On WWE Monday Night Raw on July 13, 2015, the divas of NXT made their debut in a huge angle.
Nikki Bella, flanked by Brie Bella and Alicia Fox, came out at the beginning of the second hour to essentially declare that there is no competition left in the WWE Diva’s division. They were interrupted by Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie ran down the Bellas, and introduced Paige.
Stephanie continued to berate the Bellas and introduced Becky Lynch and then Charlotte to Raw. Naomi and Tamina also came out, so Stephanie finally brought down “The Boss” Sasha Banks, current NXT Diva’s Champion.
The divas separated into three groups of three – The Bellas w/Alicia Fox as one crew, Paige with Becky Lynch and Charlotte as a second trio, and finally Naomi and Tamina joined by Sasha Banks. A huge brawl erupted, with the debuting NXT women getting submission holds simultaneously on the Bellas and Alicia Fox.
This was a landmark event in WWE history, and by having Stephanie McMahon introduce and endorse the new women, it shows WWE is committed to making it work.
Tags: Becky Lynch, charlotte, NXT, sasha banks