On this episode of E!’s Total Divas, Brie Bella is still not pregnant, and she suspects, after a visit to a holistic acupuncture therapist, that an iron deficiency from her all-vegetarian diet is the culprit. Nikki is completely convinced this is the case, both as an avowed carnivore and the clinically-proven smarter of the Bellas, and for the rest of the episode she sets about attempting to convince Brie to eat meat again. Brie is sorely tempted — she even FaceTimes former vegetarian/former Total Diva Rosa Mendes, who switched her diet and got pregnant shortly thereafter, for advice. It turns out to be something even more left-field than a vegetarian diet that’s giving Brie trouble: She’s doing so much cryotherapy that it’s messing with her body. Another mystery solved.
This past week, filming wrapped up for season 2 of Total Bellas. When Brie’s baby Birdie Joe is born, they will film a little more footage, and the show will return to our screens in September!
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) April 14, 2017
Daniel Bryan is up and running as the GM of SmackDown LIVE, and Brie Bella has been keeping him company on the road. Which isn’t exactly a problem, per se, so much as it is mildly uncomfortable for her given that she’s retired. It becomes an issue quickly enough, though, when Brie misses out on a crucial conference call with Nikki because she can’t get wifi at the hotel. Nikki tells Brie like it is and suggests she is once again putting her own projects at risk for the sake of making Bryan comfortable, which is especially insane since she’s no longer with the company. As angry as Brie gets, she acquiesces that Nikki has a point, and The Beard doesn’t put up a fuss when Brie asks if she can stop traveling so as to better focus on her other endeavors.
While the Total Divas prepare for the outcome of the WWE Draft, Nikki Bella is still in the first stages of her comeback and finds herself in the unique position of having an unwilling training partner. While Nikki is trying to go full-tilt into it and test her injured neck right away, Natalya more or less refuses to practice any maneuvers that would put The Fearless One at risk. Nikki gives an ultimatum — get with the program or I’ll find someone else — that almost sends Nattie running, but Brie Bella explains that Nikki essentially needs unwavering support if she’s going to complete this comeback. It all leads to a meeting at one of the first post-Draft SmackDown LIVEs, where Nattie and Nikki clear the air and the latter redoubles her efforts to get back in the ring.