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WWE SummerSlam: AJ Lee vs. Paige preview

According to an Aug. 16 report from Cageside Seats, WWE Divas champ, AJ Lee, puts her title on the line against fast-rising British superstar, Paige, at the WWE SummerSlam 2014 pay-per-view event in Los Angeles. The show is set for Aug. 17 at the Staples Center. The 27-year-old Lee has been feuding with Paige for months, but there was some concern if this match would actually end up happening at WWE SummerSlam 2014.

AJ Lee battles Paige at WWE SummerSlam 2014
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Lee, who is married to CM Punk, suffered a legitimate whiplash injury a few weeks ago during a live taping of Smackdown. She landed awkwardly after being pushed off a stage, and was briefly hospitalized. Luckily for WWE Universe, Lee made a full recovery and was cleared to compete at WWE SummerSlam 2014.

It would have been a shame if the bout between Lee and Paige got cancelled, because they are two of the most talented female wrestlers on the WWE roster. Historically, WWE Divas matches have been sub-par affairs, mostly used to give fans a chance for a bathroom break. That is anything but the case with Paige vs. Lee, two legitimate, high-level wrestlers.

Paige vs. Lee is an absolute must-watch event, because both ladies bring the pain, each and every time. Paige is a highly-touted prospect from England, and she shocked the world by pinning Lee for the belt a few months back. Lee was able to earn the belt back from Paige, but she quickly learned that the British star is for real.

Here's the thing: Heading into WWE SummerSlam 2014, the promotion has been running an awkward 'frenemy' angle between Paige and Lee. Paige acts like she gets along with Lee, and then turns on her every chance she gets. This angle has solidified Paige's rightful place as a villainous character, and the top heel in the WWE Divas Division.

Paige has been receiving legitimate heat from WWE Universe, which is a good sign for a heel character. It shows fans care about watching her compete, even if it means they love to hate her. The hotly-anticipated match between Paige and Lee goes down on Aug. 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Whoever wins will emerge as the new WWE Divas champ.

Fans shouldn't expect the WWE SummerSlam 2014 bout to end their feud, as Paige and Lee are the best of the best when it comes to the divas division. The WWE is going to want to milk their feud for all its worth, which means many more singles matches between them in the months and years ahead. In all likelihood, Lee will reign supreme, since Paige is still a young, up-and-coming prospect.