When we begin this week’s Total Divas, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella are supervising a photoshoot for their Birdiebee line, bringing their business venture one step closer to a reality. That’s certainly a rewarding experience, though they admit the corporate world doesn’t give them the athletic or creative rush that WWE did. So, to make up for it, the twins try their hand at a couple hobbies from skateboarding to watching a horserace. It’s the sound and sights of the latter that convince Brie she’s ready to get back in the ring, leading to an impromptu training session with Nikki, Daniel Bryan and Nia Jax. By the end of it, she’s 1,000 percent in on a potential comeback, with Bryan on board as long as his wife puts in the requisite work.
Brie Bella is alarmed at her fitness level after having a baby and wonders when she’ll get back in a WWE ring.
Brie Bella’s philanthropic side rears its head this week on E!’s Total Divas when she discovers that new mothers can donate their extra breast milk to women who aren’t producing enough for their own babies. A trip to the NICU where she meets the parents of premature twins convinces Brie to become a donor, which means she has to adhere to a stressful regimen of hydrating and pumping in order to produce the 100 ounces being asked of her. Daniel Bryan worries that she’s throwing herself so fully into the donor program that Birdie won’t have enough milk for herself, and Brie is worried that she isn’t giving enough. Of course, Birdie is fine and the donation organization is overjoyed to receive whatever Brie can give because every ounce counts.
The Bella Twins are hitting the pavement once more, but this time it’s for Birdie Joe Danielson’s very first road trip. Unfortunately, it’s a bit less straightforward than they intended, as their plan to visit all the landmarks of their youth ends up being interrupted by the general needs of the baby. But even though their trip is way longer and more complicated than either intended, Nikki and Brie come away with the realization that it’s exactly what the other needed after a long couple of months.
“Breaking all the Rules” Airing 11/15 – Trinity goes behind WWE’s back and alters her championship in order to give it a glow, meanwhile Lana pulls a similar stunt by posting a photo that could get her fired. Brie recruits Nicole to go on a road trip to San Diego with a breastfeeding infant in the car, and Carmella & Cass visit Los Angeles and live a day in the life of Maryse and The Miz.
“The Diva Divide” Airing 11/22 – A fight breaks out between Lana, Nattie and Nia when their critique of each other’s wrestling skills becomes too personal. A 3rd home robbery pushes Maryse to want to relocate immediately, but Mike refuses to move. Meanwhile, Brie begins donating her breast milk to babies in need, but struggles to keep up with the demand.
“The Bella Rush” – Airing 11/29 – Lana hosts a Name’s Day party for Rusev in Nashville but isn’t ready to give him what he really wants as a present. Nattie buys her parents a house, but soon realizes they are the
tenants from hell. Meanwhile, the Bellas miss the adrenaline rush of wrestling and try to find a fix to replace it.
With Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan desperately in need of a night to themselves on E!’s Total Divas, Brie recruits an odd couple of Superstars to babysit: Naomi and Natalya. The pairing ends up being a bit of a mixed bag, as Naomi — who is openly planning on having a child someday — is a natural with Birdie Joe, while Natalya doesn’t seem to know what to do, preferring to play with the dogs. As it turns out, Natalya is somewhat terrified of caring for a baby, which is pretty distressing considering she’s one of the more maternal women in the locker room. After she breaks down slightly before their second babysitting stint, Brie decides to stay in with her friends, catch up and order a pizza.
Lana’s big singles debut has finally come, and … it doesn’t seem like anybody has a lot of confidence that she can pull it off. Amid a flood of social media naysayers, Nia Jax gently, if indelicately, reminds Lana that with her managerial skills, she doesn’t really need to wrestle to achieve success in WWE. But in the afterglow of Carmella’s historic Money in the Bank win, The Ravishing Russian wants in on the action and will not be stopped. That is, until after her second match, when she’s pulled aside and informed that WWE has decided to pump the breaks on making her an in-ring performer. Lana is heartbroken, but Nikki Bella, who’s been giving her advice all episode, reassures her in a FaceTime call that she wouldn’t have gotten a second match if she hadn’t earned it and encourages her to keep her confidence going.