Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Paige
It was always going to take an extreme circumstance to relieve Nikki Bella of the Divas Championship, and as it turns out, a pair of superkicks and a second-rope Ram-Paige were just the ticket. Almost. Paige — who successfully campaigned for the one-on-one title match she had yet to receive — certainly brought her A-game in pursuit of a record-tying third Divas Championship, but all the scouting in the world couldn’t prepare her for Nikki’s ace in the hole.
The champion, already displaying a cockier attitude than usual, proved she’d do whatever it took to secure her reign, resurrecting Twin Magic by switching places with Brie Bella after the brutal Ram-Paige. The fresh twin sprang a rollup on the winded challenger, securing the pinfall and the Bella legacy for another day.
WWE.com Exclusive: The Bellas celebrate backstage
Nikki Bella may not have had twin sister Brie at ringside for Elimination Chamber’s Divas Championship Triple Threat Match, but that didn’t stop WWE’s most “fearless” Diva from prevailing against Paige and Naomi and extending her title reign to 189 days. Continue reading Elimination Chamber Results
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) vs. Summer Rae
Summer Rae goes after Nikki Bella and handles her for the first several minutes. Nikki lands a nice kick out of the corner before hitting the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner: Nikki Bella via pinfall (Rack Attack)
via Wrestling Inc
Paige finally got payback on Naomi for her Raw attack across the pond, delivering the Paige-Turner to pick up the victory over the former Funkadactyl. After the contest, The Bella Twins arrived on stage, stopping The Diva of Tomorrow from proceeding up the ramp. The British Diva will have her work cut out for her if she hopes to regain the Divas Championship this Sunday at Elimination Chamber in a Triple Threat Match against both the titleholder and Naomi.
With Nikki Bella fielding challenges from Paige and Naomi for her Divas Championship, it’s plain to see that the Divas are making their own chances these days. It’ll be Paige who goes into SmackDown on her heels, though, thanks to some teamwork from Naomi and Tamina during the latter’s match with The Diva of Tomorrow on Raw. In fact, it was Naomi who hand-wrapped the victory for her cousin-by-marriage, cold-cocking Paige on the apron and allowing Tamina to scoop the former Divas Champion up for a match-ending Samoan Drop, all with The Bellas watching at commentary.
What started as Paige addressing the WWE Universe during the best show on Thursday night soon transformed into a vicious war-of-words between The Diva of Tomorrow and her adversaries Naomi and Tamina. When the emerging pair decided to “clean house,” things turned physical with a 2-on-1 attack. Divas Champion Nikki Bella rushed to join the fight, though. In addition to going after the aggressors, she also attacked Paige with a Rack Attack of pure Raw retribution.
Later, it was announced that the Divas Champion will defend her title against Paige and Naomi in Triple Threat Match at Elimination Chamber.
Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Naomi via Disqualification
Bad news first for Naomi: She didn’t get the Divas Title from Nikki Bella, despite technically defeating the champion in their contest on Raw — and despite having Tamina in her corner while Stephanie McMahon banned Brie Bella from ringside — thanks to Tamina superkicking Nikki post–Rack Attack. The worse news for Naomi followed: Paige returned moments after the match, with retribution on her mind after Naomi took her out to become Nikki’s No. 1 contender in the first place. Finally, bad news came for Nikki: Paige wasn’t in the mood to be buddy-buddy with her, either, planting Nikki with the Ram-Paige and picking up exactly where she left off.
Naomi & Tamina def. The Bella Twins
Naomi threw Divas Champion Nikki Bella from the top rope to lead herself and Tamina to a victory against The Bella Twins at WWE Payback in the sold-out Royal Farms Arena.
Nikki and Brie have ruled the WWE Divas division since returning in 2013. Yet when Naomi united with her cousin-by-marriage Tamina in the weeks before WWE Payback 2015, the fierce Divas aimed to knock off the Divas division’s top family. Continue reading Payback Results