John Cena’s ESPYs-hosting gig is coming up, and the entire Bella family is joining Nikki and Brie on the red carpet. That means the twins have to give their mother and brother a crash course in being camera-ready and giving interviews, which would be fine if J.J, wasn’t being so defensive. The Bella brother doesn’t just toss Nikki’s phone in a Jacuzzi when she doesn’t put it down, he gives a practice answer to a question that makes it sound like he’d rather Cena and Nikki never get engaged. But, luckily, they ace their red carpet appearance and Cena kills it as the host.
After their explosive exchange last week, Nikki Bella called Natalya out in the ring, declaring she wanted to finish what they started. However, The Queen of Black Harts did not step foot in the arena, instead opting to ridicule Fearless Nikki, first from the crowd and then while stationed in front of the merchandise stand in the arena.
Nikki eventually became fed up and dashed to the concourse to scrap it out with Natalya where security had to separate the Superstars after they completely wrecked the area.
(Screencaps later today!)
Renee Young is third-wheeling it with Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan on a weekend getaway, since Dean Ambrose’s then-current stint as WWE Champion means his free time is next to zero and he has less opportunities than ever to travel for fun. The oncoming Brand Extension is especially distressing to Renee because there’s a good chance she and Ambrose will be split up in the Draft and their time together could be cut down to the absolute minimum. Ambrose ends up surprising Renee with a trip to Big Sur, so that ends up working out, but Brie and Bryan are more than relieved they don’t have to deal with juggling the outside world with the hustle and bustle of WWE now that they’re retired.
At least, of course, until Bryan gets a call from WWE offering him a mystery gig that he’s not entirely sure he wants to accept. He’s unwilling to take an office job or a backstage job, but is on the fence about whether or not he’d consider a role on TV. Brie, who’s still trying to get pregnant, is miffed at the idea of having to reorganize their life once again around WWE but she knows Bryan could use some good news lately and gives her blessing anyway. Luckily, it only turns out to be a commentary gig for the Cruiserweight Classic, which means it’s not a giant time commitment and Bryan’s smile comes back for the first time in months. Yes!
Prior to their highly-personal scheduled match getting under way, Natalya attacked Nikki Bella backstage. This left Nikki in a fit of rage, causing her to lunge at Natalya before the bell could even officially ring on their match. Fearless Nikki went berserk on The Queen Harts for a period of time until Natalya was able to pry away from the security trying to separate the Superstars, connect with a blindside chop block to Nikki and then lock in the Sharpshooter.
Natalya eventually relinquished the Sharpshooter, but not before doing a ton of damage in the process.