AJ Lee and Nikki Bella are set to tangle over the butterfly-emblazoned Divas Championship this Sunday, but that won’t stop eight of the Divas division’s top competitors from squaring off in a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match live on WWE Network.
The team of Alicia Fox, Natalya, Naomi & Emma will face Paige, Cameron, Summer Rae & Layla, WWE.com has learned. To achieve victory in the bout, one team must eliminate all four Divas on the opposing squad.
This Sunday’s newly announced Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match carries on a proud legacy that began at the very first Survivor Series in 1987, when Fabulous Moolah and Sherri Martel captained teams of women’s wrestlers. Since then, Divas as diverse as Aja Kong and JoJo have competed in the time-honored match format.
What will happen when these eight Divas, a combination of veteran grapplers and WWE rookies, mix it up Sunday? Will either team look to the former Divas Champions on their sides — Alicia and Natalya on one team, Paige and Layla on the other — for leadership? What is for sure is there will be no shortage of hostility between the teams, as former allies, whether Naomi and Cameron or Alicia and Paige, will be on opposite sides.
Watch this and all the action of the 28th annual Survivor Series when WWE’s fall classic airs live on WWE Network and pay-per-view this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.