Two of WWE’s most compelling and personal rivalries will be wrapped into one truly intriguing — albeit unorthodox — package when Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn take on Big E Langston & Divas Champion AJ Lee in a Mixed Tag Team Match at SummerSlam. With heartbreak, betrayal and deceit being just a few of the underlying themes at play in this messy composite of mentors and protégés, ex-best friends and, yes, even ex-lovers, there is no telling how these four volatile elements will combine when the bell rings on Aug. 18.
Barely two months removed from his memorable, if fleeting, World Heavyweight Championship reign, Ziggler finds himself still entangled in the web of his ex-squeeze AJ. Not only has WWE’s “Black Widow” publicly vandalized The Showoff’s property since their breakup, but the vindictive vixen has also enlisted Big E Langston to do her bidding.
Once Ziggler’s reliable “heavy,” the scary-strong Langston, a longtime associate of the Divas Champion, has shown no qualms about pouncing on The Showoff. Nor did he express any reluctance to go along with AJ’s intricate catfishing scheme perpetrated against Kaitlyn months ago.
That humiliating memory is undoubtedly fresh in the mind of “The Hybrid Diva.” Fresher yet is the memory of Kaitlyn’s recent Divas Title Match against Lee on SmackDown. Although Kaitlyn appeared one Spear away from recapturing the butterfly-emblazoned title, an unexpected intrusion by Layla turned the tides in that championship duel, which Kaitlyn ultimately lost. Could Layla’s newfound collusion with AJ again rear its head during the Mixed Tag Team Match?
At SummerSlam, the plotting, head games and sneak attacks will all fall to the periphery as four of WWE’s most dynamic athletes meet head-on in this deeply personal matchup. To witness the sparks fly, be sure to tune in to SummerSlam when it airs on pay-per-view on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 8 ET/5 PT.