Hello all, and welcome to this week’s edition of the SmackDown Redux! This week, Divas Champion, AJ Lee takes on her replacement in the position of ‘Paige‘s BFF”, Alicia Fox in non-title action. Can the Foxy One pull off yet another victory against the champ or will the Black Widow claim yet another victim? Check out the match below:
AJ makes her way to the ring first, to a pretty good pop from the crowd. After a brief commercial break, we return to the ring, where Alicia (along with Paige) has made her entrance and is ready to go. The official signals for the bell and our Divas match is underway.
Alicia wastes little time, going on the attack with a knee to the gut. AJ tries to fight back, but Alicia slams her head into the turnbuckle a few times, before planting her with a gorgeous Northern Lights Suplex for a nearfall. Already frustrated, Alicia locks in a sleeper from behind, looking for the submission victory instead. AJ fights back to a vertical base, but Alicia nails her with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for another nearfall. Alicia goes to the well a second time for another backbreaker, but AJ nimbly reverses into the Black Widow, picking up the win.
Post-match, Alicia and Paige try to attack the champion, but AJ gets the upper hand and the last laugh over the new BFFs.
Elsewhere on the show, we also saw former GM Stephanie McMahon make a rare SmackDown appearance alongside Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis:
Thoughts: Well, that was quick, huh? I’m guessing they’re saving the good stuff for Raw, as always. That said, not a bad match by any means, and good way to keep this storyline in the spotlight with all the different feuds and storylines happening in the Divas division these days. I’m expecting to see this rivalry pick up some more steam this week on Raw.
Well, that’s all for this week guys! Until next time… “I’ll take care of my baby!!! This is my baby!”