Eve Torres.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 8/16/09 – ODB & Cody Deaner defeated Angelina Love & Velvet Sky to win the Knockouts Title for ODB at Hard Justice 2009.
* 8/16/12 – Brooke defeats Madison Rayne to win the Knockouts Title.

Note: This was originally posted on 8/16/13.

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SmackDown Reaction: August 15th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94629/smackdown-reaction-august-15th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94629/smackdown-reaction-august-15th-2014/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:45:22 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94629

Tune in to SmackDown tonight at 8pm ET on SyFy.

Discuss the show in the comments!

RELATED: SmackDown Spoilers: August 15th, 2014

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SummerSlam Rewind: Lita Gets Involved in the First Ever TLC Match (2000) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94586/summerslam-rewind-lita-gets-involved-in-the-first-ever-tlc-match-2000/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94586/summerslam-rewind-lita-gets-involved-in-the-first-ever-tlc-match-2000/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:00:49 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94586

Sunday at SummerSlam, Divas Champion AJ Lee will put her title on the line against Paige, while Brie Bella goes head-to-head with Stephanie McMahon. Leading up to these matches, we’re taking a look back at memorable Diva moments from SummerSlam history.

Today, we’re going back to 2000, when Lita got involved in the first ever Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.

Lita would make a sudden entrance, running to the ring and pushing Edge and Christian from atop a ladder. She was eventually taken out of the equation with a vicious spear from Edge.

Watch the moment below:

What are your memories of this moment?

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NXT Redux (August 14th, 2014): Banks Enters Recession as Bayley’s Stock Booms http://www.diva-dirt.com/94562/nxt-redux-august-14th-2014-banks-enters-recession-as-bayleys-stock-booms/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94562/nxt-redux-august-14th-2014-banks-enters-recession-as-bayleys-stock-booms/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:00:05 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94562

What’s up Diva fans and welcome to this week’s NXT Redux. A new number one contender will be revealed tonight as Bayley takes on Sasha Banks. Bayley has notched up a win over Eva Marie (LOL!) on her way to this match (obviously making her the favourite…) whilst Sasha convincingly beat Alexa Bliss a couple of weeks back. Now we’ve made it to tonight. Will Bayley finally get a chance to shut up the woman who turned on her all those months ago? Or will it be Sasha who gets to clash with her former BFF, the NXT Womens Champion, Charlotte?

TO THE VIDEO!

Sasha and Bayley are in a backstage segment first off and other than the very amateur-esque walking around that Sasha was doing, this was absolutely hilarious.

Sasha: “Who do you think you are?”
Bayley: “I’m Bayley.”

LOL. This was very well written. NXT delivering yet again with the character development and backstage segments!

Onto the match now and Bayley and her inflatable friends get a massive reception from the crowd. Renee mentions she loves blow-up dolls and I’m all kinds of turned on flabbergasted. Good god Renee, this is a PG show!

Sasha makes her entrance next and to me, this is by far the best she has ever looked. The excessive straps on her attire are a little distracting yet I really like the lilac colour. Sasha, you are looking FIT!

The crowd are WELL into this confrontation before the girls have laid a single finger on each other yet it’s not long before these two are grappling like hellcats! Sasha does a great Heihachi Mishima impression with a brutal looking headlock (hooray for Tekken references) before proceeding to knock her hug-loving foe down with a shoulder block. Bayley retaliates with a hip toss whilst Renee Young bigs her up tremendously on commentary. I cannot give this woman enough praise!

After a staredown, Sasha knocks seven sacks of sh*t out of Bayley before Bayley returns the favour and delivers a dose of Sasha’s own very sickly medicine. The pair then get tangled in a completely awesome back-and-forth pin exchange and then Sasha is left in a lengthy sticky situation as she tries her damnedest to get out of Bayley’s front facelock yet Bayley hilariously holds on. This is so good!

Sasha eventually breaks free and decks Baylz with a dropkick yet she lets her sass get the best of her as Bayley manages to land a dropkick of her own. After doing what I will coign as ‘hard-hugging’ Sasha into the corner twice, Sasha high-tails it out of the ring as there’s no way she wants a third hug, one that could turn into a Belly-to-Bayley! Sasha takes her time recuperating which catches Bayley off guard. Bayley tries to bring Sasha back in the ring, yet The Boss trips Bayley from off the bottom rope, whacking that robot-loving brain hard off the mat.

Back from the commercial break and Sasha’s legs are firmly meeting up with their new victims, Bayley’s kidneys! Bayley manages to wriggle free, despite writhing in pain. Because of that, it’s not long before Sasha shuts Bayley back down with some ferocious beat heads (at least that’s what they were known as back on vintage WWE video games such as SmackDown vs Raw 2007). After a suplex, Sasha wrenches Bayley with her patented straight jacket style submission and the tort on Bayley’s back looks nasty! Sasha trash talks as she switches up the positioning of the submission as we now see Bayley’s back being crippled by Sasha’s knees. Then out of nowhere, Bayley seems to be making a comeback!

Bayley pummels Sasha with two closed hand strikes before ramming her shoulder deep into Sasha’s stomach. Bayley’s elbow then formally introduces itself to Sasha’s face. Unfortunately for Baylz’s elbow, there’s no second date as Sasha’s face doesn’t show up. Bayley’s chest then gets a blind date though as Sasha comes charging in with a massive double knee strike! Bayley isn’t going down without a fight though, and fight she does as she drops with a solid clothesline.

With both girls down and exhausted, it is anyone’s match to be won and I’m loving every second. Bayley tries to to end the match first by going for her finisher yet Sasha slaps the taste (and probably some teeth!) out of Bayley’s mouth. Sasha stomps her opponent down in the corner before ramming her thigh off Bayley’s face, sending the Californian to the floor. This girl means business!

Back in the ring, Bayley rolls up Sasha with a small package yet Sasha’s will to survive is as clear as day as she kicks out at two. Bayley then slaps Sasha back and it looks like it’s Belly to Bayley time. Or so I thought! Sasha rips at Bayley’s hair and hits her finisher – the brutal backstabber/crossface combo! Just when you think this match can’t supply any more twists and turns, Bayley manages to pin Sasha for the win as Sasha’s submission is applied – amazing!

After the match, Charlotte raises Bayley’s arm on the ramp and raises her hand too. Takeover 2 is set up excellently.

Thoughts: I am so glad I get to recap NXT. I absolutely loved this match. I can’t fault anything. It was just as good, if not better the second time I watched it. Bayley and Sasha have their characters down perfectly and it showed evidently here. I also loved how back-and-forth the match was. Not one element of the match felt predictable and I was on the edge of my seat. From the relentless pin attempts early on, to the hilarious turmoil Sasha had trying to get out of the front facelock, to the brutal looking momentum shift when Sasha pulled Bayley from the bottom rope, to the even exchanges of dropkicks and slaps, this match ticked so many boxes for me.

I’m about to go all proud parent-ish here yet I am so happy that Bayley and Sasha are now getting the chance to have matches of this length and are at the top of the division. Both girls had fans surprised when they were signed, as they were either too small, didn’t have the right look or weren’t considered experiences enough. To anyone who judged them before they got a chance to prove themselves, this match was a big middle finger to you all. I honestly think this was as good as Natalya vs Charlotte at Takeover. Fantastic action, fantastic characters, fantastic commentary and a fantastic match-up soon for us to see at Takeover 2. Did I mention this was FANTASTIC?!

I love you NXT!

And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!

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WWE Superstars Redux (August 14th, 2014): The Fox Faces the Jitterbug http://www.diva-dirt.com/94566/wwe-superstars-redux-august-14th-2014-the-fox-faces-the-jitterbug/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94566/wwe-superstars-redux-august-14th-2014-the-fox-faces-the-jitterbug/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:51:11 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94566

What’s up Diva fans and welcome to this week’s WWE Superstars Redux. Everyone’s favourite Walmart customer Emma is back in action on Superstars for the second week in a row, and she’s hoping she’ll have more luck than last week when she lost to Cameron. Her opponent is another toughie though for Emma, the bipolar and mentally unstable host of WWE Insider, Alicia Fox. Strange move by WWE to have someone who is more batsh*t than Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black hosting a webshow yet hey, maybe Alicia held the WWE.com staff at popcorn and soda-point?

TO THE VIDEO!

Emma makes her way out to the ring first and I just love her. I just hope sometime soon she gets a decent spotlight thrown on her and a shot at the WWE Divas Championship. Although a bad thing about her entrance (and I don’t mean the dancing) was that we learned that Tom Phillips does a horrendous Australian accent. Never again please Tom!

The Foxylicious one is out next and her weird former furry hat turned feathery rag is firmly in her hand. She positioned like a Fox’s tail which is kind of cool too. I still don’t really understand it though yet this is Alicia Fox we’re talking about, I don’t think we’re meant to understand her!

Alicia gets the best of Emma in the early going as she wrenches and twists her wrist yet Emma fights back with a stiff boot to the throat after having a forward roll frenzy! Emma then dodges Alicia’s dash towards her and she ends up benching Alicia, send Foxy flat on her arse! Foxy legs it to the outside and moans before the following hilarious conversation ensues.

Alicia: “You don’t embarrass me!”
Emma: “Well, I kinda just did.”

I love a bit of mid-match banter!

Alicia mouths off at the crowd and although Emma grabs a head full of Lic’s weave, Alicia was clearly less distracted than we thought as she sends Emma spine first onto the ring apron. After a spell of crying and sass to the ref, Alicia beats Emma’s head into the mat before hitting a Northern Lights suplex for two. Alicia applies a chinlock and just when it looks like Emma might be getting back into the swing of things, Alicia dumps her to the floor and Emma lands hard on her elbow. Amazing selling from Emma too!

Renee Young, please marry me? Your commentary is hilarious!

Back to the match, Emma is irish whipped into the corner yet she bashes Alicia right back with a really stiff elbow. Alicia grabs at Emma’s blonde locks yet the bubble Australian bitchslaps Alicia for her troubles before Alicia’s big boot attempting leg meets the top turnbuckle instead. After a close call from a schoolgirl, Emma’s adrenaline is most certainly pumping!

After an Emmadance to charge herself up even more, Emma elbows Alicia before knocking her down again by using her dance moves as punches. You can’t make this stuff up! Emma then decks Alicia with a major clothesline for two. Alicia then rams Emma into the corner, a move she follows up with some strong slaps to the face. However, Alicia’s come back is short-lived as after hitting the DilEmma and a major top rope crossbody, Emma wraps Alicia up in the Emma Lock for the win!

Thoughts: Other than a slight miscommunication in the opposite corner to the one Emma hit the DilEmma, this match was so smooth and was chockablock with charisma and personality. The girls put on a really entertaining match in terms of their movesets (Alicia’s sideslam to the outside is always sick and Emma’s crossbody was really fresh for her), they had verbal disagreements the whole match and the selling was outstanding. I can’t really fault this match. For the time they were given, these two delivered tremendously. If I’m being picky, I would say Alicia seemed a little too with it to not be able to force her way out of the Emma Lock before it was applied, yet other than that, I loved this!

And with that, stay tuned, Jack will be back!

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Diva Dirt Hype: Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella (SummerSlam 2014) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94619/diva-dirt-hype-stephanie-mcmahon-vs-brie-bella-summerslam-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94619/diva-dirt-hype-stephanie-mcmahon-vs-brie-bella-summerslam-2014/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:34:26 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94619

Get hyped for SummerSlam with an exclusive Diva Dirt Hype video package highlighting the grudge match between Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon, made by Diva Dirt’s own Chris.

Watch the latest Diva Dirt Hype below:

Music: “Way Too Far” by Korn

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Video: Angelina Love Attacks Gail Kim After Impact http://www.diva-dirt.com/94634/video-angelina-love-attacks-gail-kim-after-impact/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94634/video-angelina-love-attacks-gail-kim-after-impact/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:45:03 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94634

Impact365 caught up with Knockouts Champion Gail Kim shortly after she retained her title in a Fatal Four-Way match on Impact.

Gail states that she is willing to defend her title any time and against anyone, be it one Knockout, two or three.

Suddenly, she is attacked from behind by Angelina Love, who beats the champ down and screams, “Give me my rematch!”

The two fight in the stairwell until officials arrive to break them up.

Watch the video below:

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Impact Write-Up (August 14th, 2014): Gail Beats the Odds, While the Odds Beat the Beautiful People http://www.diva-dirt.com/94622/impact-write-up-august-14th-2014-gail-beats-the-odds-while-the-odds-beat-the-beautiful-people/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94622/impact-write-up-august-14th-2014-gail-beats-the-odds-while-the-odds-beat-the-beautiful-people/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:32:16 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94622

What’s up all you Knockout fans? A big warm welcome this this week’s Write-Up!

If you watched Impact last week, or came here to read my write (in which case, thank you ILY), then you’ll remember that Gail Kim announced she would be defending her Knockouts championship in a Fatal Four Way match. Not only were her opponents going to be Taryn Terrell and Angelina Love, but Velvet Sky – Angelina’s partner in all things devious – was to be included as well! This didn’t sit well with Angelina, who looked less than happy.

First off, though, I want to drop in on the latest “something” is coming video.

Alright, we have H, V and K. So really there’s not much room left for deliberation. Now we just have to bide our time until she (or it or him – if you still want to pretend you don’t know) arrives on Impact. Fingers crossed we don’t have to wait long, and that Havok will bring with her an array of Knockout possibility.

Obviously Dixie Carter went through a table last week, so we won’t be hearing from her this week. Onward to a quick backstage segment of the Beautiful People!

Angelina just wants to clear the air and make sure there are no issues between her and Velvet, since Gail was trying to drive a wedge between them. Velvet assures her that they’re all good, and gives her BFF a smack on the bum for added effect. As you do. She says one of them is walking out Knockouts champion, but Angelina’s not to happy about that. It seems there was a miscommunication somewhere. She heads off after Velvet to clarify it, I’m sure, as we go to commercial.

We’re back for the match, but right before TBP make their entrance Mike Tenay reveals that next week he’ll have an exclusive interview with Dixie Carter. I’m looking forward to that!

Angelina and Velvet are out first, followed by Taryn Terrell. The announcers remind us that Taryn is the only one of the four ladies not to have held the Knockouts championship. Foreshadowing, perhaps? Almost certainly. Taryn looks great in gold! Gail is out last. The bell rings and we’re underway.

Angelina makes a beeline for Taryn as Velvet takes on Gail. The champ manages to turn the tables on Velvet for a little while, but Angelina soon intervenes and Gail is nailed with a sidewalk/neckbreaker combo. Very nice from the Beautiful People. Something tells me the cooperation is going to be short-lived, however. TBP play up to the crowd, and then turn their attention to Taryn.

Before they can get the upper hand, Taryn manages to fight her way off the mat. Her offence is short-lived, and Angelina and Velvet take it in turns to wear her down in the corner. Angelina sets Taryn up for what I suspect would have been a running clothesline, but Gail drags Velvet out to the floor before she can see it through. Taryn then quickly throws Angelina down, too, and all four ladies are on the outside.

Angelina and Velvet attempt to double team Gail, but she’s well versed in the tactics of the Beautiful People by now and fights them off. Last week she was trying figuratively to make them bump heads. This week she just bumped their heads. Off the apron, Gail launches herself at TBP and takes them both out.

All three of them recover in time to take a huge crossbody from Taryn off the top rope.

Taryn and Angelina head back into the ring to throw down as a ‘Better Than Divas’ chant breaks out in the arena. Um, okay then. I mean… how about we just keep WWE in WWE, and TNA in TNA? It doesn’t always have to be a competition. I reeeeally don’t think TNA wants any more attention brought to the fact that they still don’t have a TV renewal, whilst WWE are launching their own NETWORK worldwide. To quote Monica Geller:

“It’s not a contest. Certainly not a close one.”

(Alright, that might be a little off topic but never mind.)

Anywaaaay…

We’re in the ring and Taryn is in complete control of Angelina. A couple of clotheslines and a neckbreaker later, and Taryn gets a two count; Gail breaks it up and saves her championship. Gail sets up Angelina for the Eat Defeat, but Angelina counters and goes for the pin! Do we have a new Knockouts champion? NOPE. Gail kicks out at two. As Angelina gets to her feet, Velvet Sky goes – literally – behind her back and tries to pin Gail too. Gail kicks out and Angelina gets in Velvet’s face.

Taryn sees her opportunity and rolls up Velvet, but she kicks out, and Taryn eats a DDT from Angelina. Angelina pins Taryn, but Velvet breaks it up, then Velvet pins Taryn but Angelina breaks it up. *breathes*

Gail gets right up in their grills and works the both of them, before Angelina knocks her down and Velvet lines Gail up for the In Yo Face. But Angelina’s not done with her tag partner just yet, and gets in Velvet’s face again. Taryn yells at them then knocks them both down with a double clothesline. Gail’s left to pick the bones and nails the Eat Defeat on Velvet.

One, two, three.

Gail Kim is STILL the Knockouts champion!

Thoughts: A pretty good week for the Knockouts. The match was good, I thought. It did well in setting up Angelina vs. Velvet, though I am surprised they’re showing the tension this early on. I have a feeling Angelina will be the heel coming out of this feud. Gail showed once again that she’s dominant and in charge.

The only real issue I had was with Taryn, I suppose. I feel like she was just there. Aside from her crossbody spot, which was awesome, she didn’t really seem to have a story going into the match. I mean Gail didn’t really, either, but she was defending her title in a rematch technically.

As sure as I am that they’re going for Taryn/Gail, we need to see more between them before they go for round four, and the Knockouts title.

Until next time! Ciao x

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Video: Stephanie McMahon’s SummerSlam Workout http://www.diva-dirt.com/94623/video-stephanie-mcmahons-summerslam-workout/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94623/video-stephanie-mcmahons-summerslam-workout/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:47:54 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94623

Stephanie McMahon is working hard to make her return to the ring a success, as evidenced by a new video released by the WWE.

In the video, the WWE’s Principal Owner is seen going through an intense workout, doing weight and resistance training as well as boxing.

Appropriately, the video ends with a shot of Stephanie delivering a Pedigree to her SummerSlam opponent, Brie Bella.

Watch the video below:

SummerSlam airs this Sunday on Pay-Per-View.

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SummerSlam Rewind: Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano for the Women’s Title (1994) http://www.diva-dirt.com/94575/summerslam-rewind-alundra-blayze-vs-bull-nakano-for-the-womens-title-1994/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94575/summerslam-rewind-alundra-blayze-vs-bull-nakano-for-the-womens-title-1994/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94575

Sunday at SummerSlam, Divas Champion AJ Lee will put her title on the line against Paige, while Brie Bella goes head-to-head with Stephanie McMahon. Leading up to these matches, we’re taking a look back at memorable Diva moments from SummerSlam history.

Today, we’re going back to 1994, when Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze defended her title against Bull Nakano, who had Luna Vachon in her corner.

Though she was outnumbered and had a strength disadvantage, Blayze was able to pull out the victory, bridging a German suplex into a pin. Bull would eventually win the title from Blayze, ending her 342 day title reign a few months later in November.

Watch the match below:

What are your memories of this moment?

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Today in History: Ashley Massaro Wins the 2005 Diva Search http://www.diva-dirt.com/94390/today-in-history-ashley-massaro-wins-the-2005-diva-search-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94390/today-in-history-ashley-massaro-wins-the-2005-diva-search-2/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94390

On this day in history:

August 15th, 2005 | With one glance at the Titan Tron, Ashley Massaro became the second woman to win the WWE’s Diva Search, edging out Leyla Milani to claim the $250,000 prize. Ashley spent nearly three years with the company, being released from her contract in July 2008. She held no titles during her WWE run, but a WWE-connected appearance on the CW’s Smallville was certainly a nice perk.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 8/15/04 – Matt Hardy loses “‘Til Death Do Us Part” match to Kane at SummerSlam 2004, forcing Lita to marry Kane.
* 8/15/10 – Melina defeats Alicia Fox to win the Divas Title at SummerSlam 2010.

Note: This was originally posted on 8/15/12.

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E! Releases New Details on ‘Total Divas’ Season Three http://www.diva-dirt.com/94606/e-releases-new-details-on-total-divas-season-three/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94606/e-releases-new-details-on-total-divas-season-three/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:10:37 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94606

A new press release from E! has revealed new details on the upcoming third season of Total Divas, giving us a better idea of what the Divas will be up to.

Both Brie and Nikki Bella have “babies on the brain” as Nikki is considering freezing her eggs:

Following an off-the-grid honeymoon, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan are back in the ring, but are quickly challenged with unexpected newlywed hurdles as Daniel faces an injury and Brie considers motherhood. While Brie has babies on the brain, her sister Nikki contemplates freezing her eggs when she learns that John doesn’t want children… adding to the growing list of issues they don’t see eye to eye on.

Meanwhile, Natalya heads to couples therapy with husband Tyson Kidd, Cameron and Naomi‘s partnership comes to an end and Eva Marie is stuck between her husband and her father:

The relationships in “Total Divas” continue on a rocky road as Nattie and her WWE Superstar husband, Tyson Kidd™ take a stab at couples therapy to work through their marital issues, Trinity and Ariane end their professional relationship as a WWE tag team, and Eva is forced to pick sides between her stubborn new husband and her disapproving father, who learns that his cancer has returned.

Lastly, as Summer Rae heads off to film The Marine 4, Rosa Mendes arrives as the show’s newest cast member:

Luckily, things are looking bright for Ariane as she takes the next step with her boyfriend Vinnie, and Summer Rae jets off to film a lead role in “The Marine 4: Moving Target” alongside WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz™” Mizanin. Just when the girls are ready to let out a sigh of relief with their nemesis Summer out of the picture for a while, former model Rosa Mendes returns to the WWE’s Diva roster after a year and a half hiatus.

Total Divas returns for its third season Sunday, September 7th at 9pm ET on E!.

Which storyline are you most interested in?

RELATED: Video: New ‘Total Divas’ Season 3 Trailer Shows Diva Fights, Braniel Tension

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Impact Wrestling Feedback: August 14th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94553/impact-wrestling-feedback-august-14th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94553/impact-wrestling-feedback-august-14th-2014/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:46:42 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94553

Tune in to Impact Wrestling on Spike TV at 9pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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NXT & Superstars Exchange: August 14th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/94555/nxt-superstars-exchange-august-14th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94555/nxt-superstars-exchange-august-14th-2014/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:45:16 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94555

Tune in to NXT and WWE Superstars on the WWE Network at 9pm and 10pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

RELATED: NXT Spoilers: July 31st – August 14th, 2014 | WWE Superstars Spoilers: August 14th, 2014

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Impact Wrestling Moving to Wednesday Nights http://www.diva-dirt.com/94568/impact-wrestling-moving-to-wednesday-nights/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94568/impact-wrestling-moving-to-wednesday-nights/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:08:49 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94568 Photo: ImpactWrestling.com

TNA has announced a big change to Impact Wrestling: this show is moving to Wednesday nights, beginning next week.

The move was announced in a press release, which confirmed that the show will continue to air and 9pm ET.

Commenting on the news, TNA President Dixie Carter said, “Moving IMPACT WRESTLING to Wednesday nights gives existing fans and new viewers an opportunity to enjoy both wrestling and live sports even more throughout the week.”

This follows rumors of WWE’s SmackDown moving back to Thursday nights, which have yet to be confirmed.

The first Wednesday edition of Impact Wrestling airs August 20th at 9pm ET on Spike TV. You can read the full announcement on ImpactWrestling.com.

Does the move to Wednesday make you more likely to watch Impact?

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Diva Dirt Hype: A Special Look at the SummerSlam Match Participants http://www.diva-dirt.com/94541/diva-dirt-hype-a-special-look-at-the-summerslam-match-participants/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/94541/diva-dirt-hype-a-special-look-at-the-summerslam-match-participants/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:18:33 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=94541

Every month the Diva Dirt Hype video series highlights the feuds going into that month’s Pay-Per-View.

This month, we have an additional treat before the Hype videos for AJ Lee vs Paige and Brie Bella vs Stephanie McMahon premiere later this week.

Check out individual video packages for all four women below, made by Diva Dirt’s own Chris.


Music: “Monster” by Imagine Dragons


Music: “Run This Town” by Rihanna


Music: “The Pulse” by Hunter Valentine


Music: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea

Be sure to check back this weekend for the premiere of the Diva Dirt Hype videos featuring AJ Lee vs. Paige and Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon!

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