Battleground Predictions: AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella for the Divas Championship

Tonight at Battleground, AJ Lee puts her title on the line against Brie Bella. Will Brie continue her meteoric rise with a title win? The Diva Dirt team weighs in:

Adrian: Having ignored my gut instinct and incorrectly predicted that AJ would drop the title at Night of Champions, I’m going to actually pay attention to it this time, and say AJ walks out still champion. With Brie’s relationship with Daniel Bryan now a full-fledged part of the WWE canon and with their big engagement public knowledge, I know the stars are aligned for Brie…which would make it all the more heartbreaking to see her big moment ripped away from her. I can see Brie getting more than a little tangled in her fiancé’s feud with management in the coming weeks, and this is a perfect way to kick things off. I think AJ Lee will win this one – and not cleanly – but regardless of what happens, Brie loses.

Bobby: Okay so since what I wanted to happen on SmackDown as shown in the Armchair Creative Team didn’t really go down that way, I’ll make my prediction a bit more realistic and to the point. I think Brie and AJ is a wild card match in that we really don’t know how the quality will be. Pretty sure that when it happened before, the roles were reversed, and I personally find the Bellas to be much better wrestlers and more entertaining as a whole when they’re faces so that could mean good things come from this. It’s definitely going to be a mix of the time they get and how well they work together though, so I’m intrigued to see what happens as I can’t really call how it will be in terms of ring work. For who wins, being that we have a pay per view so soon after this, it would make sense for Brie to win and AJ to get her rematch there since that wouldn’t really be much build needed. However, I don’t think the reign of our Black Widow is done just yet, so I’m going with AJ Lee retaining. Perhaps come Hell in a Cell I’ll have different feelings, but for now I’m sticking with it.

Chris: Woah, hard to believe another PPV is here already. I’m really interested to see what direction they take with this. While I would love to see a new champion, I think AJ Lee is going to retain due to some outside hoopla, leading to a rematch at Hell in a Cell.

Cryssi: I think my feelings on this title match have been made pretty clear through out the week, on Diva Dirt Weekly and in our Armchair Creative Team piece. That said, I find myself with two options. I can either stick to what I’ve been saying this entire week, or I can completely contradict everything I’ve been preaching about. I still stand firm in my belief that both women, AJ and Brie, can benefit from this match if it’s done right. AJ should win in highly controversial fashion and should be stripped of the championship tomorrow night on Raw. That said, I woke up in the midst of a tropical depression named Karen this morning and it dawned on me that what’s going on in the WWE at the moment is a hurricane. Hurricane Stephanie is going to change course and destroy this match, and I think we will see a third competitor added right before the bell rings. Expect Natalya to walk out as champion tonight, because that is what’s best for business. At least in Stephanie’s eyes ;-)

Erin: I really believe that there’s more in store for Brie in this push than just a single, unsuccessful title shot. The WWE has wrapped her in the Administration’s storyline, and though she hasn’t drawn the wrath of Stephanie yet, I think she will. This will require her to pull a Daniel Bryan, winning the Divas Title against their wishes. Thus, Brie Bella is winning the title tonight.

Jack: As much as I wouldn’t mind seeing Brie win, I think AJ will be retaining for sure. I hope Tamina actually decides to do something in her new role, perhaps attacking Nikki to distract Brie? Either way, not enough story progression has been put into this at all, and sadly, I’m not too fussed about the outcome. Either AJ will win and move onto beating JoJo and Eva Marie (if she can even be bothered with them) and then drop the strap to Natalya or she’ll win and Brie disputes Tamina’s interference, allowing her to get another shot. I’d be happy with either as long as things get personal. And no, I don’t mean by talking trash about goat faced babies that don’t yet exist and spanking from doctors. Anyway, the less said about that dodgy promo, the better! AJ Lee retains.

Katelyn: I’m going with a Brie Bella victory. AJ might have Tamina on her side, but Brie has the entire cast of Total Divas on hers. With AJ quickly running out of fresh challengers, I fully expect Brie to claim the championship early in the show, then return to the ring to celebrate alongside Daniel Bryan after he beats Randy Orton for a (temporary) title reign. Bryan and Brie will share a smooch onscreen, the crowd will go bananas, and it will all be caught for Total Divas cameras.

Steven: While the Total Divas crew has been feuding with AJ for a good while now, AJ always seems to get the upper hand. I think that will all change at Battleground. I expect Tamina to get involved, prompting the Total Divas to make the save, leading Brie Bella to victory tonight. What happens after the belt changes hand is what I’m really interested in.

BREAKDOWN: 4 for AJ, 3 for Brie, 1 for Natalya.

Who do you agree with? Who is just dead wrong?

Note: We’re keeping a record of our Pay-Per-View predictions. Check out Team Diva Dirt’s PPV Prediction Scoreboard after the match to see who’s in the lead!

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  • Will Henderson

    i can see AJ retaining, but i say Brie wins via “Miscommunication” between AJ and Tamina which leads to a disqualification, expanding this to Hell In A Cell.

  • WweRules32

    i really cant wait for this match and i see aj doing whatever she has to to retain her title either that or brie somehow sneaks away with the win and the championship

  • Guest

    AJ gets my pick for this. I just dont see the point of Brie winning after they did that Aj/Nattie hype before this match was made. I won’t mind it if she did win though.
    Hopefully it’ll be a nice match regardless.

  • SimplyFlawless!

    #TEAMAJ!

  • Akayla

    I hope this is a good match.

  • AWESOMENICK

    Here is my prediction! EEE 3 more hours till I am there :)
    Brie comes out with Nikki and AJ comes out with Tamina. Brie and Nikki are wearing the same outfit. The match goes good and Brie attempts the Super Bella Buster although it’s from the top rope this time. As Brie goes for the cover, Tamina puts AJ’s foot on the rope. From there, Nikki attacks Tamina and takes her down full fledged. As AJ is still on the mat the ref is checking her and Nikki and Brie switch places for the first time in a while. Nikki pulls AJ up and AJ locks her in the black widow. As Nikki is fresh, she counters it and pulls off a new finisher. Nikki pins AJ and Brie wins the championship. Then Stephanie McMahon comes out and tells them they were watching and it was illegal so she strips Brie of the title. BUT REGARDLESS. IMMA HAVE FUN TONIGHT and will be rooting for #TeamBrie.

    • Jared Ds

      I Really Love Your Idea! My Only Fault Is That Because Rumors Saying The Corporate Storyline Is Coming To An End, I Don’t Know Whether That Will Be Possible. But If No, That’s Exactly What I Want To Happen!

      • Matty Marie Ziggler

        If it comes to an end I better not see Triple H on my TV anymore.

        • Jared Ds

          Loool, I Don’t Think Vince Believes That’s Best For Business!

          • Matty Marie Ziggler

            I don’t give a shit what’s best for business, I care bout what;s best for my eyes! I already had to look at his rough ass for almost 15 years.

          • Jared Ds

            LOOOL Well For The Past 13 I’ve Been Watching, I’ve Only Began To Not Like HHH Since He Got The Hair Cut!

          • Matty Marie Ziggler

            TBH I never liked him.
            I was/am a Cena guy.

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      How close will you be from the ring?

      • AWESOMENICK

        I won’t be close ill be up a bit lol

        • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

          You´re just so lucky to be in there, you better scream or I will kill you xD

          • AWESOMENICK

            I will !

          • Equasir

            YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

    • SimplyFlawless!

      You lucky bitch ;)

    • 8th Militia

      You’re lucky!
      I don’t think the twin magic works anymore, you just have to look at the boob size!

      • LeaTHeartsWWE

        xD IKR.

      • Matty Marie Ziggler

        Maybe Brie will stuff.

      • Akayla

        Or Brie can do what she’s been doing wearing Push-Ups.

  • Mariah_Scarey

    I think Aj is going to retain.

  • OH BROCHE!…..Oh Snap!

    i love cryssi idea =) all of them are great though! i do think steph going to screw brie!

  • aldo

    AJ retains because Brie is going to be concerned for Bryan.

  • nismos69

    Predictions for Battleground:
    5 minutes into the match Brie hits the Bella Buster on Aj. She goes for the pin but gets distracted by Tamina who is attacking her sister. Brie goes outside to stop Tamina, but see’s that Aj is recovering. Brie goes back in the ring and looks back at Tamina(thinking if she should help her sister or finish Aj off. Aj runs to Brie but gets elbowed. Brie looks at Nikki getting attacked and then runs to Aj( who is on the other side of the ring ) trying to go for a knee to the ‘face/chest’ but Aj trips her. Brie falls onto the second rope. Aj schoolboys her but gets a 2 count. Aj gets up, points to Nikki and laughs. Aj picks Brie up and spin kicks her gut. She takes her neck and goes for a sliced bread, but Nikki slams Aj into the corner. Brie brings Aj up on the second turnbuckle, and goes up there too. She taunts to Tamina who then grabs her leg. Brie kicks it away. Stephanie Mcmahon comes out and starts distracting Brie; telling brie she is not champion material, just like her fiance. Brie puts up the Loser gesture and goes for the bella buster of the second turnbuckle, but Aj holds onto the ropes. Aj goes up to the top and performs a moonsault. She is about to pin, but Stephanie distracts her too. She says that she isn’t champion material too, but she has a real champion in the building. She brings out either a heel Tamina, heel Natalya or heel Paige.
    Natalya: Aj goes outside to attack Natalya whos walking down the ramp. Aj attacks but its quickly reversed by Natalya who gets the upperhand and smashes Aj against the steel steps or barricade. Natalya brings Aj into the ring and locks in the pin up strong. Aj taps out after around 15 seconds.
    Paige: Aj goes outside to attack Paige but Paige reverses and gets the upperhand. Paige smashes Aj against the steel steps or barricade ;). She brings her into the ring and eithet does a cloverleaf submission or a cradle ddt( i dont like the Paige turner ). She pins and wins the title.
    Tamina: Aj laughs at Stephanie and turns around to pin Brie, but gets superkicked by Tamina. Tamina pins Aj but Aj kicks out at 2 and 3/4. Tamina looks around in shock. Tamina lifts Aj up and puts her on her shoulders. Tamina goes around the ring with Aj on her shoulders. She looks at Stephanie who tells her to do it. Tamina goes into her position to samoan drop Aj but Aj wraps in the blackwidow. Tamina gets locked in and goes to her knees, Stephanie runs down the ramp and starts screaming at Tamina to get to the ropes. Tamina gets to the ropes. Aj lets go. Then wraps it again. She goes to the ropes again and Stephanie hits Aj with the microphone. Aj falls. Tamina picks her up and does a samoan drop. Goes up to the top and performs a superfly splash.
    Hope you liked it nigglets. And this really isnt a prediction, its more of what i want to happen lol.

    • LeaTHeartsWWE

      `Took some reading. But I loved it!

      • nismos69

        I know hahah, thanksssss!

    • SimplyFlawless!

      I could actually see this happening.

      • nismos69

        Which one? Tamina, Natalya or Paige? :)

        • SimplyFlawless!

          Any of them!?

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            You changed you pic. ;)

          • SimplyFlawless!

            Yup ;)

    • Akayla

      Sweet baby Jesus.

    • Magicimpact

      Have you applied to be in creative for WWE

      • nismos69

        No. You can apply? Oh ma lord.

  • Akayla

    @7bc99c058cf88617d60d86a64ab5f946:disqus : Discuss this w/ me. .

    • LeaTHeartsWWE

      DISCUSSING! Your welcome.

      • Akayla

        What do you think will happen whore?

        • LeaTHeartsWWE

          I think Tamina will cost AJ and like beat her ass. Then Brie will form an alliance and turn heel again. BOOM.
          -.-

          • Akayla

            I think Tamina might cost her, but AJ will attempt and possibly beat Tamina’s ass. Lol

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            I think that Brie would win then Tamina comes out and starts beating AJ, then she attacks Brie. Then she steals the title and runs away with it and then AJ and Brie form an alliance then AJ turns face, then the fight to take the title away from Tamina. Then Brie and AJ argue about who the title should belong. They get in a match for the title. And Brie wins.
            BOOM

          • Akayla

            Lmaoo. The fact that Tamina is going to steal. What is she a Somoan thug?

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            Yes yes she is.

          • Akayla

            *pinches the bridge of my nose* Why child? Why?

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            xD

          • Akayla

            >.<

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            SAMOAN THUG LIFE?!

          • Akayla

            LMAO!

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            You gonna be watching BattleGround?

          • Akayla

            Yeah, I hope this streaming site works or I’m gonna come back here and ask for sites and shit. lol

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            Im scared of using stream sites so for me,

          • Akayla

            Don’t be. There isn’t downloading on some. I’m going to be using http://firstrowus1.eu/watch/212875/1/watch-wwe-battleground.html

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            Oh shit its raining hard in Mississippi, Gulfport. My internet might go off.

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            Its like pellets on my window.

          • Akayla

            We are so close it’s ridiculous.

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            OMG? Your in Alabama?? My grandmother live there!

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            I think we’re about to take over this comment topic too. Then we’ll start talking about MV’s xD

          • Akayla

            I bet everybody is tired of us. Lol

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            xD

          • Akayla

            We just talk about stuff like we are the only ones here.

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            IKR

          • Akayla

            Maybe we should find our own place to chat and do a geek and mv swap.

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            We really should.

          • Akayla

            I’ll look for before Monday Night Raw…

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            K.

          • Jared Ds

            She’ll Finally Make That Long Awaited Statement! ;)

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            Ikr. And maybe she’ll be worth watching

          • Akayla

            Yeah. Again if AJ is to win she better win by using the Black Widow.

        • LeaTHeartsWWE

          What do you think will happen?

  • http://www.twitter.com/julesellington5 Jules Ellington

    I reckon AJ will retain, Tamina has only just been paired with AJ and I expect her to get involved somehow and showcase some kind of statement as AJ’S bodyguard.

    • LeaTHeartsWWE

      Great statement……

  • Username

    I can’t imagine they would have AJ lose one week after she got a new bodyguard.

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      WWE has done way more stupid things than that!

      • LeaTHeartsWWE

        xD

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    I really don´t know whats going to happen.

  • Seth Phipps

    AJ Please…Oh God Help her PLEASE RETAIN

  • Matty Marie Ziggler

    I think it’s time for AJ to drop the title.

    Time for the Divas title to be put in the spotlight.

  • SimplyFlawless!

    - AJ wins but then gets screwed by Steph
    - Or she retains but loses it to Natty next month

    - Brie wins but gets stripped off from it because according to Steph she isn’t championship material
    - She wins it but loses it to the next night
    - Or she simply loses it.

    OR…

    - During the match Steph interupts and announces that Natty is championship material so she makes it a thriple threat which Natty wins.
    - After the match Steph strips the title holder and places it on Natty
    - or she wins it at the next PPV.

    - Also I see Paige debuting tonight?

  • Matty Marie Ziggler

    I’m going to some my prediction up with one sentence: “Sorry Brie, Eva Marie is best for business.”

    • http://www.twitter.com/julesellington5 Jules Ellington

      *Sum / And Eva Marie is best for nothing.

      • Matty Marie Ziggler

        Neither are you, run along now.

    • Jared Ds

      I’m Sorry Matty But After Eva’s Toneless App Promo, Until She Improves I Don’t Want Hear Her Talk. However I Do Want To See Her In The Attire Sandra’s Making For Her!!

      • shameronstar

        Some tell Eva to stop taking advice from Claire Lynch!

        • Jared Ds

          For Reals! The Bitch Is Trying To Sabotage You!

          • shameronstar

            Do the right thing Eva! DO THE RIGHT THING!

          • Jared Ds

            In The Voice Of Eva Marie: Bitch Please!

          • shameronstar

            In Courage the Cowardly Dog Muriel’s voice:”Oh may, I wonder where JoJo is?”

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            Trying the attire that Sandra made for her :)

          • shameronstar

            the funniest part of that promo with Eva and Natalya was the Eva thought she could be a championship contender! Although, Eva could be a modern day Sable in the sense that Sable had a very nonchalant attitude about things but somehow made it work!

          • Jared Ds

            Getting Herself A Piece Of Randy Orton!

          • shameronstar

            She is his handler after all. He seems very jolly around her!

          • Jared Ds

            Well She Say’s She’s 19, She Can Keep Up So Let Her

          • xFoxylicious

            LMFAO

      • Matty Marie Ziggler

        SHE WILL NEVER TALK!
        SHE WILL NEVER WRESTLE!
        Stephanie will talk for her and Tamina will wrestle for her.

        • Jared Ds

          Loool I’ll Take That!

    • OJ Von Erich

      I’m loving your new avatar!!! XD

      • Matty Marie Ziggler

        I’m loving you.

        • OJ Von Erich

          #AllRedEverything ?

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    I wish Brie would bring back the faster version of “You can look but you can´t touch”!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4MvJ-pd31w

    • Jared Ds

      Now That They’re Face They Need To Bring Back “Feel My Body”

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        Hum I don´t really like that theme :/

        • Jared Ds

          I Like It A Lot, It’s One Of The Better Themes, “You Can Look But You Can’t Touch Is A Great Heel Theme But Not A For A Face! Mainly Because Of The Lyrics. It Like When Victoria Got “I Ain’t The Lady To Mess With” Sped Up Or Slowed Down It Was A Heel Theme Because Of The Lyrics!

    • OJ Von Erich

      I always loved this version…

      They used it when Nikki was a bit of a heel & Brie was still face!

    • xFoxylicious

      I LOVE THAT THEME!

    • SimplyFlawless!

      Omgg love that theme!

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        Yep, the one they´re using right now is way to boring!

  • Richard Smith

    AJ will win and nattie get a shot tmz night and wins I hope but brie will get it. keep john Spirit alive in WWE lol

  • xFoxylicious

    I see AJ winning but I also see Brie winning… I don’t know.

    • SimplyFlawless!

      I see Natty winning it!

      • xFoxylicious

        How? She’s not in the match. LOL Help of Stephanie maybe?

        • SimplyFlawless!

          Help from Steph (;

          • xFoxylicious

            Brie wins and celebrates with Nikki but Stephanie comes out and say’s: Bitch, you ain’t getting none of that title!
            Natalya from behind attacks Nikki and knocks out Brie. Stephanie yells to the referee: RING THE BELL! DO IT! DO ITTTTTTTT!!
            The bell sounds and Natalya locks Brie in the sharpshooter and Brie taps out.
            AJ laughs outside and skips to the ramp and stands next to Stephanie.
            The End.

          • SimplyFlawless!

            Nice story! But why the fuck is AJ happy that she lost the title? xD

  • OJ Von Erich

    This really could go either way!

    While I would love to see Brie win I feel it would be better to have AJ retain using dirty tactics & building this feud up a little more, to a better pay off for Brie!

    • LeaTHeartsWWE

      Then she wins the title. ;)

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    According to F4WOnline.com, WWE added Santino Marella and The Great Khali vs The Real Americans to tonight’s Battleground PPV due to timing issues. Reportedly, when the show was being laid out, WWE realized they had “too much time left” in the show, so the last minute tag match was added.

    • SimplyFlawless!

      I hope that means the divas will have a long match.

    • Jared Ds

      They’re Silly, They Should Of Used That Time To Make The Divas Match Longer, Maybe Add A Promo Here And There To Make The Storyline Stronger

      • shameronstar

        That must be a lot of time than because if this match doesn’t get a good chunk of time someone better watch out!

        • Jared Ds

          We Riot! “Laquisha, Hold My Shit”!

    • Username

      Well all that extra content worked so well for Wrestlemania so why not?

    • xFoxylicious

      Welp, now we know that is the bathroom break.

      • shameronstar

        ADR matches are great bathroom breaks!

        • LeaTHeartsWWE

          I think Hornswoggle, Khali are awesome piss greats.

        • Equasir

          Yeahh especially because they are so long xd

          • LeaTHeartsWWE

            Best when you have diarrhea

          • Equasir

            I was thinking about that 2 xd

        • xFoxylicious

          Yes. LOL. I even forgot he was competing today…
          .

  • OJ Von Erich

    My only prediction is that someone turns on, or screws Brie’s chances!

  • shameronstar

    Brie’s become solid and the potential of what they could do with her title run interests me and AJ is all around a great performer so it doesn’t really matter that much who wins to me, but if Tamina doesn’t make a statement I’m going to call Sandra to cut someone:P