Rumors emanating from the Twitter-sphere claim that Maria Menounos may compete at SummerSlam on August 18th. The Twitter “angle” to set up a match began with the Bella Twins attacking Menounos verbally via the social media network. WWE Total Divas star and ring veteran Natalya then began defending Menounos. That’s when the “SummerSlam set-up” rumors erupted.
On August 8th, Menounos tweeted that she’s been training to wrestle again,
Screw those who say wrestling is fake..I just finished a training session& it hurts!my neck is so messed up-got beat up #respectwrestlers
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) August 9, 2013
Then, during August 11th’s Total Divas broadcast, Natalya invited Menounos to accompany her to the annual PPV event, getting this response from Menounos,
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) August 10, 2013
Soon after this tweet, Natalya sent this challenge to the Bella Twins,
— Natalya (@NatbyNature) August 12, 2013
The Bellas then responded saying that the match will indeed happen,
— The Bella Twins (@nicoleandbri) August 12, 2013
A tag match featuring Maria Menounos, Natalya, and the Bellas has yet to be confirmed for SummerSlam, but sources say that the WWE’s original plans for their SummerSlam “Kick Off” event was to have a Divas Tag Match.
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