This week's episode of Total Divas featured the WWE roster heading across the pond for the annual post-WrestleMania UK Tour. The Divas were on split tours, and we saw friendships and relationships challenged once again. The split tours went a little something like this:
- Natalya, Alicia Fox, Emma, Cameron & Rosa Mendes
- Paige, Naomi, and The Bella Twins
Nattie's squad seemed to have a little more fun than Paige did with her group. Let's get started, shall we?
Paige Doesn't Play Tea Time
The UK Tour was a time of fun and celebration for one WWE Diva. Paige was back in her home country. The Bella Twins were excited about going to a country of royalty. This meant it was tea time! Yes, Brie and Nikki dressed up all fancy and took Paige out for some tea and treats. Paige wasn't fond of the idea and ended up ditching The Bella's during the visit.
I'm still not quite sure why it was brought up, but the topic of The Bella Twins living on a farm and working at Hooters came up during a few discussions. I'm thinking now this had to do with stereotypes.
By the end of the episode, Paige apologized to Nikki for ditching them. They mutually agreed that everyone comes from a different background, and to not be so stereotypical. I'm glad they ended up handling the situation like the adults they are.
The timing of this developing storyline between Paige and The Bella's was interesting considering Paige would soon begin chasing Nikki's Divas Championship.
Alicia Fox Is Love Sick
One of the other big storylines featured on this week's show focused on Alicia Fox's crush on Wade Barrett. The two haven't been together for awhile at this point, but Fox has admitted to still being in love with him. As it turns out, both Fox and Barrett will be on the same tour overseas. Natalya, Cameron, and Rosa Mendes are with Fox to try and give her advice on how to approach her situation.
Rosa tells Fox that she should move on, while Nattie persuades Alicia to go talk to Barrett. There was a point in the show where Nattie admitted she wants to see some excitement while on this tour. Oh, Nattie.
One night, Fox, Natalya, and Cameron try to find Barrett's hotel room. They've been drinking a little bit and decide to have some fun. Fox ding-dong-ditches a room in hopes that it's Barrett's. It was nice to see the trio having fun while dealing with relationship issues.
It felt like this week's show had such a cliche ending when Alicia Fox decided it was time to move on. She meets Wade's current girlfriend, and I believe that is really what changed her opinion. Fox is something else.
Eva Marie Regrets Showing Off Battle Wounds
We see footage of Eva Marie training in the ring with Brian Kendrick back in the states. I'm really glad WWE is shining a positive light on her at this point. Her re-debut in NXT a couple weeks ago went really well, I thought. I see the improvement in the ring, and I know she can only go up from here.
As the episode progresses, Eva has a photo shoot. Before they begin, Eva examines her bruises from training hard. The bruises are quite ugly... Eva decides to post one of the photos on Instagram, where she is asked if her husband, Jonathan, is beating her! Well, that escalated quickly.
Eva and Jonathan go out to eat later, and a lady in the bathroom asks Eva if she is suffering from physical abuse because some of the bruises look like hand prints. At this point, all I can think is this feels rather staged. At least, more staged than other segments in the past.
Cameos From Past Stars
This week's show featured appearances from Summer Rae, Cameron, and Rosa Mendes. What do they all have in common? Those three Divas are former Total Divas cast members. Thank goodness they are former! I thought all three of them were the most annoying week in and week out. Summer can work in the ring most days, but Cameron and Rosa definitely lack ring skills. This season's cast is perfect as they all fit right in with the show.
The following was teased for next week's episode of Total Divas:
- Natalya's sister visits and appears to help them move
- Daniel Bryan is injured again, and The Bella Twins worry about his health
- Naomi appears to turn heel on WWE TV and perhaps even on Total Divas
That will do it for this week's edition of Total Drama. What did you think of the show? Are you enjoying the season? I'd love to hear from you below in the comments area.
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