Nikki was feeling burnt out so she took a vacation to Napa Valley with Brie & Renee Young. Brie suggested that Nikki try therapy. Nikki wasn’t into it until John explained how it could help. Nikki went to therapy and said it really helped. Brie checked out locations for their studio.
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Charlotte wanted a Divas Title Match? Well, she got a Divas Title Match! The “generation kid” of the Divas Revolution made a point of telling Nikki Bella she had petitioned The Authority to move up her title bout to get a fair shake on cutting Nikki’s reign short of AJ Lee’s longevity mark. And as Charlotte revealed by interrupting Team Bella’s weekly gloat session, she’d been granted such an opportunity. To punctuate the announcement, PCB went to town on a gobsmacked Team Bella, sending the champion and her retinue retreating to the showers, with an apparently injured leg, no less. Now that’s doin’ it with Flair.
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Team Bella interrupted PCB’s backstage promo to tell them that the BellaTron is more important than Charlotte’s win. Charlotte told them that she had petitioned the Authority to have her title shot before Nikki breaks the record. Team Bella wasn’t happy.
Team Bella appeared on the stage at the end of PCB’s match.
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One member of PCB is going to NOC — Night of Champions, that is — as the No. 1 contender to the Divas Title. And since all three of them are technically owed an equal crack at the champion Nikki Bella, it’s up to Father Time himself to determine who gets the nod in the form of a Beat the Clock Challenge. First up among the Divas Revolution’s insurgent upstarts was Becky Lynch, who targeted Alicia Fox’s arm early and often, leaving Team Bella’s wild card to scramble for cover. Alicia held on for three minutes and 21 seconds, but Lynch cut Foxy’s efforts short by rolling out of a tights-assisted rollup to lock in the Dis-Arm-Her.
The race for the Divas Title No. 1 contendership just got a healthy dose of … Flair. Facing a 3:21 time limit against Brie Bella, Charlotte also had to contend with Brie’s deceptively smart strategy: to simply flee the former NXT Women’s Champion and run out the clock. She successfully evaded the Figure-Eight Leglock, but Charlotte managed to catch Brie with Natural Selection, sealing the win with time to spare and leaving a 1:40 mark for Paige to beat later in the night.
Last a minute and 40 seconds with Paige? No problem for Sasha Banks. The Boss may no longer be NXT Women’s Champion, but she’s sure as hell up to thwarting The Diva of Tomorrow’s play for the Divas Champion, as she showed in the final installment of the first-ever Divas Beat the Clock Challenge. Rather than simply evading Paige, Sasha took the fight to the former Divas Champion for the duration of their match, though Team B.A.D. saved her from a pinfall after a Ram-Paige that would have otherwise handed Paige the No. 1 contendership. Sufficiently stalled, Paige attempted to lock in the P.T.O., but by then, it was nothing doing. The match was over, and Charlotte was named next in line.