On the June 24, 2013 episode of WWE RAW, in Women’s Wrestling action was Kaitlyn taking on Aksana.
WWE Divas – June 24, 2013 RAW Match:
Aksana vs. Kaitlyn
—Former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn was seen in the ring with Layla in her corner at ringside, as well as her opponent Aksana. A video recap of Kaitlyn attacking Aksana on Smackdown was then played (WWE Divas – June 21, 2013 Smackdown Match). As the bell rang for the match, Aksana kicked Kaitlyn in the midsection, followed by some strikes. She then sent Kaitlyn head first into one of the turnbuckles. Aksana’s control did not last, and Kaitlyn was able to hit her shoulder block to take Aksana off her game. Kaitlyn’s music then hit, and AJ Lee came out dressed up as Kaitlyn (Hilarious). Aksana attempted to capitalize on the distraction with a roll-up; however Kaitlyn kicked out. She then hit a spear on Aksana for the win…
After the match AJ Lee got on the microphone, in which she mocked Kaitlyn for falling for the secret admirer prank. Big E Langston joined the fun, as Layla held Kaitlyn back from running up the ramp.
Thoughts: The WWE is on a roll with booking the Divas. Specifically the rivalry between Kaitlyn and AJ Lee. This was hilarious, reminiscent of the LayCool days. Nice booking, with all parties involved executing the segment very well.ViralRank: 0
On the June 17, 2013 episode of WWE Raw, we saw a confrontation between WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and Stephanie McMahon, followed by a singles match between AJ Lee and Natalya on the June 21, 2013 episode of WWE Smackdown.
WWE Divas – June 17, 2013 Raw Segment
Stephanie McMahon confronts Divas Champion AJ Lee
—Fresh off of her WWE Divas title win at WWE Payback (WWE Payback 2013 – Results: AJ Lee becomes WWE Divas Champion), AJ made her way to the ring with Big E Langston. A recap was played of Kaitlyn after the match at WWE Payback as Layla consoled her. AJ got on the microphone gloating and rambling on for a few minutes. She went on to say that there was not a woman in the locker room or world that was as strong, brilliant and courageous as she is. She dared any woman that thought she could compare to her–that was backstage–to come out. Stephanie McMahon’s music hit and she made her way to the ring. Stephanie noted that there was a line of Divas waiting to come out, but she needed to have a few words with AJ. Stephanie went on to reprimand AJ, basically telling her to start acting like a Champion…
Kaitlyn’s music hit, and all the Divas came out to the ramp interrupting Stephanie. Kaitlyn had a few words for AJ, and as Stephanie made her way up to the ramp, she warned Kaitlyn to never interrupt her again. Kaitlyn then made her way to the ring to a “you tapped out” chant. She then proceeded to attack AJ. Big E Langston then dragged AJ out of the ring and took her backstage.
Despite a not–so–good start to her reign, she was able to end the the week on a good note…
WWE Divas – June 21, 2013 Smackdown Match
AJ Lee vs. Natalya
—AJ Lee made her way to the ring first for this match–accompanied by Big E Langston. After coming back from commercials, we saw a video recap of the AJ versus Kaitlyn highlights of recent weeks. As the bell rang Natalya shoved AJ to the mat, followed by a hard shoulder block. After a snapmare, Natalya drop-kicked AJ to the back. Natalya then got her surfboard stretch on AJ Lee in which she used the rope to break. Natalya then fired away with strikes, causing the referee to pull her away as AJ retreated to the corner. AJ then managed to send Natalya head first into the turnbuckle and then get a sleeper hold on Natalya. During this, a shot of Layla El and former Champion Kaitlyn was seen as they watched the match from backstage. As AJ continued control the show went to commercials.
Back from commercials, we saw Natalya suplex AJ. After whipping AJ into the ropes, AJ hit her with a kick. AJ them bounced off the ropes to execute a move; however, she was the recipient of a discus clothesline from Natalya. AJ was able to kick out as Natalya screamed that AJ had no respect. Natalya then got AJ Lee over her shoulders and begun to spin her. AJ was able to fight out of the predicament and apply the Black Widow for the win…
Winner: AJ Lee
We then saw Aksana approach Layla and Kaitlyn backstage, where she called Kaitlyn trash. As Aksana walked away Kaitlyn hit her with a water bottle to the back of her head. This led to Kaitlyn pouring a garbage can full of trash of Aksana. Other Divas got involved, restraining Kaitlyn from Aksana.
Thoughts: This was another great week for the WWE Divas. It seems World Wrestling Entertainment is investing more time into them… and what a bigger way to get more fans investing than to get Stephanie McMahon involved. This was a great segment, including Kaitlyn’s involvement. But could we be seeing an angle between AJ Lee and Stephanie McMahon?
Despite getting her ass headed to her—verbally—by Stehpanie McMahan on Raw, AJ Lee was able to end her week on a good note with a win over Natalya. I did not necessarily buy the Black Widow move putting Natalya away, however, I will suspend believe. While there could have been more build to the finish, they were given decent time, and did well.
Kaitlyn attacking Aksana backstage was also nice continuity of Kaitlyn’s short fuse in recent weeks. Not exactly executed very well, but working in mini-dresses and high-heels can’t work out every time.ViralRank: 1