Summer Rae & Layla aren’t the first Divas to put aside their differences and joined forces. Check out photos of Pinup Strong, Trish & Lita and other classic Diva team-ups.
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Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden stops by to give Clem expert advice on how to catch the bunny.
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NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte def. Summer Rae
The bond between the BFFs was broken once and for all this week, as Summer Rae challenged Charlotte for the NXT Women’s Championship. There was no pretense of sportsmanship, as the match started with the two Divas shoving each other before the champion slapped Summer, then mocked her with a little ballroom dancing.
Charlotte and Summer had each other scouted quite well, each Diva able to predict what the other would do next. The champion wore the challenger down with a figure-four headlock while wrenching on Summer’s arm. Fandango’s former flame took control by sending Charlotte crashing to the floor before choking her in the corner. Charlotte was able to power out of Summer’s clutches and retain her title after landing Bow Down to the Queen.
Join Big Show, Xavier Woods, Alicia Fox and many more as they discuss which musical instruments they can play, as well as the match that made them want to become a WWE Superstar and Divas.
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What led to the implosion of The BFFs?: Summer, Charlotte and Sasha on the breakdown of NXT’s most devious Divas
BY Bobby Melok
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte, Summer Rae and Sasha Banks have been making life miserable for the rest of the NXT Divas since they joined forces. Still, although the self-proclaimed BFFs took delight in antagonizing beauties like Paige and Emma, the mean girls’ burn book has been a little light on content since their foes made it to the main roster. It only made sense that the BFFs would set their sights on the biggest threats to their dominance — each other.
Charlotte defends her championship against Summer tonight on NXT, but the explosion of the Beautiful Fierce Females has been brewing since Summer Rae returned to NXT two months ago after a long absence, much to the surprise of Charlotte and Banks. Back after filming the hit reality show “Total Divas” and starring in “The Marine 4,” Summer received a less than warm welcome from her BFFs.
“I was very surprised at their reaction,” Summer explained to WWE.com. “All I did was make them the Superstars they are today. They should be thanking me. They should have thrown me a ‘welcome back’ party.”
While Summer thought she deserved bigger fanfare upon her return, Charlotte and Sasha Banks saw things quite differently.
“I felt like I was seeing a ghost,” Banks said. “Here was Summer, who left with empty promises and unfulfilled obligations to the group, and she expected me to accept her return as if nothing had happened?”
“It was like, ‘How dare you?’” Charlotte agreed. “A lot had changed since she’d been gone.”
That much was true. With Summer away, Charlotte and Sasha came into their own, with the second-generation Diva outlasting seven others in a tournament to crown a new NXT Women’s Champion. If anything, Summer’s absence had possibly been the best thing to happen to the other BFFs.
“Summer leaving allowed Sasha and I to show that we didn’t need her,” Charlotte said.
“Without Summer, we were forced to trust in ourselves and our instincts,” Sasha said.
While Charlotte and The Boss may have found confidence in Summer’s absence, Fandango’s former dance partner saw it as something else.
“Obviously, it’s jealousy,” Summer scoffed. “I’m off shooting ‘Total Divas’ and filming a WWE Studios movie. I’m in Hollywood on red carpets and they’re stuck at NXT. If I were them, I’d be envious of me too.”
The reunited BFFs could not stop bickering. The constant squabbling began to break down the once strong bond between Charlotte and Sasha Banks. The NXT Universe was stunned when the NXT Women’s Champion informed The Boss that their partnership was over.
“Summer coming back and the cattiness between the three of us made me realize that I wanted to be on my own,” Charlotte said.
“When you have three personalities all fighting for their moment in the spotlight, for their time to shine, a mutual truce will only last so long,” Banks explained.
Now that she’s on her own, The Boss is extra focused on achieving her goals, as evidenced by her dominant victory over Alexa Bliss last week.
“I’m going to the top of WWE and I’m taking down anyone who dares to stand in my way,” The Boss boasted. “I want the NXT Women’s Championship. I want the WWE Divas Title and I’m not stopping until I get them. You can take that to the bank!”
For now, though, the NXT Universe’s attention is turned toward the championship showdown between Summer Rae and Charlotte. As the person who recruited Charlotte into The BFFs, Summer is supremely confident that she’ll be leaving Full Sail University with the NXT Women’s Title.
“I know every single move Charlotte makes. I know what she’ll do before she even does it,” Summer bragged. “When it comes to me facing her for the title, it’s going to be so easy. She should just hand it over, don’t you think?”
After winning the title in an epic battle against Natalya that many are ranking among the best matches in all of WWE this year, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair made it clear that she won’t be giving up her championship without a fight.
“There’s nothing anyone can do to take it from me,” she said.
Charlotte defends her NXT Women’s Championship against her former BFF, Summer Rae. Plus, find out what No. 1 Contender Tyler Breeze has in store for NXT Champion Adrian Neville, TOMORROW at 9/8 CT , only on WWE Network!
Summer appeared on this week’s episode of WWE Countdown and discussed the Rock n Wrestling Connection and the iconic diva fued between WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita.
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Brie Bella Goes to the Caribbean, Nikki Bella Hits the Beach With John Cena and More—Catch Up With the Total Divas!
by Kamala Kirk
It’s been a while since we caught up with our Divas, and with the season three premiere of Total Divas right around the corner, we decided to check in and see what some of our favorite WWE ladies have been up to!
The Divas, including bombshell Eva Marie, Ariane and their significant others, packed their bikinis and hit the island of Curaçao, located just off the Venezuelan coast in the Dutch Caribbean. Nattie and hubby TJ took the time to feed some feisty ostriches, and Brie Bella looked classy in a red bathing suit while enjoying tropical drinks by the pool.
Trinity hit the recording studio, hot on the heels of her recent single “Dance All NIght”, while Nikki Bella carved some time out of her busy schedule to relax by the beach for the Fourth of July with boyfriend John Cena.
Summer Rae has been spotted hanging out with WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler (we can’t help but wonder if they’re new tag team partners or perhaps she finally found herself a man), and Brie was avidly watching the World Cup and supporting Team USA, in addition to fitting in a cute date night at one of her favorite spots with husband Daniel Bryan.
Tune-in for the season premiere of Total Divas on Sunday, September 7 at 9/8c on E!
Zack Ryder celebrates his victory over Fandango with Layla and Summer Rae.
Screen Captures > Web Videos > Backstage Fallout > July 21 2014
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