In an exclusive interview with Michael Cole, Paige reveals why she and Naomi will never be friends as both Divas prepare to battle for Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship at WWE Elimination Chamber.
The Divas are coming back for another round July 7 at 9/8 CT! Returning for its fourth season, E!, WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions continue their look inside the lives of the women of the sports-entertainment giant with “Total Divas.”
Cameras once again showcase the professional and personal lives of the WWE Divas. Between balancing family, maintaining romantic relationships and constantly fighting for the spotlight, the Divas are up against the odds. However, their unique lifestyles bring them together in a bond of sisterhood like no other.
“Total Divas” is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim-Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE.
Paige vs. Tamina w/Naomi
The Bella Twins are on commentary for this match. Paige and Tamina go at it to start the match. They end up on the apron and Paige hits a bunch of knees. Tamina knocks her off the apron to the floor. Paige crawls back in but Tamina throw her to the mat and keeps her grounded. Paige finally makes a comeback and unloads on Tamina. She connects with a dropkick and a superkick. Tamina rolls to the floor to regroup but Paige leaps off the apron and takes her out. Paige brings it back in the ring but Tamina meets her coming in. The referee backs Tamina off but is distracted when Naomi runs over for a cheap shot on Paige. Tamina with a big Samoan Drop on Paige for the win.
After the match Naomi and Tamina look on from the ring as The Bella Twins stand at ringside.
Here is the preview for the May 25, 2015 edition of Monday Night Raw.
Who deserves to be Divas Champion?
Well, this is getting complicated. For weeks, Naomi has been the most persistent threat to Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship reign — especially since aligning with the returning Tamina — but Paige has also laid claim to No. 1 contendership since re-emerging in WWE Monday night on Raw. In fact, were it not for Naomi ambushing The Diva of Tomorrow on the April 13 edition of Raw in London, Paige would have faced Nikki for the illustrious prize last month at Extreme Rules.
Now, two game Divas are gunning for Nikki’s butterfly-emblazoned title at WWE Elimination Chamber, exclusively on WWE Network in the United States. As their Triple Threat Divas Championship Match approaches, what fireworks can we expect from these three fierce competitors on Raw?
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and Diva Paige will appear at Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis at America’s Center. Rollins will appear on Friday, May 22, and Paige will attend on Saturday, May 23. They will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct separate Q&A panels at the event.
Paige, star of E!’s hit reality show “Total Divas,” is a raven-haired Diva with one goal in mind: She wants to fight. She gained prominence inside the NXT arena as the first NXT Women’s Champion. A driven competitor, she first began battling when she was 13, following in the footsteps of her family of English wrestlers, and she has never looked back. With Paige — now a two-time Divas Champion — on the hunt, WWE’s Divas division will never be the same.
Paige’s schedule, May 23:
10:45 a.m. Photo ops
11:30 a.m. Autographs
1:15 p.m. Q&A panel
Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi (Triple Threat Match)
WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella will face one of her toughest challenges at Elimination Chamber, when she defends against Paige and Naomi in a Triple Threat Match. However, there is plenty of bad blood between the two challengers that may need to be settled before they turn their attention toward the champion.
The differences between Paige and Naomi go back over a month, to when Raw was in Paige’s homeland of England. The raven-haired Diva was feeling like she was on top of the world, having just won a No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal by eliminating Naomi. As she addressed the adoring British crowd, Naomi viciously attacked her, putting her out of action.
Since that attack, Naomi has unveiled a brash new attitude, going on to take Paige’s spot as No. 1 Contender. She also added some muscle in her corner, in the form of Tamina. Though she hasn’t succeeded in dethroning Nikki, Naomi has had the Divas Champion’s number in non-title action, pinning her twice in recent weeks, including a big win in a tag team bout at WWE Payback.
That victory earned Naomi another opportunity at Nikki’s title on Raw the next night. But with Nikki in position to hit the Rack Attack, Tamina leapt into the ring and delivered a staggering superkick, ending the bout in a disqualification. Naomi & Tamina began to gang up on the champion, until Paige made her long-awaited return. The Diva of Tomorrow cleared house, seemingly standing side-by-side with Nikki, until she dropped the Divas Champion with the Ram-Paige.
After a heated war of words on SmackDown, Paige found herself on the receiving end of a 2-on-1 attack at the hands of Naomi and her bodyguard. Repaying the favor from Monday, Nikki rushed to ringside and evened the odds, taking out Tamina. However, before Paige could finish off Naomi, the Divas Champion attacked her raven-haired rival, connecting with the Rack Attack and standing tall over all three Divas with her title held high. The Bella Twin made it clear that she won’t be a pushover when the three finally square off.
Will Nikki continue her dominant reign as Divas Champion, or will the odds play out in favor of a new champion? Find out at Elimination Chamber on Sunday, May 31, at 8 ET/5 PT. For members of the WWE Universe watching in the United States, the only way to watch Elimination Chamber is on WWE Network!