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WWE news: Stephanie McMahon accepts SummerSlam bout against Brie Bella

According to a July 28 post from Bleacher Report, WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon formally accepted a bout against Brie Bella for next month's SummerSlam pay-per-view spectacular in Los Angeles. McMahon and Bella have been feuding for months, as they have been going back and forth with verbal jabs and slaps to the face. McMahon was sent to jail last week on WWE Monday Night Raw, after she was spotted slapping Bella in the face.

WWE head honcho Stephanie McMahon takes on Brie Bella at SummerSlam
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Bella then confronted McMahon on this week's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw in Houston, threatening to take her to court for assault and battery unless she was given her job back. McMahon happily agreed to give her Bella her job back, but the divas superstar had one more stipulation. She told McMahon that she wanted to wrestle her at SummerSlam, and that she would take her to court if she didn't accept.

McMahon showed off some impressive acting skills, and she stole the show with a final segment that included the two ladies going at it inside the ring. McMahon accepted the SummerSlam bout against Bella, before slapping her in the face and tossing a microphone at her. The crowd on hand for WWE Monday Night Raw in Houston was absolutely loving the action.

Of course, McMahon and Bella are friends and business associates in real life. The assault and battery charges were just part of the WWE's scripted storyline, and fans shouldn't get it mixed up with real life. It will be interesting to see how the WWE scripts the McMahon vs. Bella feud in the days and weeks ahead. There are still three weeks to go before SummerSlam, so the WWE has plenty of time to hype the feud to the max.

SummerSlam is set for next month at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. McMahon going toe-to-toe with Bella in the final segment of WWE Monday Night Raw represented a historic moment in women's pro wrestling, as it was one of the few times the promotion scripted a pair of females to cap off an episode of the long-running series. Elsewhere on WWE Monday Night Raw in Houston, Paige continued her feud with AJ Lee and John Cena defeated Cesaro after confronting Paul Heyman.

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