As seen at WWE SummerSlam tonight, Nikki Bella returned to action and replaced the suspended Eva Marie. She had been out of action since October of last year and had what was believed to be career-ending neck surgery. As noted, Eva has been suspended for 30 days after violating the WWE Wellness Policy, reportedly for Adderall.
Nikki ended up pinning Carmella as she, Alexa Bliss and Natalya defeated Carmella, Naomi and Becky Lynch. WWE did start Eva Marie’s introduction but the familiar voice announced that she’s suffering from anxiety and stress, and will be taking a vacation in the British Isles. Below is video and a photo from the match:
With @NatalieEvaMarie on a British Isles vacation, Nikki @BellaTwins makes a surprise return to @SummerSlam! https://t.co/OCbZuH3syX
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2016
What a moment as Nikki @BellaTwins pins @CarmellaWWE to seal the deal for her team! #SummerSlam #StayFearless pic.twitter.com/VX7JkpWPuj
— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 22, 2016
While Eva was not in Brooklyn tonight, she was watching from home and made these posts:
I want to wish my girls good luck tonight at #SummerSlam ….looks like the @wwe Universe will have to wait another 27 days for my “spectacular” debut #AllRedEverything
I want to wish my girls good luck tonight at #SummerSlam ….looks like the @wwe Universe will have to wait another 27 days for my “spectacular” debut ?? ??#AllRedEverything
A photo posted by Natalie Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) on Aug 21, 2016 at 6:28pm PDT
I’m so happy Nikki @BellaTwins was able to fill in for me tonight @WWE #SummerSlam #TotalDivas ??
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) August 22, 2016
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