By order of Stephanie McMahon, one of WWE’s principal owners, Divas Champion Paige will put her title on the line at Night of Champion against both Nikki Bella and AJ Lee.
The announcement came at a time of incredible turmoil within the Divas division. Not only have things remained incredibly explosive between “frenemies” Paige and former champion AJ, but now the sibling troubles between Brie and Nikki Bella — which many agree have been stirred up by Stephanie herself — have taken center stage. Case in point, when Nikki was named No. 1 contender to the butterfly-emblazoned title on the Sept. 1 Raw, her sister threw her into the reigning champion.
But regardless of the firestorm surrounding the circumstances by which the bout was made, few can deny that it will be nothing short of an awesome Divas showdown. The Diva of Tomorrow and her unhinged predecessor are not only highly skilled and downright vicious when it comes to getting what they want, but they also have both shown a strong knack for employing serious mind games on one another.
And as far as Nikki Bella is concerned, the words “Total Diva” are not simply indicative of the show she stars in. A former Divas Champion herself, Nikki is the complete package of danger, ability and calculation. She’s a competitor who could easily best her opponents in a contest where the titleholder does not have to be pinned or submit to lose her championship.
But considering the volatile atmosphere, will the turbulent troubles between the elite Divas allow any of them to keep their focus on walking out of Night of Champions with the Divas Title? Also, will Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella play a part in the overall outcome? Find out Sept. 21 on WWE Network for only $9.99.