Payback is a...
On the May 6 episode of Raw, AJ Lee teamed with the Bella Twins to face Divas champion Kaitlyn and the Funkadactyls in Divas tag action. Late in the match, AJ attempted to tag in one of her partners, but Brie and Nikki both dropped off of the apron, leaving AJ to fend for herself in what would ultimately be a losing effort.
On Raw, AJ repaid the favor, dropping off the apron and leaving Nikki to suffer a spear at the hands of Kaitlyn and, ultimately, a loss. Post-match, AJ stared down the champion before marching up the ramp.
A solid Divas tag match that accomplished two things: continued to set up a future Divas title clash between AJ and Kaitlyn all the while recalling something that happened a month ago.
See, the creative team does pay attention.
The Usos vs. The Prime Time Players
Tag team action was highlighted, both in the opening six-man bout and in the night's second match, which featured Jimmy and Jey Uso taking on Titus O'Neil and Darren Young. Throughout the match, Michael Cole continued to point out that the winner of the contest would likely be in title contention, perhaps pointing at the first challengers for Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins' WWE Tag Team titles.
Both teams delivered solid performances in what turned out to be a competitive match that kept the attention of a hot Hartford crowd, despite the fact that neither team is consistently featured on the Monday night program.
The Usos picked up the win and put themselves in position to earn a future title opportunity.
Del Rio-Langston Rubber Match
The Alberto Del Rio-Big E Langston placeholder feud came to an end on Monday's Raw as the former World Heavyweight champion out-wrestled his less-experienced rival and gained momentum heading into a title clash with current World champion Dolph Ziggler in the very near future.
Having worked with a skilled performer such as Del Rio will only prove to have helped Langston in the future, while having Big E at the ready provided the No. 1 contender with something to do until Ziggler was cleared to compete.
The fact that Langston and AJ Lee, who was instrumental in the competitiveness of the rivalry, are aligned with Dolph helped make the side rivalry make sense.