SmackDown Redux (October 1st, 2010): Lay-Cool Preview A Natalya Filled Future. They Are Not Amused.

Last week on SmackDown there wasn’t really any Diva action so the Redux took a week off. But this week it’s back. SmackDown officially made its highly anticipated move to the SyFy network and to kick that off the show aired live. The Divas took part in an 8-Diva tag match. The team consisting of Natalya, Kelly Kelly, Brie Bella, and Nikki Bella took on the team of Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, and Alicia Fox. Lets take a look at the action!

The heel girls are out first and all of them are looking oh so fierce. Lay-Cool lead the way while Maryse and Alicia trail behind. They do their usual posing in the ring and then the face team come out. They’re led by Natalya. The faces are all decked out pink and black, showing their unity, and once all the shenanigans die down Kelly and Alicia begin the match. Alicia strikes the first blow with a kick to Kelly’s mid-section. She follows it up with a suplex attempt but Kelly wiggles out, slaps Alicia in the back, and both girls take each other down with a clothesline. Alicia holds her head in pain and makes the tag to Maryse. Kelly does the same and goes to her corner where she tags in Natalya.

Natalya comes in and immediately takes Maryse down with a double underhook suplex. Maryse winces in pain but she does end up back on her feet. Nattie keeps on the suplex route and sends Maryse down an additional two times. The number one contender appears to be looking for a cover but Maryse is awkward and dazed, then lays down after Nattie yells at her. Nattie only manages a two count. Both women get up and Nattie locks Maryse in the Sharpshooter. Michelle flies into the ring and kicks the Calgary-native in the skull which basically forces her to relinquish the control she had on the match. She kicks her challenger out of the ring but when she turns around she’s met with a double drop kick thanks to the Bella twins! Alicia comes into the ring and sends one twin out while the other sends out McCool. Alicia then takes the other twin and sends her packing. Kelly’s not one to be left out of any kind of action so she mounts Alicia and begins to slamming her head into the mat. Alicia gets sent out of the ring, Kelly follows, Natalya tries to get back in, but Layla jerks her down.

Layla celebrates like she just won the World Cup and sprints around the ring to slap hands with Michelle. The ‘Cool definitely approves but all of a sudden a creepy little paw reaches out from underneath the ring and causes Layla to eat a face full of ring mat. Layla screams bloody murder as she starts to get sucked in underneath the ring and Michelle desperately tries to hang on to her friend. It’s life or death for our favorite British Diva. It’s so awful watching her suffer. Layla manages to escape but from underneath the ring comes a most revolting creature. He’s gross. He’s short. He’s a weirdo leprechaun. He is Hornswoggle and he sends Lay-Cool screaming. The ‘Lay takes off running around the ring and the grotesque little urchin happily follows her. Layla intentionally or unintentionally leads him right back to where they began and the glorious Unified Diva’s Champion is waiting. She lays the little troll out cold with a stuff kick to the chest. Lay-Cool embrace and laugh. Nattie springs through the ropes with a drop kick and Lay-Cool practically bust their faces.

Natalya is pleased with her efforts and spins around just in time for Maryse to set her up for a French Kiss DDT. Nattie isn’t having it and soon enough the French-Canadian bombshell is tapping to the Sharpshooter. The faces all come back to the ring and celebrate their victory. Lay-Cool are horrified by what has just transpired. Natalya versus Michelle will take place on Sunday at Hell In A Cell. So much to process. So little time.

Observations: Not to shabby of a match if you ask me. Normally multi-Diva tag team matches are a hot mess but this one came off pretty well. Every girl played their part and other than Maryse’s bad selling, everything looked great. As much as I despise Hornswoggle being involved with the Divas, it was worth it tonight to see Michelle kick the snot out of him. That little creature has had it coming forever and kudos to our UDC for doing the one thing all of us want to do. Kelly Kelly looked like a really scary Barbie and I’m so not digging Alicia’s new weave. It does not become her.

There’s not really much to say about tonight. As per usual, the Divas weren’t given a whole lot of time. We’ve come to expect that and accept it, but tonight they managed to have a fun match instead of a real crap one. Sunday’s match between Natalya and Michelle has all the potential in the world to be one of the best matches we’ve seen in a long time. Both girls are technically sound and there’s no doubt that Natalya is the best wrestler out of all the Divas. Michelle will definitely be able to hold her own and I hope and pray that the ‘E lets these two loose. I don’t foresee Natalya walking away with the championship but the outcome should not mar what is sure to be a grade A match from two of the best the WWE has to offer at this particular time.

Lets make sure we pray to the wrestling gods (JBL) this Sunday before Hell In A Cell for just that!

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    This match was Ok, But go dammit, Hornswaggle, JUST get of OFF my Tv

  • LaceyVonErichFan

    When michelle kicked hornswoggle i nearly screamed because of how i always wanted a diva to attack him.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    omg, you can totally, see Maryse butt crack when nattie had the sharp shooter on her

  • fanboy

    I kinda liked Kelly’s headband look…. she looks great with straight hair
    Alicia… I also prefer her with her straight hair…
    I did also like Michlle kicking Hornswoggle

  • fanboy

    I noticed Kelly’s top is from her attire with thecowboy chaps… back in 2008… the dark pink….

  • XDirtyDivasX

    I think Kelly looked cute. lol

  • Marlon Eric

    I was wondering when they were gonna let a diva attack Horney. Thankfully, it was one of the stiffest divas on the roster right now.

    I think Alicia looked nice. But I’m probably biased since I’m a huge fan. Yeah, even with the curly afro.

    I’m wondering if some of the Maryse hate has stopped now that she’s playing the bump machine instead of wearing a title? I like her not in the title picture because she can stay out of the limelight and still be interesting.

  • bonepile

    Missed Gail Kim in all of this, but as she herself said last year “Good things come to those who wait”

  • art1e

    OMFG fire maryse or train her end of story there…release horns what ever his name is boring & not even funny & layla jumping both the bellas was hilaro thou…

    the action picks up when natties in ring & they should push her more i mean the energy she brings is amazing to the ring & the intensity….

  • DPWE1111

    The logic behind placing the Bellas in this match over Gail Kim & Melina? Similarly between Maryse & Jillian? Sure, Maryse may be popular but Jillian is a much stronger in ring competitor.

  • unscripted & flawless

    › D: i have to say maryse was the least impressive in this match, and i was very disappointed at her performance. I was hoping that alicia stayed in the ring earlier, so the early tag was meh. all in all, i just became that much more of a michelle mccool mark when she kicked that shriveling little troll. thank – god! i didn’t see it coming, but i rewound the video about six times to watch it over and over again. hopefully next time it’ll be a shot to the head instead of the chest.

    › nattie is finally getting a push – i mean it’s so unrealistic! the wwe has someone else in the title picture :O! never would have thought to see the day coming. the match itself was weak, but the outside action gave it a reason to be interested.

    › another thing i dislike, is how unrealistic the simple “throw through the ropes” thing is. while layla and michelle were doing their own bit .. alicia and maryse could have been fighting the bellas on the outside with it leading to alicia ultimately being taken out of the equation and maryse being thrown to nattie by the bellas like a cat to the dogs. the reason i say this is because alicia threw out both the bellas, and michelle was thrown out by a bella. michelle was still active in the match after being thrown out, while the bellas were down on the mat the whole time. that’s not realistic in my opinion. even the “every diva hits their finisher until the predictable ending when the last heel has hit her finisher so obviously a face will get the last word,” structure would have been a tad bit more believable as to why they were out so long.

    › oh and when alicia kicked bella #2 in the stomach, i got my hopes up for an axe kick :[

  • RadicalRhys297

    Honestly the only thing about this match I LOVED was Michelle giving Horny what he deserves, a kick across the head. More of that in the future please!!! >=-P

  • mah

    Nice match but her or not i hate when a diva don’t hit even one move and that what just happened to Maryse…but good match after all


    OMG! I hail Michelle as a god for kicking the crap out of Hornswoggle!

  • wildsnorlax

    Who did gail kim and Melina pissed off tonight ?

    I was expecting them to be in the match insted of the Bellas.

  • mojodoom

    I love that they limit the interaction between LayCool and Nattie. Maryse is just not very good. She’s been regressing at a solid paced and that’s really unfortunate.

  • xflygurlx16

    haha don’t mess with Michelle! that kick was great! like finally!
    Kelly looked so cute! love that attire! and i cant believe Melina wasn’t in the
    match!? i would rather see Melina and Gail kickin butt than the useless Bella

  • aiden123

    i really love michelle i had to rewind the kick to hornswoggle several times LOL!

    i kind of like that it was maryse who was get squashed because wwe never really wanted her to wrestle after her injury because she was too big of an asset to raw but i like the fact that she was getting in ring with natalya and i thought her selling was good……..

    how come lay-cool where those corsets!! didnt maryse have 1 as part of her new attire but since lay-cool have been wearing them maryse hasnt?

  • theregoeskitty

    lol for some reason the picture at the top of the post of Michelle reminds me of King Kong

    the match was ok, Natalya got to do most of the ring work so it had to be good lol i loved layla pulling Natalya off the apron then yelling “woo hoo I’m Flawless!!!!” Layla is so hilarious

    oh and whoever says they didn’t love seeing hornswoggle get kicked in the face is lying XD

    hopefully if Natalya loses at Hell in a cell her push will continue :/

  • melina prez

    Michelle is my savior get rid of hornswaggle please !!!!!!!! and a really good match

  • Holbrook

    Ahh, Natalya this is so long-waited push! Michelle’s stiff kick was awesome. Layla was hilarious. I am a big fan of Maryse, i know she is much more charismatic than a wrestler but i know she can wrestle! i really believe she can! im gonna keep waiting for that one match where she shows her true skill!

  • Holbrook

    Ahh, Natalya this is so long-waited push! Michelle’s stiff kick was awesome. Layla was hilarious. I am a big fan of Maryse, i know she is much more charismatic than a wrestler but i know she can wrestle! i really believe she can! im gonna keep waiting for that one match where she shows her true skill! –

  • Team Laycoolness!!!

    Oh my good god! Where do I start…

    Ok, A-Fox – I am loving it those blonde streaks are really freakin sexy and makes her all the more FIERCE! And everytime I see her attire I fall more in love with it, I love watching her aggression in the ring and she really is a solid worker always trying her hardest!!!

    Maryse – Tres Magnifique! Her selling of that sharp shooter was so on point (it reminded me of the days when Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley found herself locked in the walls of Jericho) I loved the way she was searching for a rope shaking her head in pain!!!

    McCool – It was good to see her not dominate the match with her attacks and take somewhat of a backseat in this match, oh and for some reason I am loving the silver and black on her! Oh and who can forget the historic moment ‘Cool’ laid out the horny lep!!!

    Layla – FLAWLESS as always, no matter what she wears she looks A-MA-ZING! Loved her sweeping Natalya off the apron then skipping round the ring “Whoohoo I’m FLAWLESS!” and she IS the comic relief within WWE as much as I hate Hornswoggle the whole spot with him and ‘Lay’ was EPIC!

    K2 – She looked hot tonight! Her hair and her attire were total win in my books!!!

    The Bella’s – I am a HUGE fan of Nikki and Brie so anytime they’re in the ring I’m happy! They played their parts brilliantly tonight and looked jaw droppingly gorgeous (as always) I sriously have a twin fetish haha!!!

    Natalya – She is such a solid worker always intense and passionate in the ring her and Michelle should have a brilliant match ahead of them…


    The match was fun and entertaining, and a nice change of scene from what we’ve come to expect from WWE recently and I wonder if they are gonna try and do a Layla/Hornswoggle storyline because they’ve hinted it at house shows before… I hope not, but somewhere inside of me I’d like to see it just for the pure comedy from ‘Lay’ haha!!! XD

  • chrisP

    “I’m wondering if some of the Maryse hate has stopped now that she’s playing the bump machine instead of wearing a title? I like her not in the title picture because she can stay out of the limelight and still be interesting”

    Not from me. She honestly should be punished for her lazy, uninspired performance because it dragged down the match.

  • DarkMaverick87

    I love Natalya and Kelly Kelly as athletes, and I like The Bella Twins as WWE Divas… but anyone else find it to be poor booking that this team of “no champions” beat a team composed ONLY of former Women’s and Divas champions? (ps, I do think Natalya should have had a title reign a long time ago)