The hits just keep on coming for Brie Bella. After Charlotte denied her the Divas Championship at WWE Fastlane, Brie attempted to right the ship on Raw against Naomi and fell short despite an impressive performance. She went kick-for-kick against the Team B.A.D. figurehead, repaying Naomi’s high-step flurry with “Yes!” kicks to the sternum. Tamina’s interference ended up throwing Brie off, and Naomi was able to lock in a submission win … a fact that Lana, who had thrown shade at Brie backstage before the bell, was quick to gloat over atop the ramp.
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End of a Friendship?
Season 5, Episode 6
February 23, 2016
Brie drives her sister away when she refuses to enable Nikki’s fear of being alone; Rosa stresses out about her religious mother meeting her atheist boyfriend; and Alicia Fox considers ending her friendship with Paige.
Hart of the Matter
Season 5, Episode 7
March 1, 2016
Nikki’s championship reign is at stake when she faces an old foe; Nattie is torn over taking TJ’s last name or having him take hers; Paige struggles to keep her relationship with Kevin afloat; Brie has a romantic bone to pick with Bryan; and pregnant Rosa tries to find purpose at WWE.
On Raw, Charlotte wore a top that looked a whole lot like Nikki’s ring gear. Instead of Fearless, it said “Champion”. Nikki responded on Twitter:
When the moment for Brie Bella’s Divas Championship opportunity against Charlotte finally arrived at WWE Fastlane 2016, the focused challenger wasn’t short on motivation or fortitude. Instead, it was the strength of the Divas division’s self-proclaimed “genetically superior athlete” that dashed the twin’s title dreams.
From the outset, it became clear that Brie was trying to harness the wildly emotional events of the past few weeks — including her sister Nikki’s neck surgery and husband Daniel Bryan’s decision to retire, and Charlotte’s mockery of both — to drive her to victory. Indeed, Bryan’s influence was noticeable from the start, as Brie, wearing the same furry kickpads worn by her husband in triumph at WrestleMania 30, entered the Quicken Loans Arena to deafening chants of “Yes!” Continue reading Fastlane Results