Those that watched Monday Night Raw this week surely noticed that Paige was not on the episode to continue her feud with the Bella Twins, who worked a tag team match against Naomi and Tamina Snuka. The reason for that is because the Pale Princess was down in Florida, taping segments for Tough Enough. WWE is placing a priority on that.
June 23, 2015
Since the company has to be extremely careful with the words that they use, WWE has asked Naomi to come up with a new name for her finishing move. Slaymission is no longer allowed because of the term slay, which is associated with murder. The athletic diva took to social media to ask her fans for help with the new name.
June 17, 2015
To fill out the pay per view even more, WWE has decided to do a triple threat match for the Divas Championship at Elimination Chamber instead of building it up for Money in the Bank. Nikki Bella will be defending her title against both Naomi and Paige, who recently made her television return after taking some time off to film a movie with Miz. Since plans were changed so rapidly, there is no word yet on who will be walking out with the belt that night.
May 20, 2015
In a match that failed to generate much of a reaction from the audience, Naomi and Tamina Snuka managed to get the win during a tag team match against the Bella Twins. The move was a bit predictable because the Divas Championship was not on the line. WWE is setting up an eventual title match, so the audience got a sense that this was simply a transitional match. That is why the girls were unable to get to connect with the audience.
May 17, 2015
During the Divas Championship match, WWE tried to trick the fans by having the Bella Twins work as baby faces. Brie Bella did the routine where she constantly tried to encourage and motivate her sister from ringside. However, everything ended when Brie decided to give a roundhouse kick to Naomi, which enabled Nikki to hit her Torture Rack finishing move and get the win. The belief is that she will drop the belt to Paige soon.
April 26, 2015
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