On the September 21, 2012 episode of WWE Smackdown, former Divas Champion Layla took on Natalya, with Eve on commentary
WWE Divas – September 21, 2012 Smackdown Match:
Layla vs. Natalya
—New Divas Champion makes her way to the ring to be a guest on commentary. We’re back from a commercial break, and Layla and Natalya are in the ring set to face each other in one-on-one action. As the bell rings, Layla’s giving Eve the evil eye. Natalya pushes Layla, and Layla reacts with a nice spin kick. As the match is taking place, Eve mentions how she can’t believe Layla’s making accusations against her. Layla gets the win after nailing Natalya with the Lay-Out.
Winner(s): Layla after 1:00
Thoughts: Not much to say about the match, especially since it was short. Both Layla and Natalya did do a nice job though with the time given. Eve did great on commentary, and I love how she’s trying to play the victim.
K-Perspective back again and this week was a rather interesting one. Eve Torres and Kaitlyn battle in the ring, Natalya suffers yet another loss, Tara and Gail Kim saves the week, while Layla El goes on another pointless banter and AJ and Vickie Guerrero steal the show once again.
Still the AJ Lee Show for another Week.
Well I figured it out, why I’m having a hard time liking Eve Torres is because, she is a pretty bad actress, she’s doing something similar to what Natalya is doing, which is playing nice and the shaky walk is also weird, why with all the hip movement really? The match itself wasn’t anything spectacular. I’m starting to think Eve Torres and Kaitlyn should just never wrestle and have no chemistry at all. We’ve seen better performances from both women but with each other, it never works, if the so called botch in the battle royal wasn’t a sign, maybe this is one that these two just don’t mesh. Also, what about Layla’s banter? It was really pointless I felt, it took away attention from the match because it had nothing to do with it, I’ve said it before, I feel this feud is a feud between Eve Torres and Kaitlyn and Layla is just involved because she’s champion. Though I have to admit, Eve Torres has been the most interesting factor throughout this whole thing, though again she hasn’t spoken much at all on screen.
AND again the weekly highlight of the week always goes to this dynamic duo of AJ Lee and Vickie Guerrero. Gosh every week these two just do amazing things in the ring and they never wrestle. Though I felt AJ Lee losing her mind in the ring was a bit weird, she was more insane than mental if you get me, she’d do things to weird you out, not things to say she’s just having a nervous breakdown. Either way, the segment was golden and I loved it. Vickie in the end was what it needed and made this segment so amazing. WHAT it is clear, as I predicted, AJ Lee’s reign as General manager was only short term, let’s just hope it won’t be treated the same as Tiffany(Taryn Terrell) after her time as ECW General Manager. But a match between these two could be in the works and honestly, I can’t wait.
We got a great match between Gail Kim and Tara, it was pretty good, people keep complaining about time constraints, I seriously felt this felt satisfying and for an Impact match didn’t need to be too long. Both women did a great job and really can’t complain. I’ve said it before as well, the divas and Knockouts wrestle about the same amount of time on television shows but the quality in the ring always makes the difference no matter how much time you get. Gail Kim and Tara proved this. On the down side, no follow up on ODB and the Tag Team Title situation, just wished they had a follow up on that. I’m actually liking Taryn Terrell as a referee and who knows it really seem to be leading to something, maybe Madison Rayne and Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell and Brooke Hogan now? They haven’t won a match since she became a referee. So who knows? Even the backstage segment seems to be leading towards a potential Gail/Madison-Brooke encounter.
The Put divas there when we have no place on Smackdown show….I mean Superstars
I’ve just got to see as the weeks passes, really liking Natalya’s attire, she looks amazing in it and her hair, I prefer how it was last week. Anyways onto the match, this was one of 5 matches this year surpassing 4 minutes of course. Now this match, honestly not bad, lots of great qualities, some rough spots, but nothing bad, some nice moves as well. THEN there was the dancing, my gosh, really it is the most annoying thing in the world. She needs to stop it. Really NOT liking Layla’s new Dancing Gimmick, makes her look childish and losing credibility in my eyes. Then you had Natalya’s post match tantrum, which I usually don’t mind but if your on a losing streak, really why get mad about losing? Also Layla’s new finisher Kick, short people shouldn’t have any kind of extended Kicks as finishers or people with short legs, at this point, Stacy’s spinning Kick looks way more effective than this move.
Audrey Marie and Paige battled it out o NXT. And the Raven Haired Lady showed that the fans is fully supporting her. I bet you they wanted her to be heel but this turned into a ODB moment and the crowd is cheering her on. I like it, though it seems Audrey may be a bit limited because it was way too much hair pulling for my liking but Paige more than made up for it with that wicked DDT that just looks so deadly. That’s what I like, making simple moves look effective. While Audrey, still having a hard time taking her seriously, she looks like such a T&A girl and they need to work on commentary, they keep referring to her as this southern Texan girl but in her appearance, attire you just don’t see the connection. At least in Brooke Tessmacher’s case you see the stars as reference to the “Lone Star State” but with Audrey there is nothing to make the connection and that frustrates me a bit. Either way, you can say I’m not the biggest Audrey supporter, nothing stand out about her.
While this week Kaitlyn was in a one minute segment that had nothing to do with the title match for next Sunday, basically they could have just tossed any diva there and it wouldn’t have made much difference on the bright side we got to see some Vickie Guerrero goodness in there.
What to look forward to look out for next week?
Well tonight Miss Tessmacher takes on Tara, should be interesting to see who comes out as the winner and the road to Bound For Glory begins, as well as more Kaitlyn, Eve Torres and Layla El development. I have to admit, it’s not THAT bad as you’d expect and last but not least, will Natalya extend her losing streak?