SummerSlam is now less than a week away, but ahead of the triple threat elimination Divas match, Nikki Bella has sustained an injury.
The second longest reigning Divas Champion has been taken of all of the live event that WWE have been a part of this weekend and didn't the Teen Choice Awards last night either where she and sister Brie were nominated for best female athlete. She tweeted the following yesterday:
"Wish we were at #TeenChoiceAwards but rehabbing the back & Bri's at #WWELive We're so beyond honored 2 be nominated 4 best female athlete! N"
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Nikki Bella's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for the two time champion because as WWE has stipulated many times, all champions have to defend their title every 30 days or they are in breach of contract.
Now, Brock Lesnar was an exception because he was a part time superstar with a different contract back when he was World Champion but Nikki isn't which means that it is likely that WWE could force her to defend her title tonight because it won't be defended at SummerSlam.
She has currently gone 35 days without defending her title, the last time being against Paige before the Divas Revolution began. But she isn't the only champion, even though he has a valid injury excuse Ryback also hasn't defended his championship for 35 days but because it is on the line at SummerSlam, it is likely that that one will be over looked.
As stated, once again the Divas Championship isn't on the line at a pay-per-view for the fourth time this year as once again, WWE favor a tag match over the more common one-on-one matchup.
It was thought that their would be a two-on-two tag match between two of the three teams whilst Nikki defended her championship against Charlotte after she forced the champion to tap out a few weeks ago on Raw.
This obviously wasn't meant to be and it seems the divas are still in hot water after the botch between Charlotte and Naomi last week on Smackdown. Sunday night will instead see the teams of Nikki. Brie and Alicia up against Paige, Charlotte and Becky and Sasha. Naomi and Tamina in an elimination match where if one team member is pinned then the whole team is eliminated.