WWE Divas Title Triple Threat Match:
Paige vs (c) Nikki Bella w/ Brie vs Naomi w/ Taminia
Honestly not sure what it is but it just doesn't seem like to the WWE divas on the main roster can believably carry on a long match, because of year of being looked at as jokes. With that being said I believe we will see a usual Main roster divas match length wise before the winner is crowned. Using some blank reasoning I believe that giving Naomi the title tonight might be the only way to go.
For once I totally agree with WWE's reasoning for keeping certain talent off of TV which is something very out of the ordinary, because I usually hate it when WWE keeps talent off of TV. However, this time the reasoning behind WWE keeping two former World Champions off TV is simply because they don't have matches at the upcoming PPV so they really didn't need to be brought to TV.
The two former World Champions I speak of are Randy Orton & The Big Show, both men have been missing from TV for at least a couple of weeks. In Randy's case he has been featured very prominently since his return to programming back in February after spending nearly 4 months on the shelf. But Randy hasn't been seen on TV since being pinned by Seth Rollins in the Fatal Four Way Match at WWE Payback 2 weeks on the WWE Network.
The Big Show is a totally different case then Randy as Show hasn't been seen on WWE TV since Extreme Rules when he came up short against Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing Match. Much like when Orton first disappeared back in November Show has been out filming a WWE Studios film called Vendetta which is actually going to be released next month.
After some fans questioning the whereabouts of both former champions the questions are now answered as the reason behind them both being off TV is simply because neither man has a match at Elimination Chamber, so management thought it would be smarter to keep them off TV until after the PPV. With that being said keep your eyes open for a return from both soon after the PPV on Sunday.
After the #GiveDivasAChance movement sparked what seemed like a "revolution" of sorts in how WWE views the Divas division. Many thought that the WWE's point of view on the divas would changing due in part to the movement and also in part to how the divas are booked down in NXT. There has been some changes in the way divas are booked on the main roster and the divas have been getting more time to work on TV and having more time to talk on the microphone, but change isn't where it needs to be. Fact of the matter is it will take time and the divas wont become an important part of the product over night and nobody should expect them to.
However, in reality the Divas can be an important part of the product if they are given time to develop character and get over like the women in NXT have. Apparently top management namely Triple H & Stephanie are considered big supporter of changing the way WWE divas are featured on WWE TV. I totally agree with this idea, because it is obviously working down in NXT so why not do it on the main roster. The one thing I'd be worried about is if the Main roster division has the talent to sustain an increased role on TV. I believe that to many members of the current division like Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, & Layla may be better served as managers. (Layla for a different reason then Summer & Rosa)
Though I do support this idea I also support the idea of keeping certain divas as managers and just promoting other divas to the main roster from NXT to help with the role change. I also think that allowing Triple H & or Stephanie to have full control over a division without Vince's input like the divas division could do wonders for preparing them to take over for Vince and also could help business. But that likely wont happen, because as of this current writing Vince apparently still sees women in the roles they currently take on in the divas division as oppose to the role the divas have in NXT. Finally that is were the problem falls as Vince is in control of the main WWE product still.
Meta Powers (Macho Mandow & #AxelMania) vs The Ascension
This will be a usual pre-show match because the talent involved are comedy relief of sorts and are very entertaining in my book. I have been saying that this match is like the Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) vs The Powers of Pain or Demolition. Because of the status The Ascension has had since joining the Main Roster, and because I am a big fan of the Meta Powers. So I think the Meta Powers will win this match.
WWE Payback 2015