Last night's episode of Raw was one that has set in motion many rivalries and future storylines in a similar way to the Raw after WrestleMania episode, with one of them being this time that the Divas Championship could be set to change hands.
Paige made her return to WWE last night, after she finished shooting WWE Studio's film Santa's Little Helper. In the last week she has appeared at live events and saved Nikki Bella from Tamina Snuka and Naomi, leading many to think this was what was going to happen last night.
No such luck for Nikki, after her sister was told she wasn't allowed to accompany her to ringside because of her "mental state," Nikki headed to ringside alone whilst Naomi brought Tamina and the numbers game already put her at a disadvantage.
As Nikki dominated proceedings and went for the rack attack finisher to retain her title, Tamina interfered and landed a stunning superkick to cause the DQ finish. Following that Tamina and Naomi attacked Nikki until Paige came out to make the save.
Paige cleared the ring with a superkick of her own before Nikki stood up and attempted to pick her title up, but Paige hit the RamPaige and took the title herself.
Future championship match?
Paige well and truly put the champion on notice and will this now mean that we are set to see a Triple Treat Match for the Divas Championship in the near future? Elimination Chamber is in just under two weeks before Money in the Bank follows on June 14th. There hasn't been a triple threat divas championship match since Night of Champions last September when Nikki faced AJ Lee and Paige, with AJ coming out on top.
That being said the Divas Championship has been defended more times on Raw this year than it has on pay-per-views, and Tamina has only made nine pay-per-view appearances in her five years with the company. This leads to the assumption that it could be heading to a triple threat between Naomi, Nikki and Paige at Money in the Bank in less than four weeks' time.
Apart from the kick off show, the Divas match at Payback was the shortest at the event at just six minutes long. Payback 2013 saw Kaitlyn and AJ battle it out for almost 10 minutes, which was the longest singles divas match since Unforgiven 2006 when in Trish Stratus' retirement match, she fought Lita for almost 12 minutes.
WWE needs to allow this triple threat match to build and create a story, a story can't be written in six minutes. Hopefully Paige's return and lack off alliance will be a dawning of a new era and if the British Diva becomes a record equalling three time Divas Champion, then #GiveDivasAChance will be in full swing.
Who do you think the WWE should push hard in the Divas Division in the next few months? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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