While it is not confirmed yet, it looks like the WWE is setting up a celebrity match for this Sunday’s WWE Summerslam PPV. The talk is that Maria Menounos and Natalya will face Brie Bella and a partner for SummerSlam.
Nikki Bella could be her tag partner is she received medical clearance. If not, they will find another partner for the match.
It’s far from the first time that Menounos has been involved with the WWE. She teamed with Kelly Kelly at WrestleMania 28 where they defeated Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres. She even worked the match with cracked ribs that she suffered while training for Dancing With The Stars.
If this match happens at Summerslam, it will be Menounous’ fourth match in the WWE.
Her first match was on October 12, 2009 when she teamed with Kelly Kelly and Gail Kim to beat Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, and Alicia Fox.
Then on the Tribute to the Troops show on December 11, 2011 she once again teamed with Kelly Kelly along with Eve Torres and Alicia Fox to beat the Bella Twins, Natalya and Beth Phoenix.
Menounos also introduced longtime friend Bob Backlund into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the 2013 class.
It’s no surprise that the WWE would have interest for a celebrity match, especially at Summerslam which takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, right among the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
Plus, with Menounos being the host of the celebrity show Extra! along with Mario Lopez, she will get the WWE and Summerslam some extra attention and at the least will not hurt interest in the show.