Could backstage heat toward AJ Lee be the reason for divas WrestleMania match?

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This Sunday night at WrestleMania XXXI the only Divas match on the card sees AJ Lee and Paige teaming up to take on Brie and Nikki Bella. 

This isn't the first time the divas championship hasn't been defended on the grandest stage of them all, but with #GiveDivasAChance on WWE's radar, it probably wasn't the best decision. 

Building the match

This week's episode of Raw proved that this match is full of combustible elements, not just between former Divas Champions AJ Lee and Paige, but Brie Bella is still yet to explain her sudden heel turn after the way Nikki treated her following Summerslam last year. 

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As well as this, the divas were given sufficient promo time this week on Smackdown where Nikki talked about Brock Lesnar defending the World Championship more times that AJ defended the divas championship during her 295 day reign.

WWE unhappy with AJ Lee?

Current sources suggest that Nikki may have gone off script with this outburst, but there is also a way to find out if this was actually in the script (or if the WWE still has some heat towards AJ), and that is by seeing if the promo makes it into Thursday night's episode of Smackdown. 

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It would make sense if WWE still harboured some heat for the former divas champion, but her latest stint on the sidelines was due to injury after she was legitimately struck down in her feud with Nikki Bella over the title late last year. 

It is unknown if this is one of the main reasons WWE decided against a fatal four way match for the Divas Championship, a match that would have made a lot of sense here, and could see the same sort of reaction as the NXT Women's Championship from NXT: Takeover Rival that was one of the best divas matches in recent memory. 

Staying on point

It is unknown if AJ and Paige are going to remain on the same page throughout the match with both women holding a grudge against the Bella Twins and wanting to extract the ultimate revenge by taking the gold from Nikki. 

The best option probably would have been gone along the lines of old TNA matches, where the divas championship could have been on the line in a tag match and the person who gets the pin gets the championship. 

This would anger Brie because she wouldn't be fighting for the championship and she would hopefully turn face again, and it would add more excitement to the current match up that has nothing riding on it except pride and revenge. 

Overlooking the Divas

With the whole #GiveDivasAChance hashtag fresh in the minds of many of the current WWE Divas, it would make sense to include more divas on the card or at least see the divas reaction to the fact that they missed out on the card again this year.

Hopefully the divas this time will be given enough time on the WrestleMania card so that the story can be played out and this builds into an epic rivalry over the next few months. 

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