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Nikki Bella has defended the Divas title just 9 times in 2015

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Nikki Bella is just nine days away from breaking AJ Lee's record for longest Divas title reign. In advance of as much, some research was done over at PW Insider to crunch the numbers on her work as a singles wrestler on television over the past four months. Piggybacking on that idea, and using ProFightDB as reference, I simply filled in the blanks to include her work in tags while also going back to the start of the year to see how she's been booked throughout all of 2015.

Here's how her 2015 has looked (*** indicates a title defense):

Jan. 5 (Raw): Natalya def. Nikki via Pinfall
Jan. 15 (SmackDown): Natalya def. Nikki via Submission
Jan. 25 (Royal Rumble): Nikki & Brie def. Natalya & Paige via Pinfall
Feb. 22 (Fastlane): Nikki def. Paige via Pinfall***
Feb. 23 (Raw): Nikki & Brie def. Emma & Paige
Mar. 2 (Raw): Paige def. Nikki via DQ***
Mar. 16 (Raw): Nikki def. AJ Lee via Pinfall
Mar. 23 (Raw): Nikki def. Paige via Pinfall***
Mar. 29 (WrestleMania 31): AJ Lee & Paige def. Nikki & Brie via Submission
Mar. 30 (Raw): AJ Lee & Naomi & Paige def. Nikki & Brie & Natalya via Pinfall
April 6 (Raw): Naomi & Paige def. Nikki & Brie via Pinfall
April 26 (Extreme Rules): Nikki def. Naomi via Pinfall***
April 30 (SmackDown): Nikki def. Cameron via Pinfall
May 17 (Payback): Naomi & Tamina def. Nikki & Brie via Pinfall***
May 18 (Raw): Nikki def. Naomi via DQ
May 31 (Elimination Chamber): Nikki def. Paige, Naomi***
June 1 (Raw): Nikki def. Paige via Pinfall***
June 8 (Raw): Nikki def. Summer Rae via Pinfall
June 14 (Money in the Bank): Nikki def. Paige via Pinfall***
June 15 (Raw): Nikki & Brie def. Paige via Pinfall
June 22 (Raw): Nikki & Brie def. Naomi & Tamina via Pinfall
July 4 (Beast in the East): Nikki def. Paige, Tamina via Pinfall***
July 23 (SmackDown): Nikki & Brie def. Naomi & Sasha Banks via Pinfall
July 27 (Raw): Becky Lynch & Charlotte def. Nikki & Alicia Fox via Submission
Aug. 3 (Raw): Becky Lynch & Charlotte def. Nikki & Brie via Submission -- Charlotte subbed Nikki
Aug. 10 (Raw): Nikki & Brie & Alicia Fox def. Sasha Banks & Naomi & Tamina via Pinfall
Aug. 17 (Raw): Sasha Banks def. Nikki via submission
Aug. 23 (SummerSlam): Becky Lynch & Charlotte & Paige def. Nikki & Brie & Alicia Fox, Sasha Banks & Tamina & Naomi via Pinfall
Aug. 24 (Raw): Nikki & Brie & Alicia Fox def. Becky Lynch & Charlotte & Paige via Pinfall
Aug. 27 (SmackDown): Becky Lynch & Charlotte def. Nikki & Brie via Pinfall

It should be noted that Charlotte, Becky, and Sasha were called up to the main roster on July 13 to start the so called Divas Revolution.

There have been eight PPV events this year and two WWE Network specials (one of which was a glorified house show) and Nikki has defended her title on six of them. However, she did not defend it on any of the big three -- Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, or SummerSlam. There have been three title defenses on Raw and none on SmackDown. She hasn't defended it at all in the past two months.

Her next defense will come against Charlotte, likely at some point before the Sept. 14 episode of Raw when Nikki is scheduled to break the aforementioned record.

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