WWE Flashback Friday: What If Aloisia Wasn't Removed from NXT Season 3?
Every Friday, I analyze past storylines that were altered by real-life instances, including injuries, suspensions and more. In this series of articles, I predict what would have happened in the angle had it gone as originally planned.
During WWE NXT's second season finale, the participants of the all-Diva Season 3 were announced, and among the lovely ladies was Aloisia.
Standing at 6'9", Aloisia was the obvious favorite going into the third season of NXT.
The artist formerly known as Isis the Amazon had a distinct size advantage over everyone else in the competition and was one of the few reasons why people would be tuning into the show.
However, mere days before the show's official premiere, WWE released a statement (in storyline, of course) saying that Aloisia engaged in an argument with her pro Vickie Guerrero and was "fired" as a result.
In reality, the reasons behind Aloisia's legitimate release from the company still remain unknown to this day.
Given WWE's PG rating, their decision to remove her from the show was understandable, but why place her on the program to begin with?
Regardless, in the night of the Season 3 premiere, Vickie introduced Kaitlyn to the WWE Universe. A bodacious blonde, Kaitlyn dubbed herself "the girl next door" and immediately stole the hearts of many members of the audience upon her arrival in the WWE.
Prior to making her television debut, Kaitlyn was a bodybuilder with very little wrestling experience. However, due to her luxurious looks, officials didn't hesitate to throw her on TV without seasoning her down in developmental first.
Despite her apparent lack of in-ring talent, Kaitlyn survived the season and outlasted Naomi to win a WWE Divas contract. She was signed to SmackDown shortly thereafter, but didn't enter the Divas Championship picture until August 2012.
After months of failing to capture the gold, Kaitlyn finally defeated Eve at Raw's 20th Anniversary special this past January to score her first Divas title. She also quickly became the face of the division during her feud with AJ Lee over the summer and was prominently featured for a substantial amount of time.
With that in mind, would Kaitlyn have been able to achieve any of her aforementioned success had it not been for Aloisia's controversial scandal?
Kaitlyn still probably would have made it to the main roster eventually, but certainly not as quickly as she did initially. I have no doubt in my mind that Aloisia would have won that season of NXT if it wasn't for her unfortunate release, but she might not have been ready for the limelight, either.
I always envisioned her being a modern day version of Chyna, so her enormous size might have made her eligible to compete with the men as well. She could have had plenty of clashes against fellow powerhouses Beth Phoenix and Natalya, perhaps over the butterfly belt.
During NXT Season 3, Kaitlyn formed a friendship with AJ Lee, who would later turn on her and target her Divas title. So, that bond wouldn't have been established if Kaitlyn wasn't a part of the show, meaning her fantastic feud with AJ probably would have never occurred.
The Divas division is far from the point of saving this day and age, and I certainly think an Aloisia return to WWE isn't in the cards for now. Even still, it's interesting to think about how drastically the complexion of the entire Divas division could have changed had everything not went the way it did.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to drop a comment below with your thoughts on the controversy surrounding Aloisia's WWE release and Kaitlyn's recent rise to the top. As always, your criticism and overall feedback of latest piece is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
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Graham Mirmina, a.k.a. Graham "GSM" Matthews, is currently a journalism major at Endicott College. Visit his website at Next Era Wrestling and "like" his official Facebook page to continue the conversation on all things wrestling.
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