SmackDown Redux (October 25th, 2013): No Love Lost

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of the SmackDown Redux! Just a few days away from Brie Bella‘s title match at Hell in a Cell, her twin sister Nikki Bella makes her return to singles competition, to face AJ Lee in a non-title match. Can Nikki wear AJ down for Brie’s title shot? Will AJ make an example out of Nikki? Will Tamina make another statement?! Check out the match below to find out:

We kick off our festivities with Nikki (along with Brie) already in the ring. AJ (accompanied by Tamina Snuka) makes her way to the ring next and our Divas match is quickly underway.

The Divas start with a basic lockup, but AJ squirms away. Nikki goes for another lockup, but the champion scrambles for the ropes. Nikki pursues, and ends up eating a elbow to the face. Feeling confident, AJ goes in the offensive, but Nikki counters with a drop toe hold, followed by a Thesz press, sending out to the floor.

AJ hides behind Tamina, trying to lure Nikki out of the ring, but when Nikki doesn’t take the bait, AJ climbs on the apron and snaps Nikki’s throat over the top rope for a nearfall.

Now in control, AJ plants Nikki with a neckbreaker for another nearfall, before locking in a chokehold. After some encouragement from the audience, Nikki gets free and unleashes a flurry of offense. Unfortunately for Nikki, AJ moves at the last moment as Nikki went for a running kick, sending her crashing into the turnbuckle on her bad leg.

Smelling blood in the water, Tamina makes a move on the the injured Bella, but Brie comes to the rescue…! And gets thrown into the steel steps. Ouch…

Ever the opportunist, AJ takes advantage of the situation, locks in the Black Widow on Nikki and picks up the win!

Also on the blue brand, we had an altercation between Natalya and Summer Rae, during the Fandango vs. The Great Khali match:

Thoughts: I was almost positive that Fandango and Summer Rae would have a feud with Santino and a debuting Emma, but I’m actually glad that Natalya is getting a shot here. Natalya is one of the most talented Divas on the roster, and if Summer Rae can learn anything from anyone, it’s Natalya.

Speaking of Summer Rae, I’m really happy to see her developing in a wrestling role. As we can see from her NXT work, the girl has loads of potential and is charismatic to boot. I see her making a huge impact on the Divas division in the future.

As for the match, it was decent. I thought Nikki seemed a bit rusty, but that’s to be expected after being injured for so long. I’m sure in a few matches, she will fall right back into line, in terms of in-ring performance.

I did think this was a very good preview going into Hell in a Cell. Brie has been on a tear lately, so it was good to see AJ and Tamina finally get the better of her, as well as gaining some momentum going into the PPV.

Well, that’s all for this week, guys! Until next time!

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  • James the supreme witch

    Niki is improving to BUT she has to work on her clotheslines. Aj Gurl say goodbye to that belt,it ain’t looking good for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mykel1990 Mykel Cesare

    That bump Brie took to the stairs was just awesome, Tamina keeps making statements, both champion and challenger both look strong coming in, I hope they have a good match. But, Nikki, girl, those clotheslines need to go like yesterday! On to Summer and Natalya, I hope they have a feud with other, it’d be cool to see a feud between women not centred on just the divas title or total divas, with both being capable in the ring and summer being a good talker it could be a good feud!

  • redsandman99

    The match served its purpose. AJ has some momentum going into the ppv but Brie really still has more directly on her side with wins over AJ herself. As for the Natalya/Summer scuffle I see a mixed tag coming up next week at some point. Hopefully that means the girls do most of the work since as much as I love Fandango, he’s not gonna have anything watchable with Khali.

  • Bella Magic

    Aj’s time is nearly up, Brie is most likely going to become divas champion on Sunday, UNLESS, and i praying for this, Brie Bella Bella busters AJ but then Randy Comes and RKO’S Brie :DDDD

    • Timalee

      well….that would start some shit

      • Akayla

        CJ, AJ, and any other AJ mark is about to show up now.

    • ?.?.

      randy can not rko a diva dumb wit

      • Bella Magic

        Um He did it to stephanie Dumb wit.

        • Akayla

          It was before TV went PG.

          • Bella Magic

            Well… WWE may surprise us :D

          • Akayla

            I doubt it..:/

          • Bella Magic

            :( Darn you PG X:

  • Akayla

    I feel like AJ was too short for Nikki’s clotheslines. Lmaoo.

  • OJ Von Erich

    Loved that bump that Brie took into the steel steps!

    Great to see Nikki back in the ring for singles action, also nice to see that she hasn’t lost her aggression!

    Cool to see another victim to the Black Widow.

    Tamina, I love your dominance, but please change up your outfit.

    And finally that’s the 1st time I’ve seen a Bella Twin already in the ring in a long time!

    • Akayla

      Hey OJ.

      • OJ Von Erich

        Aloha Akayla!

        • Akayla

          :D…How is our DD socialite.

          • OJ Von Erich

            Fan-dango-tastic thank you very much, although shattered & retiring to bed Hahaha!! =)

          • Akayla

            Haha.. goodnight? Or are you staying up for what’s soon to come?

    • Mariah_Scarey

      Really? You don’t like Tamina’s new look? I think it’s a big improvement from her singlet thingy she used to rock.

    • FOXY & FLAWLESS

      Whyyyy does everyone hate Tamina’s new look

      I think she looks powerful and bad ass, and that’s the point isn’t it? She’s supposed to look like a tough chick, and she does. I don’t know what she could wear to look better

  • Bella Magic

    Or Nikki attacks Brie and Aj :D Saying she and Tamina deserve it more than you too and then a feud starts etc etc

  • OJ Von Erich

    Oh & I’m liking this development between Summer & Natalya…

    I have a really strong feeling that Summer Rae may be added to the Total Divas cast, either as part of a cliffhanger at the end of Season 1, or as a Season 2 cast regular.

  • jen07201

    Can’t wait for the match tomorrow and apparently Kaitlyn will be in the panel with Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth

  • wwepassion

    Nikki looked tired as hell. i hope brie wins…and i say this alot but i really like summer she’s entertaining.

    • Bella Magic

      I agree, I hope brie wins, I also really like summer, as long as she doesnt replace my lovely Maryse <333

      • wwepassion

        yup brie proved her self alot .i want maryse to return she was fun to watch

        • Bella Magic

          Yeah, I would love if Maryse would feud with Summer and do a contest who can flip their hair the best lmao

          • wwepassion

            thata and kick each others ass

          • Bella Magic

            rofl

  • Akayla

    Ughh. Here come these annoying AJ marks,

    • wwepassion

      get ready for people acting like aj is god to the divas division

      • Akayla

        I cuss out bitches like that..:/

        • wwepassion

          there so clueless on whats best for business

          • Akayla

            Forreall/

          • Morris Muffin

            Who is your avy?

          • wwepassion

            Dean Ambrose!

          • Morris Muffin

            Good taste. That is all.

      • nadirah432

        Exactly that b*tch ain’t god! LOL!

  • ?.?.

    the divas devision as much as some of you may want it not ready for either of the bellas or any other diva right now to take the belt from aj i predict she keeps it until wrestlemania anyway since aj always wanted a match at mania this year is her year

    • wwepassion

      yea right she boring right now as it is, i like aj but she is getting stale. and that i know for a fact wont happen

    • Bella Magic

      NOOOO I hope AJ doesnt beat Maryses Reign.

    • Akayla

      OH. Shut the hell up/.

  • ?.?.

    and the Total Divas show sucks not worth watching i rather watch cartoons get more out of it

    • Bella Magic

      Um thats your opinion I enjoy Total divas, it gives an insight life of a WWE Diva, how hard it can be and let me get to know the divas more. I am sure you wouldnt say that if your god Aj was in it

    • wwepassion

      well it dosent matter because it was on of the highest rated shows on television

    • Akayla

      Then don’t fucking watch it.

      • JJ?

        These AJ fans I tell you.

        • Akayla

          :p

      • ?.?.

        is your mouth realy an asshole or does your breath realy smell like shit

        • Akayla

          Oh. That hurt so bad. -_- Shut the hell up and just don’t watch it. Point. Blank. Period.

  • jen07201

    So rumors are that apparently WWE is planning a Nikki vs. Brie feud. Who are you guys rooting for if it happens?

    • Bella Magic

      OMG I would love that :D Nikki would seem like a funny heel XD so mebbe a bit of both

    • Akayla

      Nikki. She’s funny to me..

    • Eve_Fan_4Ever

      I’m rooting Nikki if this were to happen. They would surely have one hell of a feud! I dont really know if they would make nikki win the feud, or brie. Since they are both dating top guys. It would be interesting to say the least.

  • Bella Magic

    Aj’s gimmick is getting boring. I liked her and no she is just plain old and boring. Unless she randomly uses a steel chair at HIAC i dont like her.

    • jen07201

      She needs to turn face and refresh her character but the problem is the other heels of the division has are barely on TV

      • Bella Magic

        If she is face i would love her :D she was cute. As for the other heels, Nikki would make an awesome and funny heel.

        • jen07201

          I think Nikki is better as heel but you need more than one heel on TV

          • Bella Magic

            Natalya was gold as heel, but with total divas i doubt it will happen :(

          • nadirah432

            It better f*cking happen! On brie at hell in a cell!

      • wwepassion

        they should of kept her geek gimmick instead of this whore/crazy gimmick but hey look where it got her;

  • Bella Magic

    I had a dream last night that Nikki slapped Aj and called her a psycho bitch :D but no any old slap… MELINA STYLE :D

  • CJ
    • Akayla

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You’re here. Here comes your stupid ass comments about how AJ needs to remain champ and no other diva can help the division. Honestly, go somewhere else with that.

      • JJ?

        YAS!! *Does praise dance*

    • Bella Magic

      Yup, a stupid gimmick being some crazy whore.

  • Bella Magic

    I am waiting for Brie to slap, preferably punch Stephanie and call her a power obsessed bitch

  • Bella Magic

    CJ your avatar of Aj looks like a pedo o_o seriously its creepy.

    • CJ

      Cause anyone who is attracted to short women is a pedo? Right? LOL.

      • Bella Magic

        NO, your avatar o_o she is like doing some creepy smile and biting her divas belt?!

        • CJ

          I can’t help that she is playing a character well.

          • Bella Magic

            Oh ok then, she has transferred her gimmick from being a crazy whore into a creepy diva belt obsessed freak.

    • Akayla

      He doesn’t understand how creepy he is.

      • CJ

        Be a star.

        • Akayla

          No. Sweetie. You are a creepy, OBSESSED AJ fan. It’s irritating and you are making me sick. You need to go on a I LOVE AJ page or something because this really isn’t the place for your infatuated ass. Like, no. AJ is most likely going to lose tomorrow and if you don’t like it and decide to stop watching wrestling because she isn’t champion anymore then please leave this site as well. :)

          • Bella Magic

            OMG YOU GO GIRL! :DD

          • Akayla

            :) I said that as nice as possible. And his lull friend can go with him.

          • MinervaCoretex

            Y’all bitches are so childish. Lol and the fact that Maryse is your avatar makes me believe that you’re ugly for no reason. Get over yourself and talk about the match, not the individuals on the site.

          • Akayla

            And? I am going to talk about the match, but his constant thing about AJ being the god of divas is irritating. I can state my opinion about someone if I want to. Problem? Let me be childish if YOU or anybody else think I’m childish. Why do you care? You go talk about the match. Have a nice day.

          • MinervaCoretex

            I come to this site to discuss aspects of the Divas Division, not to watch you and your sidekick troll hound other users. Either talk about something constructive or dismiss your gross self. Later.

          • Bella Magic

            No one said you had to watch :)

          • Akayla

            OKAY AND? Dismiss yourself. You came on here. My “sidekicks” go off topic like to go off topic in the REACTION pages after the show is over. If you don’t like that wait for the Redux. Trolling? I don’t troll. As of right now though you aren’t discussing shit but my “childishness”.

          • PikachuBoo

            Then maybe you should just ignore the posts rather then act twice as childish. Your post contradicted itself.

            I don’t think calling other people ugly is going to help yourself feel good or justify your statement. Get off your high horse.

          • Akayla

            Me? Ugly? Noo. I just don’t see why he needs to see a picture of me. I don’t know him.

          • PikachuBoo

            Some people are just certified doucebags.

          • Akayla

            It’s whatever.

          • Bella Magic

            Huh? How is that making her ugly?

          • CJ

            I really wish you would get it right. I never said I would stop watching. I said I would break for the bathroom during the Divas matches when AJ isn’t champion. I’m an unapologetic John Cena fan, too.

          • Bella Magic

            same as not watching, except you wont watch for a period of time.

          • CJ

            If I am not mistaken, there is 8 hours worth of televised wrestling during one week. 3 minutes for a Divas match won’t hurt my viewing habits.

          • Bella Magic

            i didnt say it would hurt your viewing habits :)

          • Akayla

            I don’t care about no fucking Cena. Then please leave. I don’t care whatcha do, just get outta of AJ’s ass atleast. I like Cena too, that has nothing to do with shit I am telling you.

          • CJ

            I see. You believe you are setting me straight on what’s what. I prefer to not be a follower, however. I enjoy AJ because I want to do that, and I have a rational point of view, regardless of any one’s approval. Also, I am not telling you what Superstars and Divas you ought to be a fan for. I honestly don’t care. None of this changes my views on things. There is certainly no obsession over AJ. I don’t obsess over people whom I don’t know and have never met.

          • Bella Magic

            Then dont act like it.

          • CJ

            I am not acting like anything. I am a very expressive person, and I don’t need to tear individuals down for that. There is more to life and…

            http://img.pandawhale.com/30819-Sweet-Brown-funny-gif-j2gJ.gif

          • Akayla

            Nooooooooo. You aren’t getting what I am saying. I feel like you never will. So, we are going to drop this, I’m going to let you love AJ or whatever and I will move on.

  • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

    Despite the shortness of the match, it was decent. Nikki does seem a bit rusty still, but that is expected since she is now just getting back into competing in matches. I’m pretty sure she’ll shake off that ring rust in no time. And it would also be pretty cool to see Nikki make improvements in the ring as well : ) That steel step spot definitely was my favorite part of the match. Tamina certainly has been making statements left and right as of late, and I’m loving it. I am also enjoying the Summer Rae/Natalya altercations. I truly hope this means we’ll see Summer make her in-ring debut very soon.

    • Bella Magic

      No comment :D

      • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

        What’s that supposed to mean? Lol

        • Bella Magic

          You said everything, And i agreed :D so i had no comment xd

          • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

            Oh, okay. I didn’t understand what you were meaning by no comment, so that’s why I asked. I’m glad you agreed with what I said : ) Thanks!

          • Bella Magic

            No problem c:

    • Black Widow

      Hi Eric! I still remember you did mention last time that you have started a wrestling blog or something. Care to share the link? :)

      • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

        Hey @disqus_8NAZFmguSw:disqus ! Sorry for the late reply. I just woke up. Anyways, I’m the women’s wrestling columnist for Online World Of Wrestling. Here’s a link to all my column posts: http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/author/eric-holt/

        • Black Widow

          Thanks Eric! :)

          • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

            You’re welcome! : )

  • PikachuBoo

    Damn Brie took those stairs like a champ.

    And. you can defiantly tell the difference between Nikki And Brie in the ring, Brie is alot more faster then Nikki. As i’ve said. I love seeing the Bella’s become individuals.

    And… Might i add, AJ arguing with the fans was epic. “I’m not crazy, Shut up!”

    This match was pretty damn cool!

    • Akayla

      I still think she said pregnant. Lmaoo.

      • Bella Magic

        Same, I am pretty sure they did.

      • PikachuBoo

        I will have to re watch. :)

        • Bella Magic

          its where she is behind Tamina, they shout Pregnant Aj, IMO that was so rude and disrespectful, I see Ajs bones o_o i think shes anorexic

          • Akayla

            Lmao. Anorexic? She might have a high motabolism*…

          • Bella Magic

            probably, but it freaks me out how her bones are so visible D:

          • Akayla

            Brie’s are too.

    • HOLLA

      Yes I love it because the Bella’s are twins not clones! ;)

  • Black Widow

    In my opinion, AJ-Nikki match is quite good ( I love AJ-Brie better) given that they have to do it in a short period of time. It’s funny as the highlight of the match (in my opinion) is the incident that happened outside the ring, not the actual match itself. Tamina sent Brie to the steel steps look stiff (remember how Nikki sent Tamina to the steel step last RAW?).

    For some reason, I found that Black Widow is not looking that good if the opponent is small (Layla, Brie and Nikki) as compared to more bigger opponents (Natalya, Kaitlyn, Naomi). Perhaps AJ should just use Shining Wizard to finish off the smaller opponent.

    Glad to see another storyline is being developed for the division. Hopefully, WWE won’t screw this up. Granted, Summer might be the biggest star in the division if they handles this feud right.

    • Bella Magic

      I like sliced bread better than shinning wizard, Everything else i agree :)

      • Black Widow

        Agree!

        Apparently her sliced bread number 2 is more believable as c0mpared to the number 1.

        • Bella Magic

          I forgot which ones which o; There was one she just does it without the turnbuckle mid ( when i first saw it i was like OMG SHE CAN FLY) and the other were she uses the turnbuckle, I like the one wt out the turnbuckle

          • Black Widow

            I saw that during AJ-Tamina on WWE Superstars Show a few years back, where she hit sliced bread number 1 (the one without the mid turnbuckle).

            It kind of obvious that Tamina is helping to lift her up. Which is why I don’t think it is believable… :)

          • Bella Magic

            True… And the turnbuckle one seemed liked it had more impact… IDK D:

          • Black Widow

            Agree!!!

    • Akayla

      That Black Widow looks better running instead of her just like standing and doing it..

  • Akayla

    Since @701512ec69203719f86694b805bc3245:disqus has a problem w/ my childishness and me not talking about the match I will do so.
    Nikki needs to practice a lot more. I know she is coming off of an injury, but still. Her clotheslines looked like AJ was too short and she had to get low enough so they could connect. Wish the match was longer. Brie….I love her and I’m happy about that bump she took. Tamina..was just there. Lol. :D

  • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

    Off topic: it disgusts me how childish and disrespectful people are towards each other on this site. The name calling, immaturity, and drama are starting to get old fast! Some of you should seriously grow up. And no, I am not talking about anyone in particular, rather I’m talking about people on the site in general. Just wanted to put that out there before people assume I’m specifically talking about them.

    • Akayla

      Love you Eric. :/

      • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

        Love you too Akayla! And what’s with the :/ face? I don’t have any issues with you. You’ve never done anything wrong to me. So put a : ) on your face.

        • Akayla

          :D Lmaoo. I mean I can break down everything for my behavior if it’s needed.

    • HOLLA

      Thank you for saying that. Exactly hat I was thinking, like te smack down redux yesterday I came on to see if anyone was talking about the match, and I see basically cyber bullying going on. Couldn’t have said it better, very annoying and immature.

      • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

        It just gets aggravating at times, and it’s making Diva Dirt more and more of an unenjoyable site to visit (nothing against the DD writers).

  • Oh FASHIONABLE Snap..!

    I love Akayla. She does Not Play Around. Lmfao.
    The match was Eh. Nothing really to judge. Nikki did better then I expected. Tired of the Black outfits. It look so basic coming from the bellas. The tamina/brie spot had me dying. Been loving Tamina since she got with AJ.

    • Bella Magic

      I loved Bries rainbow one <3333333333333333

      • Oh FASHIONABLE Snap..!

        Yes. That was cuteee

    • Akayla

      Love you too. <3
      I like all of their two-piece attires.