A look at what happened in the Nikki Bella vs. Carmella match at the WWE No Mercy pay-per-view.
On Sunday night, the WWE No Mercy pay-per-view is taking place from Sacramento, CA. This show is SmackDown’s second Brand Extension event since July’s WWE Draft.
One of the matches that took place at No Mercy saw Nikki Bella and Carmella go head to head. They have butted heads for the past few weeks, mostly with The Princess of Staten Island gaining momentum. However, Bella has an opportunity to get revenge and walk out with a PPV win.
Here’s a look at what happened in this match at No Mercy.
Nikki went right after Carmella, who slapped her in the face. They then aggressively went after each other by the ropes. Carmella then tossed Bella into the apron.
Carmella hit a Bronco Buster in the corner on Nikki for a near-fall. Bella avoided a Bronco Buster and hit a Bella Buster for a near-fall of her own.
Carmella got rolled up with the small package for a near-fall. However, she then put on the Code of Silence. The “Total Bellas” star quickly got out of it and hit a forearm. Carmella put the submission move on again, but Nikki barely got to the ropes.
Nikki hit Rack Attack 2.0 for the win.
This match nearly saw Bella lose twice with the Code of Silence submission. WWE has played up her neck injury in the ring, and previously saw it cost her matches. However, she managed to power out of attacks to this surgically-repaired region and won the match.
Carmella still put on a solid performance, though. She’s coming into her own as a heel and should get some momentum after this. Could her feud with Nikki Bella continue?