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Surprise! New season of Total Divas will focus on WWE Women’s Evolution, Nikki Bella’s single status

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Total Divas returns to E! on Sept. 19. The reality show’s eighth season will star Brie and Nikki Bella, Natalya, Naomi, Lana, Nia Jax, and Paige. PWInsider has the scoop on the first three episodes of the season, and the synopses they provide are very much in line with the plotlines WWE is already promoting for the show - and pretty much exactly what you’d expect them to be:

Episode 1 - “Nicole, Brie, Trinity, Paige, Nattie, Nia and Lana take over New Orleans for an epic WrestleMania with a historic number of women’s matches; Nia prepares for the match of her lifetime; Paige takes the women on a wild tour of New Orleans.”

Episode 2 - “WrestleMania 34 starts with a bang as the Bellas support and watch Trinity, Nattie and Lana compete in the first Women’s Battle Royal; Nia’s anxiety goes into overdrive before her championship match; Paige comes to terms with her retirement.”

Episode 3 - “Nicole escapes to Palm Springs with Brie to gain clarity and focus on her independence; Nattie has a humiliating wardrobe malfunction just as she starts a storyline with Ronda Rousey; Jon attempts to fix Trinity’s sweet tooth but fails miserably.”

Snark from a non-viewer aside, the backstage looks at a ‘Mania with an unprecedented number of women wrestling could be revealing, the early end of Paige’s in-ring career is heartbreaking stuff and Bella relationship drama is always gonna be a draw for some. All those stories present a great empowerment angle for Total Divas and WWE to promote, as well.

Me? I want to know what’s up with Jimmy trying to get Naomi to put those delicious catering cookies down, uce.