Eva Marie joins Brie Bella to face Natalya & Maria Menounos at SummerSlam Axxess
Maria Menounos is returning to WWE for a match at SummerSlam Axxess! The “Extra” TV host, who already has a WWE victory at WrestleMania XXVIII, will team with Natalya to take on Brie Bella and "Total Divas" star Eva Marie this Sunday, just prior to WWE’s summer classic.
The match was announced by Raw General Manager Brad Maddox via Twitter, several days after Nikki & Brie began trash talking their “Total Divas” costar, Natalya, and Menounos on Twitter, which prompted the in-ring encounter at SummerSlam Axxess.
Natalya’s invite for Menounos to come to SummerSlam as her guest initiated more mockery on the part of The Bella Twins, which, of course, led to an official challenge of a tag team match. The Bellas' acceptance didn’t exactly have Natalya shaking in her Louboutins, if the below tweet is to be believed.
Menounos talked about the match while guest co-hosting on "Live with Kelly & Michael" Wednesday morning.
"It’s going to be a big match this Sunday. I’m excited. The 12-year-old boy in me is really excited," she joked to co-host Michael Strahan.
Menounos told Strahan she's very confident going into the Axxess match because of her perfect record in WWE: :3-0, baby, I don’t lose!"
She also revealed she has big aspirations when it comes to her possible future at WWE.
"I really, really want to win and earn a title someday," she said. "One of my crazy dreams is to be a Divas Champion, so I am going to train at wrestling as hard as I trained at 'Dancing with the Stars.' I want to be able to like Superfly Snuka off the top rope. I want to go crazy!"
On Thursday, the final piece fell into place when Brie's "Total Divas" co-star, Eva Marie, was hand-picked to fill out the team.
The time for talking (and tweeting) is now over, and with Eva Marie in her corner, Brie must now face Menounos and her friend, former Divas Champion Natalya, at Axxess. Who will step forward to compete alongside the twin Diva? How will the SummerSlam Axxess match affect Natalya and Brie before their one-on-one bout at SummerSlam this Sunday?