The former WWE Women’s champion Nikki Bella returned to WWE at the WWE Summerslam event which is the second biggest PPV of the year after the Wrestlemania events.
It is revealed that Nikki Bella has been away from the Company due to injury which required surgery and fortunately, the surgery was successful and now she is back and has been drafted to the SmackDown’s brand and most of us expect her to become the SmackDown’s women’s champion at Backlash which is forth coming.
The match at Backlash will feature Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya, and Nikki Bella. With three weeks to go for the Backslash PPV, it seems the WWE officials have already made up their mind about who they want to as the first Women’s Champion for SmackDown.
According to a report from Cagesideseats, Nikki Bella is the top choice to become the first SmackDown Women’s Champion at WWE Backlash. It was speculated that WWE initially had planned for Eva Marie to win the title, but her thirty-day suspension for violating WWE’s Wellness Policy has killed that idea.
It seems WWE is looking back to Nikki Bella since she is the most accomplished woman on the roster. The rumored plan is that the 32-year-old won’t be holding the championship for very long, yet, those plans can always change. It seems she’d only be helping establish the new title for SmackDown and then drop it to someone else before the end of 2016. Nikki is still finding her feet on SmackDown, therefore, she’ll spend sometime in the ring before becoming the champion at Backlash.
The only issue now is to see whether Nikki Bella is heel or face. On SmackDown Live, Nikki Bella was meant to have her first singles match ever since returning at WWE Summerslam, but Carmella attacked Nikki during her pre-match interview with Renee Young. The match never officially began and the attack continued even on Talking Smack on the WWE Network.