At Sunday night's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, Eve Torres will defend the Divas Championship against Kaitlyn and Layla in a triple threat match. Ordinarily, that would be cause for fans to visit the restrooms. After all, why should fans care about a Divas title match when the company has shown in the past that they don't, either?
But with Sunday's show only hours away, the Divas title match has meaning. For the first time in months, the women have been given a storyline, a reason to be competing that exceeds the typical "trading wins until the PPV" style of booking that the Divas division has fallen victim to over the last few years.
The triple threat bout for the Divas Championship centers around Eve sneak attacking Kaitlyn at Night of Champions, costing her a shot at champion Layla. Eve manipulated SmackDown general manager into giving her the shot at the title. She won the championship and completed her master plan to not only rise to power but also to win the top prize in women's wrestling.
Her secret exposed, Eve will have to duck and dodge the challenge of two women hell-bent on revenge. One wants her title back; the other wants revenge for missing out on the biggest match of her career.
With a story behind them, the Divas have the opportunity to prove to the world what they can do when a little effort is put into their pay-per-view matches and they are not simply thrown to the wolves, expected to have a three-minute match with no reason for anyone to care.
It is unlikely that this trend will continue. Unfortunately, the company will probably forget their interest in the division by tomorrow, and the Divas will return to status quo. It sounds harsh, but the creative team's track record in regards to the women in the company is far from sparkling.
That is why fans should sit back, relax and enjoy the fact that Eve, Kaitlyn and Layla have performed admirably and the creative team has momentarily crafted a refreshing story for the Divas division, a story that will conclude with tonight's triple threat match for the Divas Championship.
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