• Eric

    I goddamn love you. Fantastic write-up and an excellent job of exposing the problems with this match.

  • Sean L.

    I can honestly tell you that this was a great attempt to get me somewhat interested in this match, but yeah nope. The show is pretty much 6 hours start of pre show to finish, and this will most certainly be my in-show piss break/snack grab.

    That being said, I hope the Bellas win because honestly, who cares? I’d rather laugh at the IWC cry for a bit than have AJ as champ anyway. She’s probably the most overrated talent in wrestling today. ZOMG she doesn’t wear heels and have boos and at least seems to have some basic knowledge of wrestling and cares about da business a bit! WE LUV HER. It’s b.s and stupid.

  • George Hook

    Excellent analysis. Here’s my current take: AJ’s wrestling skills have been more about power during her reign than some of the high-flying, more acrobatic feats she would accomplish when first entering WWE. She still uses the Shining Wizard, but the finishing Black Widow has been more her trademark lately–to deadly effect. But more than her skills, it is her charisma that holds the interest of fans and that reflects her true beauty, as opposed to surface glitz. Her work as the “crazy chick” endeared her to wrestling fans because she was insanely believable: You can tell that she has not only polished her wrestling skills, but her acting acumen as well. But I’ve never been able to quite fathom what WWE is doing with this talent, and that has turned me off to the product in general (though nobody enjoys The Wyatts as much as I do, not to mention The Shield). After the pipebomb, AJ reverted to a stock heel role, with a sidekick to “rescue” her in perilous plot twists where she was about to lose the title, and she would regularly succumb to Total Diva nonentities in empty tag team matches after she got tossed around like some discarded rag doll (but once again, she showed her talent by selling these women like a pro). So it has been somewhat of a tainted reign, and she deserves better than that. Now, it is time for one of my wild pro wrestling theories: I imagine this Wrestlemania match being the gateway for the return of … get ready for it … CM Punk. Days before the event, we are suddenly seeing closeups of AJ in action with a mysterious ring on her finger … though wrestlers are generally told not to wear jewelry while wrestling. I’m not the only one who’s thinking she’s engaged to Punk, and that would be the prime storyline for his return: AJ in peril after she wins the match because of one of Vickie’s maneuvers (by the way, those two have been working well together ever since AJ’s days in the development league) and who rescues her and then proposes to her? Oh, alright, I know it isn’t going to happen … as I also know that AJ has to lose her title sometime, and if this is the occasion, maybe WWE can come up with something better for her role than some tired heel retread …

  • http://www.iliveforprowrestling.com/ AJ

    You’ve easily put more thought and effort than what will go into the match. I loved how you were both serious and tongue-and-cheek in your approach because you can’t take this match 100% seriously, especially since WWE isn’t. I think AJ retains because if anyone else wins, it won’t mean as much because it is basically AJ vs. everyone else. Doing a Lumberjill match would have solved the problem of wanting the entire Divas roster out there at once.

  • StarNinja99

    BOOOOOOOOOOO ON YOU FOR IMPLYING ALICIA FOX DOESN’T DESERVE HER JOB!
    That being said, you’ve pretty much expressed why this division is so bad to the tee, and why it seems preposterous to me that THIS I the first DIVAS title match to happen at ‘Mania. What it is is an example of how far its fallen. Excellent work here man.

  • Jevonte Marquis Gore

    The old days.

  • Ryan Frye

    Before I comment on the article, it got me thinking. Maybe, just maybe, since this match will be a clusterfuck no matter what… WWE could have all these Total Divas team up on AJ while the other Divas occupy themselves, at least attempting to wrestle. Their beatdown begins to go overboard and gets too brutal, signifying a double turn. Total Divas win, but they’re now heels. AJ Lee is a face. Where this would go, I have no idea, but….

    Yeah, that’s never going to happen. WWE has to have people watch this atrocity of a show. No matter how demeaning and sexist it maybe, it makes money from morons out there stupid enough to continue to watch it. So, who really cares about what maybe right and who cares about women’s wrestling? What they’re doing, currently is somehow making them money.

    Anyway, really enjoyed this, which speaks volumes of you as a writer. Absolutely agree with pretty much everything you said here, and was entertained throughout. Sooo, good job.

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