Divas Champion Paige vs. Alicia Fox
It’s always difficult to predict what Alicia Fox will do next, but one thing’s for certain: The leggy Floridian will vie for the Divas Championship when she takes on Paige this Sunday at WWE Payback.
Nearly four years after the wily Fox last laid claim to the Divas Title, the off-kilter competitor has come unhinged in pursuit of the coveted prize now held by the youngest Divas Champion in history. It was Alicia’s defeat at the hands of Paige on the May 12 edition of Raw that unleashed a side of her personality yet unseen by the WWE Universe, leading the boisterous beauty to tear apart the ringside area and abscond with JBL’s hat.
The bizarre antics continued the following night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on WWE Network. After suffering a roll-up loss to Emma — another new arrival from WWE NXT — Fox had another massive meltdown, attacking commentators and ring announcer Tony Chimel in an apparent fit of frustration.
Fox’s startling new mindset finally reaped rewards on the May 19 Raw when she pinned Paige in a non-title encounter, giving The Diva of Tomorrow her first loss since debuting on the main WWE roster the night after WrestleMania. That victory has catapulted the fiery Fox into the Divas Title picture as she prepares to wrest the championship from the raven-haired titleholder’s grasp.
Although Paige might be young, the Norwich-born prodigy has been lacing up wrestling boots since she was 13 years old, and competed all over the world before entering WWE’s developmental system at the age of 18. After ending the unprecedented 295-day reign of prior titleholder AJ Lee in her first night as a WWE Diva, Paige turned back the imposing Tamina Snuka at Extreme Rules, proving that her post-WrestleMania triumph was far from a fluke.
Just as Paige has continued to impress with her in-ring aggression and formidable Scorpion Crosslock submission hold, so too has Alicia dropped jaws with her bombastic new attitude. What will happen when these two indomitable Divas collide? Tune in to WWE Payback, live on WWE Network and pay-per-view this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.