-Justin Roberts informs us that the next match is for the WWE Divas Championship! AJ Lee’s music hits and she skips out on stage, Divas Title around her waist, Tamina in toe. AJ skips to the ring, kisses her Divas Title with a less then happy look on her face knowing that she will be defending it tonight, she then get’s in the ring. A replay is shown of AJ losing to Natalya in the Tag match that earned her this Title match.
After it ends AJ is shown smiling Divas Title on her shoulder in the ring and she has mic and she begins to speak saying “I am soooo bored. (She pauses as the crowd gives a mixed, but loud reaction) Natalya has yet another shot at MY Title. But have no fear, because yet again I will beat her, and I will prove that I have no competition, that no one deserves to get into this ring with me. I will prove exactly why I am the longest reigning Divas Champion of All-Time! (AJ pauses again and laughs a bit in a way that only she can) 268 dash Forever!” (AJ referring of course to the number of days she has already held the title with the “268″ there)
AJ finishes speaking and Natalya’s music hits and she comes out and gets into the ring and stares a long blank (somewhat odd) stare at AJ who leans back against the ropes staring back at her smiling (in stark contrast to Natalya’s over serious stare). Justin Roberts announces the participants in this Divas Title match (Getting the full and deserved Title Match treatment, I love it!), both get good pops though as they are introduced. AJ Kisses her Divas Title and hands it to the Ref he holds it up to further signify the Title is on the line and we are ready to go!
WWE Divas Championship Match: WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee (w/ Tamina Snuka) Vs Natalya
The bell rings and the Divas circle each other (AJ skipping while she circles, lol), Natatlya with a headlock takedown and mat headlock on AJ. AJ counters out with a headscissors, Natalya nips up out of it and back to her feet, she hits yet another headlock takedown on AJ now. AJ get’s up out of it and whips Natalya to the ropes, but Natalya counters with a shoulder block sending AJ down, Natalya does a front cart wheel over AJ as she scramble to her feet and Natalya comes off the ropes and tries a roll up to no avail on AJwho then grabs the ropes to make the Ref back Natalya up. AJ get’s up and Natalya comes right at her and gets another headlock takedown and cinches in a deep headlock now. AJ fights to her feet and stomps Natalya’s foot to break the headlock and then kick her in the gut, she standing armbars Natalya, Natalya impressively flips out her way out of the hold and takes AJ down into a leg lock. AJ lands some elbows to the back of Natalya’s head to try and break the hold, but then gets the ropes to do so and she escapes to try a recompose herself on the ring apron.
AJ returns to the ring, and Natalya gets a standing headlock on AJ now (What is with Natalya and headlock at this point? lol), Natalya transitions into a roll-up pin that AJ kicks out of. Ntalya hits a body slam on AJ and then Natalya locks in a vicious abdominal stretch on AJ that makes her scream a bit. AJ elbows Natalya’s knee to get out of the hold and then hits a armdrag on Natalya. AJ gets to her feet and Natalya tries another bodyslam but AJ wraps her legs in ring ropes and escapes to the ring apron (a co0l escape by AJ). AJ nails Natalya with a shot to the face and, but this only serves to anger Natalya and she dropkicks AJ off the ring apron to the outside floor below as we go to a commercial break.
Back from break this epic Divas Title match continues as Ntalya kicks out of a cover by AJ. We are shown by replay that during the break Natalya went to the top rope, but AJ knock her off her perch and down to mat hard to take control of the match. Meanwhile AJ has Natalya in a sleeper hold, AJ get’s on Natalya back, but Natalya slams AJ’s back into the turnbuckle to break the hold only to have AJ double boot kick her down to the mat from behind. AJ goes for a pin, but only get’s a two count. aj looks a bit frustrated, but still collected. Natalya looks to bodyslam AJ, but AJ beautifully counters into a standing guillotine choke wrapping her legs around Natalya as she does. Natalya tries power out and bodyslam AJ, but she fails and AJ comes down on top of her into a pin, but Natalya kicks out at two. Both Divas struggle up now and AJ runs and nails Natalya with a back elbow that floors her. AJ then grabs Natalya and bring her to her feet talking a bit of smack to her before aptly smacking the taste out her mouth with a vicious slap that downs Natalya as AJ laughs and skips around her fallen opponent. AJ goes to take a bow and as she bends over Natalya surprises her with a roll-up pin, but AJ kicks out at two. AJ wastes no time in getting up and nailing Natalya with a nasty clothesline and she goes for goes a pin and gets a two count of her own.
AJ is breathing heavy and looking a bit more frustrated now, she locks Natalya in a reverse sleeper hold, but Natalya powers out and tries to slam AJ , but AJ rolls through going for pin, but Natalya rolls through that and hits a sitting AJ with a low drop kick to the face which sends her sprawling (the crowd is very into this match, the extra time and Title match suspense has them cheering and clapping for both these Diva warriors). AJ struggles to her feet and she walks to a down in the corner Natalya, Natalya surprises her with a punch however and then a kick to AJ’s midsection AJ responses though with a kick to Natalya’s gut though. AJ pushes Natalya into the corner and lands a series of follow-up kicks to Natalya’s gut now before the ref gets her away, AJ has a wild intense look in her eyes (almost crazy eyes), AJ goes back to Natalya in the corner and put her boot to Natalya’s throat choking her until the ref break her away. AJ keeps Natalya in the corner though and lands a series of forearm shots to Natalya’s head now, before Natalya explodes back with huge forearm shot of her own and wildly strikes at AJ now, but Natalya looks to have tired herself out some and AJ struggles back to her feet.
AJ get’s Natalya back in the corner pulling her up and landing a nice spinning back kick to Natalya’s gut. AJ grabs Natalya and acrobatically (pushing off the ropes to vault up) put’s Natalya in another standing guillotine choke ever deeper now legs wrapped even tighter then before. Natalya powers AJ up, only to have AJ deftly counter into a sleeping hold on Natalya’s back now (beautiful transition there)! Natalya powers out tossing AJ off her back, AJ tries to keep the pressure on charging at Natalya, but she moves and AJ hits a turnbuckle and then Natalya hits a clothesline and a couple of suplex’s on AJ. Ntalya then with a snapmare takeover followed by a hard low drop kick to AJ’s back. Natalya drags AJ up and slaps her then bodyslams AJ down and goes for a cover, but only gets two (At this point right here in a surreal moment for myself a Tweet I posted on our site twitter scrolls across the bottom of the screen, I could hardly believe it)! Natalya picks AJ up and goes to slam her, but AJ counters right into her ‘Black Widow’ submission finisher! AJ pulls at Natalya’s arm hard wrenching it, but Natalya somehow powers out and AJ goes for a Roll-up, but it is blocked by Natalya and she tries to counter into the Sharpshooter, but AJ grabs her hair rolls her up for a close two count (wow, this match is amazing)!
Both Divas once again struggle to their feet and AJ tries for her spinning heel kick, but Natalya catches it and tosses AJ down this time does lock in her submission finisher the Sharpshooter! AJ screams out in pain, almost looks to tap, but then begins to struggle and pull herself to the ropes crawling hard, she gets inches away and reaches only to have Natalya pull her back still lock in the hold to the center of the ring! Things look bad for AJ, she looks like she is gonna tap for sure, but she summons everything she has and crawls for the ropes once more this time with Tamina pushing the bottom ring rope in a bit towards her AJ reaches and grabs it and despite the ref admonishing Tamina he makes Natalya break the hold. Natalya in angry she yells at Tamina. Natalya now looks to turn her attention back to a still recovering and getting to her feet AJ, but Tamina get’s on the ring apron and yells at Natalya getting her attention once more as she turns around AJ leaps all the way up and on a standing Natalya and nails a Shinning Wizard flooring her (this was maybe AJ’s most impressive Shinning Wizard ever to hit it on Natalya standing, the crowd reaction was one of shock and awe)! AJ now pick a almost knocked out Natalya up to her knees and locks her tight into her ‘Black Widow’ submission once again this time Natalya has no answer and she is forced to tap out to the STILL Divas Champion!
WINNER AND STILL DIVAS CHAMPION AJ LEE!
After the match a almost spent, but victorious AJ struggles to her feet and as Tamina hands her Divas Title the ref raises her hand high in victory and laughs rasing her Divas Title high in her other hand. AJ then hugs her Divas Title close to her as she yells something down at her defeated and down and out foe Natalya and begins to leave ring as a replay is shown of the finish of the match. After the replay AJ is shown walking backwards almost up the ramp now she laughs a bit in between deep breaths looking back at the ring as a now awake Natalya stares back at her almost in disbelieve, Natalya looks like she is gonna pull her hair out she is so frustrated and then (in typical Natalya fashion) she begins to cry as AJ holds her Divas Title high for her and all to see that she is STILL the reigning and defending Divas Champion as the segment ends.
Andrew’s Editor Notes:
Wow, I mean holy crap just flat out WOW what a match! This was one of AJ’s greatest matches EVER and definitely a top 3 Title defense. It was amazing and it certainly further proves that when you give talented Divas like these two time (about 15 mins for this match) they can indeed make magic just like the guys can! I have not been this pumped after a Divas match since the AJ/Kaitlyn feud, I mean this was just fun to watch!
Another thing I loved was the crowd, they knew what they were watching was special and they gave it the respect it deserved cheering throughout and cheering after for AJ more then they cheered her before it (meaning that she clearly earned respect of those fans). Natalya and AJ put on great matches, and even though I have grown a bit sour on Natalya after seeing more and more of her seemingly entitled attitude (saying she is “Born champion” and all that), she should be commended for being one half of the amazing match and I applaud her also.
So after this amazing battle what is next for AJ? Well her pinfall loss in a tag match to Nikki Bella will likely warrant a Title match for her sometime soon, but how soon? I am starting to think that WWE maybe doing a bit of Total Diva beat down tour for AJ to hold her over till Noami (who will be positioned as the last of Total Divas left at that point) comes back to TV after her injury setting up either multiple Divas (Triple Threat or Fatal Four Way) go for title match or the AJ Vs Naomi One on One match that was supposed to happen at Elimination Chamber happens at WrestleMania XXX instead.
They might still do the Tamina turn on AJ, but it is looking less likely to happen before Mania now. Plus, I just have this feeling that WWE wants this AJ Vs Total Divas Cast feud to culminate at Mania. Either way out Total Package Divas Champion got it done tonight! 268 days and counting! Till next time all, laters! -Andrew (@WPack911 on Twitter)
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