Paige & Naomi def. The Bella Twins
It’s no secret that the Divas division is one major player light this week, but nobody told Naomi, whose recent hot streak has her gunning for the top spot with no signs of slowing down. One week after earning the pin in a six-Diva tussle on Raw, the former Funkadactyl followed up by pinning Divas Champion Nikki Bella, teaming with Paige against The Bella Twins. Naomi made her presence known at the perfect moment, tagging in after Paige took the brunt of the twins’ abuse.
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Brie, of course, ran to Nikki’s aid after the champion was bowled over by the Rear View, but in a reversal of last week’s miscommunication, she inadvertently shoved Nikki sternum-first into a superkick from Paige. Naomi instantly swarmed the shocked twin with a headscissors takedown into the mat, covered her for the three-count, and funk rolled on for another week.
The Bellas didn’t compete on Raw, but did a silly backstage promo to promote the Flintstones movie.
Episode 19: The Bellas, are at the center of yet another familial dustup when brother JJ accidentally sends a private picture meant for his wife to Nikki and Brie. The twins are understandably horrified, but Nikki can’t resist showing the image to some extended family members who happen to be in the room when they receive it. That drives JJ into a full-on fit, and Brie takes justice into her own hands by unlocking Nikki’s Instagram and posting her mushy, homemade Valentine’s Day card to John Cena all over the Internet. Turnabout being fair play, Nikki can’t get too mad, but she isn’t exactly thrilled about it either, and she elects to let it slide even as she secretly plots her revenge.
Episode 20: Unlike previous season finales, Nikki Bella and John Cena are doing A-OK! The only relationship in danger there is that between The Bellas and WWE itself as their contracts come to an end and the prospect of a three-year re-up is floated before them. With baby fever gripping Brie and opportunities outside the ring knocking at Nikki’s door, the twins are seriously debating hanging up their boots even after Nikki wins the Divas Championship at Survivor Series. As the season comes to a close, the sisters agree that their chance to pursue other ventures is rapidly thinning and they have to strike while the iron’s hot. The Bellas shockingly inform WWE officials that, while no departure date is set, their days as Divas are officially numbered!
See the reigning Divas Champion at her most fearless and fierce in these photos.
(These are from a couple of weeks ago)
The Bella Twins grace the cover of the March 2015 issue of “Pacific San Diego Magazine,” which is available now. Nikki and Brie are featured in a photo shoot, as well as an in-depth interview, called “Fight or Flight.” The “Total Divas” stars discuss travel, life outside the ring and the upcoming WrestleMania 31.
“Pacific San Diego Magazine” celebrates the best of everyday life in San Diego. For more about “Pacific San Diego Magazine,” including a look at The Bella Twins’ feature, visit pacificsandiego.com.
AJ Lee def. Brie Bella
Prior to her match against a recently returning AJ Lee, Brie Bella and her sister, Divas Champion Nikki Bella, spoke out about #givedivasachance, AJ’s reemergence from her “vacation” and how the only Diva voice that will be heard is the one at the top.
In the final moments of the hard-fought match that followed, however, Paige was heard loud and clear, as she dropped an interfering Nikki off the apron and paved the way for AJ to make Brie tap-out to the Black Widow.
Nikki posted this on her Instagram:
Busted my nose bad tonight
How gorgeous is she, even with no makeup and a busted nose??
Paige def. Divas Champion Nikki Bella via Disqualification
The term “Anti-Diva” implies a certain amount of solitude, but give Paige credit: She’s still got some friends, however unlikely, in the Divas division to bail her out of a beatdown when all’s said and done. This came in handy after her Divas Title Match against Nikki Bella, granted as a result of the controversial conclusion to the title bout at WWE Fastlane.
Despite Nikki’s unexpected deployment of power maneuvers, Paige rallied to lock in the PTO until Brie, who was roaming at ringside, jumped The Diva of Tomorrow to end the bout in a disqualification. Further humiliation followed the final bell, until AJ Lee, of all people, skipped her way down to the ring and joined forces with Paige to drive Nikki and Brie back. Why team with the woman who ended her record-setting title reign, you ask? Well, as the saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. ‘Nuff said.
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