The good news for Paige: She beat her fellow “Total Diva” newcomer Alicia Fox and ensures her road to Fastlane against Nikki Bella keeps its momentum. The bad news is, she got, er, burned (sort of) by both Bellas in the process. As epic as the small-package reversal of Alicia’s tilt-a-whirl backbreaker was, the post-match shaming of The Diva of Tomorrow was even more outrageous: Alicia incapacitated Paige and The Bellas pounced with cans of spray tan, darkening Paige’s belly to taint her signature look and leaving her down moments later.
If you’ve been following Paige on social media over the past week, you saw that The Diva of Tomorrow made the best of being snowed-in for a few days, hanging out in Hartford, Conn., with her “Total Divas” pals, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox. However, on Thursday’s SmackDown, the raven-haired beauty got a chilly reception when she encountered two of her other reality co-stars, The Bella Twins. Falling victim to a two-on-one beatdown from Divas Champion Nikki Bella and her sister Brie, Paige has all the more reason to get fired up for her big match with Nikki at WWE Fast Lane. Will we see Paige retaliate against the devious duo this week on Raw?
Although Nikki Bella has ruled her division since becoming a three-time Divas Champion at Survivor Series, the “Fearless” Bella Twin might face her greatest challenge yet when she defends her title against Paige at WWE Fast Lane, live on WWE Network.
Since aligning herself with Bella Twin foe and “Total Divas” castmate Natalya earlier this year, Paige has been a thorn in both Nikki & Brie’s side. Although the sinister sisters were able to steal a victory against The Diva of Tomorrow and the Hart Dungeon graduate at Royal Rumble, The Diva of Tomorrow is as determined as ever to snatch the butterfly-emblazoned title from Nikki’s well-manicured clutches.
With Brie by her side, Nikki is no doubt already plotting ways to humiliate the relative WWE newcomer in this anticipated clash, but the raven-haired challenger knows a few tricks of her own. Will we see Paige ensnare her third Divas Title, or will Nikki carry the illustrious championship all the way to WrestleMania? Don’t miss WWE Fast Lane live on Feb. 22 on WWE Network and pay-per-view.
The Bella Twins attacked Paige
Resembling a scene straight out of “Mean Girls,” The Bella Twins interrupted Renee Young’s backstage interview with Paige to put down The Diva of Tomorrow’s appearance. Perhaps upset that Nikki has to defend her Divas Championship at WWE Fast Lane against the British beauty, The Bellas then attacked their “Total Divas” co-star, reminding her of the power of Twin Magic.
The annual Bella Bowl is here! I’ve added the Bella Bowl V! photos to the gallery. Who are you routing for?
Bella Bowl VI
You can also revisit the previous Bella Bowls here:
Bella Bowl I
Bella Bowl II
Bella Bowl III
Bella Bowl IV
Bella Bowl V
It has been a while since things got really, really awkward on E!’s “Total Divas.” Happily for everyone, that calm comes to a screeching halt this week when Rosa Mendes, who’s still on the market, misinterprets Paige’s general flirtatiousness as a romantic overture. One ill-advised advance later, and Paige and Rosa are no longer speaking. This is more because of Rosa’s general embarrassment than a lack of empathy on Paige’s part, though it takes Alicia Fox to bridge the gap between the Divas and bring them to an understanding (Paige in particular is advised to bear in mind how flirty she can be), thus restoring their merry band to full strength.
In our slightly scarier second storyline, Brie Bella is increasingly concerned with home security after a botched burglary of her and Daniel Bryan’s home. Bryan is content with some subtle-yet-effective security measures, but Brie prefers to go all-out, installing a full-on razor wire fence that turns the “Braniel” home into a compound. Bryan, of course, is not consulted on this, and once again, an 11th-hour compromise is needed to bring the couple to common ground.
Watch the barbed wire debate | Photos from this week’s episode
Eva Marie is physically on the mend from her recent surgery, but an upcoming photo shoot for “Muscle & Fitness Hers” sends her into a crazy workout regiment and brings some deep-seeded body image issues to life. Despite Cameron and Jonathan’s best efforts to curb Eva’s increasingly negative view of herself, it takes a unique experiment with a local artist to get Eva to see the alarming divide between perception and reality. With self-confidence back under her belt, Eva hits the photo shoot for “M&F Hers” and absolutely slays it. Don’t believe us? Here, check it out for yourself.
WWE Diva Brie Bella talks cheat days, “Brie-Mode” is really just “hulking up,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Total Divas,” and the 2015 Royal Rumble.