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Nikki Bella makes shocking heel turn at WWE SummerSlam 2014

According to an Aug. 17 report from SB Nation, one of the most shocking moments of WWE SummerSlam 2014 was Nikki Bella turning on her real-life twin sister, Brie Bella, in the middle of the hotly-anticipated clash between the divas superstar and WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon. Nikki Bella was spotted emerging from backstage to help Brie Bella during her SummerSlam pay-per-view bout against McMahon. To everyone's surprise, Nikki Bella did not help her sister at all.

Nikki Bella made a shocking heel turn at WWE SummerSlam 2014
Nikki Bella made a shocking heel turn at WWE SummerSlam 2014Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

In fact, she pushed her sister to the mat, which enabled McMahon to win the fight. Nikki Bella's heel turn was the most shocking moment in a WWE event since Seth Rollins smashed Roman Reigns in the back with a steel chair to split up The Shield. For McMahon, it was her first test inside the WWE ring in over a decade. She is essentially a part-time performer, so she needed plenty of assistance to win the match against Brie Bella.

First, Triple H walked out to the ring to knock the ref out of the match. Then, Nikki Bella pushed Brie Bella down to earn McMahon some time to notch the victory. In those two things didn't happen, McMahon obviously would have lost to the more seasoned pro wrestling superstar.

With Nikki Bella aligning with McMahon, Triple H and The Authority, it appears the WWE will get some life out of the feud between Brie Bella and the WWE brass. This story is far from over, as Brie Bella now has her sister to deal with, along with McMahon. The WWE didn't reveal exactly why Nikki Bella turned heel at SummerSlam 2014, but that will likely be explained in the days and weeks ahead.

Since the WWE is holding a house show tomorrow that will air live on the USA Network, chances are Bella or McMahon will explain what happened with the altercation. Fans want to know why Nikki Bella turned heel, and that is exactly what makes tomorrow's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw an absolute must-watch.

If there is anything positive that came of Nikki Bella's heel turn, it's that the WWE now has two legitimate heels in the divas division. New WWE Divas champ Paige has been generating legitimate heat from fans, and now the promotion has a new high-level heel in Bella. Will Nikki Bella align herself with Paige to form a stable of female heels? Time will tell how the situation pans out.