So Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are back, and they wasted no time in kicking off 2015 much in the way they kicked off 2014: with proclamations and machinations designed to put their enemies in their places. Assembling the entire WWE roster in the middle of the ring, The Authority — after some perfunctory face-rubbing for John Cena, who was forced to reinstate them — set about rewarding facilitator Seth Rollins with a third spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Title Match between Cena and Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. They also declared the night “John Cena Appreciation Night” as payment for the Cenation leader’s contributions … and placed Dolph Ziggler into an Intercontinental Title Match against Bad News Barrett.
To get ready for the new season of Total Divas, 30-Second Fury takes a look at some of the greatest slaps from our WWE Divas. Which moment is your favorite?
Renee Young and new co-host Summer Rae recap the premiere episode of the second half of Season Three of E!’s “Total Divas”.
So, about that talk …
Nikki Bella and John Cena’s cliffhanger encounter from the midseason finale of E!’s “Total Divas” ends with something of a tentative breakup between the two in the opening minutes of the midseason premiere. Interesting to note that Cena doesn’t acknowledge it was a sit-down with Brie Bella that prompted him to cut Nikki loose. The Champ’s willingness to fall on his sword leaves Brie wracked with guilt, and while she initially refuses to cop to provoking the breakup, Mama Bella demands that Brie lay her cards on the table and give her sister the whole truth. Predictably, this plan fails horribly: Nikki chews out her entire family, which leads to a spectacular shouting match and bad blood between the sisters … which actually turns out to be exactly when Nikki turns on Brie at SummerSlam and feeds her to Stephanie McMahon in the ring.
In other news, the midseason premiere also introduces one half of the cast’s new dynamic duo, the troublemaking British Diva Paige. Already a divisive presence in the Divas locker room thanks to her hyperspeed rise to the Divas Championship, Paige goes about causing a ruckus almost instantly by playing a prank on Natalya. It goes so fantastically awry that it leads Natalya to fake a car accident to avoid its repercussions. The fallout is so instantaneous and absolute that even the ultimate peace offering — a gift for Natalya’s cats — can’t smooth things over, and by the end of the episode, Natalya has found herself a brand-new enemy to carry her through the remainder of the season. Welcome back, everybody.
“Total Divas” returns to its regular scheduled time – 9/8 CT – next Sunday on E!.
The 17 missing sets of RAW screen captures have been added to the gallery.
See the past 31 days through a whole new lens with WWE.com’s unseen photos of the month, including shots from Raw, WWE NXT, Live Events and WWE TLC.
Our best of 2014 polls results have been tallied and are as below.
Thank you to everyone that voted in the polls.
Favorite Feud 0f 2014
Summer Rae & Layla vs. Fandango
Favorite Match of 2014
Summer Rae vs Emma (Superstars, October 30 2014)
Favorite Total Divas Moment of 2014
Summer and Nattie have a road side fight “S03E03″
Favorite Moment of 2014
Summer kisses Dolph Ziggler (June 30 2014)
Favorite News Story of 2014
Summer becomes the first Diva cast in a WWE film
Favorite Photoshoot of 2014
Summer appeared on this week’s episode of WWE Countdown discussing which WWE Superstars are the biggest crybabies..
Relive a year of unparalleled Diva-tude with this collection of WWE.com’s greatest Diva photos of the past 12 months, from Diva Day Off to NXT Summer Vacation.