Title This: WWE Raw Reaction August 26th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

WWE RawThe Undercard

Cody Rhodes and The Miz defeated Fandango and Damien Sandow after a singles match between Rhodes and Fandango was interrupted as The Miz dressed as Fandango. I really do not understand the feud between Miz and Fandango. They are two guys who have nothing to do and are irrelevant right now in the grand scheme of things. This is a way to keep these guys involved somehow. Rhodes put the beat down on Fandango until he gets a tag to Sandow. Sandow ends up getting left by himself by a beaten down Fandango. The Miz takes care of Sandow and hits his finisher for the victory. It was an alright match, but I am beginning to have issues with how Sandow is being booked. He can lose matches and struggle, but at least let him go in the ring instead of being the whipping boy for other talent.

Grade: C+

Brie Bella defeated Natalya in a forgettable match. It looked rather slow and sloppy on many levels. I like Natalya in the ring, but it seems like every match she has there is a miscommunication with her opponent. This needs to be cleaned up She is better than simply missing moves or botching them. After the match is where we get something special. AJ Lee comes out and hits an incredible promo that had me on the edge of my seat. She bashes and buries “Total Divas” with honesty and intelligence. She talks about Bella’s sleeping their way to the top and Natalya using her family heritage to get her spot in the company. I loved this because they let the reigns off of what EVERYONE thinks. AJ Lee shows her dominance in a rather irrelevant division. She has resurrected this division by herself. She has continued to be put in stories with some of the biggest stars in the company. This promo shows the WWE Universe that she is heads and shoulders better than every other Diva. It is not even close.

Grade: A… for AJ Lee.

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