The Bella Twins def. Paige
Paige’s one-woman crusade for change in the Divas division isn’t exactly panning out the way she’d probably like. First, her town-hall meeting with the women’s locker room was met with crickets, and then, when none of the ladies answered her call for a tag partner against The Bella Twins, Nikki & Brie handily dismantled the two-time Divas Champion in a Handicap Match. Even after Paige briefly caused the twins to take each other out with a miscommunication, Nikki rescued Brie from the Ram-Paige and sealed the match with a forearm to the face and the Rack Attack. The empire lives on.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – As determined as she is to create change within the Divas division, Paige was ultimately unable to unseat Nikki Bella as Divas Champion at Money in the Bank, where Twin Magic ultimately succeeded in keeping the prestigious prize in The Bella Twins’ clutches — but not in the way you might think.
As the entire Divas locker room looked on, Paige used a varied arsenal of submission holds to bring the fight to the egotistical Nikki, whose championship reign had soared to 203 days since Brie helped her sister secure the title at Survivor Series the previous year. Brie was conspicuous in her absence earlier in the bout, leading many to believe that Nikki was out to prove that she didn’t need Twin Magic — Nikki & Brie’s referee-duping switcheroo routine — to turn back The Diva of Tomorrow. Alas, after Nikki nearly suffered a pinfall defeat via Paige’s signature RamPaige maneuver, the deceitful champion went out to ringside and swapped places with Brie, who was lying in wait underneath the ring.
Although Twin Magic had succeeded in Paige and Nikki’s last Divas Championship clash on the June 1 edition of Raw, the raven-haired challenger turned the tables on Brie and scored a pinfall on the replacement Bella. Caught, Brie revealed her deception to the referee, and in the confusion, Nikki ambushed Paige with a big right hand, following it up with a Rack Attack. With a three-count, Nikki secured her place on the throne, proving that Paige’s passionate desire for change is no match for the machinations of The Bella Twins.
Victorious, The Bella Twins proved that when it comes to Paige regaining the Divas Championship, the sinister sisters’ entrance music rings true: You can look, but you can’t touch.
Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs. Paige
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E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions’ “Total Divas” returns for its highly-anticipated fourth season on Tuesday, July 7 at 9pm ET/PT. “Total Divas” continues to give the exclusive, outside-the-ring look at WWE’s top Divas, and this season all it takes is just one spark! The Bella Twins™ (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya™ (Nattie), Eva Marie™, Paige™ and Naomi™ (Trinity) are back and ready to heat up the summer. The ladies will continue to give viewers an inside glimpse on balancing life in the spotlight with the drama of their personal lives, and the non-stop action of their professional careers, taken to new heights with Nikki Bella as the current WWE Divas Championship titleholder.
Season three of “Total Divas” remained a powerhouse for E!, reaching 1.73M Total Viewers and 1.12M Adults 18-49 in L3 ratings, solidifying its spot as one of the network’s hottest programs. In the season three finale, the Bella Twins were contemplating signing a three-year deal with WWE, but were reluctant to commit because Brie wanted to start a family and Nikki was looking into alternative business opportunities. While the Bellas were considering the next step in their careers, Natalya, Eva Marie and newcomer, Paige, were all working on their respective romantic relationships. Paige decided to put an end to her budding romance after realizing that they just weren’t a match. Nattie and her WWE Superstar husband, Tyson Kidd™, were working through the ups and downs of their second year of marriage, and Eva Marie and her husband put their relationship, as well as her relationship with WWE, at risk when he began working as her manager. Continue reading Storylines For The New Season of Total Divas