Earlier today, WWE issued a press release to promote season three of their hit reality TV series Total Divas, which premieres Sunday, Sep. 7th, on E! at 9pm ET/PT. Of most interest here are the following teasers for the upcoming season's storylines:
"In the season two finale, Brie Bella and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan™ had just tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends, family and many of the gorgeous girls. While most of the Divas were living large, Nikki was patching up her relationship with WWE Superstar John Cena™ as he had discovered her long kept secret —unbeknownst to anyone but her twin sister she had been married before. Now, the Divas are back with an even more prominent position in WWE as each woman has become a serious contender for the WWE Divas championship title.
Following an off-the-grid honeymoon, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan are back in the ring, but are quickly challenged with unexpected newlywed hurdles as Daniel faces an injury and Brie considers motherhood. While Brie has babies on the brain, her sister Nikki contemplates freezing her eggs when she learns that John doesn’t want children… adding to the growing list of issues they don’t see eye to eye on.
The relationships in "Total Divas" continue on a rocky road as Nattie and her WWE Superstar husband, Tyson Kidd™ take a stab at couples therapy to work through their marital issues, Trinity and Ariane end their professional relationship as a WWE tag team, and Eva is forced to pick sides between her stubborn new husband and her disapproving father, who learns that his cancer has returned. Luckily, things are looking bright for Ariane as she takes the next step with her boyfriend Vinnie, and Summer Rae jets off to film a lead role in "The Marine 4: Moving Target" alongside WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz™" Mizanin. Just when the girls are ready to let out a sigh of relief with their nemesis Summer out of the picture for a while, former model Rosa Mendes returns to the WWE’s Diva roster after a year and a half hiatus."
It's noticeable that the plots seem much closer aligned to ongoing WWE storylines than they were in the past, which suggests that the recent onscreen break-up of The Funkadactyls and the problems Natalya and Tyson Kidd are having working together in NXT were executed mainly to create artificial conflict for the cameras following them all around for Total Divas. That seems like a good strategy to create more cross-platform synergy.
A video preview showing Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan arguing, Ariane being told off by a WWE executive, Trinity telling Ariane she will be successful "with or without you" and a couple of Diva cat fights, can be seen below:
Are you excited to find out what the WWE Divas have been getting up to in "real life" this spring, Cagesiders? Looking forward to our Total Divas open threads again? Let us know in the comments section.