Total Divas – Episode 3 Preview

Smackdown Recap – September 12

Paige def. Summer Rae
With the always unpredictable AJ Lee joining the SmackDown announce team, Divas Champion Paige made Summer Rae tap out using AJ’s finishing maneuver, the Black Widow! When Layla attempted to take issue with the titleholder after the match, though, AJ cut her off at the pass and hit her with her adversary’s Paige Turner!

What will happen when those “frenemies,” and the dangerous Nikki Bella, battle for the Divas Title at Night of Champions?

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WWE Superstars Recap – September 11

Naomi defeated Summer Rae
In a battle of Total Divas, Naomi pinned Summer with a O’Connor Roll on this weeks episode of WWE Superstars..

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Total Divas – Season 3, Episode 3 Description

Brie and Bryan’s wrestling careers are in jeopardy, and Brie’s attempt to save their future puts Nikki in a tough spot with John. Meanwhile, Rosa fails miserably at reconciling two enemies, and the wedding standoff between Eva’s father and husband comes to a head.

Interview: Summer Rae on Turnbuckle Weekly

Summer Rae was recently interviewed by Chuck Carroll of Turnbuckle Weekly talking all things Total Divas.

Click here to listen to the full interview and read the recap below.

She may not be the “new girl” any longer, but the big cloud of drama that circled WWE Diva Summer Rae last year will continue to swirl with season three of Total Divas premiers Sunday.

The former dance partner of Fandango was absent from the first few weeks the show was in production while filming the upcoming WWE Studios movie The Marine 4: Moving Target, which co-stars fellow wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin.

Summer became a household name among WWE fans after her tussles with Eva Marie and Brie Bella last season. But it was her big on-screen blowup with Natalya that left a lasting impression.

She said the five-week break from the WWE locker room while filming the movie afforded her an opportunity to get a fresh start with the first two, but Natalya isn’t quite ready to let bygones be bygones after she was slapped by Summer last season.

“I really didn’t have a problem with her coming into the season. After doing the movie I kind of wanted to start fresh with everyone,” she said. “Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t start fresh if both people don’t want to. So, Nattie is definitely a wound that will perhaps [be] reopened this season.”

Returning WWE Diva Rosa Mendes has replaced Summer Rae as the new girl on the Total Divas roster. Because of Rosa’s checkered past with the company, her addition to the cast raised a few eyebrows with veteran performers in WWE.

“The new girls who don’t know much about her, I’m sure the veterans have said don’t trust her or this or that,” she said.

Summer Rae said she chose to judge Mendes on her own merits, but skepticism among the other Divas will play a role in the third season of the show.

“I just think whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so for her she should be very strong,” she said. “I think the locker room gives you tough skin and that can only help in every aspect of life, not just in WWE.”

What to expect this season on Total Divas
This season is so much drama. Of course we have a new Diva, Rosa, coming in. A fiery Latina that stirs the pot to say the least. Thank goodness it’s not just me anymore. We have a wedding, baby news, scares, a possible break up… it’s crazy.

Breaking from Fandango
I loved being paired with Fandango. A couple of the girls (who are paired with guys) were asking me about this the other day… I love the partnership of Diva and Superstar. It gives you a great opportunity to show personality and become a character without having to be in the ring. It’s very tough to get that character across if you’re only working and wrestling. … I’m just trying to figure out who I am now and not get lost in the mix of only being a Total Diva… I have some ideas and things like that.

Starring in The Marine 4
I’m not going to say my weapons were bigger and cooler than The Miz’s, but my weapons were WAY bigger than The Miz’s… The thing with Total Divas is you get to see the behind the scenes, which you wouldn’t get until the DVD came out… My specific character in (the movie) is very top secret until the show comes out, but what I will say is Mike was extremely helpful to me and very professional on the set. I definitely saw a different side of Mike than “The Miz” that he is backstage. He was great. He is really good at doing acting.

Main Event Recap – September 2

Summer Rae & Layla def. Natalya & Rosa Mendes
Things were looking good for “Total Divas” stars Natalya & Rosa Mendes on WWE Main Event, but the momentum shifted after Layla and Natalya collided into each other. Rosa tagged herself in — much to Natalya’s chagrin — and took the brunt of a kick from Layla, in the process losing the bout for her team.

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Raw Fallout – Total Chaos

The stars of Total Divas discuss their chaotic match on Raw as well as give details about the upcoming season.

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Raw Recap – September 1

Naomi, Summer Rae & Layla vs. Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes & Cameron went to a No Contest
The drama cannot be contained by E! and E! alone. It appears the Divas division can’t even hold their catfights until this Sunday’s “Total Divas” season premiere, as five cast members plus Layla took to the ring. But the match quickly devolved into an all-out melee when Cameron broke up an attempted pin of Rosa Mendes by Layla. The rest of the Divas swarmed the ring after the interference, and a brief brawl ensued before Eva Marie, Rosa and Cameron were sent packing from the ring.

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WWE Inbox 134

Join The Miz, Emma and many more as they say goodbye to the old WWE logo. Plus your favorite superstars and divas share their favorite healthy snacks.

Summer Rae Dishes on Her Love Life

Total Divas Star Summer Rae Dishes on Her Love Life and Says There’s “No Weirdness” After Kissing WWE’s Fandango

Summer Rae has been extremely busy since we last caught up with her! The Total Divas star is the first WWE Diva to join the Hollywood elite by turning to acting—the blonde bombshell will appear in the action movie The Marine 4: Moving Target, which will be out in theaters sometime in early 2015.

“I got to shoot a semi-automatic machine gun,” Summer Rae explained. “I’d never held a gun until the movie. I wanted to be authentic and I went through a lot of training. It was a good girl power moment and I think all the women on the show are extremely gifted to be in a WWE studios film, so I think I was able to open doors for all of the girls, which is cool.”

In addition to her transition to the big screen, Summer Rae also just made another big change in her life by moving from Florida back to Chicago.

“I lived there before,” she said. “And I’m excited to get back in the dating scene. You’ll see me going out more in season 3. After filming the movie in Vancouver, I missed living my life in a big city. Now I’m definitely going out and being more sociable. I went to the Chicago Bears game and hung out on the sidelines where I met the players.”

When asked about her dating life and relationship with WWE Superstar Fandango, Summer Rae has nothing but love for her former tag team partner.

“Fandango and I are still very good friends,” she explained. “He gives the best advice. There’s no weirdness just because we kissed and went out and I learned a lot from that. I learned that it’s not good to force love and when I’m not looking it will come around. Dolph Ziggler and I did a storyline together, Leila is my new tag team partner and we are up to no good on WWE programming. It’ll be fun to see who I end up going out with off the camera.”

And how does Summer Rae feel about Rosa Mendes joining the cast and no longer being the newbie on Total Divas?

“There’s a lot of drama,” she pointed out. “Rosa came back after a hiatus of being gone for a year while I came back from filming the movie, so I had no idea what was going on with people. I stayed out of the drama for a while but then an old wound reopens and it gets interesting.”

Tune-in to the Total Divas season premiere on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9/8c on E!