WWF Divas: Tropical Pleasure

divas tropical pleasure

DVD Release Date: April 9, 2002

MATCH #1: Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley vs. Trish Stratus, No Way Out, 2.25.01

Stephanie attacks right away and the crowd is fired up. Trish tries to escape to the floor but Stephanie pulls her back in the hard way. Stephanie unleashes some clotheslines and continues to look dominant here. She throws Trish to the floor and follows her out. Trish catches her with a kick to the gut and throws her into the crowd. Stephanie fights back and hits a clothesline off the barricade! For real. Trish gets in the ring and Stephanie tries to suplex her to the floor but Trish snaps Stephanie’s neck off the top rope instead. Now Trish has control, and she hits a nice bulldog for two. Trish hits a solid DDT for another near-fall. She chokes Stephanie in the corner but put herself in perfect position for Stephanie to hit an Iconoclasm! Who’s teaching her these moves? Stephanie throws Trish to the floor and hurls her face-first repeatedly into the announce table. She then throws a pitcher of water on her. Trish takes offense and kicks Stephanie down. Now Trish is slamming Stephanie’s face off the announce table. Back in the ring Trish goes for a rana but Stephanie counters to a powerbomb for two. Stephanie then pulls Trish’s shorts down and spanks her. She goes after the shirt next but is unable to take it off. Both women are angry and charge, slamming each other down on the mat. William Regal makes his way out and trips the referee. He places Trish on top for a two-count, but puts Stephanie’s foot on the bottom rope so she doesn’t get pinned. Regal gets back in the ring and kicks the referee. Trish slaps him, so Regal delivers the Regal Cutter. Stephanie crawls over to make the cover and gets the pin at 8:27. That was about a thousand times better than it had any right to be, and the hot crowd certainly helped them too. Stephanie was pulling off moves I had no idea she could do, and Trish held up her end too. This is Stephanie’s best match ever.
Rating: ***¼

MATCH #2: First-Ever Tag Team Bra & Panties Match – Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler, Invasion, 7.22.01

Mick Foley is the special guest referee for some reason. It’s a pier-six brawl right from the start. Foley is going to have trouble controlling this one. Torrie and Trish end up in the ring and Torrie hits a (sort of) dropkick. Trish fights back with a clothesline and a suplex. She tries to take Torrie’s top off but Stacy makes the save. Trish clotheslines both WCW ladies and makes the tag. Neither Stacy nor Torrie want to face Lita. Stacy gets the short straw and immediately gets her shirt pulled off. The WCW girls use some chicanery to take Lita down and remove her shirt. Lita fights back and goes up top but misses a high cross body block. Torrie and Trish tag in. Trish is on fire but Torrie cuts her off with a hair mare. Torrie successfully removes Trish’s shirt but Trish counters by taking Torrie’s pants. Lita and Trish execute Poetry in Motion and take Torrie’s shirt off. Trish hits Stacy with a bulldog and Lita follows with the Litasault. Stacy’s pants then come off and Team WWF gets the win at 5:01. Trish and Lita did some nice moves.
Rating: *

MATCH #3: First-Ever Lingerie Match – Torrie Wilson vs. Stacy Keibler, No Mercy, 10.21.01

Stacy attacks before even taking her robe off, which is just scandalous. She thwarts Torrie’s initial attacks with some cartwheels. Torrie takes her down with a clothesline. She charges into the corner and Stacy gets her foot up. Stacy then takes off her robe and slaps Torrie. She pulls a whip from her cleavage and uses it on Torrie’s behind. That just makes Torrie mad, and she takes Stacy down with a spear. They roll around the ring now and include the “rolling over the referee” spot. Stacy chokes Torrie in the corner with her long leg. They do the fish out of water sequence but no one can get a pin. Stacy goes back to more creative choking but Torrie slams her out of the corner. Torrie then hits the handspring elbow (sort of) to get the pin at 3:07. Give the girls credit, they tried out there. They played their roles well. I’m just trying to be nice.
Rating: *

MATCH #4: Egg Nog Match – Torrie Wilson vs. Stacy Keibler, Raw, 12.24.01

There is a pool of eggnog set up by the entrance ramp, and both women are wearing Mrs. Clause outfits. Stacy attacks first and pulls Torrie’s shirt off. She slams Torrie into the eggnog. Torrie gets up and pulls both Stacy and the referee into the pool. They roll around some more and then Torrie spanks Stacy. Torrie then rolls Stacy up for the pin at 1:56. Big win for Torrie Wilson there.
Rating: DUD

MATCH #5: Six-Pack Challenge for the WWF Women’s Championship – Lita vs. Jacqueline vs. Trish Stratus vs. Ivory vs. Mighty Molly vs. Jazz, Survivor Series, 11.18.01

The title has been vacant since 11.15.01. Jazz is a surprise mystery entrant, and she charges the ring and takes Lita down with a side slam right off the bat. That’s a hell of a way to make an entrance. Jazz hits a double underhook suplex and continues the abuse. Lita comes back with a headscissors. Molly and Jacqueline tag in. They go back and forth briefly and Jacqueline gets the advantage so Molly tags Ivory into the match. Jacqueline and Ivory work in the fish out of water spot. Ivory catapults Jacqueline into the ropes, and Jacqueline tags Trish, who gets a nice pop. Trish does the same move to Ivory that Ivory just did to Jacqueline. Well, she was pretty green at this point. Trish hits a flapjack. Molly kicks Trish in the back from the apron. Ivory then knocks Lita off the apron and the Alliance women triple-team poor Trish. Lita and Jacqueline come to the rescue. They hit Jazz with Poetry in Motion and go for the same on Molly, but Jacqueline double-crosses Lita. Well it is every woman for herself. The finisher parade begins and Lita hits Ivory with the Twist of Fate. Lita goes up and hits the Litasault but Jazz pulls her off the cover. The crowd is behind Lita as she battles Jazz and Molly. Jazz whips Lita into Trish, who backdrops Lita to the floor. Trish then sends Jazz out as well, leaving her alone with Ivory. She hits Ivory with the Stratusfaction to get the upset win at 4:23. That was short but very energetic and everyone was hitting their moves nicely. Trish winning was definitely a surprise.
Rating: **

MATCH #6: Gravy Bowl Women’s Championship Match – Stacy Keibler vs. Trish Stratus, SmackDown!, 11.22.01

Trish has been the Champion since 11.18.01, and this is her second defense. There is a nice Thanksgiving spread next to the Gravy Bowl. So of course the match starts as a food fight. Stacy throws Trish off the table and Trish fights back with a Chick Kick. Trish then catapults Stacy into the gravy bowl. That hardly looks like gravy, more like brown water. They roll around the “gravy” and Trish hits an Alabama Slam, of all things. Trish then puts on a Camel Clutch to get the tap out (for real) at 2:17 (though I never heard an opening bell). Yes, this was actually for the Women’s Championship.
Rating: DUD

MATCH #7: WWF Women’s Championship Match – Trish Stratus vs. Jacqueline, Vengeance, 12.9.01

Trish has been the Champion since 11.18.01, and this is her fourth defense. Jacqueline is a former two-time Women’s Champion, while Trish is in the midst of her first reign. The enlightened crowd chants “We Want Puppies” as these two women try to have a competitive match. Jacqueline controls the bulk of the action, since Trish was still getting her feet wet as an in-ring performer at this point. Trish gets a backslide from out of nowhere to get the win at 3:36. Oy, that was just not very good.
Rating: ½*

MATCH #8: Six-Woman Tag Team Match – Lita, Mighty Molly & Jacqueline vs. Ivory, Stacy Keibler & Torrie Wilson, Raw, 8.20.01

Ivory and Molly start it off with some chain wrestling. Molly hits a nice Northern Lights Suplex for a one-count. She gets a nice snap mare and Ivory tries to tag out but Stacy and Torrie both jump down from the apron. Nice partners there. Jacqueline tags in and takes it to the abandoned Ivory. She hits a dropkick and Ivory goes for another tag, this time tagging Torrie. Jacqueline dominates until Stacy kicks Jacqueline in the back from the apron. The Alliance women try to double-team but Jacqueline takes them both out with a clothesline. Lita tags in and challenges Ivory. She’s having knee problems after being attacked by the Alliance trio last night on Heat. Ivory goes after the injury but Lita is able to get a monkey flip and an enziguiri. Jacqueline tags back in and the Alliance triple-teams her to give Ivory the advantage. It doesn’t last long though, as Jacqueline hits Ivory with a tornado DDT to get the pin at 3:44. They did the most they could with less than four minutes to work with. Stacy and Torrie didn’t offer much in the ring though.
Rating: *½

MATCH #9: WWF Women’s Championship Match – Trish Stratus vs. Lita, Raw, 11.19.01

Trish has been the Champion since 11.18.01, and this is her first defense. She starts with a headlock and they blow a simple spot. Lita hits a Spear (sort of) for two. She gets a sunset flip for another two-count. Trish catapults Lita into the second rope for a near-fall. She hits a bodyslam and goes for another one but Lita counters with an inside cradle for two. Lita unleashes a flurry of offense including a flapjack for a two-count. Trish hits a Chick Kick from out of nowhere, but misses an elbow off the second rope. Lita goes up top but Trish shoves her down into the barricade. Matt Hardy helps Lita up but Trish hits a baseball slide dropkick to break up that little love-fest. Back in the ring Trish gets a backslide for the pin at 2:45. These two were normally good together but something was definitely off in this match.
Rating: ½*

MATCH #10: Spanking Match – Trish Stratus vs. Torrie Wilson, Raw, 7.23.01

Torrie somehow scores the first takedown. I say somehow because I’m literally not sure how it happened. Trish fights back and clotheslines Torrie down. Momentum continues to shift and Trish charges towards the ropes but Torrie moves and Trish crashes to the floor. They fight in the corner and Trish chokes Torrie long enough to climb up the pole and grab the paddle. Torrie bails to the floor and trips Trish, causing her to drop the paddle. Back in the ring Torrie tries to use the paddle but Trish stops her. Torrie (sort of) hits a dropkick and then is able to spank Trish with the paddle to get the win at 2:26. This was the usual nonsense.
Rating: ¼*


About Jake Ziegler

I've been in love with the movies for almost 20 years. I follow the Oscars obsessively, and try to see as many movies a year as I can. I'll watch anything good bad or otherwise, and my life long dream job has always been to be a bona fide film critic. View all posts by Jake Ziegler

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