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FCW Watch: AJ Lee vs Naomi Night (‘Queen of FCW’ Crown)

It’s time for some FCW love once again! This week, we’re catching up with an episode from two weeks ago [whoops] when AJ Lee defended the Queen of FCW crown in a match against the fairly new, Naomi Night. The brash new Diva and former Orlando Magic dancer has been on quite a roll in FCW of late and it seemed like a matter of time before she’d lock horns with the more experienced Queen of FC-Dub. How did she do? Let’s find out…

The early half of the match was controlled by Lee very well, despite only being in FCW for a short time, her experience on the independents certainly helps. She has a great ring presence and looked very natural in carrying her opponent and making them both look great. Going back to her early FCW matches, I think she’s found her feet in the WWE style and is much more confident in the ring these days and has much more fire whenever we see her, not dissimilar from a certain three-time Women’s Champ.

In the second act shall we call it, most of Night’s work in this match saw her keeping Lee grounded with some safe, if a little bland, submission moves. Though it’s perhaps best not to get too technical as she’s still green but I’m not sure, I feel we’ve seen more out of her and she could’ve put more in.

Once Lee took back control for the third act, she again looked great. As JR would call them, she had very ‘educated feet’ and hit some lovely kicks and front dropkicks. Her finisher, the standing sliced bread, is definitely unique and fun to watch — love the originality there [well, as original as wrestling can be]. Let’s hope she hangs onto that one.

All in all, the match was very much about AJ Lee and I guess since her crown was on the line, that makes sense. She did a great job and looked awesome in the ring. I hope she finds herself on the main roster soon.

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