SEASON THREE OF E!’S “TOTAL DIVAS” PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 9PM ET/PT
Sneak Peek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C5H908eyXI
LOS ANGELES – August 13, 2014 – E!, WWE® and Bunim-Murray Productions will once again shadow WWE Divas The Bella Twins™ (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya™ (Nattie), Naomi™ (Trinity), Cameron™ (Ariane) and rookies Eva Marie™ and Summer Rae™ giving viewers an inside peek into how these women, who are on the road for 52 weeks a year, balance their personal lives while fighting for the spotlight. In addition, the brazen Latina, WWE Diva Rosa Mendes™ joins the cast when “Total Divas” returns for 10 all-new episodes beginning Sunday, September 7th at 9pm ET/PT.
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.
During the sophomore run of the series, Total Divas reached over 7.7 Million Total Viewers and 4.6 Million A18-49. On the digital front, Total Divas garnered 17,000 Tweets and ranked as the #2 ad-supported cable or reality program of the night (excluding sports). Season two averaged a #3 social rank among ad-supported cable and #2 versus reality. The season two finale episode notched 1.55 Million Total Viewers as well as netting nearly 1 Million Adults 18-49 (961,000K).
Season three of E!’s hit “Total Divas” returns on Sunday, September 7th at 9pm ET/PT followed by an all-new episode of “#RichKids of Beverly Hills.”
“Total Divas” is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim-Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn and Will Staeger are Executive Producers for WWE.
Summer was in attendance at the Leprechaun:Origins kickoff fan screening.
Brock Lesnar crashed Hulk Hogan’s birthday party
Happy birthday … BROTHER! The WWE Universe was promised a birthday blowout, and a birthday blowout they got when Hulk Hogan celebrated alongside a cavalcade of WWE Legends who paid homage to The Immortal One. Among the dignitaries were “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Jimmy Hart, Ric Flair, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff – yep, “Mr. Wonderful” himself – and the original members of the nWo. Hogan even broke out his old black-and-white duds for the occasion.
That said, there was a little hiccup before The Hulkster could dig into a birthday pizza celebration. Having no desire to let Hogan hang and bang with his fellow Legends, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar played party crashers and for a moment it looked like The Beast Incarnate would make mincemeat of Hogan. John Cena made his entrance at the 11thhour to save the celebration, and Lesnar made his exit at Heyman’s insistence. Whatever beating lies in store, it will wait six more days.
Superstars, Divas and Hall of Famers celebrate backstage with Hulk Hogan on the day of The Hulkster’s 61st birthday!
The Bunny is alive…and Summer Rae & Renee Young want to help him.
Now that Summer Rae & Layla have split from Fandango and are free to strut their stuff alongside whomever they please, WWE.com figured we’d suggest some other Superstars that the dancing Divas could accompany to the ring to make their former flame jealous.
Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Summer Rae
Divas Champion AJ Lee appeared to exacerbate her whiplash injury at the start of her bout with Summer Rae. But utilizing her Black Widow submission hold, the resilient champion forced Summer Rae to tap out. After the bout, AJ declared she will ruin Paige’s fairy tale at SummerSlam, but Paige emerged and promised to take back “her” title at the big summer pay-per-view.
Hornswoggle and El Torito celebrate with Layla and Summer Rae.
Diego def. Fandango
Fandango just can’t catch a break. Having been humiliated by both of his former paramours, Summer Rae & Layla, the dancer decided to enlist a wholly unexpected lieutenant, Hornswoggle, in his rubber match against Diego of Los Matadores. With the “Slayers” sticking by the bullfighter’s side, Fandango undoubtedly hoped ‘Swoggle would even the odds by distracting El Torito and, perhaps, Diego’s two señoritas as well. Unfortunately, that did not happen. A collision with Hornswoggle opened Fandango up to a match-ending Backstabber, and he even suffered further post-match humiliation when Hornswoggle and El Torito buried their hatchet and helped Diego beat the dancer down.