The Diva Digest Fave Five returns with several lovely, talented young performers looking to take their place in the weekly rankings.
Over the past week, a champion has defended her title. A contender has pinned said champion. A former champion has turned to the dark side. Twins cost Natalya...again, rookie Divas made an impact on reality television, and Gail Kim and ODB left an impression on Thursday night.
Without further ado, here are the top five women in wrestling for this past week.
The longest-tenured Diva on the roster, Layla has had a very disappointing 2013 to this point. A two-time Divas champion, her betrayal of Kaitlyn on Friday's SmackDown will hopefully bring back some of her edge while a potential pairing with AJ creates a dynamic that allows all involved to shine.
Big things may be in the future for the 2006 Diva Search winner.
The former Divas champion defeated AJ on Monday's Raw following a spear and was seemingly only moments away from recapturing her title before Layla stepped in and cost her the match on SmackDown. With the numbers game against her and the shock from her former friends and confidants turning on her, it remains to be seen what Kaitlyn does next.
Whatever it is, expect that it will go a long way in bringing her a step closer to the Divas title.
3. Eva Marie
The rookie Diva made a huge impact on Sunday night's Total Divas premiere, standing up to management and making it known that she is her own woman. Whether or not she can make her personality and her attitude translate to the ring and in front of an audience remains to be seen.
If she can, however, the company may have the breakout Diva of the program on their hands.
2. Gail Kim
A lot of credit for Thursday's match should rightfully go to ODB, who is among the most energetic and entertaining women in the business. But Gail Kim ranks in this week's Fave Five because, so far in 2013, it is hard to name another women who has had the sort resume she has had when it comes to delivering in in-ring performances.
She brought Taryn Terrell to her level and made her a star almost overnight. She has had tremendous matches with the likes of Mickie James, Tara and now ODB and does not appear to be slowing down at all.
The godmother of the Knockouts division, its first champion and the first female breakout star for the company way back in 2007, Gail is reminding fans who were disenfranchised with her last WWE run just how damn good she really is.
1. The Bella Twins
Was there a better choice for No. 1? Maybe. But it is difficult to deny how important the Bella Twins are to the current scheme of things when it comes to the WWE Divas. They are the unquestioned stars of Total Divas, and their respective relationships with John Cena and Daniel Bryan will go a long way in providing all of romance and drama fans expect from a reality show.
They have promoted the show extensively, appearing on NBC's The Today Show as well as other media outlets to get the word out, and their work has paid off.
If they can translate the wave of momentum that they are riding right now into better storylines and matches on WWE programming, then Brie and Nikki may very well be unstoppable throughout the rest of 2013.