Paige def. Divas Champion Nikki Bella (Non-Title Match)
Live on WWE Network, Paige gave Divas Champion Nikki Bella a run for her money by escaping multiple near pinfalls. The English-born Diva never gave up and hung around long enough to blast Nikki with Ram-Paige to get the pinfall. It’s been a rough two nights for the Divas Champion, who also lost to Natalya on Raw.
Here is the synopsis for Sunday’s episode of WWE Total Divas:
“Eva springs something on Jonathan that she should have disclosed before marriage; Nikki cuts off the Bella family; Rosa’s job is threatened.”
Total Divas — aka your favorite reality show of 2014 — premiered its third season this week. Surprise! There’s more drama than ever, and we got the scoop on what to expect from the season from WWE Divas Nikki and Brie Bella. The twins were on the rocks on the premiere, and it sounds like they’ll be butting heads for a while. We also found out that they’re secretly obsessed with Downton Abbey, and yes, they’ve met the Kardashians. Here are the highlights, and let’s hope this season will be chock full of more valuable lessons from the Divas.
POPSUGAR: What should fans be looking forward to this season?
Nikki Bella: There is one episode where you’ll get to see a side of John [Cena] that no one has seen yet — the funniest side ever. Continue reading PopSugar Interview
Natalya def. Divas Champion Nikki Bella
Never underestimate the power of “Total Divas” solidarity. While Natalya and Paige seemed to be on the outs at the end of last night’s midseason premiere, The Diva of Tomorrow extended an olive branch to Natalya that was even better than a gift for little Makaveli. After The Queen of Harts rode a distraction from Paige and defeated Nikki Bella in a reverse of last week’s result, Paige then ran to her castmate’s aid and saved Natalya from an after-the-bell ambush by the champ.
So, about that talk …
Nikki Bella and John Cena’s cliffhanger encounter from the midseason finale of E!’s “Total Divas” ends with something of a tentative breakup between the two in the opening minutes of the midseason premiere. Interesting to note that Cena doesn’t acknowledge it was a sit-down with Brie Bella that prompted him to cut Nikki loose. The Champ’s willingness to fall on his sword leaves Brie wracked with guilt, and while she initially refuses to cop to provoking the breakup, Mama Bella demands that Brie lay her cards on the table and give her sister the whole truth. Predictably, this plan fails horribly: Nikki chews out her entire family, which leads to a spectacular shouting match and bad blood between the sisters … which actually turns out to be exactly when Nikki turns on Brie at SummerSlam and feeds her to Stephanie McMahon in the ring.
Watch: Latest “Total Divas” highlights | Midseason premiere photos!
In other news, the midseason premiere also introduces one half of the cast’s new dynamic duo, the troublemaking British Diva Paige. Already a divisive presence in the Divas locker room thanks to her hyperspeed rise to the Divas Championship, Paige goes about causing a ruckus almost instantly by playing a prank on Natalya. It goes so fantastically awry that it leads Natalya to fake a car accident to avoid its repercussions. The fallout is so instantaneous and absolute that even the ultimate peace offering — a gift for Natalya’s cats — can’t smooth things over, and by the end of the episode, Natalya has found herself a brand-new enemy to carry her through the remainder of the season. Welcome back, everybody.
“Total Divas” returns to its regular scheduled time – 9/8 CT – next Sunday on E!.
“Total Divas” has been named “Best Reality Show” in popsugar.com’s Best of 2014 Awards! E!’s hit reality show starring the Divas won thanks to plenty of support from the WWE Universe, earning the honor by a huge margin — 76 percent of the vote!
Tune in to all-new episodes of “Total Divas” Sunday nights at 9/8 CT on E!.
Check out all the winners on popsugar.com and watch highlights from the “Total Divas” midseason premiere.
The Bella Twins recently spoke with Wetpaint Entertainment to promote the return of WWE Total Divas. Nikki Bella commented on Naomi leaving the show and the grueling schedule:
“It was sad when Trin left — it sucked because I love her and [husband Jonathan Fatu]. But I think she was just more focused on being a wife on her off days and getting her home life together. Being a Diva is not easy. We are on the road 300 days a year. We don’t get a lot of family or personal time. With Total Divas on top of that, on our days off, we have the cameras following us, and that’s not for everyone. Some people hit the point where they just want free time on their off days and I respect that fully. We’ll miss her and hopefully she’ll be back.”
Brie commented on Paige and Alicia Fox joining the cast:
“I’m really excited that Paige and Alicia Fox joined the cast. I know sometimes its hard for the audience when we’re adding people and watching people leave. But I think that Paige is going to bring a lot because she’s young and she’s got a great wrestling background. Alicia Fox is considered a vet. It will be something new.”