Nikki Bella has already proven to be the more cutthroat Bella Twin, but at Survivor Series, she’ll be out to prove she’s the top competitor in the Divas division when she takes on WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee.
Nikki earned the match after winning a No. 1 Contender’s Halloween Costume Battle Royal on the Oct. 31 edition of SmackDown. Dressed as a black cat, Nikki turned out to be bad luck for the other Diva contenders, as well as her own sister. Brie, still acting as Nikki’s personal assistant as a result of her loss at Hell in a Cell, was ordered to leave the building on an errand for her twin, causing her to miss the No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal altogether.
The tense relationship with Brie has even given Nikki — a former Divas Champion in her own right — an advantage when it comes to mind games. After beating Emma on the Nov. 3 Raw, Nikki ordered her assistant to slap AJ in the face. The Divas Champion responded by knocking down Brie, but she was unable to catch Nikki, who was halfway up the aisle by the time AJ got into the ring.
Arguably the most dominant Diva of the modern era, AJ seemed impressed by Nikki’s Battle Royal victory on SmackDown, but she was downright incensed after the blatant act of disrespect on Raw. As she’s demonstrated in the past, The Black Widow often takes an interest in her opposition before trapping her victim in her web. Will she similarly lull Nikki into a state of overconfidence ahead of Survivor Series? Or will a Rack Attack displace the Divas Title from around AJ’s waist?
Watch Survivor Series live on WWE Network and pay-per-view Sunday, Nov. 23, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.