It may have been due to a mistake, but since Kaitlyn has been the No. 1 contender for the Divas title, the division has actually been given some time and attention. WWE may just be trying to cover up the Battle Royal’s failed ending, but whatever the reason, the Divas are currently more exciting than they’ve been all year.
Thanks to a month of buildup to the Divas title match at Night of Champions, Layla, Kaitlyn and Eve have people more interested in the division than they’ve been since LayCool. It is the ambiguity of Eve’s involvement and whether WWE still really intends to go through with the one-on-one matchup that makes it intriguing.
Knowing WWE, what we see at Night of Champions will very likely be a several-minute match with some dancing and a quick victory for Layla. Kaitlyn will be disappointed, but not enraged, and Eve could possibly make an impact to lead into the next feud.
But that’s what everyone expects.
WWE creative needs to keep the current level of intrigue and momentum rolling with the Divas division. The best way to do that is through surprising the world by giving Kaitlyn the championship. It's unexpected, puts over younger talent and will help keep the division fresh and not forgettable like it usually is.
Nothing has had people talking about the WWE’s Divas more in recent times than Kaitlyn’s botched Battle Royal victory. Giving the Divas belt to the season three NXT winner Kaitlyn will keep us all talking.
Layla is definitely in the best form of her career in the ring, but that doesn’t change that her gimmick is stale and her reign is faltering. Behind the generic dancing and pandering Divas champion that we currently see is one of the best women heels in recent WWE history.
Tonight at Night of Champions, Kaitlyn needs to win the title—not only to keep the division’s momentum rolling, but also to give Layla an easy pathway to be the great heel she needs to be. That leaves the WWE open to have Kaitlyn feud with Eve, Layla, or both.
Since that botched Battle Royal, the WWE has had something going with their Divas—and that something is much better than usual. Night of Champions needs to keep things going if the Divas division is ever going to become respectable once again.