What started as Paige addressing the WWE Universe during the best show on Thursday night soon transformed into a vicious war-of-words between The Diva of Tomorrow and her adversaries Naomi and Tamina. When the emerging pair decided to “clean house,” things turned physical with a 2-on-1 attack. Divas Champion Nikki Bella rushed to join the fight, though. In addition to going after the aggressors, she also attacked Paige with a Rack Attack of pure Raw retribution.
Later, it was announced that the Divas Champion will defend her title against Paige and Naomi in Triple Threat Match at Elimination Chamber.
Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Naomi via Disqualification
Bad news first for Naomi: She didn’t get the Divas Title from Nikki Bella, despite technically defeating the champion in their contest on Raw — and despite having Tamina in her corner while Stephanie McMahon banned Brie Bella from ringside — thanks to Tamina superkicking Nikki post–Rack Attack. The worse news for Naomi followed: Paige returned moments after the match, with retribution on her mind after Naomi took her out to become Nikki’s No. 1 contender in the first place. Finally, bad news came for Nikki: Paige wasn’t in the mood to be buddy-buddy with her, either, planting Nikki with the Ram-Paige and picking up exactly where she left off.
Naomi & Tamina def. The Bella Twins
Naomi threw Divas Champion Nikki Bella from the top rope to lead herself and Tamina to a victory against The Bella Twins at WWE Payback in the sold-out Royal Farms Arena.
Nikki and Brie have ruled the WWE Divas division since returning in 2013. Yet when Naomi united with her cousin-by-marriage Tamina in the weeks before WWE Payback 2015, the fierce Divas aimed to knock off the Divas division’s top family. Continue reading Payback Results
At WWE Payback, Divas Champion Nikki Bella and her sister Brie will stand toe-to-toe against the formidable twosome of Tamina & Naomi.
Over recent weeks, The Bella Twins have proven to be the thorns in Naomi’s side. Nowhere was this more apparent than when Brie’s interference helped her sister successfully defend the Divas Title against the no-nonsense beauty at Extreme Rules. But now, Naomi has enlisted some muscle of her own to back her up, with absolutely explosive results.
Before Nikki and Brie could even make it to the ring last week on Raw, a returning Tamina shocked the WWE Universe by emerging to her cousin-by-marriage to administer a double-Diva beatdown on the unsuspecting siblings. They also warned The Bellas that further punishment is to come, and it seems that WWE Payback may be the perfect place to unleash it.
The Bellas stand as true “Total Divas” and the most sought-after in-ring beauties in WWE for some time. But, will Twin Magic be enough to overcome two extremely capable Divas hell-bent on taking them down? Find out this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the award-winning WWE Network.
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.