To prepare fans for the divas match at Extreme Rules, WWE has been utilizing Nikki Bella and Brie Bella as baby faces on television. However, as of right now, management is not committed to doing a full fledged face turn. The reason for that is because they still want Paige to receive her shot at the title when she gets back from filming a movie with Miz. The goal is for her to be the one to remove the belt from Nikki. Naomi is considered a filler for now.
April 25, 2015
Since Paige might not be available because she is filming a movie and Naomi just did a heel turn, WWE is looking into the possibility of Nikki Bella working as a baby face when she defends the belt against the latter at Extreme Rules on Sunday night. They even tested out the audience reaction at a live event during the tour of Europe last week. The face turn might not necessarily be a full time thing, however, as management likes the Bella Twins as is.
April 20, 2015
As some of you may already know, Paige is taking some time off from WWE to film a movie. Since they are still figuring out the filming schedule, the front office decided to write her out off of television. They left open the possibility of her making a return at Extreme Rules to challenge Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship. Reports have now surfaced that Naomi might be required as a replacement because of the filming schedule being changed.
April 20, 2015
Before AJ Lee stunned the professional wrestling world by announcing her early retirement from WWE, there were plans in place for her to turn do a heel turn and challenge Paige, who is still being scheduled to capture the Divas Championship from Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules. The creative department had to quickly find alternative plans. Since they already wrote the story, they simply decided to replace AJ with Naomi.
April 15, 2015
On Monday Night Raw, Naomi did a heel turn by attacking Paige after the latter eliminated the former to win the divas battle royal, which was held to determine the top contender for the championship. The plan right now is for Nikki Bella to drop the belt and build up some heel challenger for the Pale Princess to work with for the next couple of months. WWE basically just set up the first title defense with the segment tonight.
April 13, 2015
To give you even more of an idea of just how bad things were becoming for her, AJ Lee left WWE despite being in line for a push. She was supposed to have started a feud with Nikki Bella after Wrestlemania, and there was a very good chance that she would have captured the Divas Championship. Management was forced to change plans at the last minute. They pushed Naomi, even though the front office was not fully behind her.
April 13, 2015
As many of you already know, Kane announced last week that there would be a divas battle royal to determine a top contender for Nikki Bella and the Divas Championship. WWE has now announced the ten females who will be competing in the match. Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Cameron, Emma, Naomi, Natalya, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae will all be fighting to see who gets the coveted title shot at Extreme Rules.
April 12, 2015
During Monday Night Raw, there was a segment where the divas begged for an opportunity from Kane. He delivered it by announcing that there will be a bit divas battle royal to determine a number contender on the next episode, which will air from London. WWE wanted to do this as a promotional tool, as the plan has already been put in place for Naomi to challenge Nikki Bella. That is why she has been getting pins on the champion.
April 7, 2015
Earlier in the day, Tamina Snuka was spotted in Austin, the site of Monday Night Raw. She is scheduled to be backstage, which means that her return to television might take place tonight. For those that are not aware, she has been sidelined for much of the past year because of a torn ACL injury. No word yet on how WWE is planning to utilize her, but there is a chance she might be held out because Nikki Bella is working with Naomi at the moment.
April 6, 2015