Nikki: “It was funny because it all started, why it started to fizzle was when I had my championship match against AJ at Survivor Series, we were supposed to have like 15 minutes. And CinderBella was ending the next day on Raw. So all of a sudden when AJ and I were in Gorilla they were like ‘how can you do this match in 30 seconds?’ And I was like ‘what?!? Thirty seconds? How do I win a championship in 30 seconds?’ And this one (Brie) is like ‘well, you know how you made Bryan lose with the kiss of death? Well, I could do that in 30 seconds.’ I’m like ‘well, she is my CinderBella.’ So we did that and then everything got forgotten the next day of where we were supposed to go, like, to go on forward. And I’m like ‘hey, is she ever going to get revenge on me? It just ended. We were even confused.”
Brie: “So I was like excited because the next day The Authority got put out of office. It was my last day being CinderBella, so I was like ‘yes! I can beat up Stephanie, I can beat her (Nikki) up, I can take that (the Divas championship). And they literally looked at me and go ‘oh yeah, we’re just ending it.’ And I was like ‘well, it’s the last day. What?’ They were just like ‘walk out with your sister.'”
Nikki: “Just act like you guys like each other again. I’m like ‘I told her that I wish she died in the womb, like, we can’t forget that. I can’t forget it.'”
Brie: “So now we call the new story JobberBella.”
Paige defeated Alicia Fox
Add a long-in-the-making tally in the loss column for “Team Bella,” who suffered their group’s first defeat when Paige toppled Alicia Fox. The match, two weeks in the making since Alicia took Paige out on SmackDown, was initially a one-sided affair In Paige’s favor; it wasn’t until Alicia retreated into the Bellas’ orbit following a Thesz Press that the tide started to turn.
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Drama within the Divas division continued in full force on SmackDown, as Alicia Fox (flanked by Team Bella) battled Naomi (joined by Tamina) in an athletic one-on-one showdown. As the action moved to the outside, Tamina took full advantage, hitting a vicious superkick on an unsuspecting Brie. Nikki retaliated by spearing the powerhouse Diva into the barricade, before Naomi held the Divas Champion back and allowed the towering Tamina to connect on another brutal kick.
After returning to the ring, however, Naomi was met with an innovative face-plant from the newest Bella team member, who picked up the 1-2-3 to walk out the winner.
Can a Divas division divided against itself stand? The Bella Twins’ dominance of the ladies’ locker room has forced the femme fatales of WWE to either side with the twins or with lone rabble-rouser Paige, but The Diva of Tomorrow has her work cut out for her if Raw’s latest development is any indication. Taking on Naomi & Tamina, who have taken up a neutral stance in the inter-Diva conflict, The Bellas – flanked by “Team Bella” member Alicia Fox – continued their winning ways. They didn’t need Twin Magic to do it, but twin teamwork sufficed just fine when Nikki shoved an interfering Tamina straight into the Rear View and followed up with a Rack Attack to seal the contest.