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Tamina’s Return and the Diva’s Division

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With the help of a recent alignment that placed her at AJ Lee’s side, Tamina has come back from a hiatus where she was filming the new Hercules movie with her cousin, the Rock. This past Monday, she punctuated that comeback with a convincing victory over AJ Lee’s most recent opponent, Brie Bella. Through that lone match, Tamina demonstrated why her return will be a great boon for the Divas division.

Tamina bannerWhile she’s faced off against other Divas since being AJ’s heavy, Tamina was finally allowed to showcase her skills on one of the main brands, and she carried Brie through a good match on Raw that was given a nice amount of time. It was nothing near the run-of-the mill, truncated Diva matches that have come to characterize the division. There was back-and-forth momentum, and Tamina’s selling actually made Brie look strong through the match. When she got the upper hand, Tamina demoralized Brie by talking down to her and mocking the crowd while taking Brie apart (the Rock has clearly been tutoring his cousins on how to generate good heat through ring work). Her wrestling was efficient and strong with her delivering devastating blows, powerful moves, and a malicious big boot that took Brie’s head off, ending the match. Then, she drew on classic bully heel tactics, beating on Brie after her victory, delivering an impressive splash that was well-received by the crowd, and sending an evil smirk/knowing glance to AJ. With one match, she reminded us that she’s one of the best Divas in the division.

As is stands, Tamina’s enforcer gimmick is great for her. Following in the footsteps of Beth Phoenix, Tamina’s one of the strongest, most talented Divas on this roster and this gimmick functions off that dynamic, allowing her to display dominant strength, bruising moves, and an aggressive style. In this role, she also gets the rub and extra exposure that comes with being attached to one of the hottest figures in wrestling, AJ Lee.  She executed both a Samoan Drop and her cousin’s old finisher, a shoulderbreaker, after the match utilizing moves that are rarely seen among Divas. As Joe Thunder said, it was nice to see the aggressive side of Tamina and the expanded moveset.

Tamina beatdownSince the departure of Beth Phoenix, there hasn’t been a forceful, hard-hitting heel Diva on the roster to present a substantial obstacle for the faces in the division. Tamina fills this void nicely. With this recent push and Tamina performing so well, we can potentially look forward to good storylines and matches between Tamina and Natalya/Noami/Kaitlyn, if they sustain the push. And why wouldn’t they? Tamina’s role as an aggressive heel fulfills not only a role that the Divas division could use but also the potential in Tamina that they haven’t been capitalizing on for some time. If Tamina can pull a decent match out of Brie, she should be able to create solid matches with rising star Naomi and established ring veteran Natalya. With some more time and hard work for Kaitlyn, Tamina and Kaitlyn can even put on a match in about a year or so that would receive widespread acclaim.

Tamina is a powerhouse diva with a nice mean streak, better wrestling skills, newfound personality, and an eye-catching finisher. If the duo of AJ/Tamina is really based on the HBK/Diesel dynamic of the early 90’s, then the inevitable match between these two should be great. Tamina’s return to the division can only mean good things.

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  • Half Of Me

    Tamina is needed badly…Shes aggressive & actually doing more than the usual diva move set….

  • Dean_Ambrose_Fan

    I don’t know why the WWE wants to push Tamina Snuka. The WWE tried to push her two times already.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

      As filler, not as potential.

  • Janek Bezcenny

    She’s not bad in the ring but she has not a charisma and personality .

    • jcice13

      I think they’ve brought her along slowly, they haven’t really given her much to do or say so maybe they’re ready to push her, cause if what this guy in the article was saying is true(and who knows for sure) working with the rock can only help her, and to be a heel you don’t need much personality just act like a bully

  • jcice13

    they had kharma and didn’t know what to do with her, now a kharma/tamina match would be a good one

  • KingBack

    Tamina being pushed is the right move by WWE.
    Even though she have been with WWE for some years now she still feels like fresh air which
    is something WWE needs at this point.
    Maybe she can turn on AJ down the road and win the Divas Championship – I sure wouldn’t mind it.

  • Joseph_Rocha

    Tamina is really great in the ring…sadly, the fans do not think highly of women wrestlers who are known more for their work in the squared circle than their looks

  • puckdinah1

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Tamina turn on AJ soon…that will give AJ a scare and shed some light on the division. Quite frankly, there’s nobody in the company worth dropping the title to at this very moment

  • TheHotDogKing1

    Tamina should feud with Natalya right now to get over, that would be a great match come to think of it

  • CatchWrestler

    It would be nice to see Tamina on the mic once in a while too

    • YoungAngryMan

      You mean hear…

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