WWE Network: Sasha Banks brings a furious offense in a Divas Triple Threat Match: WWE Battleground 2015

Sasha Banks looks strong against Charlotte and Brie Bella: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

ST. LOUIS– The new blood pulsing through the veins of the Divas division was just set to a boil. In a clash of Diva clans – Team Bella, Team Paige and Team B.A.D. – each trio selected one member of their squad to represent them at WWE Battleground with Charlotte prevailing over Brie Bella and Sasha Banks to shine the spotlight on Team Paige.

View match photos | Team Paige celebrates with The Nature Boy

Earlier in the night, Stephanie McMahon announced a Divas Triple Threat Match, continuing to turn up the heat within the division. Earlier in the week on Raw, Stephanie lit a match under the existing Divas by promoting NXT standouts Charlotte, Becky Lynch and NXT Divas Champion Sasha Banks to the main roster. The revolutionary move caused immediate friction between Team Bella (Divas Champion Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox), Team Paige (Paige, Charlotte and Becky) and Team B.A.D. (Naomi, Tamina and Sasha).

That friction ignited when Charlotte faced off against Brie and Sasha with each leaving it all on the mat. The NXT Women’s Champion got off to an impressive start with a flourish of offense. Early in the bout, Sasha pinned both Charlotte and Brie separately before each kicked out at two. Then it was Charlotte’s opportunity to soar. Amid chants of “NXT,” the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair unleashed on her opponents with a double clothesline. The three traded rounds of offense before the action flew outside the ring, involving each of the three teams as well. When the action resumed inside the ropes, it appeared Sasha would seize victory, locking the Bank Statement submission move onto Charlotte. When Brie charged in to break it up, however, she inadvertently allowed Charlotte enough leeway to grab her and lock in her own submission move, the Figure-Eight Leglock. Within seconds, the excruciating move took its toll, and Brie was forced to tap out.    

In the end, Team Paige may have secured the victory, but it’s a rejuvenated Divas division that ultimately proved the winner.

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WWE Network: Sasha Banks brings a furious offense in a Divas Triple Threat Match: WWE Battleground 2015

Sasha Banks looks strong against Charlotte and Brie Bella: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

ST. LOUIS– The new blood pulsing through the veins of the Divas division was just set to a boil. In a clash of Diva clans – Team Bella, Team Paige and Team B.A.D. – each trio selected one member of their squad to represent them at WWE Battleground with Charlotte prevailing over Brie Bella and Sasha Banks to shine the spotlight on Team Paige.

View match photos | Team Paige celebrates with The Nature Boy

Earlier in the night, Stephanie McMahon announced a Divas Triple Threat Match, continuing to turn up the heat within the division. Earlier in the week on Raw, Stephanie lit a match under the existing Divas by promoting NXT standouts Charlotte, Becky Lynch and NXT Divas Champion Sasha Banks to the main roster. The revolutionary move caused immediate friction between Team Bella (Divas Champion Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Alicia Fox), Team Paige (Paige, Charlotte and Becky) and Team B.A.D. (Naomi, Tamina and Sasha).

That friction ignited when Charlotte faced off against Brie and Sasha with each leaving it all on the mat. The NXT Women’s Champion got off to an impressive start with a flourish of offense. Early in the bout, Sasha pinned both Charlotte and Brie separately before each kicked out at two. Then it was Charlotte’s opportunity to soar. Amid chants of “NXT,” the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair unleashed on her opponents with a double clothesline. The three traded rounds of offense before the action flew outside the ring, involving each of the three teams as well. When the action resumed inside the ropes, it appeared Sasha would seize victory, locking the Bank Statement submission move onto Charlotte. When Brie charged in to break it up, however, she inadvertently allowed Charlotte enough leeway to grab her and lock in her own submission move, the Figure-Eight Leglock. Within seconds, the excruciating move took its toll, and Brie was forced to tap out.    

In the end, Team Paige may have secured the victory, but it’s a rejuvenated Divas division that ultimately proved the winner.