News broke out yesterday that celebrity Maria Menounous would make her return to the ring at SummerSlam Axxess. The former WrestleMania competitor, who broke ribs in that match, will prove yet again her undying love for professional wrestling.
The news broke out via Twitter when Brad Maddox announced the news (h/t E-Wrestling News):
“As GM of Raw, the #SummerSlam Axxess match is officially made. @NatbyNature & @mariamenounos vs. @NicoleandBri & ???. Find a partner, Brie! As of Monday, Nikki Bella wasn’t cleared to return and they had planned to do a single match between Natalya and Brie Bella due to this. That still appears to be happening at the pay-per-view. The celebrity tag-team match will take place at AXXESS. More shortly.”
Yes, that mysterious partner to somehow make the match one for the record books. No, all kidding aside, this match will be a moneymaker for the WWE. Why, you ask? Vince McMahon loves celebrities involved with matches.
Proof: Mr. T competed in the first-ever WrestleMania main event with Hulk Hogan against Paul Orndorff and Roddy Piper. Needless to say, Hogan and Mr. T were victorious. So, that means Menounous and Natalya will be the victors on Sunday.
The reason he will make money is due to Menounous’ success and celebrity status. She has appeared on The Today show, Access Hollywood and Extra. All of the programs garner millions of viewers and her Twitter followers across the world.
So, McMahon hit another goldmine at the second-biggest pay-per-view of the year in Los Angeles (arguably largest celebrity city in the world).
Just to update you on the status of Nikki Bella’s tag-team partner, Vickie Guerrero just hit twitter a few hours ago to retort.
Vickie Guerrero @ExcuseMeWWE
There is yet to be confirmation from anyone else, but that looks official to me. Why wouldn’t the Bella twin want a heel to back her up? The heat will literally be tripled in the ring.
What do you think Rant Sports family? Will this match even be worth watching? Also, how will the Brie Bella/Natalya match compete with the A.J. Lee/Kaitlyn series of matches?
It won’t be nearly as technical, you better believe that.