WWE needed to find a replacement match after a triple threat featuring Intercontinental Champion Ryback, Big Show and The Miz was scrapped due to Ryback suffering a staph infection in his knee, and replacing it with a Divas triple threat turned out to be the correct move in so many ways.
Featuring Brie Bella and recent NXT callups Charlotte (daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair) and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, this match proved that there is indeed hope for the Divas Division after over a year of boring battles and feuds.
This match had no clear favorite up until the very end, when Bella interrupted Banks’ Bank Statement submission hold, setting Charlotte free. Banks was subsequently thrown out of the ring by Bella, but Charlotte was lying in wait. After catching Bella’s leg, the Figure Eight Leglock was fully set in. Bella had no choice but to tap out, and thus came a huge pop from the crowd.
This is proof positive that the ladies from NXT belong on the main roster, especially Charlotte, who teamed up with fellow NXTer Becky Lynch and former Divas Champion Paige. A match with Nikki Bella for the belt at Summerslam seems all but certain, which would give the division a much-needed boost.
Needless to say, the Divas Division will be one to watch over the next few weeks.
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