Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella
Charlotte will face her first test as Divas Champion at WWE Hell in a Cell, when she defends her title against its previous holder, Nikki Bella.
The second-generation competitor has been at the forefront of the Divas Revolution that has taken over WWE in recent months. As part of Team PCB, Charlotte, along with Paige and Becky Lynch, sought to help bring about change in how the Divas division is perceived. Their first goal was to get the Divas Championship off Nikki Bella, who ruled the division with an iron fist and turned away all challengers for 301 days, breaking the record for the title’s longest reign.
Charlotte nearly ruined Nikki’s run at history during a championship match on Raw in September, but Nikki and her sister Brie used a bit of Twin Magic to ensure that the title stayed around Nikki’s waist. Because of the twins’ treachery, Charlotte was granted a rematch at Night of Champions, where if Nikki was disqualified, she would lose the Divas Championship. That stipulation never came into play, as Charlotte fought through a knee injury and locked on the Figure Eight, forcing Nikki to submit and earning the Divas Championship.
The new champion’s celebration was cut short, as Paige lashed out at her partners. Things only got more complicated for the champion as her defense against Nikki was announced in a Facebook exclusive video on Oct. 5. With her first title defense looming, could Team PCB’s recent turmoil distract Charlotte from holding on to her title? Or can she prevent Nikki Bella from reclaiming the title she held for 301 days? Find out at WWE Hell in a Cell, live on WWE Network, Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!
Production on season five of E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions’ hit series, “Total Divas,” has begun, with the season slated to return in early 2016. The announcement comes on the heels of the show’s season four finale on Tuesday, September 29 at 9pm, which marked its highest rated installment of the season with 1.6M Total Viewers and 1.0M Adults 18-49 in L3 ratings.
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes, and Alicia Fox will continue to give viewers an exclusive inside glimpse at balancing life in the spotlight and the non-stop action of their professional careers with the drama of their personal lives.
In the upcoming season, Mandy, the runner-up on the most recent season of “WWE Tough Enough®” is joining the Divas, bringing her own flavor to the already dynamic group and looking to prove she belongs amongst the veteran Divas. Plus, with Nikki Bella recently losing the championship title, the cast members of “Total Divas” are all vying to claim the title of Divas Champion.
Overall, season four of “Total Divas” remained a powerhouse for E!, reaching 1.5M Total Viewers and 1.0M Adults 18-49 in L3 ratings, solidifying its spot as one of the network’s hottest programs.
All-new episodes of “Total Divas” return in early 2016.
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The Divas Revolution took the Big Apple by storm as Team PCB engaged in an explosive Six-Diva Tag Team Match against Team Bella.
The drama brewing between Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch continued to rear its ugly head when The Diva of Tomorrow tagged herself in as the Divas Champion began to lock in the Figure-Eight on Nikki Bella. Minutes later when the British Diva went to reach for the tag, her tag team partners stepped away from the corner, allowing The Fearless Nikki to catch Paige in The Rack Attack for the win. Following the match, a distraught Paige expressed shock and dismay that her teammates would leave her hanging. Have we seen the last of Team PCB?
Nikki Bella has joined Diamonds Unleashed as an ambassador:
Diamonds Unleashed, founded by Kara Ross, is a multi-platform project that supports and celebrates women’s empowerment globally. Through our collection, ambassadors, events and charitable partners
we are bringing awareness and resources where they matter the most.