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Night of Champions 2013: Diva 4-Way


Along with the general overall boost in wrestling quality and believable storylines that has made the last month of WWE television above average, the Diva division has also experienced a nice upswing on the strength of a particular Diva’s wrestling and verbal prowess. AJ delivered a memorable promo that generated substantial buzz, boosted total diva ratings, and injected life into a stale Diva division. With a Night of Champions 2013 Fatal-4-Way that will bleed into the reality show, it’s fitting to wonder where they’re going with the match, seeing that the prevailing notion is that AJ may drop the belt.


Naomi- It’s clear that athletically, Naomi is the class of the Divas division. She can do things that Natalya can’t and with her youth her athleticism is unchecked. However, that youth that allows her to wrestle well, move with agility, and fly with grace is also why she probably won’t win the title. She’s far too young, and I’m not talking about her age, because that’s irrelevant. She’s too young in the eyes of the audience; her character isn’t developed enough to be a standalone champion. We’re just starting to discover who she is and that’s solely because of Total Divas. She will be a Divas champion in the future, but just not now.

NatalyaNatalya- This makes the most sense from a wrestling and a fan standpoint; she’s the best wrestler in the Divas division and fans have seen her become a mainstay of the Divas scene. But the victor of the match will likely have some level of involvement with the next part of this first season of Total Divas. Yes that phrasing sounded awkward, but it’s about a show that’s having a “mid-season finale.” They wouldn’t be able to create and continue interesting storylines on Total Divas if they gave Natalya the title, although I’m all for her winning it.

brie bellaBrie- *Sigh.* I don’t want this to happen, but I can see this playing out from about a mile away. If Brie wins, that creates a slew of new angles and storylines for the Total Divas. They could play up tension between Nikki and Brie; they could build tension between Eva and the Bellas, with Eva wanting to eventually be champion and the Bellas not being found of anyone who could undercut them; they could motivate the Funkadactyls to pry the gold away from Brie; and they could use it to create an appealing storyline where the “Mean Girls” of the Diva division are being chased by the likable ones until they’re eventually brought to justice. (They lose the title.) Seeing as the WWE is going to do what’s best for business and ratings, the odds of Brie winning are really high. Besides, the Orton-Bryan feud is proof positive that people like watching a face chase a dastardly heel for the title until “justice” is served.

AJ LeeAJ- This would be a nice twist. If AJ retained the title, quite a few Total Divas storylines could emanate from this victory. For example, the Bellas could turn their attention to grabbing the title for the second half of the season or AJ could join Total Divas bringing Alicia Foxx and Aksana to form a group or the rookies could be faced with aligning with AJ vs aligning with the Funkadactyls vs aligning with the Bellas. A win for her would practically guarantee that she’d have to see some time on the show, and with the way that Total Divas has opened up the WWE to a newer audience, why not put AJ on there for a few episodes just to get her some more exposure?

No matter who wins the 4-way, this match will be a huge part of the show. If a new champion must be crowned, Brie Bella is the best bet given what the WWE is trying to accomplish with the show. But if they’re looking to add AJ onto the show, allowing her to defend the title against 3 takers makes her look strong and puts her on the show as a fighting champion and unique personality.

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  • Steven

    If Brie Bella wins, we riot.

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  • KingBack

    AJ retaining is the best choice.

  • Shell

    No, do NOT bring AJ into Total Divas. She does not deserve to be on a terrible show.

  • Mrs. Ambrose

    I hope either Natalya or Naomi wins, because I think they are both super talented in ring performers.

    • Taking the title off AJ at this point would be a terrible mistake.

      • Mrs. Ambrose

        I don’t think it would be a terrible idea. I am going to get heat, for what I am about to say. But she never really wrestle for the belt. She had like 3 or 4 matches. Defending her title. Don’t get me wrong she is a excellent wrestler.

        • She cut that promo last week and is starting to get a hot streak in her heel side, taking the title off her would be terrible.

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            Ok….you are right

          • Jay Ess

            I agree but if the stories are true (and let’s hope they aren’t) then AJ’s not gonna win because they want a good story for Total Divas. Go figure…

            I know it’s a business and Total Divas will help grow the business in the long run, but there’s a way to make Total Divas interesting and let AJ continue this hot streak.

          • My point exactly.

  • Mr. Creative

    Natalya definitely deserves a title run, but I agree I don’t see that happening just yet.
    I see AJ retaining at this PPV. With her ‘Pipebomb’ & the heat or hot streak she is on I feel it’s too early to pull the title off of her. Personally I stopped watching the Total Divas show but for those who do I can see how it would be interesting to get AJ & the other divas involved in the show now. I can see how having AJ’s presence would add to the exposure, tailor to a new audience & the further the show’s potential. But I do have a few questions for you. How would AJ feel about that? How would AJ’s fans feel about that? How would AJ act? Knowing that she is being filmed or going to be on a show that she herself ‘pipebombed’ on? Attack the camera guy or girl? We may get a quick skit or two of her on the show, but I am not sure I see her endorsing the show, because that would contradict her stance & the pipebomb she delivered so well. Just some points to consider. Anyhow…You spoke of an underdog for us to root for… I say the face that does the chase is Natalya & the dastardly heel is AJ.

    • Jay Ess

      I like this idea of Nattie vs AJ. Sure AJ would hate it, but several WWE wrestlers have done things that they hate because they understand that it’s, pardon the cliche, best for business.

      Ziggler, Punk, Heyman, and more have publicly spoken about how they didn’t like either their place on the card, storylines they were involved in, or how they were treated but they still did what they had to. With that in mind, I’m saying that AJ would hate to be on the show, but if they said that’s absolutely what they needed her to do, it’s possible that she’d do it with the caveat being that she’s begrudgingly doing this.

      • Mr. Creative

        The points I am making are in regards to how her character would act or react to the situation, not how she in real life personally would feel about it. With any job in real life there is possible up sides & down sides & yes there will be things that the employee may agree with or disagree with. I am just wondering how her character will react/act. Perhaps she tells the camera man to turn it off & next thing you know she gets ambushed by the other divas, but next episode ends up getting the best of them somehow. Shortly followed by her soaking up the moment & liking the attention, which we all know her character enjoys getting, while she proclaims herself as being better. Will she continue to pipe bomb the divas on the show & in the process “Corporate” steps in to tell her what is best for business? Or will she embrace it? Just wondering how the New Corporate storyline will start including the divas division.

    • Richie

      Pipebomb? What pipebomb? That promo she did was no pipebomb! It was all scripted, and it was done solely to draw attention to and promote Total Divas…thats it! There was little to no truth in what she said! She said she is better than everyone on Total Divas, we all know Natalya is the better wrestler! She said the only reason Nattie is has a job there is because she is a member of the right family, basically saying she has no talent, that is DEFINITELY not true! That was far from a “Pipebomb”! It was scripted and done for Total Divas! Punk’s promos were “pipebombs” as they were unscripted and pretty much all true!

      • Mr. Creative

        I definitely hear what you are saying. Many fans have been calling her promo a pipe bomb. It did the job. It gave heat where it was intended. Do I agree with her statements towards Natty? No. She was definitely off the mark on that one in regards to it being true, but did hit a different mark. The feeling I had with her promo is that it was done using bullet points allowing her some freedom as to how to get those points across. I mean AJ mentioning the Bella’s father seemed off the cuff to me & their reaction at least seemed legit pissed. So it appeared there was some element that was unscripted. But if it was or was not either way it’s meant to be entertaining, not taken too seriously. Clearly Punk has got the pipe bomb down pat, but I still give AJ credit for her efforts. Yes I can agree with you & do see how it was done to promote the show but let’s remember the show is about the Divas & that’s not a bad thing. I personally don’t watch the show (only saw the first episode) but it’s good business to give the Divas some well needed air time. However I do feel there is room for improvement on the show. Perhaps it’s gotten better since then? Saying some untruths in the promo is what makes her a good heel & in the process makes us root for divas like Natty even more.

  • Kyle

    What’s with the Brie hate? Sure she isn’t exactly Natalya or AJ in the ring but she’s got some moves and she’s been showcasing some new submissions recently (most likely learned from Daniel Bryan). If she wins, give her a shot.

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