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WWE SummerSlam 2016 Results: Nikki Bella returns to fill in for ‘exhausted’ Eva Marie

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The most intriguing aspect of SmackDown Live’s women’s match at SummerSlam, a six-person tag featuring the entire division, was who would fill in for the suspended Eva Marie.

All Red Everything’s troll-y entrance remained, saying she was headed to the British Isles to rest after the fans gave her exhaustion and anxiety. That out of the way, her replacement was announced - and it was none other than the recently cleared Nikki Bella!

Bella teamed with the heels of the blue brand, Natalya & Alexa Bliss, to face Becky Lynch, Carmella & Naomi. Nikki didn’t work a whole lot in his first match since January spinal fusion surgery, but she was involved at crucial elements, breaking up a pin with a dropkick and taking a big Superkick and a Bronco Buster from the Princess of Staten Island.

Chaos reigned after that, but it cleared the ring for a Bella Hammer and her new finisher. It looked like she might hit the Rack Attack, but after setting Carmella up in a Fireman’s Carry position, dropped her with a TKO to pick up the win for her team.

Welcome back, Nikkisawa!

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