Tonight on RAW nine divas will compete in a #1 Contender Battle Royal for the Divas Title. Here are the names of the participants: Brie Bella, Cameron, Paige, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, Emma, Natalya and Naomi.
Thinking about the most likely winner, there are 4 names that stand out immediately – Brie, Paige, Natty and Naomi. Emma and Foxy are very talented but they both lack momentum. Summer Rae will be too busy promoting the Marine 4 to deal with anything else. And as for Cameron and Rosa, they are just bad in the ring.
Natalya and Naomi share the third position in my top 3 of most likely winners.They are both equally good as wrestlers, although they rely on different fighting styles. Natty is the female version of a powerhouse, while Naomi uses impressive athleticism. In terms of momentum, they are equal, as well, mostly because they’ve been feuding with each other over the Tag Team Championship storyline. I think both ladies deserve a shot and could pull it off. If I had to pick one, I’d lean towards Naomi. There’ something engaging in her wrestling style. Then again, giving either one the victory would be considered a swerve, since they haven’t been directly involved in a rivalry with the Bellas.
Paige, on the other hand, has been feuding with the Bellas for the last few months. A victory tonight would simply continue the narration, which makes her the obvious choice for a #1 contender. However, the story that Nikki vs. Paige offers is in danger of turning stale. We’ve seen it in different variations over the months and the best it looked was the SmackDown before WM31 when the ladies were actually given time to talk. Unfortunately, I doubt they’ll have that luxury any time soon so a change of direction might be beneficial for the WWE Divas Division.
This leads me to Brie. Brie vs. Nikki is bound to happen at one point. It’s impossible that one Bella will carry the title for a while without the other one wanting it at one point. Last time the rivalry happened, it flopped. The segments were badly acted and the storyline didn’t go anywhere. This might be a setback. The Bella brand is stronger than the Fearless brand and the Brie Mode brand put together. Would the WWE break the twins once again for a second shot at what should have been a promising storyline? Maybe. Let’s wait for tonight to find out!
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