By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following press release to announce the series premiere of Total Divas will take place on October 2.
The hit series “Total Divas,” is back with new and returning fan-favorite WWE® Superstars ready to face their fears, rise to new challenges and live their lives on their own terms as the new season premieres on E! Wednesday, October 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. WWE Superstar, Olympic Medalist and UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey joins Natalya®, Naomi® and Nia Jax™ for the new season, which also includes returning cast member Carmella™, and newcomer Sonya Deville™. Nikki Bella® and Brie Bella® will make guest appearances in the series as well. Click here for a sneak peek at the new season.
“Total Divas” kicks off showcasing another side of Ronda Rousey, as she gushes about her MMA fighter husband Travis Browne, enjoying her time in WWE and working on her ranch, Browsey Acres.
Natalya, mourning the death of her beloved father Jim “The Anvil™” Neidhart, is taking things one day at a time and throwing herself into work. Her sights are set on winning the Royal Rumble® and a chance to become the WWE Raw® Women’s Champion.
Nia is feeling confident after her victorious showing in the Battle Royal at WWE’s first-ever all women’s pay-per-view event Evolution®. However, there is trouble in paradise when she learns who her next opponent will be.
Sonya is happy to be living out and proud and is ready for a serious relationship and respect in the ring. While settling into her new home in Ft. Lauderdale, an opportunity to move to Tampa presents itself and shakes up her entire world.
After her recent break up, Carmella is focused on what’s important to her and her career. She is faced with backlash while trying to balance both her friendships and new romantic relationship, putting both to the ultimate test.
Naomi is excited to get down to business during the Royal Rumble in an effort to be the last woman standing. Having her close friends Sonya and Carmella on the road with her makes for many fun adventures along the way.
Nikki and Brie connect with the ladies, whether it’s at their Birdiebee fashion show or on the road. Although the entrepreneurial sisters are busy with their businesses and filming “Total Bellas,” the passion they share for WWE hasn’t waned.
“Total Divas” is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay Staglik and Farnaz Farjam Chazan are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser serve as Executive Producers for WWE. Ronda Rousey and Nikki and Brie Bella also serve as Executive Producers.
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Powell’s POV: AEW will premiere on TNT on the same night and will run opposite NXT on USA Network. Total Divas will start right when both shows go off the air. The time slot will make it easy for some viewers to flip over to watch the show, while others will likely turn to their DVR to watch either AEW or NXT on delay.