Viva Las Divas of the WWE

Viva Las Divas of the WWE

DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005

MATCH #1: School Girl Match – Torrie Wilson & Dawn Marie vs. Mae Young & The Fabulous Moolah, SmackDown, 9.23.04

This was supposed to be just Torrie versus Dawn, but surprise surprise, Teddy Long comes out and makes it a tag team match, playa. What did anyone do to deserve this? Dawn and Mae start it off and it’s shenanigans from the get-go. Torrie tags in and the ridiculousness continues. This is one of those matches that I just can’t be bothered to do play-by-play, it’s just insulting. Dawn tags back in and takes a shot at Moolah. The old ladies trip Dawn schoolgirl style and Mae gets the pin at 3:39. Yeah, that happened.
Rating: DUD

MATCH #2: Lingerie Pillow Fight – Stacy Keibler vs. Christy Hemme, RAW, 11.15.04

They whip pillows at each other and then have a good old fashioned pillow fight. They make it to the bed, briefly. And hit each other with pillows some more. Christy then hold Stacy down in a sexually suggestive position to get the hard fought victory at 1:04. I look at today’s show, and can’t believe stuff like this used to be on TV.
Rating: DUD

MATCH #3: Pilgrim Indian Match – Dawn Marie vs. Miss Jackie, SmackDown, 11.25.04

Dawn is dressed in the Indian costume, while Jackie is the Pilgrim. Jackie is mad because Dawn said she had an affair with Charlie Haas, Jackie’s fiancee. It’s cat fight stuff right away and referee Charles Robinson tries to split them up. They both shove him down and Robinson calls for the bell at 0:34. Haas then comes out to help break them apart. At least they had a reason for fighting each other. Still a stupid match though.
Rating: DUD

MATCH #4: WWE Women’s Championship Match – Trish Stratus vs. Lita, RAW, 12.6.04

Trish has been the Champion since 6.13.04, and this is her eighth defense. She’s wearing a face guard to protect her broken nose. They lock up and tumble to the floor right away. Back in the ring both women show fire and tenacity in taking the other out. Lita throws Trish to the floor and follows her out with the infamous dive that should have re-broken her neck but didn’t. That’s one of the nastiest non-injury bumps I’ve ever seen. Trish takes her mask off and cracks Lita in the face with it. Back in the ring Trish is in control now. Trish chokes Lita in the corner and Lita comes back with an Iconoclasm. Lita tries a Sleeper but Trish backs her into the corner to break it. They battle up on the ropes in the opposite corner and Lita hits a superplex! Lita crawls over to make the cover but only gets two. Trish comes back with the Chick Kick for a near-fall. She hits mounted punches in the corner and Lita brings her down with a powerbomb. A series of reversals ends with Lita getting a sunset flip for two. Lita goes for a DDT but Trish hangs on to the top rope to block it. Trish covers with her feet on the ropes for a near-fall. She goes for the Stratusfaction but Lita slips out of it and hits the reverse Twist of Fate. Lita goes up and hits the Moonsault to get the pin and win the title for a second time at 7:12. That was the last time to date that women were in the main event match of RAW, and they certainly made the most of it. Lita’s bump alone makes this memorable, but the match holds up and is really well worked in every way. This is one of, if not the best women’s match ever in WWE.
Rating: ***½

MATCH #5: Lingerie Pillow Fight – Christy Heme vs. Maria Kanellis, RAW, 1.10.05

Candice is the special guest referee. Shenanigans ensue, and ring announce Lilian Garcia and Candice get involved too. Maria and Christy bounce on the bed for a bit and then Lilian hits Maria with a pillow and she trips over Christy, allowing Christy to get the pin at 1:08. Well that was just thrilling.
Rating: DUD


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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