Last night at Hell In A Cell we saw The Glamazon Beth Phoenix face off against Kelly Kelly in a Divas Championship Match, After 2 failed attempts can Beth finally capture the butterfly belt? Check out the match below:
First out to the ring is the challenger Beth Phoenix accompanied by fellow Diva Of Doom Natalya, both in pink and black colour coordinated outfits.
Next out is the current Divas Champion Kelly Kelly with BFF Eve Torres.
The bell rings but Beth clearly isn’t in any hurry as she decides to have a little chat with Natalya first, the Divas Champion approaches Beth and tugs on her arm signalling that she came here to fight, a stare down commences.
Kelly makes the first move, she strikes Beth with a few hard punches then springs off the ropes and takes The Glamazon down with a thesz press, both Divas make it to their feet, Kelly is full of fire and knocks Beth down with another thesz press.
Beth recovers and forces Kelly into the corner, as she chargers forward Kelly lifts her legs and kicks Beth in the face, with Beth stunned Kelly climbs to the top rope and leaps off with a diving clothesline, she goes for a cover but barely gets a 2 count. Kelly dodges a clothesline then catches Beth with a swinging headscissor.
Beth counters the headscissor and grounds Kelly with a backbreaker followed by 2 heavy elbow drops, Beth goes for a cover but only gets 2.
Beth begins to show early signs of frustration, she lifts Kelly up onto her shoulder then charges forward, forcing Kelly’s back into the turnbuckle.
With Kelly tied up in the corner, Beth lands a few hard kicks to her stomach followed by a running dropkick, once Kelly is back to her feet, Beth takes her down with a snapmare then applies a submission hold.
Kelly fights the urge to submit, eventually she manages to power out and hits Beth with a few punches to the gut, Beth responds by slamming Kelly back down to the mat, she then begins to viciously grind her elbow into Kelly’s back. Beth continues to disrespect Kelly by repeatedly spanking her butt. She picks Kelly back up but the Divas Champion still has some fight left, she catches Beth with a few punches to the jaw, she attempts an irish whip but The Glamazon holds her ground and slams Kelly down with another backbreaker/submission hold.
Kelly still refuses to give up, as Eve and the crowd show their support. She battles back, hitting Beth in the face with her knee, forcing her to break the hold. As Beth attempts to pick Kelly up, Kelly catches her with a roll-up pin, but the Glamazon escapes at 2. Beth is not a happy bunny, she suplexes Kelly and uses the ropes for extra force, Beth hooks the leg but Kelly kicks out at 2, the Divas Of Doom can’t believe it’s not enough to put Kelly Kelly away.
Beth then attempts a powerbomb but Kelly gets the best of her and rolls her up into another pinning predicament, the very same pin that has cost Beth the match before, but this time she manages to escape. Beth brings the fight back to Kelly and lands her with a heavy clothesline followed by some angry punches, she goes for a cover but Kelly kicks out. Beth is furious, she comes at Kelly again with a hard kick to the ribs, she picks Kelly up by the hair and begins to choke her on the middle rope.
Beth then takes a run up and leaps at Kelly, but Kelly moves out of the way and catches Beth with a neckbreaker, both divas struggle to make it to their feet. Kelly climbs onto Beth’s shoulders and attempts another pin, but this time Beth is ready for it, Beth sits down on Kelly’s chest and goes for a pin of her own, Kelly escapes by rolling Beth into another pinning position, she nearly gets the win but Beth rolls out at 2. Kelly kicks Beth in the stomach and attempts a bulldog, Beth counters and locks Kelly’s arms behind her ready for a Glam Slam, Kelly escapes by using her legs to run up the turnbuckle and flips over Beth’s head. Both Divas locks arms, Beth’s power is too much for Kelly as she is forced into the corner, Beth launches herself at Kelly but eats turnbuckle instead. Kelly shows her mean streak by slamming Beth’s face repeatedly into the top turnbuckle, Kelly is finally back in the match as she executes the Kelly Killer followed by an impressive once-handed bulldog off the top rope. Is The Glamazon done for? Kelly goes for the cover, 1,2 but Beth kicks out before the 3.
Natalya climbs up onto the ring apron in protest, but Eve isn’t having any of it, she runs over to Natalya and pulls her down, Natalya retaliates by throwing Eve into the security wall.
Meanwhile in the ring Beth and Kelly have made it back to their feet, Kelly goes for the K2, Beth counters lifting Kelly up and dropping her down onto the ropes, she then lifts Kelly’s legs and kicks her in the stomach. With Kelly down Beth locks in Natalya’s new sharpshooter/surfboard submission manoeuvre.
Kelly begins to scream in agony, at which point Natalya picks up a mic so the entire arena can hear Kelly’s pain, she continues to mock Kelly.
Kelly manages to wriggle out and makes it to the bottom rope, but Beth doesn’t let go. The ref begins to count, forcing Beth to break the hold.
Beth refuses to let Kelly up, the ref has his back turned as he tries to push Beth away, at which point Natalya takes advantage and strikes Kelly with the microphone. Kelly is out for the count, Beth picks up a dazed Kelly and executes the mighty Glam Slam, 1,2,3 it’s all over and we have a new Divas Champion.
Following the match Natalya slides into the ring and hugs an emotional Beth Phoenix, the ref hands over the belt and Beth is overwhelmed by what has just happened.
Beth’s hand is raised in victory and the very emotional Divas Of Doom continue to celebrate inside the ring.
As I said before I couldn’t predict who was going to win this one, it was a real back and forth match with both Divas giving it their all, however I was disappointed that Beth won because of Natalya’s dirty tactics. Kelly took a serious beating but she also nearly put The Glamazon away after that top-rope bulldog, so if it wasn’t for the microphone would Beth still have won? I was sad to see Kelly lose, she has had an amazing title reign, one of the best in a very long time, but on the other hand I am really happy for Beth, I’m excited to see what’s in store for the Divas Division as a new era begins.