One month ago, I argued that WWE should book a Divas title match pitting Nikki Bella against then NXT Women's Champion Sasha Banks in the main event of Monday Night Raw the next week in San Jose. Circumstances beyond the company's control led to that idea, creating an ideal scenario to take one giant leap for the Divas Revolution.
Needless to say, it didn't happen.
Now, though, another opportunity has presented itself.
Nikki Bella has been champion for 280 days as of this writing. That means she will tie AJ Lee's record of 295 days on the Sept. 14 episode of Raw in Memphis, the go home show to the Night of Champions pay-per-view just six days later. If she has the title by the end of the night, she will break the record at the SmackDown taping the following night in Little Rock.
Just yesterday, WWE announced a Beat-the-Clock Challenge with the members of Team PCB -- Paige, Charlotte, Becky Lynch -- participating to determine a number one contender to Nikki's championship.
You see what I'm getting at.
The winner of that match should challenge Nikki in the main event of Raw on Sept. 14 with heavy promotion focusing on the fact that a win would give Bella the record. This would, of course, put the championship over as the big deal they've failed to make it for so long, something worth actually fighting over, and it couldn't come at a better time with another title defense scheduled at the PPV just days later.
It will mean that much more if she loses it at that show (perhaps to Sasha Banks, who submitted her on Raw not long ago and deserves a title shot of her own?). Even if she retains, WWE will have treated the title like NXT treats its women's championship. That's all fans have been asking for, and this is perfect opportunity to do like they constantly claim and listen to the "WWE Universe."