In my previous article about Wrestlemania I made no mention of a possible Champion vs. Champion match.
I honestly thought, or rather hoped, the WWE would showcase each show and we'd get two matches.
Sadly, it seems that won't be the case. However, I'm all for this match.
If anyone in recent history defined a bitchy heel, it was Melina. She was the definition of Diva and personified beauty and attitude all rolled into one. She was the best and let everyone know it.
The WWE decided to turn Melina into a face by having her feud with The Glamazon Beth Phoenix. Sadly, Melina was injured before a full on summer feud could happen.
Upon her return we got a rather uninteresting feud between the two, although they had a nice Royal rumble match. Melina now seems to be in a bit of bland spot as a face, not garnering much reaction from fans other than for her entrance and a few moves.
Maryse has now taken the title of uber-bitchy heel and has blown it out of the water. Not as solid of a wrestler as Melina, Maryse has instead using her beautiful assets to her advantage. She's made a lot of people pay not much attention to her wrestling and instead to her mannerisms, in-ring attitude and beauty. She's made me and a lot of people a believer in her skills and she is definitely entertaining.
Tonight on RAW these two were on commentary during a Divas tag match, which I'll talk about at the end of the week. They had an interesting banter going on and seemed to not care for one another.
At the end of the match, Melina (in a gorgeous SHORT red dress) tried to save her friends from a beatdown when Maryse pulled her off the apron and finished her with her French Kiss DDT. She then preceded to stand over her and mock her in a way only Maryse can.
I really like the dynamic of these two and it seems it can have some solid buildup. With Vickie now being General Manager of both shows, she can easily move the Divas back and forth to her liking.
The first champion-vs.-champion match was pretty much a squash match between Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool. These two, on the other hand, have the capability to put on a solid showing. Maryse has improved a great deal and Melina is a captivating wrestler with a great moveset. Both have proven to be entertaining and in the end, what more can you ask for from a WWE match?
I do wonder what this match will do. Will it unite the titles? Will it be a lumberjill match?
I for one can say I'm very interested in where this is going. Something new from the WWE? Who would've thought?!