Paige def. Naomi to retain the WWE Divas championship
This was half a mess of a match, and it was kind of unfortunate watching unprepared Naomi try to hang with Paige. What I mean by that is not that Naomi sucks. I also don’t think Nikki Bella sucks, or Brie Bella, or even Eva Marie, who is terrible BUT IT’S NOT HER FAULT AT ALL. What I think is that a lot of the time, these women are about half-trained in how to wrestle and keep a match together and shit, then they just throw them out there because they don’t give a damn if the matches are actually good, since they only get a few minutes a time on PPVs & a RAW spot now and again. Paige can go. Naomi has a ton of raw talent and potential, but she’s just not really ready, and that’s how you get goofy matches like this one. That said, I thought they did a good job saving it, and Paige broke out a STUMP PULLER! and the RAMPAIGE so all in all, I’m more or less happy with this, in part because I lower my expectations for Divas matches, not because I don’t think they can be good, it’s just they’re rarely given the chance to be. IT IS WHAT IT IS, and that sucks, because it ignores how many of these women can put on compelling, good matches when they do get the opportunity. Natalya’s had two great matches this year with AJ Lee on Main Event and Charlotte on NXT, for instance, but how often does she get to really shine? How often do any of them? Anyway.
(Note: I re-watched this. My assessment was wrong.)
I’m glad you mentioned you re-watched, cause your assessment really was totally wrong lmaoooo. This was a very good match. A pretty nice amount of time, they had a nice pace, and used a good variety of moves. this is probably the best non-NXT Divas match in a long time. Not sure what match you saw the first time around.