In the premiere episode of WWE’s new YouTube show Backstage Fallout, which takes you behind the scenes at Raw and SmackDown, second generation Diva Tamina — fresh off a big victory on Raw — told Divas Champ, Beth Phoenix, that her competition is “right here”.
Last week, Phoenix told WWE.com that there is no competition for her in the Divas division, but after scoring the victory in an 8-Diva tag team match on last night’s Raw, Tamina can safely say that she has a victory over Beth.
Speaking to Backstage Fallout, Tamina said of Beth’s comments on having no competition: “Isn’t that just part of what we were doing out there [giving her competition]? A lot of heads were turned. And her saying there’s no competition? A lot of heads were turned, yes — hers was one of them.”
“So competition? You’re looking at it right here.”
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Thoughts: Wow! Did not see that coming. We’ve never really seen Tamina cut a promo or speak too much, but I really loved her here. She came across really well and there’s something about her in this promo that connects. Go Tamina!
I’m a little surprised that Tamina is getting the big push, as it seems she’ll be facing Beth at Elimination Chamber, as she was just in the background a few months ago. I’m excited, however, that someone new is getting an opportunity in the spotlight and hopefully Tamina will make the most of the opportunity and cement herself as a top Diva. If she continues cutting promos like this, I can see her doing well.