Naomi’s heel turn, TJ and Nattie’s house closing and Bryan’s health issues fueled another solid episode of “Total Divas.”
So many WWE performers can’t wait to be given an opportunity- one that can take their career to the next level. It appears Naomi has been given that chanceon this week’s episode of “Total Divas,” but she may not be ready to take the evil plunge.
Although she admitted her time as a “face” after the break up of the Funkadactyl’s has been anything but stellar, Naomi appeared flustered at the thought of being a bad girl. While her gal pals on the roster and even her husband, Jimmy Uso, tried to bring the bitch out of her, Naomi wasn’t quite in her element, yet. Familiar with making the move from a heel to a face, Jimmy got Naomi to at least try to get in touch with her heel side and cut some promo, but by the end of the segment, it was continually obvious she wasn’t ready to take the plunge. Sure, she was planning a new haircut and ring gear, but Naomi appeared anything but prepared.
You’d think that Paige and Alicia Fox’s actions in the restaurant, where Fox threw a drink in Naomi’s face, would have helped Naomi, but in the end, again, they just proved she’s not quite ready to be the heel the WWE needs her to be. Once in the ring, Naomi’s temperament changed and she was able to be a bit more brash, but she’s not quite where she needs to be, yet.
There was more drama in the way of Nattie and TJ’s move, which was entertaining by the erratic behavior of Nattie’s parents Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Elizabeth Hart. When Nattie’s sister Jenni arrived, things got even wackier as TJ had no idea that Jenni was moving in with them. Add in Nattie’s lies later about the couple’s expenses and the former WWE Tag Team Champion has plenty of things to be pissed off about. For any husband that has been lampooned by their wives, this was a great way to get a casual fan engaged in the show. Poor TJ.
While TJ’s situation is a sad one, Daniel Bryan’s health is much more dangerous. With only a 50 percent chance of performing again, Brie and Bryan are now left pondering what the future holds. After all of the hard work he’s put in, Bryan’s uncertainty of what’s next simply isn’t fair. Considering the fact that he’s been such a great role model for over a decade, Bryan has been dealt a terrible hand. Hearing and seeing Nikki and Brie worry about him was one of the most emotional parts of this episode.
Although Eva Marie didn’t appear on this week’s episode and Paige’s influence was little, this week’s episode of “Total Divas” was a great one, that relied on the Bella Twins, Naomi and Nattie for most of the storytelling, making it feel more like an episode from season one.