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SmackDown Redux (March 28th, 2014): Tamina’s Had Enough

Salutations Diva fans, and welcome to this week’s edition of the SmackDown Redux!

After picking up a win over fellow Total Divas Summer Rae and Natalya, Brie and Nikki Bella are looking to keep their momentum going strong into WrestleMania, as they take on the Divas Champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka in tag team action on the blue brand with Vickie Guerrero on commentary. Check out the match below:

We kick off the match with Brie and AJ starting for their teams. Brie gets the jump on the champ with a kick to the gut, follow by nifty overhead throw and quickly gets the tag to Nikki, following a nearfall. The twins take AJ off her feet with a team maneuver, and Nikki follows up with a impressive kick off the second rope for another nearfall. Nikki slaps on a side headlock, but Tamina gets the blind tag and drills Nikki with a Samoan Drop.

Having had Tamina do the heavy lifting,  AJ is itching to pick up the pieces. Tamina tags in the champion and she goes to work on Nikki with a guillotine choke. Nikki reverses it, but AJ worms her way into a rear chokehold instead. Nikki rams AJ into the corner to escape, but another blind tag leads to her getting nailed by a nasty clothesline from Tamina.

Tamina climbs the ropes, looking for the Superfly Splash, but eats canvas, as Nikki rolls away and tags in her sister.

Brie comes in like a house on fire, with a flurry of offense, including a brutal knee to the face and her signature missile dropkick. Tamina rolls out of the ring to take a breather and ends up getting into it with AJ on the apron, which ends with Tamina pushing AJ on her ass.

Afterwards, Tamina tags in AJ, who runs right into a Bella Buster from Brie, picking up the win for Team Bella.

Not a bad match by any means. Really sets up the Vickie Guerrero Invitational well, making AJ even more of an underdog and giving us more conflict with Tamina.

Speaking of Tamina, all signs seem to point to her picking up the title at WrestleMania, but I don’t think that’s happening. I do think that WrestleMania will be the last we see of AJ and Tamina as a team. Mark my words.

We were also treated to another cute and awkward segment with Emma and Santino Marella:


Well that’s all for now, guys. Until next time.

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