Extreme Rules Results: Layla Returns and Wins Divas Championship

She’s backkk!

The flawless Layla returned to the ring after nearly a year of inactivity due to injury and captured the Divas Title from Nikki Bella on her first night back.

Layla, who was injured at this very pay per view last year during a physical match with former BFF Michelle McCool, has been recovering from a torn ACL and MCL since May 2011.

Returning to the ring, Layla defeated the odds being stacked against her as Nikki and sister Brie tried to cheat several times during the contest. Ultimately, the Bellas’ patented Twin Magic backfired as, after Nikki switched places with Brie, Layla hit her Lay-Out finisher on Brie for the win.

As reported earlier, Beth Phoenix was pulled from the match continuing her injury angle with Executive Administrator Eve Torres revealing that she wasn’t cleared to compete.

Layla makes history as the first British woman to hold the Divas Championship. She also made history as the first British Women’s Champion.

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  • WWEStarInTraining

    People the plan was to have a heel beat Beth, Nikki (Heel) beat Beth, I think wwe wants Beth to be face when she Faces Kharma and this kinda turned Beth Face, Layla is the gail Kim to Kharma, Kharma will dominate until someone powerfull enough steps up (Beth). I really hope Im right and Im sure Kharma will def send the Bellas off and have an epic feud with Layla.

    • javiousmckenzie

      Chile boo

  • DIVAsupporter

    well if it wasn’t gonna be kharma.. im glad it was layla.. would have rioted if Eve or Kelly was put in this match

    in wwe.com it says that layla is a 2 time divas champ and former womens champ… confused.. layla being divas champ with michelle wasnt official

  • http://ashmultimedia.wordpress.com melon2617

    Congrats to Layla although I can’t say I’m excited. This just brings back my discontent from the overexposure of Laycool. It just kind of feels like we’re right back where we were the last two years, where Divas get one or two week reigns before Laycool takes it back like they’re Blockbuster & the belt is a DVD.

    I’m intrigued to see where this goes. A feud with the twins? Beth? Both?

    Also, love Kharma trolling. I know I fell for it.

  • Eve4Life

    I Could See That Since EVE Was The One That Brought Layla To The Divas Title Picture & Since EVE Is Executive Administrator, Eve Will Use Her Powers To Make Laylas Life A Living Hell To Get The Divas Title.

    I Mean Eve & Layla Go Wayyyyy Back.

  • DIVAsupporter

    anybody else feel that wwe pulled kharma out of that match the last minute since everyone was saying it was gonna be her? and cause she was trending?

  • VelvetLoveFan

    So happy 4 Lay(:

    She improved, got new moves and is great!!

    I did for 5 seconds think it was Michelle haha(:

    Kharma tomorrow?! Well have to wait and see!!

  • SigmaX

    Happy Flawless days are here again finally.

    I am personally glad not just because it is Layla but because THIS MAKES SENSE.

    This allows the division to have flexability this allows the division to actually be able to do things , now when Kharma comes back she has her pick of the litter does she go after the champion right away etc.

    This presents a much broader scope and a better outlook for the divison with Layla as the header because as seen tonight woman is on gawd damn point and she is charismatic and pretty good on the mic.

    Some folk need to take off the rose tinted glasses and stop lookin at it being good for one individual or match…this scenario is the best for the division as a whole.

  • numero47

    I’m very happy for Layla, hope her title reign is an actual title reign
    By tomorrow at this time we will know whether the Bellas are stagnant or going
    And did anyone notice the “We want Kharma chants!” :-)

    • shameronstar

      Kharma is developing a cult following so I’m not surprised really!

  • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

    stop complaining we all now when theres a mistery oponent or a return, the mistery oponent (or return) always win, in this case layla was both mistery oponent and returning talent so it was obvious that she was going to win, on the first place if kharma wasnt going to be the one facing the bellas nikki should have never won the title :/

  • WWEStarInTraining

    Layla got a great pop, plus “We Want Kharma” Chants, wwe is going with this storyline great, and glad to finally see a smackdown diva hold the championship. Also wwe is smart for making Beth have a kayfabe injury, Dont rush into Beth vs Kharma.

  • TheGamergirl22

    Layla vs Eve!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TheGamergirl22

      Also I see like this tomorrow how it starts.

      Eve wants revenge on Layla so she books a championship match against Kharma and Layla looses obviously, Eve comes out and laughs her ass off and says welcome back. The backs away cuz Kharma tries to grab her,

      Then Kharma get a filler feud with the Smackdown girls (I really want to see AJ vs Kharma) or the Belle Twins

      so that way we get 2 storylines at the same time

  • TehKardashianKing

    Oscar Proud: “Layla’s back!?!?!? TRUDY!!!! Get me some tissues!!!!”

    Sorry, I just had to break out a Proud Family reference. I <3 that show. ^_^

    I'm so ready for Raw…… :3

  • Onetooth

    Not happy with this at all. As stupid as it sounds this ruined Layla’s return for me but I guess that happens when your favorite losses the title in 6 days.

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  • redsandman99

    I have a feeling that it might possibly was supposed to have been Kharma that came out but after the news got out the WWE changed the plan. I think this definitely points to the Bellas leaving after tomorrow, in which case they can lose the rematch to Layla and then Kharma takes them out after (if she is set to return anyway).

  • SigmaX

    @mslayel Do U want them to Be??? RT @ZackRyder: “@mslayel: I’m Baaaaaaacccccccckkkkkkk !!!!” Are those kisses for me?

    May not have to do with the match specifically but does have to do with Lay.

    Interesting sort of development and would play directly into an EVE feud.

  • Bhentoooot

    i knew it! this is how bella’s career end. -_- no kharma at all.

  • AdrianRay

    COMPLETLY happy! Now we have a new issue to face…the WWE has no talent for their Diva roster…they need to clean this shit up.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    LAYLA is back…i feel asleep so i didnt see the match…im over the moon for layla to be back….

    • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

      oh my god! i tought you were celebrating or something xD
      i didn’t enjoyed it because of the fucking stream but what i saw was good :P

      • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

        LOL i bet everyone heard me when my brother woke me up & said layla returned & beat which ever bella…i knew i should have stayed awake….

        • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

          lol! layla did a sick layout on brie! but i guess you already saw it cause its on youtube, im waiting for the entire match so i can see wathever i missed :P

        • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

          I’ve seen alittle bit from the match but it has no sound lol..just showing the start & laylas entrance…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DivasManiaHD xILOVENATTIEx

    I love Layla i really do, but surprise or not, Kharma should of returned tonight, the were building up to it, and the crowd would of legit gone ecstatic (rock level).
    So i just hope tomorrow Kharma returns and the crowd is as good as it was tonight.

  • http://divaderby.net/ DivaDerby

    The Kharma tease was perfect! Why? To make Layla a surprise. Otherwise, everyone would guess it was Layla. Besides, as much as I want to see Kharma. Absolutely everyone saw that coming. Now Kharma’s debut can be a bit more of a surprise.

  • OwenMccool

    SO happy she is back! Love LAYLA!

    Nikki still has a re match, which will hopefully take place on RAW, in a way all you Kharma hopefuls should hope the Bellas didn’t resign with WWE, as tomorrow Kharma could finish the Bellas off…. would fit with the way she started!

  • http://divaderby.net/ DivaDerby

    Also, Layla had to debut first, otherwise once Kharma debuts no one will really notice any other new debut. They want Layla to also matter, making her debut tonight was the way to go.

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Layla’s time to shine is Hur baby! Words cannot express how happy I am for her she came such a ong way since Lay-Cool and now is her time. Yes Layla was in line for a push be4 her injury everyone knows that so there shouldnt be no complaning.

    I just hope the bellas twins arent really leaving… :(

  • Raekon

    Even I love layla to the bone, I must say that I always disliked it when all of sudden someone that has dropped outside of the roster, takes the number one contendership immediately, skipping all the others on the ladder and picks up the title.

    They could had let Beth get her rematch, then make her lose due to twin magic OR if they wanted to pass the divas title because the Twins are indeed leaving, then bring up the next one in line to pick it up, then after the match let layla come out, cut a promo and challenge the winner.

    It would had more progression, would start a small feud till Beth can compete (in case she is indeed injured) OR bring back kharma in a triple threat and let her take out layla and the other girl.

    Heck, it would had been even better to bring out kharma since she already had a storyline with the bellas and make a 1 vs 2 out of the match.

    Having layla come out of the blue and win the championship was off no matter if she deserves it or not.

    I gave the match a 4 cause both girls worked it beautifully and Brie sold the hell out of the Layout.

    Sad the Bellas are indeed going if that should be the case. :(

  • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

    have any of you saw the interview? i hope she really give us a fun run :P

    • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

      i did lol…i hope she has a long interesting run with the title…she got emotional which made me awwwwwwwww… #LOVELAY.

      • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

        i know! it was so cute! she is the perfect babyface, and i hope those pop’s from the crowd were not only for one night and she stays over

        • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

          wwe has to do something…lays not going to get over if shes in 30 second matches…
          i just dont know who shes going to feud with..theirs not many heels or if they turn some faces heel or bring maxine up as a threat….

        • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

          Oops found the match…loved it that layout looked sick,brie sold that like a million dollars…

        • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

          where did you found the match?