Naomi won the “Santa’s Helper” No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal

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December 16, 2012

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Christmas came early this year for up-and-coming Diva Naomi, who took advantage of Divas Champion Eve striking Kaitlyn to seize victory in the “Santa’s Helper” No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal on the WWE TLC Pre-Show. (WATCH | PHOTOS)

The beautiful Funkadactyl, typically seen busting a move alongside Brodus Clay, amazingly won the first match of her WWE career, not including her matches as an NXT season three Rookie, as she outlasted a stacked field, including former Divas Champions Alicia Fox, Layla and Natalya, as well as former No. 1 contender Kaitlyn, Tamina Snuka, Rosa Mendes, Aksana and her fellow Funkadactyl, Cameron. The enormous win grants Naomi a golden opportunity: a same-night title match against Eve to take place during the WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view. (WATCH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NAOMI)

The Battle Royal immediately started off with a bang, as the Divas, decked in festive attire, battled like they weren’t feeling the holiday spirit. The Funkadactyls used impressive and acrobatic teamwork on Aksana, while the daughter of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Tamina, showed she was a dangerous force to be reckoned with, whittling the field down.

And then there were three. As Kaitlyn struggled to push Tamina over the top rope, Naomi helped eliminate the powerhouse Diva, making it a showdown between the two finalists of NXT Season 3, Naomi and Kaitlyn. Eve moved from her seat on commentary to stand ringside, as Naomi leapt over a charging Kaitlyn, showcasing incredible athleticism.

It looked like The Hybrid Diva would use her notable strength advantage to secure another title match against her rival, Eve. This, however, was when the Divas Champion made her presence felt. Striking Kaitlyn while she was against the ropes, Eve gave Naomi the opening she needed to kick Kaitlyn over the top and pick up the massive win.

Eve’s malicious involvement sets her former challenger back, but it also gains her a new No. 1 contender in Naomi, one she has never faced before. With so many unknown variables surrounding the stunning Naomi and what she brings to the ring, she very well could be the competitor to end Eve’s dominant three-month reign.

The last Diva Battle Royal proved to be a coming-out party for Kaitlyn, who won the match and went on to establish herself as a top challenger for the butterfly-emblazoned title. Will Naomi follow the same path? Is this Funkadactyl the next competitor to reach the summit of the Divas division?

Divas Champion Eve defends her illustrious title against the winner of the “Santa’s Helper” No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal, Naomi, at the WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view.

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