M.V.D. – Most Valuable Divas – Week of December 15, 2013

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

This week, I had a bit of a hard time choosing this week’s Most Valuable Diva. So many girls from WWE and TNA impressed me this week in their own way. With that said, this week’s edition of Most Valuable Diva will feature many WWE Divas and TNA Knockouts that stood out to me:

AJ Lee successfully defended her Divas Championship against Natalya at TLC. AJ looked as though her reign as Divas Champion was going to end after Natalya escaped out of the Black Widow and attempted to lock in the Sharpshooter. However, WWE’s resident crazy chick managed to get Natalya with a roll up and successfully defend her title. AJ’s had a long reign as Divas Champions, and she’s coming closer and closer to becoming the longest reigning Divas Champion in history.

M.V.D. – Most Valuable Divas – Week of December 8, 2013: Natalya and Alicia Fox

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

On this week’s episode of Main Event, a match up that never fails to impress took place: Alicia Fox vs Natalya. Every time a diva fan hears that an Alicia Fox vs Natalyais going to take place, they instantly know that it’s going to be a great match, and this week on Main event, their match was just as great as all their other matches from the past.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Divas – Week of December 1, 2013: Natalya and Paige

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

On this week’s NXT, Paige defended the NXT Women’s Championship against Natalya in a match that I consider one of the best diva matches this year. Paige vs. Natalya was a great technical match. There were no missteps, botches, or anything like that. Everything about the match had a nice flow.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Divas – Week of November 10, 2013: Natalya and AJ Lee

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

On this week’s Main Event, AJ Lee put her Divas Championship on the line against Natalya. Natalya earned this championship opportunity after defeating AJ in tag action a couple weeks ago. There was great back and forth action between both women throughout the match. Natalya showed a lot of aggression, and AJ pulled out a couple of flashy moves, which she rarely does as a heel. The ending saw AJ getting disqualified after Tamina superkicked Natalya. Natalya won the match, but AJ retained the Divas Championship despite being DQed. After the match, AJ locked in the Black Widow on Natalya, making Natalya scream and cry in pain.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Divas – Week of November 3, 2013: Nikki Bella & Cameron

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

Just when you thought Brie Bella was the only diva that’s been showing signs of improvement, two other divas step in and show that they have been bettering their wrestling craft as well. The two divas I’m talking about? Nikki Bella and Cameron.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Diva – Week of October 27, 2013: Summer Rae

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

It may be Fall, but that doesn’t mean that Summer won’t make its presence felt, that is, if your name is Summer Rae. At Hell In A Cell, Summer Rae competed in her first main roster/PPV match when she teamed up with Fandango in mixed tag team action against Natalya and The Great Khali. The match was mainly centered around Natalya and Summer Rae due to their ringside altercations weeks prior to the PPV. In the end, it was Summer Rae that picked up the win after a roll up on the third-generation diva.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Diva – Week of October 20, 2013: Brooke

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

At TNA’s Bound For Glory Pay Per View, Brooke had the opportunity to become a three-time Knockouts Champion in a triple threat match against Gail Kim and ODB. The match came to an end after Lei’D Tapa took out ODB and nailed Brooke with a sick powerbomb. Gail Kim took advantage and pinned Brooke to become the new Knockouts Champion, revealing her and Lei’D Tapa’s alliance in the process. Although Brooke, ODB, and Gail Kim put on a great match at Bound For Glory, Brooke was the standout competitor in the match. Everything about Brooke in the match was spot on. She displayed a lot of her heel character throughout the match, teasing and toying with ODB. I also felt that her wrestling was on point as well, and she has really adapted to the heel style of wrestling quite well.

I honestly would not have been surprised if she had walked away with the Knockouts Championship at Bound For Glory. The spot where she was powerbombed by Lei’D Tapa was one of the best spots during the match, and I have to commend her for taking that powerbomb like a champ. She sold it to perfection. I have been impressed with Brooke as a heel thus far, and her match at Bound For Glory is one of the reasons why I love her as a heel. She was the Most Valuable Player in the match, and this week, she is Most Valuable Diva of the Week!

Come back next week to see who will be the Most Valuable Diva of the week.

Did you agree/disagree with my pick for M.V.D.? Who do you think should have been this week’s M.V.D.? Give me your thoughts in the comments section below, or tweet me your thoughts @_ericholt_ .

- Eric Holt

M.V.D. – Most Valuable Diva – Week of October 13, 2013: Tamina

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

Tamina made a statement this week! On Monday Night RAW, Tamina competed in a singles match against Brie, a match that was booked by Stephanie McMahon and favored Tamina since only AJ was allowed to be at ringside. The leather-wearing bodyguard put on a great match against Brie Bella. When it looked as though Tamina was going to lose the match, Tamina countered the Bella Buster and nailed Brie with a huge big boot for the win. After the match, Tamina gave Brie a post-match beat down that gave AJ the perfect opportunity to lock in the Black Widow to add more salt to Brie’s wounds. STATEMENT MADE! I was impressed with Tamina’s performance on RAW. She picked up a win over Brie in a match that made her look like a dominant force to be reckoned with. I also felt that Tamina’s alliance with AJ shined on RAW as well, especially during the post-match beat down on Brie. When I originally say Tamina and AJ together as allies, I had my doubts about it and did not think it was going to work out. However, I can honestly say that I was wrong. Tamina and AJ’s alliance has been a lot better than I expected. Tamina as AJ’s bodyguard gives her more TV time, gives her a chance to show off her wrestling skills more often, and adds more depth to her heel character.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Diva – Week of October 6, 2013: Stephanie McMahon

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

Stephanie McMahon was in full Boss Lady bitchiness mode on RAW during her segment with Big Show. She began by calling out Big Show for his inexcusable actions at Battleground. From there, she insulted him by calling him worthless, heartless, soulless, and a poor excuse for a human being. Stephanie went as far as even throwing it up in Show’s face that her and HHH saved him from being evicted and did everything they could for Big Show. Big Show laughed and made a joke out of everything Stephanie was saying, but at the same time, he got serious with her when he called her out for telling him to knock out Daniel Bryan. Things got really heated between the two when Big Show called Brad Maddox Stephanie and her (to quote Big Show) her “son of a bitch” husband, prompting Stephanie McMahon to slap Big Show multiple times (OUCH!) and fire him. Although Stephanie was hoping Big Show would leave crying, he instead left laughing. Mission accomplished Stephanie? I don’t think so. In all seriousness, I was in love with this segment. This is the Stephanie McMahon that I remember watching from the Attitude Era days. Stephanie was such a bitchy boss, and it made the segment that much greater. She knows how to intimidate and put people in their places. It is always great for me to see Stephanie back on WWE TV, even if it is for a once in a while appearance. Ever since she has been on TV more often, I have been entertained by her bitchy, boss lady heel character that she plays to perfection. She completely owned Big Show throughout their entire segment with each other, and everything about Stephanie’s heel character was spot on, from her bitchy facial expressions to her mic skills. Stephanie’s Bossy Lady bitchiness and her segment with Big Show are why she is this week’s Most Valuable Diva.

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M.V.D. – Most Valuable Diva – Week of September 29, 2013: Brie Bella

MVDOWW Women’s Wrestling Columnist Eric Holt chooses his M.V.D.- Most Valuable Diva(s) of the week, based on television matches, promos, and/ or segments.

For the second week in a row, Brie Bella is the Most Valuable Diva of the week.

Brie had a drama-filled, action-packed week, which began on Monday Night Raw. To start off with, it was announced that Brie Bella would be facing AJ for the Divas Championship at Battleground. Brie has the opportunity to become a two-time Divas Champion if she can beat AJ at Battleground. Brie and twin sister Nikki once again had a backstage segment with Randy Orton. Randy Orton’s words left Brie feeling intimidated by The Apex Predator. I would have loved to have seen Brie slap Randy, but I think Brie’s going to be saving that for another time. Despite being left intimidated by Randy Orton, Brie did not let that stop her from competing in her match against Alicia Fox. Both girls put on a great match that was given plenty of time. Brie continued to show off her recent improvements in the ring during the match, and she ultimately won after hitting Alicia with the Bella Buster. Although Brie is this week’s MVD, I wanted to also take a moment and compliment Alicia Fox on how great she did in the match as well. Alicia put her legs to great use during the match, and she had amazing chemistry in the ring with Brie. It makes me wonder why WWE doesn’t use Alicia Fox more often. In my opinion, she is one of the most underrated divas on the roster today. Anyways, let’s get back to talking about Brie. Brie took part in the last segment of RAW, where she looked on as her boyfriend Daniel Bryan took a nasty beating from Randy Orton, including an RKO on the announce table. Brie played the part of a distressed girlfriend to perfection. Everything about her part of the segment was great, from her facial expressions to her acting. Brie had a standout performance on RAW.

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