Your Monday Post #105: Womens Contendership Battle Royal; Naomi Turns Heel (April, 13th 2015)
Since RAW is currently commencing (pre taped) in London, England, Live from the O2, to suit the theme of RAW Episodes in England, this weeks Reflective Moment comes courtesy of last years mid Spring Womens Battle Royal, featuring Natalya, Emma, Summer Rae, Paige, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Cameron and Naomi. The Selected Competitors would battle it out for an opportunity at then Champion Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship at Extreme Rules, with the Heel Champion viewing from ringside with partner in crime and sister, Brie Bella.
The Battle Royal eventually came down to Paige and Naomi making it as the final two, with Paige eliminating Naomi to receive her first of a few shots at the championship that year. Being interviewed in front of a proud home country crowd, Paige expressed her happiness at (once again) battling Nikki for the title, but was assaulted in a shock attack from the runner up, Naomi, who wrote Paige off Television Temporarily and went on to take the contender-ship status in return. In an Interview the same night, Naomi proclaimed she wouldn’t be held back, and went out of her way to take the opportunity for herself, earning her first of a few championship opportunities that year like Paige, and cementing her status as one of the top heel women in the division for a few months.