Attempting a comeback is all well and good, but as Brie Bella finds out this week on E!’s Total Bellas it’s best to know your limits. Competing across Raw and SmackDown LIVE and juggling her business commitments has begun to take its toll on Brie, who finds her time with her daughter severely curtailed as well. Daniel Bryan warns Brie she’s taking on too much, so she sheds a few appearances in the hopes of lightening her load (much to the chagrin of Nikki, who’s caught off guard by her sister’s sudden change of plans). It helps, but it isn’t enough: All her stress finally catches up to her, and when her in-ring efforts continue to suffer, it shakes Brie to her core.
In happier news, The Bellas are prepping for a big Birdiebee fashion show and two new faces are going to be walking the runway: Lauren and Maya. Lauren, who’s just given birth to her second daughter, is a little hesitant but gathers herself quickly, while a question rises down the stretch as to whether 16-year-old Maya is too young to deal with the pressure of a show just yet. Nikki gives her the opportunity to back out, but her young stepsister opts to push through anyway, with impressive results. Turns out, the kid’s a natural.