This was perhaps the most surprising result of the entire SummerSlam. Who would have thought Kelly Kelly would manage to beat Beth Phoenix?
I'm not a Kelly Kelly fan, but she certainly seems to have made the effort to learn a few new moves. Perhaps Phoenix's declaration that she and Natalya will put up with no more booty-popping, splits or stinkfaces in the Divas division has made her and the powers-that-be realize that women's wrestling needs a little more credibility.
Beth is obviously significantly more powerful than Kelly, but the match was a decent one and given a moderately respectable amount of time. I'm hoping this means that the Divas, under the tutelage of the recently-appointed Goldust, are undergoing a bit of a revamp and being taken more seriously.
In storyline terms, the Divas of Doom now have a ready-made feud all set to launch with Kelly and Eve. Beth and Nattie have been kept on the sidelines for far too long; these are the women with the most wrestling ability and great mic skills, and they deserve to cut a heelish swathe through the roster.
William Regal keeps talking on NXT about AJ being a great role model for little girls to look up to. That may be so, but Beth and Nattie pointing out so clearly that you don't have to look like a Barbie doll to be attractive or to be powerful is just as important.
Kelly may still be the champion—for the time being. However, I expect Beth to take the title at Night of Champions, and I think this match may finally mark the Divas division's progression beyond an aesthetically attractive joke.
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