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PHOENIX – Jealousy has brought about the demise of many a good friendship. Count Nikki Bella and Natalya among them. In an attempt to settle matters, the two clashed inside the ring at WWE Elimination Chamber. Their intensely personal rivalry would not be resolved, however, as their match ended in a double count-out.
Tensions between these two stretch back almost two months, when The Queen of Black Harts finally admitted it was she who attacked Nikki backstage prior to her match at Survivor Series. The motive? Apparently, Natalya was jealous of the attention Nikki has been receiving, both in and out of the ring.
Since that admission, Natalya has been mocking Nikki, claiming that she’s the better wrestler. And for a while there at Elimination Chamber, she was making a strong case. In between a series of impressively strong maneuvers, Natalya could hardly contain her disdain, mocking Nikki’s boyfriend, John Cena, by mimicking his “U Can’t See Me” hand gesture and even going so far as to taunt Nikki’s mother, who was looking on from the front row inside Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena.
When the action spilled outside the ring, however, the fighting became so fierce that neither woman took note of the referee’s 10-count, essentially disqualifying both Superstars. The rivalry would not end there, though, as Nikki would spear Natalya as she walked up the ramp, signaling that the bad blood between these two will continue to run deep.