WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella will face a familiar foe at Extreme Rules, when she steps into championship action against two-time former champion Paige.
Paige became the top challenger to the butterfly-emblazoned title on the April 13 Raw after winning a No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal in London, mere hours away from Paige’s birthplace of Norwich, England. Souring the gigantic hometown win, however, was the reaction of Naomi, whom Paige ousted from the Battle Royal to claim victory. Apparently believing herself to be a more suitable No. 1 contender, Naomi — who holds two pinfall wins over Nikki Bella — shockingly thrashed Paige after the match, repeatedly tossing The Diva of Tomorrow into the ring barricade.
The ruthless attack not only cast a shadow over Paige’s accomplishment, but also throws into question whether the No. 1 contender will be in any condition to compete April 26 at Extreme Rules.
If Paige is cleared to go, she will have the opportunity to settle her longstanding beef with Divas Champion Nikki, who, along with sister Brie, has ridiculed Paige for months. Additionally, Paige will have the chance to make history, as a title win against at Extreme Rules would make her a three-time Divas Champion — only the third in WWE history.
Watch two of WWE’s fiercest fighters lock horns with the Divas division’s top accolade on the line when Extreme Rules airs live on WWE Network Sunday, April 26.