Induction: 2011 Halloween Divas Battle Royal – AJ Gives Nerds The World Over a Geekality!

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I am pretty sure if I decided to make it a Halloween tradition to induct every stupid Divas costume gimmick match, I’d have material until the end of time.  I mean, really, they have these things every year, right?

But 2011 was different.

Muppet-tastically different.

Ah yes, the glory days of the infamous guest host era of Raw.  What a disaster that period of company history was.  Save the hate mail; for every Bob Barker we got, there were a hundred Dr. Kens.  And Buzz Aldrins.  And Mini Mes.  By the time they were rolling out Al Sharpton to the ring, I think we all knew this was a concept that needed to die post haste.

Still, even a crusty old codger like myself has to admit that the Muppets showing up…I mean, come on, that’s as close to a can’t miss as you could possibly get.




Really, this happened.  I don’t blame you for doubting that this actually took place, but it did, and it was, for the most part, pretty grand.  There was some horribleness to it to be sure (what the heck happened to Statler & Waldorf’s voices???), but it was fun to see them interacting with the various talent.

Well, except for Miss Piggy engaging with Vickie Guerrero in a boob fight.


That was kinda bothersome.

Admittedly a bit mesmerizing, though.

I feel filthy writing that.

Thankfully, the two were interrupted prior to any mammary glands, human or Muppet, were ruptured by the start of the annual Divas Halloween masquerade ball.  And it seemed only fitting that Janice’s daughter, Kelly Kelly, was the first to appear. Not quite sure what she was supposed to be (“Is she a cowboy or a pirate?” asked Piggy), and before we had a chance to figure it out, she slid right in and gave Kermie a big ol’ smoocharoo.



I know people have questioned the virtuosity of Barbara Blank before, what with the rumors of her and various guys in the back.

The fact that she started macking on a Muppet (right in front of his decades-long girlfriend, no less!) probably answers that better than fifteen tell all biographies ever could.

Let’s meet the rest of the competitors before the train flies off the rails and wrecks in a spectacular manner.



We get Eve, as Robin.  Before you ask, there’s no corresponding Batman.  That just seems wrong; I mean, does anyone go to a Halloween party as, say, Stan Laurel without Oliver Hardy?

And with that joke, I must admit I feel as though it is truly Halloween and my fingers were somehow haunted by the ghosts of WrestleCrap writers past..that there was a Triple Kelly joke if I ever heard one.

(Just kidding, Kel, you know we still loves ya!)



Also participating are Aksana as Morticia Addams (I thought she was Russian, not French!) and Tamina Snuka as the scariest Egyptian princess you will ever, EVER see.  Remember that creepy woman from The Mummy?  This one?



WAY less frightening that Tamina Snuka.

Pro: Tamina is not wearing that outfit.  I’d be begging for Imhotep to come claw my eyeballs out of my skull like he did to that guy wearing the glasses if she were.

Let’s see, who else is here…



Natalya is the Queen of Hearts.  Really glad that Michael Cole told me this, because otherwise I had absolutely zero clue what she was supposed to be. 

The Bellas are Mario and Luigi.  All will be forgiven if John Cena shows up in drag as Princess Peach.

I feel even filthier for writing that.  At this point I can only surmise that I am, in fact, possessed, this time by old WCR reporter Peter Gazer.




As noted, Kelly Kelly is a pirate.  Or a cowboy.  If Piggy wasn’t sure, neither am I.  Alicia Fox is a sailor (not Popeye).  And…I seriously have no idea who that is on the left or what she is supposed to be.  Cole guessed it was Michael Hayes.  King noted that it was in fact Dog the Bounty Hunter.  Neither man actually told us who it was, so I’ll see if I can figure it out before they do.



Michelle McCool maybe?

Rosa Mendez is a cave woman.  I thought she was doing her best to become Jungle Grrrrrrrl from WOW.  I was kinda hoping she was, because she really needs to update her website.

And that’s AJ in the middle…I have a theory as to who she is, but I am afraid to actually say it out loud (err, type it out loud?) to show just how much of a geek, nerd, AND poindexter I actually am.  Let’s just get the match started.



It’s every horrible women’s battle royal you ever saw.  Only this time, with goofy costumes.  So it’s every horrible women’s Halloween battle royal you ever saw.

With one major, MAJOR exception:



No matter how WWE may try to ruin her, she will forever hold my nerdy heart in her hands.



And I am sure that by posting this image, this page will get approximately 10x the views it ever would before.

You want to know why AJ got over in the first place?  Because she was a geek that other geeks thought they stood a chance with.  Good for her.  Personally, though, she got over with ME when she talked about how she’d spoon with Daniel Bryan.  Probably in this position:



Oh and yeah, she was eliminated quickly.

As were about 5 others, including Dog, who was revealed to be Kaitlyn.  The woman I thought was Michelle McCool was KAITLYN????!!!



Both are blonde.

Both are caucasian.

Both are female.

That’s about where the similarities end I think.

After that, I can only assume that I’ve now been possessed by Blade Braxton and am now 40(,000) sheets to the wind.



Anyway, Eve wins.

OH!  And SPEAKING OF winners, I know someone of you are reading this induction solely to find out who guessed correctly what I went as for Halloween this year.  The correct answer?  

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I’m the guy on the left.

You know, the one they didn’t let DRIVE THE BOAT.

I even auditioned, noting “THERE IT IS – THE BACKSIDE OF WATER!!!”

No dice.

The Bucket List remains unchecked.

Happy Halloween, nonetheless!


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41 Responses to "Induction: 2011 Halloween Divas Battle Royal – AJ Gives Nerds The World Over a Geekality!"
  1. Troy says:

    Still should’ve been Rafiki, complete with “Banana” action.

  2. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    R.D Reynolds *is* Skipper Dan!

  3. Stephen V. says:

    The way Tamina no-sold the Bladed Fans? Maybe her full costume is “Egyptian Hacksaw Jim Duggan versus Berlyn.”

  4. s1mon86 says:

    I was really um really um outlandishly depressed that I couldn’t get my news… I got to ask you something RD, what was the overall condition of the muppets durng that episode? I want to know if any of the muppets got hurt backstage, seems like there was a lot of tension during that show…

    • Time Lord Soundwave says:

      I believe Gonzo got his arms stretched and tied into a knot, but otherwise everyone was fine.

      Oh, and Miss Piggy karate chopped Hornswoggle. So that was worth it right there.

  5. Jay says:

    Ok, no matter how much I loathe the AJ Lee of today, that image of her doing the fan lift will endear her to my heart forever.

  6. Jay says:

    The one you thought was Michelle McCool was in fact Kaitlyn, playing Kelly Kelly, playing Dog the Bounty Hunter. That IS an impressive costume!

  7. Time Lord Soundwave says:

    “The woman I thought was Kelly Kelly was KAITLYN????!!!”

    Kelly Kelly? That’s an odd way to write Michelle McCool’s name, Deal. 😛

    Also, how funny is it that AJ is trying to fan lift her future bodyguard?

  8. Time Lord Soundwave says:

    As for RD’s costume, my guess would’ve been Carl Spackler from Caddyshack.

    So I got that going for me.

    Which is good.

  9. AK says:

    I am surprised that Kaitlyn didn’t wear her DIY penguin costume she so graciously showed us how to make ourselves.

    I guess the WWE didn’t think it was sexy (but tasteful) enough and had her dress up as a sexy Dog “the Bounty Hunter” instead.

    ..and I’ll stop right there.

  10. 14thListener says:

    One of the Divas, Knockouts, or indy women’s wrestlers should be Sexy Hulk Hogan. Or a sack of flour.

  11. Sir Thomas says:

    John Cena as Princess Peach. Now there’s an image that’ll be haunting my nightmares. Thanks a lot, Deal. 🙂

  12. Hashington says:

    Kaitlyn dressed as Ed Leslie’s Desciple gimmick.

    Tamina also looks more manly than Santina. Ugh.

  13. CriscoBurger says:

    Ok so I don’t know if anyone else noticed this disturbing line from Jungle Grrrrl’s website:
    Jungle Grrrl’s real life name is Erica Porter. Erica was born in the Jungles of Columbia on October 31 – 1974. There she feasted on native wildlife and coffee bean farmers….

  14. Mr. #2derful says:

    Happy birthday to Jungle Grrrl Erica Porter! Yeah, I spent about 45 minutes on that site. Did you know Jungle Grrrl feasted on coffee bean farmers?

  15. Matt Soileau says:

    Good one, dear Arthur.

  16. Down With OPC says:

    Kaitlyn should cosplay as Nitara this year.

  17. AdamX says:

    AJ is forever awesome but I do hope one day she rocks the purple of Kitana’s slightly more frightening but totally lovable in her way sister.

  18. Darryl Stewart says:

    Whatever happened to Triple Kelly anyway?

  19. Anonymous says:

    The fan dicing thing from the game makes her’s the best costume in the battle royale by far.

  20. John Matrix says:

    I thought Kaitlyn was dressed up as Diesel? :p

  21. Eric Hinkle says:

    Oy, the time with the Muppets. I saw it with a friend who told me that it was such a shame to see seasoned and respected entertainment pros be mocked and publicly degraded .like this.

    But the Muppets’ reputations seem to have recovered from it.

  22. Rose Harmon says:

    This inspired me for a future costume: Chyna!

  23. Mark Carpenter says:

    I thought the Diva standing with the Bellas in that second picture was Beth Phoenix, not Natalya. Maybe I’m just not used to seeing a stern look on Natalya’s face like that, but that was the first person I thought of seeing that image. I did see this Raw when it happened (wouldn’t miss the Muppets for the world!), but it HAS been a while.

  24. Thun says:

    Now, if AJ popped up as Sindel, pretty sure she wouldn’t have been eliminated that quickly.

  25. George says:

    What “hate mail”? We’re only pointing out truths! AJ has never been ruined by anyone and will never be.

  26. Lycanthrokeith says:

    If AJ had spun the fans around and Tamina lifted herself backwards and over the top rope (possibly coupled with an uppercut from AJ), it would have all been worth it.

  27. Felicity says:

    There’s a depressing and nonsensical episode of “Ray Bradbury Theatre” starring the otherwise-excellent Saul Rubinek as a comedy fan who goes to a costume party by himself dressed as Oliver Hardy and then meets and falls in love with a woman who came dressed as Stan Laurel. Agonisingly corny impressions ensue, and then it gets weird.

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