Even though they’ll have the Total Bellas spin-off, which premieres tonight (Oct. 5) on E!, to tide you over, fans of WWE’s ‘reality’ franchise are itching for the new season to start. That’s because, as the above teaser reminds us, the sixth go-round with Nikki, Brie and Natty brings back some old faces and adds a whole bunch of new ones to the always dramatic mix.
If that 30 second peak isn’t enough to get your primed for the first episode on Nov. 16, try this official description on for size:
This season, emotions are at an all-time high as all of the ladies come face-to-face with adversity and must grapple with separating their real life dilemmas from their in-ring careers. While rehabilitating an injury, Nikki Bella is determined to learn an entirely new style of performing in order to make a comeback and, against her sister Brie’s wishes, she asks her recently retired brother-in-law Daniel Bryan(R) to coach her. While Brie might not agree with Nikki’s decision to train with Daniel, she is plagued with her own difficult decision of retiring atWrestleMania 32 in order to start a family.
Despite how hard she has worked, Eva Marie is left confused about where she stands in her WWE career when she isn’t scheduled for any television matches following WrestleMania 32. Now she has to cope with the possibility that her once red-hot career in WWE could be fizzling out. Nattie gets a shot to go for the WWE Women’s Championship title, but the crowd doesn’t know how to react to her new villain persona after years of being known as the good girl. She has to pull out all the stops to try and save her storyline. While Paige, who is dealing with an injury this season, Eva and Nattie are all going through major challenges with their respective careers, Trinity lands a role in WWE’s newest film, The Marine 5: Battleground, where she will star as a biker assassin.
New cast member Lana is in full swing with the planning of her over-the-top circus-themed Malibu wedding to fellow WWE Superstar Rusev(R), but cultural differences within their families start to cause a rift when it’s discovered that the nuptials will not be held in his native country of Bulgaria. WWE announcer Renee Young joins this season and takes on the role of mediator as she tries to help the group with their issues in and out of the ring, all while juggling her romantic relationship with WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose(R). Finally, all hell breaks loose when former two-time WWE Divas Champion and wife of WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz(R)” Mizanin, Maryse makes an unexpected return to WWE after a five-year absence. With all of the women longing to stake their claim as the top contender for the Women’s Championship, Maryse worries that even as a returning veteran she will have to reestablish herself with the fans and in the locker room. She knows in order to be the top woman in WWE, it’s not about being better than you were yesterday; it’s about being the best, period.