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AJ Lee def. Divas Champion Paige and Nikki Bella

AJ Lee def. Divas Champion Paige and Nikki Bella

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As the old saying goes, keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your “frenemies” locked in a Black Widow … or something like that. But where does that leave a pair of quarrelling sisters?

In a match that involved more dramatic nuances than a Meryl Streep movie, AJ Lee forced Paige to tap out, regaining the Divas Championship and tying Eve’s record with three title reigns. The victory continued the game of hot potato with the Divas Title that has been ongoing between AJ and Paige since the spring.

In her trademark, cavalier approach, AJ hung back against the ropes as Paige mouthed off to Nikki Bella in the contest’s opening moments. But when AJ surprised both of her two opponents with kicks, she took control of Nikki, who caught the former champion off guard with skill and power of her own.

“Nikki’s got a big bark,” AJ had declared on the Night of Champions Kickoff. “But I bite.”

View photos of the dramatic Triple Threat Match

The surprises continued as the unorthodox Paige requested that AJ kiss her hand, but the veteran responded by smashing her frenemy’s face into the canvas instead. Despite the denied request, Paige continued to show sympathy for AJ. After becoming the victim of an attack by Nikki, Paige consoled her rival with an embrace, followed by a swift kick to the gut. “Why don’t you love me?” Paige screamed out, as AJ lay on the mat.

The arrogant Bella twin — who earned a title opportunity by assisting Stephanie McMahon at SummerSlam — overpowered AJ with tremendous strength. AJ somehow managed to briefly lock in the Black Widow, which was broken up by Paige to save the match and the title.

In the most noteworthy moment of the Triple Threat melee, Paige superplexed AJ from the top turnbuckle, while Nikki simultaneously powerbombed the champion. The ring-rattling maneuver took plenty out of all three competitors, but it was Nikki who recovered and trapped Paige with the Rack Attack.

But before the backstabbing sister was able to score the three-count, AJ pulled Paige away from the pin attempt, and sent Nikki hurtling hard to the ringside floor. Nowhere to be found? Brie Bella, who apparently refused to involve herself in the outcome of her twin’s match.

With Nikki out of the equation, AJ was finally able to focus squarely on her frenemy and the title. She wrapped Paige in the Black Widow, and while the champion had found a way to squirm out of the hold in the past, not on this night. The “English crumpet” — as AJ had called her — was forced to tap as AJ reclaimed the Divas Championship.

But with two sisters at odds and AJ and Paige’s rivalry becoming more fascinating with every encounter, the Divas Title is as coveted as it’s ever been.

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AJ Lee def. Divas Champion Paige and Nikki Bella

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As the old saying goes, keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your “frenemies” locked in a Black Widow … or something like that. But where does that leave a pair of quarrelling sisters?

In a match that involved more dramatic nuances than a Meryl Streep movie, AJ Lee forced Paige to tap out, regaining the Divas Championship and tying Eve’s record with three title reigns. The victory continued the game of hot potato with the Divas Title that has been ongoing between AJ and Paige since the spring.

In her trademark, cavalier approach, AJ hung back against the ropes as Paige mouthed off to Nikki Bella in the contest’s opening moments. But when AJ surprised both of her two opponents with kicks, she took control of Nikki, who caught the former champion off guard with skill and power of her own.

“Nikki’s got a big bark,” AJ had declared on the Night of Champions Kickoff. “But I bite.”

View photos of the dramatic Triple Threat Match

The surprises continued as the unorthodox Paige requested that AJ kiss her hand, but the veteran responded by smashing her frenemy’s face into the canvas instead. Despite the denied request, Paige continued to show sympathy for AJ. After becoming the victim of an attack by Nikki, Paige consoled her rival with an embrace, followed by a swift kick to the gut. “Why don’t you love me?” Paige screamed out, as AJ lay on the mat.

The arrogant Bella twin — who earned a title opportunity by assisting Stephanie McMahon at SummerSlam — overpowered AJ with tremendous strength. AJ somehow managed to briefly lock in the Black Widow, which was broken up by Paige to save the match and the title.

In the most noteworthy moment of the Triple Threat melee, Paige superplexed AJ from the top turnbuckle, while Nikki simultaneously powerbombed the champion. The ring-rattling maneuver took plenty out of all three competitors, but it was Nikki who recovered and trapped Paige with the Rack Attack.

But before the backstabbing sister was able to score the three-count, AJ pulled Paige away from the pin attempt, and sent Nikki hurtling hard to the ringside floor. Nowhere to be found? Brie Bella, who apparently refused to involve herself in the outcome of her twin’s match.

With Nikki out of the equation, AJ was finally able to focus squarely on her frenemy and the title. She wrapped Paige in the Black Widow, and while the champion had found a way to squirm out of the hold in the past, not on this night. The “English crumpet” — as AJ had called her — was forced to tap as AJ reclaimed the Divas Championship.

But with two sisters at odds and AJ and Paige’s rivalry becoming more fascinating with every encounter, the Divas Title is as coveted as it’s ever been.