Today in History: Brie Bella vs. Kelly Kelly at Money in the Bank 2011

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July 17th, 2011 | At 2011’s Money in the Bank, Divas Champion Kelly Kelly defended her title against Brie Bella. Nikki Bella was at ringside, of course, so Eve Torres stood in Kelly’s corner to even the odds. It worked, too, because Kelly managed to avoid the dreaded twin magic and pinned Brie after hitting the K2, retaining her title.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • KaitlynLover<3

    Considering who was in it, I thought it was much better than I was expecting. I think they recovered prettyu well from the one leg

    • KaitlynLover<3

      Oh and they looked gorgeous, this I my favorite attires from K2 and the Bellas!

  • JJ

    The only bad spot on a great PPV.

  •!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

    This is why Divas division has still a bad reputation with the Bellas still being in WWE after this…

  • charovnica

    Ah…aside from Kelly surviving this brutal spot…the match was boring,just like The Bellas.

  • BarbieBlank

    That head sizzors was nasty but atleast they were smart enough to get the leg in position

  •!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

    Watching this match showed that Kelly Kelly actually had to carry this match. Brie could have helped to place Kelly’s leg at the right place, instead Kelly had to focus placing her legs correctly and thankfully she didn’t killed herself by doing that. Also on the other note, both Kelly and Bellas need to work on their acting skills

    • OJ Von Erich

      Brie had enough to deal with actually holding onto Kelly as well as spinning around, had she tried to bring K2’s leg up, Kelly would have fallen & quite possibly suffered an injury.

      It was down to Kelly to hook the legs with that one.

      Not criticizing her, just saying. :)

      Oh & LOL at Kelly carrying the match, neither girl carried, they both hit their spots, nobody was calling spots to each other.

  • wwestarlee

    i dont feel kelly was a terrible wrestler, its just that she was just a little slow sometimes she improved alot before she left but then she left -_-

    •!/JillianHallTNA TNAknockoutJillianHall

      agreed! I never find Kelly Kelly being a terrible wrestler, sure she had some bad matches, everybody has one. But she really improved, she did hurracarana (whatever it’s typing lol)amazing, one of the best executed move by her, she also did those moves with the ropes (watch her match with Jillian on WWE Superstars show) because she has an athletic background. If Nikki Bella would do that move, she would fuck up her implants, so props to Kelly Kelly! :D

      • wwestarlee

        lmaoooo at the Nikki comment funny but true. i feel like the bellas have been very lazy in the ring more nikki then brie imo

  • 09DHK

    The awkward moment when KELLY KELLY carries her opponent in a match…

    • OJ Von Erich

      LOL at Kelly carrying the match, neither girl carried, they both hit their spots, nobody was calling spots to each other.

  • Gail-Trish-Brooke

    The all time low of the Divas Division.

  • Eveyy

    I always thought both Bella reigns & K2’s reign were a waste.
    Why are the Bella’s even back? They offer nothing.
    Brie ruined a decent Eve reign. Kelly ended that awful reign, which didn’t do anything. Nikki ruined Beth’s reign. SMH.
    Agreed with @Gail-Trish-Brooke, a total all time low.

  • Jcott3

    Kelly may have improved (some say she improved from “downright terrible” to “just plain bad”), but coming up to the main roster (albeit in ECW) at the tender age of 19 with only TWO MONTHS of training in Ohio Valley ultimately hurt her. If she had spent two YEARS learning to wrestle before she was brought up, she might have fared better and not wound up branded “all looks and no skills”. Instead, she’s the one people point to as living proof of John Laurinaitis’ inability to scout talent.