According to an Aug. 18 report from Give Me Sport, WWE Divas superstar, Nikki Bella, made a shocking heel turn at SummerSlam 2014, aligning with The Authority during Stephanie McMahon’s match with her sister, Brie Bella. Nikki and Brie Bella are twin sisters in real life, so most WWE fans were shocked to see them split up as a tag team during SummerSlam.
As Brie Bella was wrestling with McMahon at SummerSlam, Nikki Bella emerged from backstage to offer some assistance. Most fans thought Nikki Bella was coming out to the ring to help out her sister. Shockingly, Bella assisted McMahon instead of Brie. Nikki Bella slammed Brie to the mat, as McMahon looked on with a smirk on her face. McMahon capitalized on the distraction by pinning Brie Bella for the victory. Triple H was also ringside for the festivities, but he didn’t do much besides distract the ref on duty for the match.
Questions remained following Nikki Bella’s heel turn, as she didn’t immediately explain why she crushed her sister to the mat during SummerSlam. It wasn’t until 24 hours later, during a live taping of WWE Monday Night Raw, that Bella revealed why she turned on Brie. Bella told the crowd on hand for WWE Monday Night Raw that she always cared about Brie, but that her sister was selfish.
Nikki Bella said she always had a little rivalry going with her sister, ever since childhood. Her reasoning was that Brie always wanted to be better than her. Nikki Bella also said Brie rubs it in her face that she isn’t married. She also hugged McMahon and mocked Brie Bella’s real-life husband, Daniel Bryan, during the segment.
Brie Bella then fired back by telling Nikki she embarrassed the entire Bella family with her actions at SummerSlam. Brie and Nikki ended up getting up close and personal during the segment, and the newly-created heel drew some more legitimate heat from the crowd by slapping her sister in the face. Of course, it was all part of a scripted storyline, and the sisters are still close with each other in real life.
Nikki Bella’s heel turn was the most shocking moment in the WWE this year, besides Seth Rollins’ decision to break up the Shield. Will Nikki Bella ever patch things up with her sister? Chances are, Nikki and Brie Bella will get back together at some point. For now, the WWE is working with a hot angle of real real-life sisters feuding. No word yet if Nikki and Brie Bella will wrestle each other at Night of Champions, but it seems that’s where the WWE is heading with this angle.