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Raw Redux (December 2nd, 2013): Natalya’s Back on Top

Le sigh. I totally hate being so uninspired. Not only does it completely kill my mood, but it affects my writing. I pride myself on not being fake and when I don’t like something, I’m so not going to sit here and pretend that I do. I didn’t like the Diva’s match last night on Raw, at all, and I’m sick of trying to sit here and search for positive things to say when I just want to bitch, moan, whine, and complain. It’s irritating because, like I say every week, those women work their butts off for us. They wouldn’t do what they’re doing if they didn’t get some type of satisfaction out of performing for fans. It’s not their fault they’re continuous victims of shitty booking and repeat storylines. Natalya, Brie and Nikki Bella, AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae all looked great last night. But at the end of the day, I’m over seeing the same thing I’ve been seeing since Survivor Series.

It’s a shame that I feel this way because this match wasn’t really bad. Sure, Tamina ripped her jacket off and slapped someone with it like she has done 23498230498222 other times in the past. And sure, AJ was pointless last night, just skipping around the ring like she had no crap to give. For all I know, she didn’t. But not everyone has a God complex like Gail Kim… anyway. Sure, Brie and Summer didn’t really gel together while they were wrestling. They were both sloppy, but not everyone can be amazing all the time.

But really, other than those three things, I have no issues with the match. It got a nice amount of time. It was storyline related and not random (even though I hate this storyline). I even said I wanted to see this match actually happen last week in my Redux. Unfortunately, it didn’t give me everything I wanted. I wanted more Nikki and Summer. Nikki has gotten the best of Summer a few times now, and I would love to see those two have more interactions. Of course, we don’t always get what we want (Diva fans especially) but it’s just whatever.

I was so overly annoyed with AJ last night that I really can’t put it into words. At this point, I don’t care if she drops the title to a returning Santina Marella, just please drop it. The skipping made me rage and her entire title reign has just been so uneventful and long, it’s just blah. She’s so much better than this title reign, and if I have to say something nice, I guess I’ll go to the ending of the match. I really like that she looked she was about to snap after getting pinned by Nattie, but took a moment to just brush it off and go about her business. That was fun. For a minute, I thought maybe she would attack Summer Rae who was trying to comfort her, and the possibility of that made me excited.

So really, good ending.

And THANK YOU!!!! We are finally getting Natalya and AJ on pay-per-view. I have absolutely no reason to believe they are going to pull the trigger with Nattie and the title, but who knows anymore? They don’t seem to want to truly capitalize on Total Divas, but perhaps with the bickering Bella twins and AJ as a challenger, with Summer Rae waiting, they may just do that. I’ll see what happens on SmackDown before making a final prediction.

We also saw Cameron and Naomi at ringside as they witnessed Tons of Funk tease a break-up following their loss to R Truth and Xavier Woods.

Well, that’s it! Until Sunday… Cryssi out!

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