SummerSlam saw the surprising return of Nikki Bella after ten months out with injury, picking up a win alongside Alexa Bliss and Carmella before turning face two nights later on SmackDown Live.
It’s going to be an exciting time for the SmackDown women’s division; with Monday Night Raw having the more stacked roster, it allows the women on the blue brand to experiment with more freedom, and it gives more of them more opportunities to impress.
CageSideSeats earlier confirmed that John Cena played a small role in having Nikki appear on SmackDown, however, that’s not the only reason she was moved there.
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It’s been revealed that WWE officials feel her experience and accolades are of better to use the SmackDown women’s division, as Raw boasts so much talent already.
The plan is to have her bolster the roster and also to give it more legitimacy as she’s the longest reigning WWE Diva’s Champion in history, which in turn, means she’s the most accomplished female on the entire roster.
It seems like she could be in line for a lot more success on Tuesday night’s, as PWMania are claiming that they’ve been told she will leave WWE Backlash as the new SmackDown women’s champion.
The reason for putting her at the forefront of the women’s division is to help establish the new title, and her success is the main reason the championship title will mean something when she’s defending it, compared to a relative main roster newcomer in somebody like Alexa Bliss, for example.
Joining Nikki at the six pack challenge on September 11 will be Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi and Natalya, while new SmackDown tag team champions will also be crowned on the night.
Is Nikki Bella the right choice as the SmackDown’s first women’s champion? Have your say in the comments section below.