The seven-on-seven elimination tag match featuring the WWE Divas at Survivor Series was not good. Neither was the following night's rematch. In fact, not much involving the Divas has been excellent in recent months.
AJ Lee has done an excellent job of picking up where Kaitlyn and Eve Torres left off in restoring credibility to the Divas Championship, despite the fact that she has not always had the strongest competition thanks to WWE's determination to spotlight the Total Divas cast.
Brie Bella has developed rapidly into a solid in-ring hand, but she has been the exception to this point.
That changes Sunday night when AJ takes on the talented in-ring technician and third-generation Diva Natalya.
What the Calgary native lacks in natural charisma, she makes up for in outstanding wrestling ability. She is a submission specialist who utilizes her uncle Bret Hart's legendary Sharpshooter finisher and has ridden that finisher to great success in recent weeks, defeating AJ on a number of occasions to secure the title shot.
Natalya's recent 14:00-plus match against Paige on NXT is proof that she can deliver from bell to bell, and AJ's great match against Kaitlyn at Payback is proof of her talent.
The title match is by no means a high-profile one that will have any impact in terms of the overall success of the show. Instead, the pressure facing the competitors is from fans, who expect a certain quality out of the two Divas given their ability.
Champion and challenger have skill sets that should allow them to work well together, and their reliance on submission-based finishers should make for a very mat-based wrestling match.
If given the appropriate time, there is no reason to doubt that AJ and Natalya cannot prove that women's wrestling still has a place in WWE at a time when reality television shows are all the rage.
If they do not get the time or the performers have an off night, there will be a large contingency of doubters jumping at the opportunity to remind everyone else how right they were.