WWE Extreme Rules Predictions: Beth Phoenix vs Nikki Bella

Newly crowned Divas Champion Nikki Bella puts her title on the line against Beth Phoenix tonight at Extreme Rules. Who’ll win? The Diva Dirt team weigh in…

Bobby: This is certainly going to be an interesting match. A lot of people believe Kharma will make her return, but I’m not quite sure. I feel like when we think something is going to happen i.e. Kharma vs. Beth at ‘Mania, WWE will do anything in their power to make it not happen just so we don’t completely see things coming. I’m not sure what is going on with the Bellas, but I love Nikki as champion and would love to see her retain. Plus, I would be really annoyed if they ended Beth’s reign just to start a new one all over and screw her out of making history so I’m just going to say Nikki Bella retains with Twin Magic.

Cryssi: This match kind of came out of left field, much like the title match on Raw. To be honest, I didn’t even know this match existed until today. I know the Bellas are rumored to be leaving, but even I would find it unexplainable to have Nikki lose tonight to Beth. Why give her the title in the first place? Was she given the championship just so she could have that distinction? Was she given the title so Beth wouldn’t hold the record of longest reigning champion? So many questions, so few answers. Layla and Kharma are rumored to be returning soon, or at least in the minds of all the fans who are begging for them to return. I don’t know what’s going on with the Divas right now, but I do sincerely hope that we don’t see another lumberjill match tonight. I’m going to say Nikki Bella retains in some fashion tonight and someone makes their return tonight to send a message. It’s going to be interesting.

Katelyn: I’m picking Nikki Bella to win, just because nobody thinks she can or will do it. I also think her reign is interesting and a breath of fresh air. With all the rumors flying around online about The Bellas’ apparent departure, it will be interesting to see if Kharma gets involved in this match… or perhaps another tomorrow night?

Melanie: I’m not sure how to predict this one since there’s so many variables. With the Bellas still rumored to be leaving, could Nikki drop the title tonight? I’m not sure if they’re staying or going. Perhaps the “safe” prediction would be to go with Nikki Bella retaining. However, my “wildcard” prediction is that neither Nikki, nor Beth, will be Divas Champion by night’s end.

Steven: Normally I would put my money on Nikki Bella, as I don’t see WWE flip-flopping the title back to Beth so quickly, but with The Bella Twins’ status still up in the air, I could see Nikki dropping the title tonight at Extreme Rules. My guess is that Nikki Bella will retain tonight with a win over Beth, but will be confronted and/or attacked by another Diva and drop the title Monday night on Raw.

Who do you think will win tonight at Extreme Rules?

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