Total Divas

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Total Divas
Total Divas logo.jpg
GenreReality
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gil Goldshein
  • Jeff Jenkins
  • Jon Murray
  • Russell Jay
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channelE!
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) – present
External links
Website
 
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Total Divas
Total Divas logo.jpg
GenreReality
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gil Goldshein
  • Jeff Jenkins
  • Jon Murray
  • Russell Jay
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channelE!
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) – present
External links
Website

Total Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on July 28, 2013, on E!.[1][2] The series gives viewers an inside look of the lives of seven WWE Divas — veterans Brie and Nikki Bella, Natalya, Cameron, and Naomi; as well as rookies Eva Marie and Summer Rae — from their work within WWE to their personal lives. Behind the scene footage of the WWE Divas is also included.[3][4][5] Unlike other WWE programs, the performers use their real names instead of their ring names, leading to Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Jimmy Uso, and Daniel Bryan to be referred to as Ariane, Trinity, Nattie, Jon, and Bryan Danielson, respectively. However, other performers mentioned/rarely appearing (such as Brodus Clay, Fandango and Alicia Fox) are still referred to by their ring names.

Production[edit]

Total Divas was revealed in May 2013 as a part of a partnership with E!.[6] It was announced on August 14, 2013, that E! had ordered an additional six episodes, bring the first season to a total of 14 episodes.[7] The summer finale aired on September 15, 2013, with the season continuing on November 10, 2013.[8] WWE announcer Josh Mathews revealed on November 20, 2013, that Total Divas has been renewed for a second season.[9][10][11][12][13] Season 2 will premiere on March 16, 2014, with Summer Rae joining the cast.[14]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Guests[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
Season premiereSeason finale
114July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)
210[14]March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)[14]May 18, 2014 (2014-05-18)[18]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
11"Welcome to the WWE"July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)1.34[19]
The WWE Divas begin their preparations for WrestleMania 29. Nikki starts to have doubts regarding her relationship with John. Trinity is embarrassed when Ariane's boyfriend Vincent ends up causing a scene backstage and she's stuck in the middle. 
22"A Tango With Fandango"August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)1.52[20]
Eva plans to achieve a winning rank by creating a scheming plan involving Fandango. Nikki and Brie take some time off and enjoy a vacation with Bryan and John. Ariane and Trinity are shocked when they experience a wardrobe malfunction. 
33"Planet Funk is Funked Up"August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)1.67[21]
Trinity and her fiancé Jon struggle with marriage problems. JoJo ends up giving her boyfriend an ultimatum. Nikki disagrees with Brie's decision to move to Phoenix. 
44"The Fat Twin"August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)1.34[22]
Nikki becomes self-conscious about her weight. Ariane considers getting breast implants. Nattie tells her fiancé TJ that she would like more romance. 
55"Feuding Funkadactyls"August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)1.46[23]
Trinity and Ariane get into an argument that splits them apart. Brie encourages Nikki to reconcile with their father. Nattie and TJ's relationship is in trouble when TJ's mother visits. 
66"Diva Las Vegas"September 1, 2013 (2013-09-01)1.52[24]
The Divas travel to Las Vegas for Nattie's bachelorette party. JoJo is confused about her relationship with Justin Gabriel. Nattie becomes stressed out when she keeps receiving flirts from her friend Jaret. 
77"A Leg Up"September 8, 2013 (2013-09-08)1.09[25]
Nikki's wrestling career is in jeopardy when she suffers an injury. Eva does a photo shoot for Maxim while JoJo becomes jealous. Ariane is worried about taking her relationship with Vincent to the next level. 
88"No Longer The Bridesmaid"September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)1.03[26]
Nattie and TJ's wedding takes an unexpected turn. John asks Nikki to meet his family. Ariane is rushed to the hospital. Eva and JoJo's friendship starts to fall apart. 
--"Total Divas After Party"September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)0.93[26]
The cast comes together in the mid-season reunion to discuss the highs and lows of Season 1 so far. 
99"Summer Slam"November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)1.25[27]
Nikki begins to feel threatened when Eva Marie becomes increasingly popular. Ariane has trouble controlling her temper. Nattie is embarrassed after an in-ring incident. John's attitude becomes suspicious due to his elbow injury. 
1010"Nurse Nikki"November 17, 2013 (2013-11-17)1.41[28]
Nikki decides to move in with John. Eva considers cheating when she is asked to be an announcer on live television. Trinity convinces Jon to get his toe checked out. 
1111"Seeing Red"November 24, 2013 (2013-11-24)0.92[29]
Brie has a difficult time accepting Bryan's notoriety. Nattie feels that Eva is trying to get too close to TJ. Nikki has to cope with John's demands. Ariane is fearful about having sex with Vincent. 
1212"Get That Chingle Chingle"December 1, 2013 (2013-12-01)1.44[30]
Ariane encourages Vincent to audition for WWE. Nikki has a difficult time getting used to living with John. Trinity's relationship with Jon takes a turn when her dad moves in. 
1313"Saying Goodbye"December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)1.20[31]
Trinity grows tired of Jon's jealous ways. Nikki is annoyed when Brie refers to Nikki's injury as a "vacation". Nattie and TJ are devastated when they have to euthanize their cat, Gismo. 
1414"Ready to Ride"December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)1.29[32]
Nikki and John's future begins to look uncertain. Bryan proposes to Brie. Eva finally introduces her fiancé to her family. 

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

Total Divas was renewed for a second season by E! on November 25, 2013.[11][33][34] The second season will premiere on March 16, 2014.[14]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
151"New Diva On The Block"[35]March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)TBA
Summer Rae is introduced to the other ladies. Eva Marie has to talk with her parents. Nikki has the possibility of life without her boyfriend. 

Reception[edit]

Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the show 2 stars out of 5.[36] Tom Conroy of Media Life Magazine said the show is uninteresting.[37] Tom Conroy of Media Life Magazine said of the show, "Total Divas feels real-ish. If the stars are doing any damage to their reputations, it's that they appear to be too nice. That might make their fans happy, but viewers expecting a smackdown can and will go elsewhere."[38] Jacob Stachowiak of Wrestle Enigma said Total Divas "wasn’t good by any stretch of the imagination but it wasn’t unwatchable. This series has now entered wrestling history and I can only hope that it doesn’t stain that same history with its existence."[39] Diva-Dirt.com stated "Meet Your New Guilty Pleasure!".[40] Eric Gargiulo of Camel Clutch Blog said "I tuned in to WWE Total Divas expecting to see a scripted reality show in the vein of Hogan Knows Best. Instead I got an interesting look behind the scenes of the WWE and its superstars more in the same vein as Beyond the Mat."[41]

References[edit]

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