The Divas weighed in on Monday night’s WWE Draft in this week’s Diva Dish. Who wants to move where? Who doesn’t want to leave home? Read all about it below:
â€œThe first thought I had was â€˜Please, donâ€™t make me leave Raw!â€™ But on the other hand, it makes perfect sense,â€ Melina told Diva Dish. â€œWe need new Divas â€“ how many times can we compete against each other? I love a challenge, so we need other people to work with, to push ourselves to the limit. I need somebody fresh to work with. I think itâ€™s interesting. Itâ€™ll be a good change of pace.â€
Melina pointed out that most of her Diva friends on Raw have turned against her, so sheâ€™s not opposed to switching brands.
â€œI am like the Lone Ranger and Iâ€™m free to go anywhere I want right now,â€ Melina said. â€œIâ€™d like to go to ECW because Iâ€™ve been on SmackDown and Iâ€™ve been on Raw â€“ why not conquer all of the brands?â€
Fellow Raw Diva Jillian, who has grown apart from Melina lately, said she loves watching the Superstars and Divas swap brands.
â€œThe whole mix-up is a lot of fun. Last year, I moved from SmackDown to Raw â€“ I had been on SmackDown for two years, and Iâ€™ll be on Raw for a year,â€ the songstress explained. â€œIâ€™m anxious to see if itâ€™s possible Iâ€™ll move again. Maybe this time Iâ€™ll go to ECW â€“ you never know. It would be cool to actually be on all three shows.â€
Regardless of which brand sheâ€™s on, Michelle McCool has only one thing on her mind: gold. Whether itâ€™s impressing SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero enough to earn a chance to battle Natalya for the Divas Championship or moving to Raw to face Mickie James for the Womenâ€™s Championship, McCool said sheâ€™s game for anything.
â€œIâ€™m ready to prove myself, I donâ€™t care which show Iâ€™m on, to be honest, but I would like a championship around my waist,â€ McCool said. â€œThe competition on SmackDown has been good, itâ€™s helped me build my skills in the ring. I use everything as a stepping stone â€“ if I move, I move, if I donâ€™t, I donâ€™t. I just want to keep climbing to the top.â€
While Natalya said she doesnâ€™t want to be split up from her best friend, Victoria, her first priority is also WWE gold.
â€œWhether Iâ€™m on Raw, SmackDown or ECW, Iâ€™m going to fight for a championship, tooth and nail,â€ the third-generation Diva said. â€œYou can believe that it will be around my waist. â€¦ When you see it, you believe it. I envision myself with it around my waist, so I see it, and I believe itâ€™ll happen. Come hell or high water, Iâ€™m getting it.â€
Victoria said sheâ€™s excited for the WWE Draft, as long as sheâ€™s not split up from her best friend.
â€œIâ€™ll be sad after the fact if I lost Natalya, but I get really excited for the Draft,â€ Victoria told Diva Dish. â€œDrafts are the best thing for WWE. They mix it up. We get to face people we otherwise werenâ€™t able to. I enjoy it, and I enjoy it as a fan.â€
Eve, who made her debut on SmackDown after winning the 2007 Diva Search, said sheâ€™s looking forward to the Draft, but doesnâ€™t want to leave Friday nights.
â€œA brand becomes your family â€“ itâ€™s who you travel with, itâ€™s who you work with. Iâ€™ve gotten to know everyone on SmackDown and ECW,â€ Eve said. â€œIâ€™m getting comfortable, thatâ€™s why I say itâ€™s like home. The Divas on SmackDown are great. We have a great Divas division on SmackDown and I really like being with them.â€
Layla, on the other hand, is ready to leave the Land of the Extreme. Feeling underappreciated, the 2006 Diva Search winner is up for a change.
â€œI want to get in the ring some more, get more action, more experience and kick some more butt,â€ she said. â€œI started on SmackDown, then went to ECW for Extreme ExposÃ© and Iâ€™ve been here for a while now. So I think itâ€™s time for me to move to another venue. There is not one person Iâ€™d miss on ECW.â€
Laylaâ€™s former best friend, Kelly Kelly, told Diva Dish sheâ€™s flexible and loves every WWE brand and would be honored to be on Raw or SmackDown, although she calls ECW her home.
â€œIâ€™d miss all of the Originals â€“ they are like my family on the road. It would be really hard to adjust if I moved, but Iâ€™d learn to adjust,â€ Kelly Kelly explained. â€œIâ€™m really excited to see what happens to me. But if I stay here, hopefully a new rival will come for me. Iâ€™d like to work with Mr. Kennedy â€“ I think weâ€™d make a really good duo.â€
Raw newcomer Katie Lea said sheâ€™s not worried about the Draft, as long as sheâ€™s not separated from her brother, Paul Burchill. The Diva said sheâ€™s sure sheâ€™d be dominant no matter which brand sheâ€™s on, but has no plans to leave Raw before she battles Mickie James for the Womenâ€™s Championship at Night of Champions. As the British bombshell spoke to Diva Dish about her upcoming title match, James overheard.
â€œExcuse me, what are you saying about my championship?â€ Mickie asked.
â€œSoon to be my championshipâ€¦ See, time has no real relevance, time is only perception, time is the fourth dimension â€“ there is no time. In theory I already have your championship. Itâ€™s just a question of skipping dimensions until we get there,â€ Katie Lea said.
â€œWell, all right â€“ I didnâ€™t know we were on Star Trek. I didnâ€™t know we were warping through dimensions, but if we must, we must. And in that dimension and in this dimension, I will kick your British butt,â€ James said.
â€œIn your dreams. Thatâ€™s the dimension of your dreams, Mickie James,â€ Katie Lea responded.
Find out if Katie Lea will walk away Womenâ€™s Champion or if James will retain next Sunday at Night of Champions, only on pay-per-view. Also, tune in to a special three-hour Raw on Monday at 8 p.m. for the WWE Draft.
One Diva who was missing from the line-up is Raw’s Maria, who has had quite a lot to say about never wanting to move away from Raw. If she survives the Draft on Monday, I will personally drag her by the hair to the SmackDown taping and dump her there.