For those that missed it on this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Nikki Bella walked away WWE Divas Champion. Charlotte actually “won” the match but the decision was reversed by Stephanie McMahon due to “twin magic” as Nikki was disqualified. At midnight, Nikki passed AJ Lee’s record as the longest reigning Divas Champion in WWE History.
Nikki wrote the following on Instagram:
I made history! Your Longest Reigning Divas Champion in WWE History! Words can't even describe how I feel right now! I am so beyond blessed and honored! Tonight goes out to my Pop Pop. He taught me so much. He taught me to always be a hard worker, be respectable and kind to others, put God first and family second, and always stay humble. He always told me he was proud of me, I'll never forget that. He lead by example. I wish I could call him right now and tell him about this moment but instead I'll look above me and pray and know he was watching and is listening. Never give up on your dreams because if you have heart and passion they will come true! Pop Pop I can just imagine your smile right now and the big south Philly hug I would have gotten! Thank you for teaching me to be a strong, hard working, independent woman! I love you so much, always and forever! As well as my #BellaArmy I would be nothing without you all! You created Nikki Bella, Team Bella and the Divas Revolution! None of this wouldn't exist without your voices! Thank you! And to my coaches from the beginning who taught me so much at FCW Steve Keirn, Dr Tom Prichard, and Billy Kidman! Thank you! And thank you to my Love @johncena for teaching me so much and my sister @thebriebella for always be being my side! Love you all! Omgoodness! Tears and chills! Trying to take all this in right now!
Included with the caption was this photo:
WWE will tape this week’s Smackdown tonight from Little Rock, AR, where a "Bellabration” segment will be taped. As CJ reported, Bella will defend the title again against Charlotte at Night of Champions on Sunday.
For perspective, AJ Lee held the title 295 days followed by Maryse (216 days) and Beth Phoenix (204) days. The Divas Championship has been in existence since June 6, 2008.