SmackDown Redux (September 13th, 2013): The Odds Aren’t in AJ’s Favor… Yet

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s SmackDown Redux! Big thank you my partner in crime Cryssi for filling in for me last week. This week on the blue brand, we have a rematch of Monday night’s Six Diva tag match as Brie Bella, Naomi and Natalya lock horns with Aksana, Alicia Fox and Layla with the Divas Champion, AJ Lee on commentary and Nikki Bella, Cameron Eva Marie and Jojo at ringside.

Can Natalya and co. come out on top or will Friday the 13th prove unlucky for the Total Divas? Check out the match below:

We kick off the match with all six Divas in the ring already. Brie starts off against Aksana, taking her down with a few strikes, before slamming her face into the canvas. Brie takes a moment to talk smack to the champion and Alicia Fox takes a shot at her, causing a brawl between all six Divas. Once the smoke clears, Brie levels Aksana with a flying facebuster.

Before Brie can get in any more offense,  Aksana escapes her grasp and scrambled to get her corner and tags Alicia in. Meanwhile, Naomi gets a tag and takes Alicia down with a standing hurricanrana. Naomi goes for her patented Rear View, but Alicia has her scouted. Alicia evades and hits a clothesline for a nearfall.

Alicia locks in front facelock, keeping Naomi away from her corner, but Naomi counters with a back bodydrop, leaving both Divas reeling. They both make it to their corners, making the hot tag to Natalya and Aksana, respectively.

Natalya comes in like a house of fire, but AJ runs in and attacks her, causing Team AJ to lose by DQ.

Post-match, the champ finds herself surrounded by her challengers at Night of Champions. Brie and Naomi both hit their finishers on her, but she’s saved by Team AJ before Natalya can lock in the Sharpshooter.

Thoughts: Not a bad match, but I preferred Monday’s match to be honest. This match felt hectic and a bit sloppy at times, but that’s just my opinion.

Match aside, can I just say how much I’m loving this storyline? One of the best things about AJ’s ‘Pipe Bombshell’ is that she said the things that a lot of Diva fans have been saying for years and to see it incorporated into a storyline is pretty cool. I have my own ideas about how this might all culminate (but you’ll have to check out the Night of Champions predictions for that), but this is easily the most excited I’ve been about the Divas division in some time. Let’s just hope they can keep this momentum while Total Divas is on hiatus.

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  • Anthony

    I loved the little things about that scene. Eva Marie and Nikki dressed in all black with their hands on their hips as AJ gets carried away. This feud is awesome. I used to love Nikki Bella but after Total Diva’s i’m all about Brie now.

    • DivasChampAJ

      I liked when on Monday Nikki sat on the steps.

  • Mariah_Scarey

    Aj is amazing. She just made the announcing team look foolish two nights in a row. I can gush about her for so long, she is the perfect package. She has the look, she has charisma, the best mic skills I’ve seen in a diva in years, and she can wrestle! I see big things in her future, she IS the divas division. Ok my stan rant is over, I just see it for her.

    • DivasChampAJ

      Lol!

    • BorisG

      AJ should be commentator when she finishes her wrestling career, she’s so good,

  • Username

    Has anyone checked the wwe.com power rankings this week? Because for some reason they think the other team won.

    • mckenzie

      I remember in the spoilers they said team alicia aksana and layla won by dq? But lillian announced the total divas the winners.

      • Username

        I think they may have edited more than the post-match brawl.

        • DivasChampAJ

          Me too.I wanted too see the brawl.

      • Phoenix Ramsey

        I heard they redid the ending during the filming. That may explain, still seems weird though…

    • xFoxylicious

      I wanted the other team to win and not the TD.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        I kinda did too but total divas have the momentum right now which likely means aj will retain sunday.

  • mckenzie

    It was a good match would like to see it go on a bit longer. Naomi executed her signature well. My favorite part was in the full video of the match when Alicia slid under Naomi’s Rare view and went for a flying clothesline. Its impressive how these women work with each other to make the match more interesting.

  • DivasChampAJ

    It was a good match and Naomi and Alicia have chemistry!!

    • xFoxylicious

      They do! Now I want a Naomi vs. Alicia match!

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        ^Dream match^

  • charovnica

    I’m really tired of short matches like this….yeah,it did it’s purpose and the aftermath was more important,but still..when are we gonna finally get what we got back in 2009? I want quality matches!

    Other than that I enjoyed that on commentary things seemed fair.They talked about the divas and just as it should be the commentators finally pitched the idea that maybe some of these Total Divas are being unfairly put in the undeserving cathegory.
    Also AJ slays on the mic once again.

    • DivasChampAJ

      I agree! We want more quality.!sure it was great but Layla never got in.

  • wwestarlee

    meh match was fine i guess, but once again it was too short and sloppy, i feel like they literally called the girls back out and told them they have two minutes to do everything over since they had to re tape it

  • wwestarlee

    i love they way foxy dodged the rear view, then followed up with the clothesline. but of couse some people thought she botched it -_- which she didn’t

    • DivasChampAJ

      If it was a botch Naomi would have felled and Alicia would have felled.

      • wwestarlee

        exactly!! that’s why i was like what? she didn’t botch it lol

        • DivasChampAJ

          Lol I bet you it was Alicia haters.

          • wwestarlee

            as always lol they get on my nerves, but oh well she collects checks and they continue to hate

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Truer words have never been spoken lol

    • BorisG

      Foxy can do anything, she’s the first one to dodge it.

      • wwestarlee

        agreed! queen foxy is flawless lol

    • Aaron Evans

      I thought it was an interesting reversal too, nobody’s reversed the rear view yet so it was nice to see… I think what made it look like a botch is that they decided to cut to AJ right before it happened, and then quickly went back to it mid-reversal. Idiots. :L

    • xFoxylicious

      Leave the haters. They know nothing. ;) First Diva to reverse the Rear View! <3

  • BorisG

    I want AJ to retain this Sunday and Tamina to take her title.

    • DivasChampAJ

      Lol.Tamina does need a Title though.Shes getting old and might retire soon.

      • BorisG

        Alicia, Layla, Natalya, Tamina or Naomi should be champions soon. If any one of them win it in some time, I would be happy. AJ has had great reign so far, but if she loses the title this Sunday, I’m sure she’ll have more reigns.

        • DivasChampAJ

          Yeah I agree. I want Tamina or Naomi though.Natayla can feud with one ofthe.m.And WWE aaid they are keeping FOXY for a longgg time.

          • BorisG

            That’s good. Tamina has children, and is 35, she may not want to stay there for a longer time. I don’t wanna say that she should get the title just because she might leave in a year or two, but because she is talented and could bring something new.

          • xFoxylicious

            I agree with you. If she turns face then she should get a title reign. She has charisma and interacts with the crowd when she’s face. I think she even got pops when she feuded with Beth.

          • BorisG

            Yes, she always gets pops for Superfly Splash.

          • xFoxylicious

            Where did you heard that?! :O

        • xFoxylicious

          I want all of them to have great entertaining reigns. :)

    • xFoxylicious

      I want Tamina to get atleast one title reign!

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Im sorrt but tamina is nowhere near ready for a title. Her ring work and character really needs work before she becomes champ. Im glad sge is doing this movie it will hopefully help her acting but I seriously hope she is training in the ring while she isnt shooting so when she comes back she can finally make that statement she has been telling us about since 2002 lol jk

      • BorisG

        She is ready. Just she needs a chance. They gave AJ chance and she did wonders, being great on the mic. They need to invest in her more, and could push her just like her father as a lovelable face, she always gets pop for Superfly Splash.

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          I just dont think she is entertaining on the mic and she is very very green in the ring and has a very limited moveset. She has potential she just needs to tap into to becomethat monster I know she can be.

  • Phoenix Ramsey

    Was that a real pop for Nattie? I hope so. Good concepts, sloppy execution as always.

    • DivasChampAJ

      I think so.They weere in Canada.

  • QueenAliciaFox

    The match was amazing because were is my Alicia Fox the match is amazing! Aj please keep the title sunday!

    • DivasChampAJ

      Yeah! Alicia v AJ would be cool.They never faces 1 v 1.And theyre both awesome sellers!

      • QueenAliciaFox

        I agree I think that it will be a awesome match

    • xFoxylicious

      I loved seeing Queen Alicia being the first Diva to reverse the Rear View. :) I lover so much.<3

      • QueenAliciaFox

        I agree <3

  • wwestarlee

    also *sorry eva marie and jo jo fans* but I’am dying to know how those two play a part in this who storyline they literally just stand there

    • charovnica

      Which is probably for the better.

      • wwestarlee

        you have a point lol

    • BorisG

      Right, they are irrelevant. I know they need more training, but they shouldn’t be there if they are gonna do nothing.

      • wwestarlee

        agreed, like i understand if there were more divas involved in the story line like a 7 vs 7 type of thing, but the only two divas that should be ringside are cameron and Nikki

      • xFoxylicious

        Eva already had a match and has interfered so yeah she could do something. Jo-Jo should but she’s underaged and if she gets hurts then it’s no bueno I guess.

    • Mariah_Scarey

      Like literally.

    • DivasChampAJ

      JoJo she can stay because if she gets hurt its WWE fault because shes under age and Eva you can fight gurl hit somebody!

    • xFoxylicious

      I’m a fan of Eva and Jo-Jo but it’s true. They don’t even interfere. Like, atleast make them do something or get them attacked or whatever! I’ve been waiting for Eva to get attacked. xD

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      They kinda have to be there lol they are in the show too. Maybe its a way to get the crowd familiar with their face before they start their in ring stuff.

  • wwestarlee

    And did y’all see Ryback trying to take Queen Renee’s job?????

    • BorisG

      Not a good idea.

    • DivasChampAJ

      Did you see him almost put his d*** by the local wrestler mouth.

      • wwestarlee

        nooooooooo lmao but going to re watch it

        • DivasChampAJ

          Lol!

      • xFoxylicious

        He did? LOL #Rapeback

    • DONTGETSTUNG

      yes lol i felt bad for that guy. who was that anyway?

      • DivasChampAJ

        Local wrestler.

        • DONTGETSTUNG

          oh i see

      • wwestarlee

        I have no clue, ummm RB evans i think. i felt so bad for him too

        • DONTGETSTUNG

          oh lol ryback looked really good though. i wish he tossed me like that but on a bed.

          • wwestarlee

            lmaoooooo Im dead

          • xFoxylicious

            xD LOL.

        • Username

          Its Archibald Peck from Chikara

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIQl4uDZCPQ

      • xFoxylicious

        That guy got knocked out with a slap and a kick. xD

        • DONTGETSTUNG

          haha lol i saw. i would be KOed too if ryback slapped me his hands are huge. and his feet must be big as hell. you know what they say about big feet lmfao

          • xFoxylicious

            LOL I’m dead!

    • Jtiera

      He didn’t have to do Nene like that

      • wwestarlee

        right, dont he know the struggle is real? and nene needs her job lol

    • xFoxylicious

      Yes. Renee will kick his ass if he does it again!

  • DONTGETSTUNG

    it was the same thing as raw. the creative team dont know to be creative when it comes to divas. they could have had the heels win and then aj enter and stand over them and raises the belt. i like the match but what happened after was the same thing.

    • DivasChampAJ

      AJ will rwtain!!

      • DONTGETSTUNG

        i didnt want her to retain but its better for business and the divas division.

        • DivasChampAJ

          Lol

      • xFoxylicious

        I hope she does!

    • charovnica

      Agreed.There was no point of doing the same beat down they did two weeks ago.

      • DONTGETSTUNG

        yes. they dont know how to be creative. if we were the creative team the divas division would be at the top.

        • charovnica

          I do hope that if AJ retains,on RAW we’ll have the divas that backed her up confront her about her championship.She basically said that once the Total Divas are out she’ll give them a shot at the title.It’d be interesting to see a whole division against one person…and just as everyone thinks they have AJ’s number an NXT invasion comes in haha!
          But yeah..I’m being too dreamy here :D

          • DONTGETSTUNG

            those are good ideas. i love the nxt invasion storyline but dreaming is all we can so cause wwe are not going to do that storyline ever. and i hope that they do a storyline where all the divas are against aj. so interesting to see. but they need to be more creative

          • xFoxylicious

            NXT Invasion would be badass!

  • wwestarlee

    i will be pissed if after this story line, all the girls on teamAJ (Fox,Layla,Aksana) aren’t used anymore after the whole thing is over :/

    • DONTGETSTUNG

      i hope they turn on aj if she wins at night of champions and they can have a feud. it would be interesting to see that feud and i want foxy or layla to have one more run at the title.

      • wwestarlee

        yes foxy and lay def need another reign

        • DONTGETSTUNG

          yes they do. layla is getting old for the wwe stanards and i bet she wants to rest. so i need her to be the champion and redime herself from her last one and also alicia

          • wwestarlee

            sometimes i ask myself “Does layla want kids” lol not to be mean but she is 36, that doesn’t mean she has to retire she could have a baby or two and come back look at tamina she has two kids and the same as layla. I just know i’ll when fox and layla leave

          • charovnica

            I personally don’t see Layla doing much in WWE from now on.Not with her abilities [she's not bad at all] ,but the talent on NXT will easily overshadow her.I just think it’s time for her,she doesn’t entertain me at all,and this has been for years now.

          • wwestarlee

            i dont want her to go :/ but if creative can’t come up with something for her I’m afraid its time. Or at least put her in a managerial role

          • charovnica

            I wouldn’t mind her being a manager,this might even refresh her a bit.

          • wwestarlee

            exactly

          • xFoxylicious

            I don’t want her to go either. :(

          • DONTGETSTUNG

            same layla is getting old but she needs to be thinking about her family instead of instergraming even tho they are funny and cute. but it will be a sad day when layla and alicia leave because they are of an era that was during the shitty days of divas division but they were entertaining.

          • wwestarlee

            exaclty, I’m afriad Foxy and Layla will never get the proper credit they deserved. they came from being models/dancers and became well rounded wrestlers, of course they make mistakes but who hasn’t

          • DONTGETSTUNG

            yes, i want them to get their well deserved attention and character built up beacuse they put their bodies on the line to entertain simple minded fans that dont pay attention and treat them like shit.

    • xFoxylicious

      I WILL KILL BITCHES IF THEY STOP GETTING USED AFTER THE STORYLINE IS OVER!

      • wwestarlee

        and I’m right behind you lol

      • DONTGETSTUNG

        got ur back bitch i will murder bitches.

        • xFoxylicious

          We’re gonna chop some head offs!

  • OH “YA NASTY” SNAP!

    Match was ok. The jump was generic. I think AJ gonna retain. She havent really gotten the upper hand yet. If someone does win then I hope Nattie does. AJ vs Nattie ppv matches would be gold. But WWE won’t let Nattie talk so idk….. Match should be great though

    • charovnica

      Nattie has been talking quite a lot during the Laycool storyline,so I think if she wins the title she’ll get the time to speak.What worries me is that she might not be able to really impress with her mic skills against AJ’s.Yet,we though the same for DB and he proved us all wrong.

    • xFoxylicious

      I think AJ’s gonna retain and I hope she does.

      • OH “YA NASTY” SNAP!

        I dont think anyone is ready for the title yet besides AJ

  • Username

    Also has anyone seen this 2k14 update. Apparently you can use pre-made head models for CAW mode based on actual wrestlers. This video may very well be an indicator of which divas will be included in the game this year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-byeFJ9yA

    • DivasChampAJ

      Not true..How will Summer be in game?? they must have watched her on NXT.

      • Username

        Well apparently they at least designed a head model for her in CAW mode

        • DivasChampAJ

          He said in comments he thoughr those divas were likely in game.

    • PopOff

      I’m skeptical, WWE Games never have that many divas

    • xFoxylicious

      KILL ME I MUST BE DREAMING. AKSANA?!?! ROSA?!?! Omfg….I think…i’m gonna have a heart attack… all of those divas…I can’t freaking wait to see them!!! Alicia baby yes. <3 Summer. <3 Tamina. <3 Naomi. <3 I'm marking out. All of them. <3 I need this game!!!

      • DivasChampAJ

        Dont get your hopes up!

    • Jared Ds

      It’s Not 2k14 But It Could Be An Indicator Of Who’s In As You Said!!

    • I dig CrayJ

      Summer Rae?

      • DivasChampAJ

        Ugh I dont believe this.

  • wwestarlee

    oh and i can only assume that brandi re…. I mean brandi rhodes will play apart in Cody’s storyline

    • xFoxylicious

      I hope. xD Stephanie McMahon vs. Brandi Rhodes/Eden Rhodes big brawl!

      • wwestarlee

        YES!!! then maryse or beth pop up and do their finishers lmao

        • xFoxylicious

          Or maybe both! xD

  • PopOff

    Naomi’s outfit was hot! Same material as one of Maryse’s I think. All round looking forward to Sunday and Brie keeps impressing me with her improvement

    • xFoxylicious

      Yes! It’s like Maryse’s but in a different style. She looks great with it!

  • DivasChampAJ

    I see Brie winning.
    Then Alicia wins title of Brie, Naomi wins it off Alicia, Then layla takes it, Then Natayla feuds with Tamina.

    • xFoxylicious

      I want Natalya winning abd then has a long feud with Alicia and Alicia wins! :D

      • DivasChampAJ

        Lol.Theyre chemistry.

        • xFoxylicious

          It’s beautiful. xD

  • Marcum1234

    Line of the night “I don’t want to be on Total Divas, I want to be in the ring and hold the Divas Championship….Untill I am and old woman.” – Aj Lee

    • charovnica

      An AJ sound board would be a fest of epicness :D Almost everything she says is a “line of the night” worthee.

      • DivasChampAJ

        Right..The girl is genius.

      • Will Henderson

        someone should create one and send to Realm of Darkness’s soundboard site.

    • xFoxylicious

      AJ’s gold in commentary. Enough said.

  • DivasChampAJ

    Lmaoo I cant stop posting this!!

    • charovnica

      LMAAAO!

    • xFoxylicious

      ROFL DEAD!!!

  • DONTGETSTUNG

    aj is so great at commentary i love when she is doing commentary

    • DivasChampAJ

      Aye know im DD champ!

      • DONTGETSTUNG

        yes we all know. no need to rub it in. or ill rub my foot in your face aj

        • DivasChampAJ

          Go split on Batista you whore!

          • DONTGETSTUNG

            hahaha funny you should say that aj. isnt there someone you should be kissing or fucking right now. ohh wait they dont want you.

          • xFoxylicious

            SHADE. xD

          • DivasChampAJ

            Shouldnt you be in WWE ? You and John Morrison…They miss you.Oops I mean they dont the reason why you were fired!

  • wwestarlee

    All i know is, If Aj loses tomorrow all hell is going to break loose and my ass will be of social media for days

    • charovnica

      I’d just be sure I’m an atheist for good cause this will prove that there is no God :D

      • wwestarlee

        lmaoo! im seriously looking forward to the reactions after the match

    • DivasChampAJ

      Ikr Threads will become into 5000 comments

      • wwestarlee

        lol DD probably shut down

        • DivasChampAJ

          Lol..

        • xFoxylicious

          It’ll crash and be closed for the rest of the week!

    • xFoxylicious

      She better not or i’ll go monkey ass on WWE.

    • Aaron White

      Its gonna be mayhem if she lose which I hope not I want her to retain and have a longer reign.

  • DivasChampAJ

    Aye everybody from Yesterday comment your person again.Im AJ

    • xFoxylicious

      Queen Alicia.