Paige is backstage getting ready for Raw when The Bella Twins approach her. Nikki says that the only reason Paige beat her on Main Event last week, was because of her new BFF Natalya. Brie asks how Paige can trust someone like Nattie, who took her out for no reason at all. Paige tells them that she knows what they’re trying to do and it’s not going to work. Nikki says that they are only trying to understand why Paige is friends with a crazy cat lady when she can hang out with The Bella Twins. Paige tells them that she will never hang out with them because Natalya has something they will never have, her respect. She goes on to tell ‘Mary-Kate and Ashley’ to go away.
One week after Paige’s introduction to the “Total Divas” coterie, the WWE Universe meets the next new addition to E!’s PopSugar-dominating wrecking crew, the wild and crazy Alicia Fox. Initially positioned as a free-spirited partner in crime to Rosa Mendes’ cautious envelope-pushing, Foxy soon ends up an unwitting accomplice in a particularly harebrained scheme by Rosa to manufacture an on-air “wardrobe malfunction.” (She’s motivated by an earlier, entirely accidental incident during a match that earns her a ton of new Twitter followers.) The duo abandons the plan pretty much immediately, though some innocent gossiping by Foxy among the Divas locker room makes its way to WWE brass, who come down hard on Rosa in reply. It seems as though “Total Divas’” newest wo-mance will be over before it even begins once Rosa sniffs out the source of the leak, but Alicia manages to talk her off the ledge and the quirky twosome continues its march into Episode 13.
Less likely to last the next five minutes is the relationship between The Bella Twins, which is fraying by the second and isn’t helped by Brie’s nonstop attempts to extend the olive branch to Nikki. John Cena advises Brie to simply give her sister the space and time necessary to cool off, but a big extended family gathering forces the two into conversation. Nikki’s reluctant at first to even acknowledge her sister’s presence, though some goofiness softens her up and reconciliation, though not immediate, seems likely on the horizon. Exhale.
In the wake of her health scare from a couple of seasons ago, meanwhile, Eva Marie decides to check up and see if she will still be able to have children if she so desires. The good news is that everything seems to be in working order … except for her desire to have kids in the first place, which it turns out she exaggerated so as not to drive off family-oriented Jonathan during their whirlwind romance. The timid truth-bomb she drops on her husband leads to a big blowup on his part. However, after several hours cooling off steam at his local CrossFit, he’s much more amenable to the new terms of his relationship, and resolves to treat Eva’s decisions with a softer hand – provided she’s up front and honest with him.
Oh, and Paige is fascinated and intimidated by Big E’s chest. Aren’t we all?
Paige & Natalya defeat The Bella Twins.
Natalya defeated Paige.
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