This Week in Knockout and Diva Land

Christi LottCorrespondent IFebruary 21, 2009


This week's RAW showing gave us a WWE Women's Championship rematch between former champion Beth Phoenix and current champ Melina. The match was short lived due to interference from Santino and Rosa Mendes.

Luckily for Melina, her fellow face Divas came out to support her and she ended up winning the match with a rollup.

The match was alright for what it was.

Rosa Mendes still does absolutely nothing for me, and after this match I figured out why:

1.      She makes Beth look weak, and that's not a good thing. The Glamazon is not a woman who needs help, and Rosa's appearance is one two many;

2.      Her presence cuts from Santino funny time … not cool;

3.      She is not ready and not good.

Did anyone else see her totally not sell Mickie's attack on her?

It looked like it was meant to be Rosa being pushed into Beth as a distraction, but all Rosa did was stand there with a dumb look on her face. It was nice to see the Divas all rally together, but I detected a hint of jealousy on Mickie's face.

A heel turn would be nice.


The Divas on ECW were in valet form, so there isn't much to talk about.

I do like Natalya's dynamic with Tyson Kidd and I’m hoping for a Hart foundation tie in to all of this.


Smackdown had some solid moments and proved itself to continue to be the better show.

The Divas tag match saw Michelle McCool team up with current and returning Divas champion Maryse, who was in very fine form looks wise.

Hopefully, Maryse's return will mark being the center of a feud, as nothing has really changed since McCool turned heel. She still wrestles nearly every week and is still the center of the SD Diva roster.

The heel turn works for Michelle as it comes off naturally and it was good to see her and Maryse only tag together just to win. Maria was in good form as she didn't do much offense. Eve was the real star and is improving with every match.

I'm surprised the WWE waited this long to debut her, but she's a much nicer addition to the wrestling roster that the Bellas.

It seems the WWE is setting in place a split, as one twin seemed to be having more fun that the other.

Personally I don't really care. The two are very bland and generic and don't live up to the stereotypical "hot" twins. We also saw a promo hyping the return of Gail Kim.

It was a nicely done video which finally confirmed she was returning to Smackdown.

It was meat to showcase her athleticism and drive which was done well.

It's definitely taken long enough for this to happen, but I for one will be looking forward to her debut.


I've become quite unexcited and disenfranchised with watching the Knockouts on TV.

As far as TV, nothing of real interest has happened other that Sojourner Bolt becoming No. 1 contender for Awesome Kong's title.

I'm not quite following TNA's logic in having one of Kong's allies become her biggest challenger.

I would have preferred Roxxi, but that's just me … Oh, and TNA, please end the Governor gimmick as it's old and tired.

I'm far more excited by the recent news that TNA has signed Sarah Stock.

For those that don't know of her, she's currently recently in CMLL in Mexico as Dark Angel and as a watcher of Lucha Libre wrestling, I'm familiar with her.

She's very fast, athletic and is very easy on the eyes.

I love watching her in CMLL and I've hated that she hasn't much attention as far as the title goes, even though it's not a big deal down there.

She's a great addition to the TNA roster in terms of wanting to find an international woman talent.

I still believe they are completely wasting Cheerleader Melissa and Roxxi, but hopefully this will be a step in the right direction.