“What If?” is a weekly column where I discuss the “what ifs” of women’s wrestling that could’ve/would’ve/should’ve happened, from championship reigns to returns/debuts to storyline options.
This week’s What If is:
Jillian Hall had a longer Divas Championship reign?
Back in 2009, WWE decided to have a diva trade take place on an edition of Monday Night RAW. Before that, Mickie James defended her Divas Championship against Jillian Hall. Jillian Hall won the match and the Divas Championship after nailing a powerbomb to Mickie and using the ropes. Jillian Hall was excited about her win, but that was about to change.
Guest host Nancy O’Dell announced that a Diva Trade had taken place, and the changes were effective immediately. She went on to announce that Jillian Hall would be defending her newly won Divas Championship against Melina, who had been traded from Smackdown to RAW. Melina defeated Jillian that night to become the new Divas Championship. Jillian Hall’s Divas Championship reign lasted five minutes, the shortest reign in Divas Championship history.
Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net:
Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis recently spoke to Slam.Canoe.Ca about recent reports that she was in talks with WWE about appearing at WrestleMania – and rumors that there are people in WWE who don’t want to work with her. Here are some highlights of what he said about:
WWE sent out the following today:
E! ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES REVEALING THE REAL WOMEN BEHIND THE WWE® DIVAS THAT PROVES THE DRAMA IS EVEN BIGGER WHEN THEY STEP OUTSIDE THE RING
“Total Divas” Goes Inside the Personal Lives of the Sexy Superstars Who Entertain Tens of Millions of Passionate Fans Every Week and the Newcomers Vying for that Coveted Title
Guess who’s back? Back again? It’s WWW of course! After being absent last week, the Women’s Wrestling Write-Up is back. After being at Leeds Festival last week watching bands such as Foo Fighters and Paramore, I certainly saw my fair share of superstars, and this week follows on from that trend as we have some awesome spectacles inside the ring! I’m sure you will all implode with excitement when I tell you that we have 2 Natalya matches this week, on RAW and Smackdown, and there is also some action on IMPACT. Sadly, there were no NXT or Superstars bouts but we do have appearances from significant segments featuring Vickie Guerrero, AJ and Aksana to beef this baby up. With no more introduction needed, let’s jump into this week’s Opening Contest.
Bonjourno everyone and no, this is not an attempt at an Antonio Cesaro impression, I just thought I’d channel the language of love as you will love everything that we have coming up on this week’s Women’s Wrestling Write-Up. If you love Twitter, follow moi (ooh la la, remind me never to say that again) at @Jack5326 and now I’ve ran out of love puns as I’m that uncreative, we’ll get on with things!
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Some people who have worked closely with Former WWE Heavyweight Champion Triple H believe that when he gets more power in WWE, we will see more focus on the tag team division, putting the Divas division on the back-burner even more.