Nikki Bella is training for “Dancing with the Stars” on top of her other business obligations and still has to plan her wedding. Of all those priorities, it’s the wedding that ends up getting shuffled to the side, as Brie keeps trying to set aside some time for dress shopping only to be told Nikki is too busy preparing for her “Dancing” debut. Brie ends up bringing the wedding to her sister, surprising her with a mini-dress-fitting in her hotel room to save her some of the stress. Not only does Nikki finally take the first step toward the altar, her enthusiasm for getting married is reawakened in one swoop.
Of course, the first tease at Total Bellas Season 3 makes it seem that Nikki and John Cena’s wedded-to-be bliss might not be long for this world. But that’s drama for another day … or this spring when Total Bellas returns to E!.
It’s season finale time for E!’s Total Divas, and Part One of the Season 7 capper gets underway with a wacky RV trip that comes about via the strangest of circumstances: Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan are moving to their new house in Washington, but Bryan has vertigo and can’t fly or drive long distances, and Brie is tied to Birdie’s feeding schedule every two hours. So, Natalya arranges a carpool with a couple of her family friends with an RV. The ladies are spunky and fun, but just out-there enough that Brie and Bryan decide it isn’t for them, and they’d rather just suck it up and fly from Sacramento, Calif., to Washington halfway through the road trip. All’s well that ends well when Brie, Bryan and Birdie safely make it to their new home to unpack and organize.
You may remember that also around this time last year, Nikki Bella fielded an offer from “Dancing with the Stars” that she chose to pass up in favor of returning to the ring. Well, what goes around has come back around, and The Fearless One is getting another bite at the apple. The problem is, she and Brie have wiped their schedules clean to focus on Belle Radici and Birdiebee, and Nikki taking a sabbatical to compete on the show puts most of the burden on Brie’s shoulders. The new mom is stressed, but Daniel Bryan convinces her that Nikki can’t pass up such an opportunity, so Brie agrees to handle the business end of Bellaworld by herself while Nikki focuses on “Dancing with the Stars.” By way of a peace offering, Brie even gives Nikki the perfect gift: A pair of ballroom dancing shoes.
Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan are shocked when they meet Natalya’s friends who are helping them move to Washington.
The Total Divas SummerSlam two-parter carries on as Maryse’s “Sex and the City” theme party approaches. Nia Jax, emboldened by The Bella Twins after a brief crisis of confidence, decides to invite her firefighter paramour from last episode to the shindig, to resounding success. She and the guy hit it off, the girls have a great time, and an impromptu fashion show that Nia organizes wows the guests. It’s not until the next day that the ladies decide to Google the guy and see what comes up. The results are surprising, to say the least, and it’s decided that Nia will not be contacting this gentleman again.
SummerSlam Week rolls on in New York City, and Nikki Bella has a full docket of appearances, despite not competing on the show. Brie Bella, on the other hand, is just tagging along with Birdie Joe and has no official role in the festivities. This apparent snub both bums her out and makes her even more despondent that WWE hasn’t asked her about a comeback yet, and Nikki has to remind Brie that she needs to be proactive and not just wait to be approached. Brie decides to speak with the higher-ups at SummerSlam, and despite a brief hiccup (Nikki gets the time of the show wrong, so they arrive late and miss most of John Cena’s match), they’re entirely receptive to the idea of Brie Mode’s return, even throwing out the idea of a stint from Royal Rumble to WrestleMania.