MILWAUKEE – Ding. Glam Slam. Ding. That’s the shirt Divas Champion Beth Phoenix had on at Raw. But at Elimination Chamber, it was more like Ding. Take one heck of a fight from Tamina. Glam Slam. Ding.
Tamina, the second-generation Diva, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, channeled her father in every way imaginable to try and pull out a victory over The Glamazon. But in the end, Phoenix rose again – out of Tamina’s dangerous Superfly Splash from the top rope – to retain the butterfly-emblazoned title.
Two of WWE’s most physically-imposing Divas took the action within the confines of the squared circle and outside to the ring floor. With brutal punches and feats of sheer strength, each Diva was determined to come out on top. Tamina even hit The Glamazon with the Samoan Drop, a painful move Phoenix wasn’t expecting. As Tamina went up for the Superfly Splash, a quick-thinking Phoenix suplexed Tamina from the top rope.
But just when Tamina looked to have the Divas Championship within reach with a massive superkick-top rope Superfly Splash combination to The Glamazon, Phoenix kicked out of the landing and never looked back. One Glam Slam later and Phoenix retained.
For weeks, Beth Phoenix has been taunting the Divas Division on television, WWE.com and on Twitter, saying there “was no competition,” and she would be “Divas Champion forever.” Backing away from former friends like Natalya and taking matters into her own hands, the WWE Universe saw The Glamazon run roughshod over her opponents. That is, until Tamina Snuka elevated her game – and her place – in the Divas division.
From challenging – and beating – one of the most technically-sound Divas the WWE Universe has ever seen in Natalya, Tamina put The Glamazon on notice. And although the second-generation Diva was unable to net the butterfly in her first-ever Divas Championship Match, it certainly won’t be the last we see of Tamina Snuka.
What’s next for Divas Champion Beth Phoenix? Tune in to Raw SuperShow on USA Network at 9/8 CT for all the Elimination Chamber fallout.