Following on from Stephanie McMahon‘s announcement on Monday night’s episode of Raw that Nikki Bella would receive a WWE Divas Championship match in her future – which in turn, ruffled former titleholder AJ Lee‘s feathers – the Billionaire Baroness appeared in a pre-recorded promo on tonight’s SmackDown to lay down the edict that the Divas Title will be defended at September 21’s Night of Champions PPV in Nashville, TN. It will pit titleholder Paige against both AJ Lee and Nikki Bella in a triple threat match.
You can watch Stephanie’s announcement below:
Later in the episode, Paige and Brie Bella had a match with AJ and Nikki both at ringside – AJ on commentary and Nikki just watching the action – which saw Lee get irritated at her fellow challenger’s presence, prompting her to get in Bella’s face and launch and attack after being shoved. Brie left the action in the ring to pull AJ off her sister but fell to the RamPaige for the pinball defeat to the Divas Champion.
This means the initial big confrontation between the Bella Twins will have to wait, and we’re also denied what would be the deciding match between AJ and Paige, considering they have two wins over the other at the moment. On the flip side, it does mean a new face in the current Divas Championship picture and means that the two respective feud which have intersected to make this match will continue for longer.
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