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Diva of the Week: May 12 – May 18, 2008

Welcome to Diva of the Week, we aim to recognise and honour the gold standard among the Divas, Knockouts and women of wrestling based on the week’s shows, news and more. This week was a hard one to pick but ultimately, I decided to award this week’s “Diva of the Week” to Gail Kim. As a result, Gail becomes our first Knockout to win the award! There were many possible options this week but I felt that Gail was the strongest candidate as she gave two great matches over the week, including a victory at TNA’s Sacrifice pay per view.

Gail Kim had a hard working week this week, she competed in a Knockout Makeover Battle Royal, before facing off one-on-one with Roxxi Laveaux in a ladder match which saw Roxxi get her head shaved as a result. This match was incredible, the action and the risks taken by both competitors was fantastic. As a result of winning, Gail faced off against TNA Knockout Champion, Awesome Kong one more time in what has been an epic feud for TNA. This is the feud that put the TNA Knockouts on the map; Gail and Kong put on another amazing match on iMPACT! Gail has worked this week, harder than any other Diva or Knockout.

Like I said, this week’s pick was hard and there were many candidates: Roxxi Laveaux for her head-shaving, but ultimately we had a sentimental pick for “Diva of the Week” last week and it didn’t seem fair to award Roxxi for that solely. Elsewhere, Beth Phoenix really had a breakout moment as an uber-heel on this week’s RAW, gaining her an honourable mention. An honourable mention also goes to TNA’s Beautiful People, the tag team of Angelina Love and Velvet Sky who had an impressive week on pay per view and on iMPACT! But ultimately, Gail shined this week and for that we award her this week’s “Diva of the Week.”

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