It’s that time once again, so come one, come all for this, the RAW RELOADED presented by DIVAS OF DESTRUCTION. Two matches have been officially signed for the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View for this Sunday, with the “Loser becomes the Winner’s Slave” Bella versus Bella bout, and now the confirmation of Paige against AJ Lee one more time for the Divas title. With the PPV only days away can any Diva get the advantage over the other, and will we actually get some decent hype for the matches? Let’s get into it and find out…
As reported already here on DoD, LILIAN GARCIA has taken back the mic on Monday nights, replacing the now released Justin Roberts.
Non-Title Divas Singles Match
WWE Divas Champion AJ LEE Vs ALICIA FOX w/h PAIGE
AJ skipped her way out to the ring, and back from a commercial now Fox is in the ring as well. No TV entrance? ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN! The announcers recapped that Lee and Paige (at ringside) will face off AGAIN for the Butterfly Belt at the Hell in a Cell PPV. Next was a video recap of Lee defeating Layla n Smackdown and the attack by Team Paicia that followed.
The match started off with Fox in control with a less than perfect looking shoulder knock-down, but Lee came back with a Jumping Back Elbow and then a Crucifix turned into a Sunset Flip for a one count. Lee kept control with a lucha-style Wheelbarrow into a Roll-Up for a two count as Paige yelled at ringside. AJ skipped around while grabbing the hair, sending Fox into the ropes and catching her with a Roundhouse Kick that caught more chest than head but only got a two count.
Fox stopped the offence with a sloppy Big Boot for a near fall while JBL yapped about Divas wanting his hat. Fox slammed Lee’s head into the corner a couple of times before bringing her out to hit the finest Northern Lights Suplex in the business for a two count. Paige yelled for Fox to stay on the attack and she did with a Chinlock as the crowd chanted for Lee. AJ fought her way up as we got a replay of the Suplex, but Fox sent her down with a handful of hair.
Paige barked more instructions as Fox did a little skipping to mock, working over Lee in a very cocky way before spinning her around with a fantastic Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker but again only got a two count. “I hate you!!” Fox yelled, applying another Chinlock as Paige continued to taunt her rival from ringside. Lee tried to fight out again but this time Fox hauled her up to drive her into a corner, applying a foot choke.
Fox paid for showboating too much, eating two feet into the back from Lee, who then hit the Lou Thesz Press with punches to send Fox reeling. Paige yelled in outrage as Lee took control with a Corner Clothesline followed by a Neckbreaker. A Headscissors sent Fox tumbling out to the floor, and Paige was there but not to comfort her friend, but instead yell at her! This led to a sudden shoving match, as Paige shoved Fox into the barrier (That’s a DQ ref!) before tossing her into the ring!
Paige then tried to get into the ring, distracting Lee and suddenly Fox scooped her up from behind with a Roll-Up, and got the upset win as Paige had a big smirk on her face!
Alicia Fox defeats AJ Lee with a School Girl Roll-Up.
Post-Match: Paige took a bow, showing it was all a trick that paid off, leaping into Fox’s arms as the two ended up tumbling to the floor as the realization of being fool sunk in with AJ. Paige raised Fox’s arm as the two taunted Lee from the ring, and AJ had the crazy-eyes on as Team Paicia celebrated.
Thoughts: Sloppy start but once things got going, the match was a fine one. This was a very effective way of getting over the predicament Lee is in and how the numbers game is against her. Things certainly look good for the PPV at long last!
LANA would be seen walking backstage with her client Rusev, and then was ringside as Rusev faced and defeated Big E. Lana gave a short biting speech about The Big Show, but when the usual flag drop did not happen, Show appeared on the screen to taunt and instead drop the Stars and Stripes of the USA flag! Team Russia was left furious, and Lana ordered Rusev to go and pull down the flag but she left the scene when an “Army officer” (plant in the crowd) tried to jump the ring, only to eat a Rusev Superkick.
The Second Match
Divas Singles Match
BRIE BELLA Vs SUMMER RAE
No full entrances? ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN! The Divas were already in the ring as the announcers stated that it was Bella versus Bella at Hell in a Cell with the loser being the slave to the winner for a month. Rae started off hot with a Knee Strike then hitting Brie’s head a couple of times (eventually) into the corner. Brie fought back with a nice counter of a Clothesline into a Crucifix for a near fall, and then played off “Yes!” chants from the crowd to hit a series of kicks in the corner along with the shouts of “Yes!”
Cutting to backstage we saw NIKKI BELLA watching proceedings, while in the ring Rae hit a High Roundhouse Kick for a two count before locking on a Cobra Clutch-style submission. Brie fought up but was shut down for just a one count, and Summer locked the hold on again. Bella escaped with a throw, before both Divas spun around to crash and burn as they tried to grab the hair. Brie went on the attack with Forearm Strikes, then a Leaping Clothesline and a Dropkick. Bella hit the Running Knee to the bottom rope, but going for the Brie Mode Missile Dropkick only saw her getting swatted down but Rae could only get a near fall from the counter.
Rae looked about to blow her lid, stomping away but her Whip was countered to be sent into the corner, setting up for the Missile Dropkick from the second rope and that led to a high angle Bella Buster that got the victory.
Brie Bella defeats Summer Rae with the Bella Buster.
Post-Match: Brie led the “Yes!” chants and backstage Nikki seemed freaked out and mad at her sister’s success.
Thoughts: A solid match, but in terms of selling a PPV match with a master/slave stipulation? Weak to say the least. Perhaps the WWE has really forgotten to care about the feud, or will all the tasks and chores be saved to be shown on Total Divas? At the rate this storyline has sucked at, keeping it all off of Raw might be a very good call!
RENEE YOUNG would be seen in conversation with Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, as hype for an interview on the WWE Network’s Raw Backstage Pass show.
That’s your lot for this week. Stop by in seven days time for all the post-HiaC fallout to see which Bella becomes a “Bella Butler” and who walks out as the Divas Champion in the next edition of the RAW RELOADED! See you then!