Tamina’s officially back, and Brie Bella is all the worse off for it. The former Divas Champion, having felt the wrath of Naomi’s cousin-by-marriage last week, took on the former Funkadactyl’s enforcer and came out on the losing end. The effort Brie put forth was impressive, however. The Bella took advantage of Tamina’s long layover on the injured list to keep her on the defensive. Eventually, Brie Mode gave way to knee mode as Brie delivered a Running Knee to a prone Tamina, but a second knee that would have put her opponent down was blocked and met with a skull-rattling superkick for the win.
Naomi def. Brie Bella
She took out Paige already; is Nikki Bella next? Now that Naomi’s beaten Paige so bad that her doctors have advised her against competition, the former Funkadactyl made an example of Brie Bella, with Nikki at commentary, as a further display of her increasing dominance within the Divas division. What started as a mat-wrestling head-to-head quickly turned into an elbow-trading brawl and back again, one that Brie briefly gained the upper hand in following the “Brie Mode” dropkick from the turnbuckle. And even though Naomi whiffed on a crossbody through the air, she rallied nicely with a full-on slap to Brie’s face, and a leaping Rear View to seal it.