WASHINGTON D.C. - Mickie James, on one hand, escaped the Verizon Center a searing survivor. The smart, sexy and powerful Diva, on the other hand, left yearning for further retribution.
Captain James, along with her partner and Divas Champion Melina, prevailed in Sunday's Divas Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match despite Beth Phoenix not accepting her elimination. The Glamazon assaulted Mickie before the official finally forced her to exit. (PHOTOS)
In the preceding weeks, Beth, along with Layla and team captain and Women's Champion Michelle McCool, affronted James with vicious insults. The devious trio, in fact, labeled her a "pig," causing the former four-time Women's Champ to cry on SmackDown. (WATCH)
Despite it being a bittersweet triumph for the two awesome in-ring performers, Mickie and The Red Carpet Diva demonstrated why they are each top-ranked Divas.
Melina, for one, showed how versatile she can be when she pulled off an incredibly acrobatic sunset flip on Michelle to conclude the match. Mickie, meanwhile, can certainly expect a crack at the Women's Title at some point soon after her impressive performance, which included eliminating Beth and Alicia.
The two dazzling Divas, nevertheless, will likely employ action against their bullies in the upcoming weeks to get some extra desired revenge.
Match Elimination Breakdown
Kelly Kelly def. Layla by pinfall
Michelle McCool def. Gail Kim by pinfall
Eve def. Jillian by pinfall
Beth Phoenix def. Eve by pinfall
Beth Phoenix def. Kelly Kelly by pinfall
Mickie James def. Beth Phoenix by pinfall
Mickie James def. Alicia by pinfall
Melina def. Michelle McCool by pinfall