Natalya and Nia Jax are celebrating their birthdays, so the Total Divas take a girls’ trip that gets real weird, real fast.
Not only does Natalya instigate a prank war with Lana (The Ravishing Russian gets the last word), but the girls all administer a surprise for the birthday girls. Paige’s is the most shocking — a “naked sushi” dinner where the girls eat off the body of a man. Nikki Bella’s is the most fun (a dance-off). But the most heartwarming surprise comes when Brie Bella flies Nattie and Nia’s mothers in for dinner.
Given that Nia’s mother missed her WrestleMania match, it’s enough to bring The Irresistible Force to tears. Really, the one downside is the persistent paparazzi who are hot on Nikki Bella’s tail, so she decides to play into it by “flirting” with the bartender/model-type the girls have hired for the weekend. So, that’s where those pictures came from.
Total Divas airs Wednesdays at 9/8 C on E!.
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Coming into Raw, it looked like Nikki Bella might have riled Ronda Rousey up so much that she might not wait until WWE Evolution to fight her. On Monday, she crossed the line so brazenly that The Baddest Woman on the Planet seemingly decided to do something even more ominous: Take her time.
Seeking retribution after Rousey’s very personal insults last week, Nikki went in on a familiar relationship of Rousey’s when the champion said that allowing The Bellas to beat her up, even with one arm tied behind her back, would be something her mother would be ashamed of. Nikki zeroed in on that target with ruthless efficiency, saying Rousey had already let her mother down with her mixed-martial arts losses, and it would only get worse when she lost her title to a “Diva.” She then slapped Rousey clean across the face after the contract was signed.
The red-faced Baddest Woman on the Planet took a moment to compose herself, then delivered a final message with a smile on her face: “Come this Sunday, I will end you. I give you my word.”
Artist Rob Schamberger fits the entire women’s roster on to one beautiful piece of art.
WWE Network is posting lots of content leading up to WWE Evolution:
Thursday, Oct. 25
Road to WWE Evolution – 8 p.m. ET
Friday, Oct. 26
WWE Marquee Matches: Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki Bella – 8:30 p.m. ET
Check out the full lineup here.
Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins held nothing back in their first confrontation after Nikki & Brie betrayed The Baddest Woman on the Planet to set up a Raw Women’s Title Match between Rousey and Nikki at WWE Evolution. But Nikki & Brie wisely kept from throwing hands with Rousey before they had to, instead sending a crew of hapless security goons to their demise while making themselves scarce. If their strategy is to rile up the champion to such a degree that they can catch her unaware, then, well … that’s not a bad strategy. They had just better hope they keep her off their tails for one more week; find out if they can when Raw airs Monday, live at 9/8 C on USA Network.
On the cusp of Nikki Bella’s biggest title match yet, The Fearless One and her sister Brie Bella recently sat down for an in-depth profile with Refinery29 that hit the Internet Thursday morning. The feature, by writer Sarah Coughlin, is an in-depth look at how and why the twins chose this particular moment to mount their comeback, how Brie balances motherhood and an in-ring return, and why Nikki believes Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is the right opponent at the right time at this juncture of her career.
You can check out the must-read article here.