SmackDown Redux (January 11th, 2013): AJ Lee Shows Her Bite

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of the SmackDown Redux! This week on the blue brand couples collide as AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler take on the team of Natalya and The Great Khali in tag team action. Can WWE’s newest power couple knock out WWE’s odd couple? Check out the match below:

The Superstars kick off the match for their respective teams, but Dolph quickly tags in AJ after taking a beating from Khali. AJ enters the ring and starts skipping around Khali (Vintage AJ…), but leaps on his back when he goes to tag in Natalya. Nattie quickly pulls AJ off of her boytoy and slams her to the canvas. AJ manages to get away and back to a vertical base, but Natalya lays her out once again with a vicious discus clothesline.

Natalya goes to finish AJ off with the Sharpshooter, but AJ bites her on the knee, forcing Natalya to break the hold. AJ scrambles to the corner to escape an enraged Natalya, but her opponent comes charging with a flurry of punches. Natalya goes to pull AJ out of the corner to finish her off, and gets bit in the face for her trouble.

AJ takes advantage of Natalya’s bewilderment and lays her out with a Sliced Bread #2 off of the ropes to pick up the win for her team. Post-match, Dolph and Big E. Langston attack Khali and Hornswoggle, while AJ looks on.

Thoughts: I’m a big fan of both AJ and Natalya, so it hurts me to say that I didn’t really care for this match. Not that there was anything with the match technically speaking, it just felt like a filler match that didn’t really accomplish much at all in terms of storytelling. On the plus side, he match did showcase AJ’s crazy side with the biting of Nattie’s knee and face. Hopefully, we can get a singles match between these two next week on SmackDown. Until then, goodbye!

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