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Jim Ross comments on the NXT Divas, and trainer Sara Del Rey

In his weekly blog following WWE NXT tapings, good ol’ Jim Ross had some comments on the NXT Divas division and of course how it reflects on their trainer female wrestling veteran Sara Del Rey.

Sarah Del Ray doing an excellent job working/coaching the Divas. IMO I was the best in ring Divas bouts Thursday night as I’ve seen in WWe in a while. Layla, Alicia Fox, Paige and newcomer Sasha did well.

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NXT Divas being promoted?…

There are reports out that some WWE NXT (developmental) Divas might be promoted to the main roster.

According to the sites, WWE feels there needs to be fresh blood in the divison since it is mainly focused around Divas Champion Eve Torres, Kaitlyn and Layla.

 

My Thoughts: AJ Lee and Vickie Guerrero are used, as of right now Tamina Snuka has been added into a story. Cameron, Naomi and Rosa all know how to wrestle and haven’t been given a shot. Aksana has been added into this story in the past weeks. Once we figure out what side Alicia and Natalya are on that would clear everything up. As of right now I don’t personally think its a great idea to throw more Divas in the divison during the rebuilding process – just my opinion.

BREAKING NEWS: Sofia Cortez released from WWE…

Sofia Cortez shocked the Twitter world when she posted the following tweet: “I, as well, have been released by WWE. Sorry my #Soljas….”. This send out mixed emotions from the WWE Universe – anger, saddness and most fans became frantic.

 

Sofia became a star on the indy scene but shot to stardom when she appeared on WWE Tough Enough (as Ivelisse Velvez). Despite Velez being eliminated, she was signed to a WWE contract – soon debuting to FCW tv.

 

Recently Cortez wrestled on WWE NXT against Paige, Natalya and in an upcoming episode Tamina Snuka.

 

No matter where Sofia goes next one thing is forsure, she will shine bright and succeed. I, as well, as rest of her fans hope that she will return to the WWE where she belongs soon enough!

 

New FCW Diva impressing Officials??

Natalie (formally Buggy Nova) is said to be impressing WWE/FCW Officials.

She debuted at FCW houseshows a few weeks ago, teaming up with Sofia Cortez, Paige and Summer Rae on different occasions.

This is not the first rumor of FCW/WWE Officials being impressed with FCW Divas. Recently it was said WWE Officials were impressed with Raquel Diaz, Sofia Cortez and Paige’s performances on WWE’s NXT.

It is being said that Officials and some people in Developmental are excited about the future of the WWE Divas division and are happy with the group of Divas they have in FCW.

TOP 11: FCW Diva matches….

Now that FCW tv tapings have come to a close, and the stars are now on WWE NXT programming – lets take a look back at some of the jaw dropping matches in FCW.

#11 – October 9th, 2011 – Naomi took on FCW newcomer Leah West. Leah put up a hard fight against former FCW Divas champion Naomi. Naomi was able to pick up the victory, sadly for Leah – this was her last match in FCW.

#10 – July 31st, 2011  – Naomi took on Sonia w/ Audrey Marie at ringside. Sonia, also a FCW newcomer at the time, was no match for Naomi it seemed. Within a short time Naomi was able to pick up the victory.

#9-  April 3rd, 2012 – Triple threat Divas championship match, the champion Raquel Diaz taking on Sofia Cortez and Audrey Marie. This was the first of many triple threat matchs under Diaz’s championship reign. Cortez, recently debuted before this match and Audrey had just lost her championship which made them want to impress while Raquel just wanted to hold onto her prized possession.

#8- September 25th, 2011 – Audrey Marie vs Aksana for the FCW Divas Championship. Audrey had 2 victories over Aksana the weeks prior, and Aksana was set out to prove those were flukes. While Aksana went for a spine buster, Audrey was able to roll through, get the victory and win her first FCW Divas Championship.

#7-  January 16th, 2011 – Rosa Mendes took on Kaitlyn. Rosa, was brought back to FCW to ‘regain’ the Queen of FCW crown that she desired. While Kaitlyn was a standout and winner of NXT’s season 3. These two clased in a battle of strength and fire. Kaitlyn picked up the victory with her new finisher the flatliner.

#6- January 15th, 2012 – Caylee Turner took on Audrey Marie for the FCW Divas Championship. Turner was a standout on WWE’s Tough Enough series, while Audrey Marie was doing a great job defending her Championship gold. In a match full of outwitting, Audrey was able to come out on top with a victory.

#5- June 10th, 2012 – Audrey Marie took on Paige w/ Sofia Cortez at ringside. The two were named possible contenders for the Divas championship the previous week by GM Summer Rae. While Marie was going for a roll up, Sofia made sure Paige was loosing this match – removing her hand from the ropes. Giving Audrey the win and a future shot at Raquel’s Divas Championship.

#4-  May 27th, 2012  – Raquel Diaz took on Paige w/ Sofia Cortez at ringside. The two generation Divas battled it out for the FCW Divas Championship. Although a miscue by Sofia lead to a chair being thrown in the ring – Raquel in typical Guerrero fashion played possum while Paige caught the chair. Leading to a DQ and Raquel retaining the championship.

#3-  March 13th, 2011 – Rosa Mendes took on Aksana for the Queen of FCW crown. The whole point of Rosa’s FCW return was for her to capture the crown and Aksana was standing in her way. To anyone who says Rosa can’t wrestle… they need to watch this match. In a battle of strength and power – these Divas showed that the crown was just as important as the Divas Championship. Rosa Mendes finally picks up the victory and wins her first ‘title’!

#2- July 15th, 2012 – Audrey Marie vs Paige in the first ever FCW Divas NO DQ match. For the last couple of weeks of FCWtv these two Divas have fought to pinfalls, dq’s until they made FCW history books. In a back and forth battle, the ref couldn’t stop these two from hurting eachother. Paige attempted to use a chair to no evail, Audrey ended up planting a huge ddt out of nowhere to secure the victory over her foe.

#1- Moment in FCW –  Naomi def. Serena to become the first ever FCW Divas Champion. Following a long tournament featuring all of FCW’s Divas, Naomi stood tall the new Divas Champion.

Backstage news on 3 FCW Divas…

 Rumors are circulating, that their is strong praise for 3 of NXT’s Divas – Sofia Cortez, Paige and Raquel Diaz.

It is being said that WWE officials believe Paige and Sofia are better wrestlers than many of their current  WWE Divas. Although the praise, some believe Paige will be a future star, and that she is too young to be on the main roster now.

Raquel Diaz is gaining praise due to her mic skills and personality. Diaz has continued to gain praise due to the fact she can make promos on the spot. Her character spills out multiple promos, however WWE officals believe her ring work is not perfected yet.

Raquel and Paige are both generation Divas, Diaz being apart of the Guerrero Legacy- while Paige comes from England’s Knight Dynasty.

Not to count Sofia out, Cortez has trained with the Colons in Puerto Rico. Caylee Turner and Audrey Marie have competed in 1 match so far on WWE NXT, that has yet to air while, Summer Rae who recently started her wrestling training, has yet to have a taped match. Without a doubt, once WWE catchs eye on the other 3 Divas, it will surely be a race to the top of NXT and soon the WWE.