We’re back with Total Divas Season 7, so let’s pick up right where Total Bellas left off: The birth of Birdie Joe Danielson. A few months have passed, and Daniel Bryan is comfortably playing house while he’s off on paternity leave, though he and Brie Bella are both dreading the call that will send him back to work as the General Manager of SmackDown LIVE. And even though Nikki Bella doesn’t seem to be heading back to the ring anytime soon, she and Bryan come up with an idea for her to be his proxy on television, getting Nikki back in the game as the Women’s division starts to get new opportunities and giving Bryan more time at home with his family. The idea, alas, is shot down, and Bryan is told to report back to Team Blue.
Elsewhere on Team Blue, Lana is finally transitioning to an in-ring competitor, with her first singles match slated to be a title bout against Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. She’s changed her diet and is upping her training regimen, but Rusev remains skeptical because he’s worried his wife, with her combination of million-miles-an-hour effort and minimal in-ring experience, is going to hurt herself while attempting to put on a good performance. At a pre-Money in the Bank pool party hosted by Nikki Bella, however, Rusev is convinced to step back and be supportive.
Here are the episode descriptions from the first three episodes of Total Divas season 7:
Episode 1 – “Make or Break” – As the season premiere kicks off, the WWE announces its first ever “Money in the Bank” ladder match for the women’s superstar division. With Brie on maternity leave, Nikki mentors Nattie and Lana in hopes of becoming Smackdown GM. Meanwhile, newcomer Nia Jax makes a bad impression when she questions Maryse’s history in the WWE, and Trin challenges John to sex up their love life.
Episode 2 – “Dressed Like A Champ” – The ladies celebrate the success of their historic ladder match, but Lana’s performance suffers intense scrutiny. Meanwhile, Maryse’s fashion makeover triggers Alexa’s painful past, and Nattie, who hates babies, is tasked to babysit Brie’s newborn!
Episode 3 – “Breaking All the Rules” – 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.
E! and WWE’s Total Divas returns for its fiery and fierce seventh season beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 9/8 C. Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Naomi, Natalya, Lana and Maryse will join newcomers Carmella, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss. These WWE Superstars will give viewers an exclusive glimpse at the demands of their professional careers and the challenges of their everyday lives. The season finale, airing Wednesday, Jan. 31, will mark the show’s 100th episode.
This season, the cast travels around the world as they embark on new journeys, cross new thresholds and make difficult decisions about their futures in and out of the ring. Naomi is hoping to hit the trifecta effect: keeping her marriage fresh with Jimmy Uso, maintaining a crazy schedule and taking a chance to stand out as the SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Veteran cast member Natalya gets involved in a heated rivalry with Naomi, which culminates in an epic showdown for the SmackDown Women’s Title at SummerSlam, Season 7’s most anticipated event. With the stakes higher than ever, the women must put on the best match of their lives.
Meanwhile, The Bella Twins catch a case of “FOMO” (Fear Of Missing Out) during their time off from WWE. Together, they explore new ventures and contemplate what would be the best time to make their in-ring comeback. On the heels of her whirlwind engagement to John Cena, Nikki Bella gets ready to twist and twirl when she receives an offer from “Dancing with the Stars” that is hard to refuse. While Nikki is celebrating her long-awaited engagement in Cabo San Lucas, her sister Brie Bella is working on balancing the demands of being a new mom to her baby girl Birdie and managing her and Nikki’s burgeoning businesses. To spend more time twinning, the ladies plan a road trip and head to San Diego for the summer with Brie’s husband, Daniel Bryan, in tow.
It’s Vegas or bust when Maryse’s husband, The Miz, refuses to leave Los Angeles after their second home burglary. With Maryse ready to head to Sin City, the two must decide where they will call home.
Lana struggles to prioritize her life as a newlywed and her new role on SmackDown LIVE. When her husband, Rusev, reveals he wants a baby, she is torn between living her dream in the ring or starting a family sooner than later.
New cast member Carmella thinks she hit the jackpot with her boyfriend Big Cass, whom she believes is “the one.” However, with each of them planning to move to opposite sides of the country, the future of their relationship depends on compromising on a new place to call home.
Nia Jax, cousin of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is part of a coveted WWE legacy. Despite her famous linage, the dating world isn’t working out the way Nia hoped. The women help her explore who she is and what she wants in a partner.
With the rapid rise of her career, Alexa Bliss is enjoying the fruits of her labor. But when her fiancé, Buddy Murphy, visits during the biggest match of Season 7, she is forced to confront her uncertainty about marrying him.
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Total Divas is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE. Nikki Bella serves as a Co-Executive Producer.
It’s been one milestone after another for the Bella twins.
And fans of Nikki and Brie are about to witness all those life-changing moments firsthand when Total Bellas returns for Season 2 on E! on Wednesday. Nikki believes the WWE Total Divas reality show spinoff has a different feel to it, with this installment being extremely raw.
“There is even footage off cell phones this season, because you are going to get so much up-close and personal with my engagement, Brie in labor. That is nuts,” she said.
“I think there are a lot of situations that happen in Total Bellas this season that everyone relates to, like my brother and his wife separating for a bit and the reasons why. I think a lot of people are going to sit on the couch, and whether they are with their girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, friend—everyone has got something to relate to here.”