AJ Lee successfully defended the diva’s championship at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
Since winning the gold on June 16 at the Payback pay-per-view against Kaitlyn the WWE’s expert skipper has been dominant in the division.
She has escaped threats from not only Kaitlyn, but the Bella Twins, Natalya and many other top female talent. With all her success, at this rate it appears she may retire as the champion.
However, nobody is unbeatable. Here are five ways to provide new challenges for AJ.
WELCOME VETERAN DIVAS: There are so many past divas who could give Lee a run for her money. These names were extremely successful and brought attention to women’s wrestling in WWE. These include Trish Stratus, Victoria, Michelle McCool, Maryse, Mickie James, Melina, Madusa, Eve Torres, Beth Phoenix and Lita to name a few. If they win, then great. If they don’t, then it was a fun one-night blast from the past.
OPEN CHALLENGE: You never know who you are going to see when a champion issues an open challenge. It makes it that much more exciting. Along with veterans, reaching to those making names for themselves on the independent scene would be fun to see. There are also promotions dedicated to women’s wrestling and showcasing talented performers. Even if they don’t upset AJ, they may impress WWE enough to sign them to a developmental deal.
BRING IN NXT DIVAS: There are countless fans out there who campaign each week to see Paige and Emma on the main roster. They worked SummerSlam weekend at Axxess and each have their respective followings. Paige has represented the NXT women’s championship, even holding a win over Natalya. I think it would be added incentive to win the NXT title if it meant that guarantees a future opportunity at the diva’s championship.
GIVE TAMINA A SHOT: Tamina has been instrumental in Lee’s title defenses. You keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Eventually, the daughter of the “Superfly” will want her time in the sun. She has gotten to know AJ, strengths and weaknesses. Tamina would be a viable contender for Lee for sure.
AWAKEN KHARMA: We only got a taste of what the Kharma is capable of in WWE. When it comes to the term diva, she breaks the mold. I included the intimidating and feared alum in her own category because she quite frankly deserves it. A lot of members in the WWE Universe have been dreaming up the day we see Kharma back in a WWE ring. If it ever happens, AJ would be in a lot of trouble.
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