WWE Eliminaton Chamber: What We Learned from Kaitlyn's Win

Sharon GlencrossContributor IFebruary 17, 2013

photo from wwe.com
photo from wwe.com

At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Kaitlyn retained her Divas Championship against Tamina in her first major title defense.

The finish happened after Tamina missed her Splash finisher, and Kaitlyn quickly speared her for the victory. 

Sadly, the bout itself wasn't very good and came off as totally meaningless.

Oh, the girls were perfectly OK, even if Kaitlyn still has some way to go before she's a solid women's wrestler.

The real problem was that, once again, the Divas were barely given any time. The bout was given a little over three minutes. No wonder the crowd in New Orleans, who were silent throughout, couldn't get into it.

Yes, on a card in which WWE writers were so eager to fill up time, they throw out an impromptu and utterly irrelevant Kofi Kingston/Dolph Ziggler bout, Kaitlyn and Tamina were given even less time than usual.


In fairness to WWE management, it's possible they felt they simply couldn't trust the inconsistent Divas champion in a lengthy match. Kaitlyn has been prone to botches in the past, after all. Maybe, it was decided a shorter match would be better for all involved.

But still, anyone worried about the future of the Divas Division following Eve's departure didn't have their fears allayed by this latest matchup. 

It's too soon to tell if Kaitlyn can carry the division. We certainly didn't get any indication of this. She didn't carry herself like a proper champion nor was she booked like one.

OK, she won, but what does that mean when her title bouts come off as so dull and unimportant?

On the bright side, the fact that Kaitlyn didn't lose indicates management still has some level of faith in her. Maybe they aren't ready to give her a strong push just yet, but they seem content to have her keep  the title. 

It's also an a sign that the Tamina/Kaitlyn feud is not over. No doubt the second-generation Diva will still continue to go after the belt even after this loss. Frankly, there aren't any other credible rivals for Kaitlyn on the current women's roster.

What did we learn from Kaitlyn's victory? Well, nothing good. The Divas Championship is still as marginalized as ever, and no one takes it seriously.

Hopefully, though, that will change in the future. Frankly, if WWE isn't serious about its Divas Division, there really isn't much point in having one.