— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) December 14, 2015
It was a tale of two teams when several original Diva Revolutionaries got into the ring on Raw. Sasha Banks & Naomi of the strong and steady Team B.A.D. stood in one corner; while Brie and Alicia Fox of the Nikki-less Team Bella, still struggling to find their footing in the wake of their ringleader’s injury, were in the other. Thanks in large part to Tamina playing equalizer, B.A.D. got an early lead and didn’t let up even when miscommunication seemed to doom them. Just when their #untiy was in danger, however, some further subterfuge by Tamina and Sasha waylaid Brie Bella long enough for legal B.A.D.-mate Naomi to hit the Rear View. Even The New Day had to give props.
Brie Bella def. Becky Lynch by Disqualification
Despite some noticeable tension between Charlotte and Becky Lynch following the Divas Champion’s questionable tactics to pick up the win in their match on Raw, the best friends seemed to be back on the same page during a backstage interview before Becky’s match against Brie Bella.
The reconciliation may be in serious danger, however, after the self-proclaimed “genetically superior Diva” attacked the Bella twin as she struggled to escape the Lass Kicker’s Dis-arm-her submission. The costly mid-match interruption came moments after Brie appeared to have inadvertently elbowed Charlotte at ringside. As a result, the fiery redhead lost the match by disqualification and the former Team PCB allies engaged in a heated post-match argument.
Is the “B” in “B.A.D.” for “Boss”? It certainly seems to be an appropriate designation following Sasha Banks’ decimation of Brie Bella on Raw. The former Divas Champion came ready for a fight and brought the Daniel Bryan kicks with her, but nothing short of bottled Brie Mode could topple the former NXT Women’s Champion. Sasha toyed with her meal, watched as Tamina superkicked Alicia Fox into oblivion, and once Naomi and Tamina distracted Brie at the moment of truth, chomped down with the Backstabber–Bank Statement combo.
Paige def. Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Brie Bella to become No. 1 Contender to the Divas Championship
Paige has been crowing for weeks — sometimes passive-aggressively, sometimes overly aggressively — that the Divas Revolution truly began with her. Now, she’ll get a chance to prove herself as the true flag-bearer of the next generation, thanks to a Fatal 4-Way victory over Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Brie Bella that puts her on a collision course with Charlotte at Survivor Series.
She did so, largely, by lying in wait for the rest of the Divas to tear each other apart. Brie Mode had activated with some Daniel Bryan-esque kicks. Becky had demolished everyone with a Tower of Doom. And when Sasha followed up by locking in the Bank Statement on The Lass Kicker, victory was ripe for the taking. Paige did so in merciless fashion, chucking Sasha out of the ring and Ram-Paiging Becky into a crater for the win.
Brie and Nikki are the twins from The Shining!