The following was posted on WWE.com on Wednesday:
Maria Menounos is returning to WWE for a match at SummerSlam Axxess! The “Extra” TV host, who already has a WWE victory at WrestleMania XXVIII, will team with Natalya to take on Brie Bella and a partner of her choosing this Sunday, just prior to WWE’s summer classic.
The match was announced by Raw General Manager Brad Maddox via Twitter, several days after Nikki & Brie began trash talking their “Total Divas” costar, Natalya, and Menounos on Twitter, which prompted the in-ring encounter at SummerSlam Axxess.
@natbybature: Thank you so much @mariamenounos for supporting myself and #TotalDivas!! But please ignore @nicoleandbri, they tend to lose their manners!
@nicoleandbri: Nattie the star of #TotalDivas?? How did @mariamenounos get a job interviewing stars when she can’t even recognize them?????
Natalya’s invite for Menounos to come to SummerSlam as her guest initiated more mockery on the part of The Bella Twins, which, of course, led to an official challenge of a tag team match. The Bellas’ acceptance didn’t exactly have Natalya shaking in her Louboutins, if the below tweet is to be believed.
@natbynature: “@nicoleandbri: Don’t worry @natbybature and @mariamenounos consider the match made! Don’t worry we’ll find a partner.” Surprise me. Yawn.
The time for talking (and tweeting) is now over, and Brie must find a tag team partner to face Menounos and her friend, former Divas Champion Natalya, at Axxess. Who will step forward to compete alongside the twin Diva? How will the SummerSlam Axxess match affect Natalya and Brie before their one-on-one bout at SummerSlam this Sunday?