Okay, so the "Elite Five" name kind of sucked. So I took a page from Booker T's book and switched the name to "Fave Five."
This week featured more action from the WWE Divas than normal, while the TNA Knockouts continued a storyline that has built over time and remains the best story among women in wrestling's two top companies. AJ Lee, Kaitlyn, the Funkadactyls, the Bella Twins, Gail Kim, Taryn Terrell, Velvet Sky and Tara all appeared on programming and made an impact in some way.
Who will appear in this week's rankings? Who will claim the top spot? Without further ado, here are your Diva Digest Fave Five for this week.
5. Gail Kim
The former Knockouts champion appeared to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, called out by Terrell on Open Fight Now and left with no other option but to face the woman she had berated and abused for so long.
The savvy veteran out-smarted Taryn, however, and called out Tara. The two villainous Knockouts double-teamed Taryn until Velvet Sky came to her aid.
Gail showed Terrell that it will be far more difficult to get what she wants than slipping on tights, lacing boots and calling someone out. She proved to be intelligent and devious and the type of opponent Taryn may very well want to avoid this early in her Knockouts career.
The Divas champion was assaulted on Raw and lost a non-title match to AJ via count-out. Rather than letting it affect her as it easily could have, she picked herself up, dusted herself off and teamed with Daniel Bryan in a victory over AJ and Dolph Ziggler four days later on SmackDown.
With WrestleMania right around the corner, and no announced title match on the schedule, could the NXT Season 3 winner find herself involved in the WWE Tag Team Championship match, perhaps in the corner of the champions as they do battle with Ziggler and Big E Langston?
3. AJ Lee
The former Raw GM snapped at the mere suggestion that she was crazy, slamming Kaitlyn's head into a water fountain before being restrained by Team Hell No. Moments later, she went to the ring and picked up a count-out win over Kaitlyn.
AJ appeared to be rolling heading into SmackDown, but her momentum was halted when she ate a spear on SmackDown and was pinned by Kaitlyn, losing the match for her and boyfriend Dolph Ziggler. Appearing in the corner of Ziggler and Big E Langston at WrestleMania as they challenge tag champions Daniel Bryan and Kane, do not be surprised to see the once innocent-turned-crazy Diva involved in some form or fashion.
2. The Funkadactyls
Naomi and Cameron continued to have problems with Brie and Nikki Bella this week and, to their dismay, ended up on with the short end of the stick more often than the long end. They watched Brodus and Tensai lose to Rhodes and Sandow on Monday night, then turned around and had a victory stolen out from underneath them two days later on Main Event.
Naomi continues to prove her worth inside the ring and, to her credit, Cameron was not bad in her performance Wednesday night, either.
The best news for the dancing duo is that they will compete in their first WrestleMania match in exactly one week when they team with Tons of Funk to face Rhodes Scholars and the Bellas in eight-person tag team action.
1. The Bella Twins
Brie and Nikki Bella continued their role since returning to WWE, accompanying Team Rhodes Scholars to the ring for their match against Brodus Clay and Tensai on Raw. They fought with Naomi and Cameron on the outside while Rhodes and Sandow picked up the win on the inside. Two days later, they stole their own win, defeating the Funkadactyls on Main Event.
Brie and Nikki have been tremendously witchy, to keep things PG, since returning and have brought some much-needed attitude back to a Divas division that has been devoid of it since Eve Torres left earlier in the year.