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Team B.A.D. was a villainous professional wrestling tag team/stable that performed in WWE. The team began and ended as a duo consisting of Naomi and Tamina, but for most of its time was a trio also including Sasha Banks, who joined in July 2015 as part of the Divas Revolution storyline and left the team in February 2016. Both Naomi and Tamina are members of the Anoaʻi professional wrestling family.

Team B.A.D
Team B.A.D. members.jpg
The members of Team B.A.D. (from left to right): Naomi, Sasha Banks, and Tamina
Stable
Members Naomi
Tamina
Sasha Banks
Name(s) Naomina
Team B.A.D.
Team B.A.D. & Blonde
Former
member(s)
Lana, Emma and Summer Rae
Debut May 4, 2015
Disbanded May 5, 2016
Years active 2015–2016
Promotions WWE

Contents

HistoryEdit

Formation and beginningsEdit

In May 2015, Naomi aligned herself with her real life cousin-in-law Tamina Snuka, after having been outnumbered by The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) on multiple occasions.[1] Tamina and Naomi went on to defeat The Bella Twins in a tag team match at Payback.[2]

Divas RevolutionEdit

On the July 13 episode of Raw, after weeks of being outnumbered by The Bella Twins and their ally Alicia Fox, WWE authority figure Stephanie McMahon called for a "revolution" in the WWE Divas division and introduced then debuting NXT Women's Champion Sasha Banks as an ally to Naomi and Tamina, after bringing in Charlotte and Becky Lynch to ally with Paige, leading to a brawl between the three teams.[3]

At Battleground, a triple threat match took place with Sasha Banks representing Team B.A.D. against Charlotte of Team Paige (later known as Team PCB), and Brie Bella for Team Bella in a losing effort while Charlotte picked up victory.[4] The following night on the July 20 episode of Raw, Naomi and Sasha Banks were victorious in a tag team match against Paige and Becky Lynch.[5] The three teams would ultimately face off at SummerSlam in a three team elimination match, where Team B.A.D. were the first team to be eliminated courtesy of Team Bella when Tamina was pinned by Brie, and Team PCB would win the match.[6]

After defeating then Divas Champion Nikki Bella by submission in a non-title match on the August 17 episode of Raw,[7] Banks participated in the first ever Divas number one contender's Beat the Clock challenge, in which she fought Paige to a time limit draw and Charlotte was named the number one contender.[8] Following this, Banks began a short feud with Paige and defeated her twice on the September 7 and 14 episodes of Raw,[9][10] and fought to a no contest on the September 10 episode of SmackDown.[11]

Although she lost in a fatal four-way number one contender's match for Charlotte's Divas Championship in November,[12] Banks started a winning streak, defeating the likes of Brie Bella[13] Alicia Fox,[14] and Becky Lynch,[15][16] whom she again defeated after distractions by Naomi and Tamina on the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs kickoff show on December 13.[17]

Banks' split and dissolutionEdit

Banks returned at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 24, 2016 after a month off television,[18] attacking Charlotte and Becky Lynch after their championship match, showing her intentions to gain the Divas Championship.[19] Prior to a match with Lynch on the February 1 episode of Raw, Banks claimed that she was "on her own", signaling that she had moved on from the group, at which Naomi and Tamina declared that there were no hard feelings; however, during Sasha's match with Lynch, the duo attacked Banks until she was saved by Lynch, turning Banks into a fan favorite in the process.[20] The feud between Banks, Naomi and Tamina would continue throughout February,[21][22][23][24] and would lead to a tag team match at Fastlane on February 21, where Naomi and Tamina lost.[25]

 
Team B.A.D. & Blonde members, walking to the ring before their match during the WrestleMania 32 event in April 2016

After their feud with Banks, Team B.A.D. formed a brief alliance with Lana, Emma and Summer Rae, and on the March 14 episode of Raw, they defeated Alicia Fox and Brie Bella after a distraction by Lana. Team B.A.D. allied with her later in a segment backstage after confronting Paige,[26] and later allied with Emma and Rae the week after on Main Event.[27] The following week on Raw, they accompanied Emma to her match against Paige, where Emma won, after which they attacked Paige's allies (Alicia Fox, Brie Bella and Natalya) before they were saved by a returning Eva Marie.[28] As a result, a 10-Diva tag team match between the two newly dubbed alliances, "Team Total Divas" and "Team B.A.D. & Blonde", was announced for the WrestleMania 32's pay-per-view pre-show.[29] At the event on April 3, they were defeated by Team Total Divas after Naomi submitted to Brie Bella.[30][31] In early May, Tamina underwent knee surgery in order to repair torn ligaments,[32] while Naomi also claimed to be injured on May 5, due to a torn ankle tendon, which would mean the end of the team.[33]

In wrestlingEdit

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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