Oh yes indeed, it’s that time once again where we recap the events of from the sports entertainment night before with this, the RAW RELOADED presented by DIVAS OF DESTRUCTION! Last week saw a very lackluster week for the Divas as storylines seemed to stall with more of the same that we’ve seen before. With the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View looming, will we see a turn around this week? Let’s get into it and find out.
Predictably STEPHANIE MCMAHON and husband Triple H opened the show to further the feuds and storylines involving Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, and even Brock Lesnar. Nothing new to report here, apart from an obvious dig at a quitter from Chicago.
Divas such as CAMERON, LILLIAN GARCIA, and NATALYA were featured in a Susan G Komen video as the WWE’s partnership with the breast cancer charity gets into full swing for another year.
McMahon would be briefly seen again, telling Rollins to stay put while her hubby sent agents on a mission to get the Money in the Bank briefcase back. Later on McMahon would tell off those same agents for failing to find Ambrose, warning them they’d be fired if they didn’t get the job done.
Divas Singles Match
LAYLA w/h SUMMER RAE Vs ROSA MENDES w/h NATALYA & Tyson Kidd
No entrances? ALWAYS A GOOD SIGN! Layla, in pink Susan G Komen shirt and all was bouncing away while Rae on the outside mouthed off at the announcers, and for some reason Mendes came out to Nataly’s theme. OK, sure. Meanwhile Kidd seemed more interested in something on his phone, much to wife Natalya’s annoyance as the commentators stated there was material problems between the two. Before throwing to a clip from Total Divas so yeah, gotta totally be heading for splits-ville. Not.
Back from the clip Natalya seemed bummed out by Kidd’s apathy while he shrugged it off, more concerned by his phone which made JBL question if he was playing Pac-Man. The match started with Layla getting control early, hitting a safe-looking Side Kick before slamming Mendes down while Natalya tried to wrestle her husband’s phone out of his grip. Meanwhile Layla choked her opponent on the ropes as Summer took a picture.
Layla locked on a Chinlock while Kidd put on his headphones to drown out the fans’ chant of “Nattie’s Husband!”. They must all watch NXT as well! Natalya was less than amused while the announcers buried Kidd, and oh the match is still going on in the ring. After getting a near fall Layla lost control, taking a rough Knee Strike and eating some Forearms but got decked by one THAT KNOCKED A DAMN HAIR EXTENSION OUT FROM ROSA’S HAIR! Oh lordy…
Things didn’t get better as Mendes comically was sent to the outside. Layla mouthed off at Natalya when she tried to check on her step-daughter , which brought in Summer Rae and because reality show feuds apparently matter Natalya (safely) took Rae down on the floor to start laying in shots. Kidd couldn’t care less at this all, while Mendes laid in some kicks to Layla. Mendes tossed her opponent in and Layla backed away, suckering her in to toss her down into the middle rope. One LayOut Neckbreaker later, and that’s all she wrote.
Layla defeats Rosa Mendes with the LayOut.
Post-match: Natalya finally got the phone of Kidd, storming off while The Slayers took selfies over the fallen Mendes.
Thoughts: What a train wreck! Bowling shoe ugly and not just down to Mendes still flat out sucking in the ring either. Layla couldn’t carry Rosa to a decent match sadly, and the WWE never learns that Rosa needs to stay out of the ring! It seems like having a random match based on whatever happens on Total Divas will continue to be a thing, so only more pain is inbound if this is any indication.
McMahon appeared again in a brief segment to set up the night’s main event.
RENEE YOUNG would interview Bo Dallas on his upset victory over Mark Henry, but the infuriated Henry would soon appear to decimate Dallas.
The Second Match
Divas Handicap Match
BRIE BELLA Vs CAMERON & EVA MARIE
Brie made her way to the ring, the announcers hyping the Susan G merch that can be bought to support the charity. Back from commercial, NIKKI BELLA made her way out but not dressed to compete, mocking her sister for being ready to compete in the arena she’d quit in months ago. She mocked Daniel Bryan and took a shot at the fans being uglier than Brie’s troll husband. Nikki whined about having been put in Handicap Matches because of her sister, and then announced that “per The Authority” Brie would have to compete in a Handicap Match of her own.
Oh boy… Out comes Team Totally Green Divas and I lower my expectations accordingly. Marie started off as Nikki watched from the stage. Brie sent Marie to the corner, then controlled with an Armdrag. Marie fought back with clubbing blows but got caught with a kick when she ducked her head down. Cameron went for a cheap shot but ate a High Kick, but the distraction allowed Marie to (eventually) slam Brie down by the hair.
Cameron yelled for a tag and got it as Marie choked Brie in the corner, and Cameron got some stomps in for good measure. Another tag and both Total Divas slammed Brie’s head back to the corner. Cole mocked the other announcers for clearly having not watched Total Divas (I can’t blame them!). Cameron got back in and hit a Suplex and got a two-count as Nikki scowled from the staging. Cameron locked on a Chinlock. While the always classy Chicago fans chanted for the announcers Brie fought her way out of the corner with Elbow Strikes to both opponents. Eventually, Eva grabbed Brie’s hair to hold her, but Bella escaped at the last second to send Cameron crashing into her partner, knocking her off the apron and Brie captilised with a roll-up to get the upset win!
Brie Bella defeats Cameron and Eva Marie, Bella pins Cameron with a School Girl Roll-up.
Post-match: Nikki looked furious on the stage as her plan spectacularly backfired, and Brie led the crowds in an arena-wide chant of “Yes!” before Nikki stormed off.
Thoughts: Storyline wise it worked fine as Nikki forced her sister to go through the same things she did, but sister
LANA with her man Rusev would further aggravate America as well as taunt new rival The Big Show until said Superstar interrupted things, chasing off Team Russia and pulling down the Russian flag!
Renee Young would later interview John Cena about the main event tag match, his partner Dean Ambrose showing up as well to add his two cents.
The THIRD Match
Non-title Divas Singles Match
WWE Divas Champion AJ LEE Vs ALICIA FOX w/h PAIGE
Lee skipped her way out to the ring, and Paige made her way out to the stage but with a mic in hand. Paige talked over the chants for a Chicago quitter as she claimed Lee had taken advantage of her friendship in the past. Paige introduced her “new best friend” as Lee’s opponent as Fox came out. Remember when she was a thing?
Fox shoved Lee down and controlled with strikes, but got taken over by a Headscissors, followed by a Corner Clothesline and a wicked Spinning Kick that made Fox bail from the ring. Paige comforted her new best friend but Lee just climbed up top and crashed into both Divas with a Flying Crossbody to the floor. Paige distracted her rival, getting grabbed through the ropes by the hair but this just set Lee up to take an Axe Kick to the back, and that was enough to steal the win!
Alicia Fox defeats AJ Lee with an Axe Kick to the back.
Post-match: Paige got in some shots as Fox grabbed some sodas. Lee tried to fight back but got slaughtered by a Fox Big Boot, setting up for a RamPaige DDT to leave Lee out on the mat as Paige posed with the title.
Thoughts: A fine segment and the short match did what it needed to do. Lee having the deck stacked against her might be the freshness this feud needs, but can we handle all this crazy in one storyline?
McMahon would pop up again, giving Kane and Randy Orton a sterm pep-talk before their tag match.
Divas! Divas everywhere! Don’t think we’ll ever see the likes of three Divas matches on the show again, and with storylines a-plenty in full swing what will be in store next as the Hell in a Cell PPV approaches? Stop by in seven days and we’ll find out with the next edition of the RAW RELOADED! See you then!