Former Champion Returns at SummerSlam 2016
With the news that Eva Marie had being suspended by the WWE for failing within the Wellness Policy, this left an open spot within the match but who would fill it? This was revealed at SummerSlam when Eva was announced as suffering from “exhaustion” that the replacement would be none other than former WWE Diva’s Champion, Nikki Bella.
Nikki, sidelined since the end of last year with a major neck injury has finally made her triumphant return to the WWE, defying the doctors expectations that she would never wrestle again. After minutes stood on the apron, she soon entered the match taking out Carmella with a series of moves.
Nikki underwent major neck surgery in January, and rumors of an impending return have being floating around for several months with a clear uncertainty over when she would be back. Now she is back, where does she stand within The New Era of the WWE? Always one to look out for herself, where does her allegiance lye and what does she have planned for her return? Without her sister Brie at her side, she is flying The Bella Brand solo so only time will tell how her return plays out.
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