There is no doubt about it, Sunday's Money In The Bank was great.
There were plenty of memorable moments in this event that left a lot of room for amazing moments to be had in the weeks and months to come.
But, as great as that event was, there were some questionable decisions, too. The main issue here is the Nikki Bella and Paige match. Nikki retained the championship via pinfall, but it was after an episode of so-called Twin Magic had occurred yet again.
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WWE’s use of The Bella Twins' “Twin Magic” worked early in their careers when they actually looked alike, but they no longer do. So why do it at all?
First off, Brie's build is significantly different to that of Nikki. Brie wears significantly different attire than Nikki. Yet fans are still being subjected to this supposed Twin Magic, and for what?
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Many believe that the reason behind this over 200 day reign as Divas Champion is to shadow former 3 time Divas Champion AJ Lee.
AJ's first run as Divas Champion, if you recall, was the longest in the titles history lasting 295 days.
With all of the stuff that happened over the last couple of years, from CM Punk leaving, to her departure, it almost seems fitting to erase Lee’s astonishing record, but writing Bella to be the one to out run that record is a mockery, especially with the use of outdated schemes such as Twin Magic.
Fast forward to Money In The Bank. Twin Magic was used in the Divas Title match against a very brutal Paige.
Watching the match closely, fans will notice two things that the referee should have noticed too even though there was a roll up attempt, Nikki’s bottoms were latex-like material, Brie’s were not.
Number two, Nikki is a thicker build than Brie. Even though, for reasons yet explained, the story called for Nikki to win this match, it begs to question the logic behind the call and why.
Paige got the pin. Paige won the match. But it was Brie that showed the referee that she was not Nikki. In all honesty, that match should have been thrown out and Paige should have been declared the winner via disqualification, but the match was allowed to continue and Nikki still won.
Why is this type of writing allowed to happen? Are the WWE trying to erase A.J. Lee from WWE existence? What are your thoughts?
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