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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  • shannymac

    I’m kind of disappointed because I really wanted Kharma to return and I feel like booking Layla’s come back like this was anti-climactic. Half the crowd probably thought Michelle was going to come out!

    On the other hand, though, I’m not too disappointed because I love Layla and I’m so glad to see her finally get to shine on her own!

    Congrats to her and I hope her title run is ~flawless~!

  • xXxUniquelyiXxX

    I like Layla, but what did she do to deserve this besides sit out all year due to injury? So many other girls *cough* Natalya *cough* deserved this IMO.

    • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

      She was pretty much in line for a shot this time last year. She had lots of momentum. Ooooo Natalya would’ve been an awesome choice to win the title :D but she is still slowly working her way back up.

      • clintocki

        ^Agreed. Prior to Lay’s injury, she was in line for a big-time push so we all knew she’d pick up the title upon her anticipated return. This is just WWE picking up where she left off.

        • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

          Yup and same with Melina…..for those saying Melina didn’t deserve it except she lost the title BECAUSE of her injury!

          People just love to complain.

      • norisclouds

        yea but she has no momentum now. no one knew or cared.

        • hado

          Melina only ever won the Diva’s Championship off Alicia because the WWE were planning on retiring the Women’s title and wanted Lay-Cool as the champions, and it wouldn’t make sense to have either Layla or McCool facing off against Alicia for the titles as they were both heels at the time.

    • xxBettyBoopxx

      A win for Natalya would be great but it wouldn’t help with fact that they keep flipping her back in forth between a heel and a face which I am still confused about. Do you know if she’s a heel or face?

  • http://www.yahoo.com Gameman305

    I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide It!
    I’m about to lose control and i think i like it!

  • javiousmckenzie

    Congrats Layla but ” Real Talk” i am so lost right now why not have Layla return and beat Beth and still work the injury angle like i said from jump they wanted Nikki to have the title of champion when she leaves there is no other way around it this should have been Kharma night the timing her exit speech bout she hopes there here a year from now and all it was just to perfect and WWE had to give us this i mean nice seeing you Layla but now what? I dont get it its obvious the Bellas are leaving so what Beth Layla feud

    • clintocki

      ^Agreed. If the plan all along was for Layla to come back and win, it would’ve made more sense to have her be the one to dethrone Beth. Putting the title on a Bella only for them to drop it quickly, would only make sense if it was to set up Kharma’s return.

      • javiousmckenzie

        All this was to give Nikki a reign as divas champion before she left that is it and that is all

    • Steve_x

      Maybe Beth really did get injured…

  • Nostalgia

    Im mad my stream went out during the backstage segment… I’m guessing now that the Bellas will come out tomorrow night complaining demanding answers or whatever. And que Kharma

  • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

    So happy for Layla!!!

    lmfao at Kharma trolling WWE fans! She’s too funny!

  • Jhonmarco

    Congrats to Layla, please no one use the “she shouldn’t have had the title given to her just like that” excuse. People would’ve loved it, if it was Kharma. Stop.

    • Nostalgia


    • Isobel Lynette

      ^ This.

    • http://www.youtube.com/rockinred45mvs RR45

      very true.

    • http://www.tpwprowrestling.freeforums.org Juan

      People bitched and complained when Melina came back and won the title in a matter of 2 weeks. People have every right to complain and besides didnt Nikki just win the title?

      • Steve_x

        Juan, that is true. I didn’t mind that Melina won it 2 weeks later, but she is my favorite diva. However, the good thing about Melina was she didn’t randomly win it the first night she returned. They actually built up Melina/Alicia fox feud, but Layla randomly won it from Nikki Bella.

        • Jhonmarco

          Built up the feud? By having Melina bury Fox days before their match? A 2 week build is really not a build at all.

        • Steve_x

          It is still better than Layla winning it randomly the first night she returned. Before she got injured she had nothing to do with Bella Twins, and she wasn’t after the divas championship. Melina lost the divas championship because she got injured, and she still faced Alicia Fox before winning the divas championship.

        • Jhonmarco

          Actually she was supposed to get the title before her injury.

      • Jhonmarco

        They obiviously have a right to. And yes she said, but who in their right mind though she’d hold on to it?

        After all, now the title is on a face & Kharma can hunt Layla for it.

        The ironic thing is most people were looking foward to her return, now people are complaining about this? Diva fans you are a crazy bunch.

        • Steve_x

          Jhonmarco i didn’t want Layla to return and I don’t want Kharma to return either.

    • Steve_x

      Actually I would have hated it if Kharma had won it the moment she returned. Layla doesn’t deserve it. She has been injured for a year, and there are other divas who have been there all year, and what do they get? Nothing. Alicia Fox, Natalya, Eve & Kelly all deserve it way more than Layla and Kharma.

    • Steve_x

      Actually I would have hated it if Kharma had won it the moment she returned. Layla doesn’t deserve it. She has been injured for a year, and there are other divas who have been there all year, and what do they get? Nothing. Alicia Fox, Natalya, Eve & Kelly all deserve it way more than Layla and Kharma.

      • Jhonmarco

        She doesn’t deserve it? She was overshadowed completely during her run in LayCool & was supposed to get a title run last year. This is more than deserved. Girl is finally getting her dues.

        • redsandman99

          I’m personally glad she’s back. I’d rather eventually see her feud with Kharma than the Bellas. The matches will be a thousand times better.

        • Steve_x

          That is because Michelle is better than Layla. She may deserve it more if she was there for like a month before winning it. My point is that it’s stupid that she won it the moment she returned. Before you think i am hating on Layla. I have nothing against Layla, but if they really wanted her to win it they should have waited a month before giving it to her.

        • clintocki

          @JHONMARCO: As usual, I agree with you wholeheartedly.

        • Jhonmarco

          As a wrestler, yes. As an entertainer, not at all. The Bellas are leaving tomorrow, not in a month.

        • Steve_x

          Rumored to be leaving. If they are they could have let Eve or some one else become champion, and Layla could have won it from Eve a month or two later. Anyway that’s just my opinion I just think it was stupid for Layla to win it the moment she returned. But this will give me one more reason not to watch WWE. I’m waiting for Bella’s, Kelly, Eve, Alicia, Natalya & Beth to leave and then i am done with WWE.

        • CW

          johnmarco, I usually agree with your posts, but not on this occasion. Yes people would have loved it if it was Kharma, but thats because she had history with the Bellas and it would have made sense! The buildup was already there with Kharma because of the last time we saw her. If kharma had returned and won it wouldve been the long awaited revenge of the monster, but with Layla it just seems random since she had nothing to do with the bella twins. Im still happy about this though and Im not personally discrediting Layla in any way, doing it for the brits and all. I just think it wouldve been a better angle in general if theyd gone with Kharma.

        • Steve_x

          CW, I agree with everything you said. Sure i wouldn’t be too thrilled if Kharma had won it either, but it would have made more sense, and it would not have bothered me the way Layla winning it did. I have nothing against Layla, she’s not my favorite diva, but i do like her. I just didn’t like the way she randomly won the divas championship. If it was later in the year, and it made sense I wouldn’t care if she was divas champion, but I think she won it too soon, upon returning.

  • xadpfan

    YES! YES! YES!!!!

  • number1AngelinaLovefan

    Yeah Layla and i love Kharma this is what she said on Twitter

    Never said it’d be ME punishing people tonight! I’m watching from home ;) #ExtremeRules

  • silverink-25

    Kharma made her RAW debut the RAW after this event, and the Bellas’ contract is up tomorrow, so WWE could have them both in the ring and Layla come out and THEN have Kharma take out the Bellas and declare war on Layla, which would be pretty cool.

    • silverink-25

      When I said, “them both in the ring…” I meant both Bellas, not Kharma and the Bellas.

  • http://realxavierlee.tumblr.com Xavier Lee

    Yay Layla!

    *this one is for all the people who for some reason said that WWE wasn’t going to push Layla upon her return* are you FKKN kidding me?? yeah Michelle took the majority of the glory in LayCool, but Layla had just as much to do with its success, and therefore this title win was very deserving.

    Had Layla not been injured last year, she would of been champion soon after the match with Michelle took place. Layla deserves it, even tho she was out due to injury, injuries are inevitable.


  • Isobel Lynette

    Yay for Layla! The Bellas and Layla looked great tonight and I thought the match was good if you take into account that these ladies have never been in a one on one match before and Layla is returning after a year. I love the Bellas, I really do and I’m sad Nikki’s reign was so short, but I’m so happy for Layla! At least both Bellas held the title. If they leave the company, it would explain everything.

  • Ouellet

    Happy for Layla, but i’m destroyed because Nikki lost her title and The Bellas will leave WWE. Yea i fell every Extreme Rules 1 diva will leave WWE. T.T

  • DarknessRuler

    That match with the Divas was great. They KNEW they had to step it up being how the crowd was and the matches that had gone before them. Layla whipped out all her new moves.

  • http://twitter.com/tjei012 TJÉ TC

    My little English Muffin is back! I’m happy that she won the championship! She looks so freakin HOT, with the long hair and I’m glad that her ring gear isn’t the long pants anymore!

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

    there was no point on nikki winning the title :/

  • shameronstar

    I glad that Layla is getting closer to Michelle’s skill level!

  • javiousmckenzie

    A part of me believe that Kharma was the opponent but they swerved us due to all the news leaks and etc and Kharma tweet which she later tried to clean up i could see it in the little backstage promo why did The Bellas mention Kharma she had not been seen in forever so why bring her up …. like i said WWE wants Kharma return to be a surprise like Lesnar they dont want us to see it coming i would not doubt when she return she attack Layla and not even the bellas

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/dsanchez96?feature=mhum sanchezdiego96

      That’s what I thought too. The WWE has done that a few times before. Remember Jericho not winning the rumble reportedly because news got out that it was the plan? They want us to keep waiting to see how much of a reaction (or money) they can get out of us. Cant blame them.

  • javiousmckenzie

    Funny cause its Layla everyone is oh its ok she won one match before she was injured and now she is Divas Champion lol a match against someone who was not even the title picture but had this been Kelly or Eve all hell would break loose

    • BillyGP

      So true glad someone else said what i was thinking

      • http://www.tpwprowrestling.freeforums.org Juan


  • http://www.youtube.com/user/dsanchez96?feature=mhum sanchezdiego96

    I gotta admit, I was disappointed when Lay’s music hit. But I got over it as soon as the bell rang. She’s already whipping out some new stuff! And thinking about it, I wanna see her defend the title against Kharma (if that’s the direction they’re going in) not be the one who comes back to challenge her. I love Layla. The Divas title is flawless again! By the way, change the music Layla.

  • javiousmckenzie

    Oh and Layla need new music some Nicki Minaj dance type music a new entrance etc her coming out to the ring with Michelle old heel theme Your not enough for me is misleading in her character

  • BillyGP

    Congrats to Layla but really?

    • javiousmckenzie


  • unscripted & flawless

    I hope the Bella Twins really don’t get released after tomorrow, because unless Kharma returns tomorrow with a neutral alignment, there is no one else for Layla to really face besides Eve.

    AJ: Hasn’t completed her transformation into heel just yet, but would be a good opponent for Layla.

    Eve: She’s doing her executive assistant thing, but because of her high position, I could see her putting herself in the #1 contenders spot just because she can – thus giving us that first diva to abuse power in a long time.

    Rosa Mendes: <– Self explanatory, but I'm not against it. I think everyone should deserve their time as a #1 contender, even though she'd lose, which is another reason I'm down for it…easy first victory for Layla to help solidify her reign.

    Natalya: Flip-flopper from face to heel, so idk.

    Maxine: Would love to see this, but the chances of it happening are exclusive to my dreams :(

  • jen07201

    I’m happy for Layla but I’m guessing there will be contreversy tomorrow since she didn’t really pin the champ. I’m sure that the Bellas will point this out.