It’s fight night on E!’s Total Bellas, featuring the first spat between Nikki Bella and Daniel Bryan. The matter on the table is the house Bryan and Brie Bella are trying to build, which they’d like to top out at around four bedrooms and 2,000 square feet. Literally everyone else in the family insists they build bigger, with Nikki being the biggest champion of that idea considering that Brie, not too long ago, had voiced an interest in having a larger home. Somehow in all of this, Nikki’s humility is called into question by Bryan. Tempers flare, voices are raised, and while they end up apologizing to each other, it turns out this tussle is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Bryan tries to find something in common with Nikki.
Nikki makes a mess while making pottery with Bryan.
The ratings for Total Bellas was down this week. This could be due to the Presidential Debate airing at the same time. The numbers are still pretty good, on par with the season finale of last year’s Total Divas.
Here are the ratings:
Episode 1: 632,000 viewers
Episode 2: 756,000 viewers
Episode 3: 625,000 viewers
Everyone is feeling unfulfilled on this week’s Total Bellas, starting with brother J.J. The male contingent of the Bella brood is in the midst of a passive-aggressive fight with his mother, whom he works for as part of Kathy’s company JBN (that’s J.J., Brianna and Nicole). Though J.J. holds a fairly lofty position in the company, he finds he’s being relegated to Kathy’s gofer and is increasingly frustrated with the career path (or lack thereof) he finds himself on.
A trip to the WWE Performance Center with Nikki Bella and Daniel Bryan, however, leaves J.J. starry-eyed with dreams of becoming a WWE Superstar, but unfortunately, his request that John Cena put a word in with him at the PC goes nowhere, awkwardly. John Laurinaitis is a bit gentler in letting J.J. down, but a family brunch enlightens Kathy to the idea that she should treat J.J. more as her equal if she wants him to stick around. So, she gives him 20 percent of the company. Continue reading Total Bellas Episode 3 – Recap, Photos, Video