During an interview with PWInsider this past weekend at a Make-A-Wish event over in New York, Nikki Bella spoke about E!’s Total Divas and credits the reality show in helping start WWE’s Women’s Revolution. Highlights of the interview below.

Thoughts on whether Total Divas gets enough credit for the rise of WWE’s female audience: “Absolutely not, I don’t think it does at all. What is unfortunate is that when Total Divas was succeeding and we became a hit reality show, they let people with a mic in the ring just bash it and us Total Divas never got a response. So, with the fans, it began to give Total Divas a bad name, ‘Oh, they are just reality stars.’ Actually, while the girls who aren’t on the reality show are just wrestling, us girls on the reality show are wrestling, are filming, are never sleeping, going to appearances, making sure that the world knows how amazing women wrestlers are. So, I don’t feel Total Divas gets enough credit because the words ‘reality show’ has ruined it for people. I think certain people also, characters for the company, have ruined it as well out of pure jealousy. I’ll admit that.”

On how Total Divas helped start the Women’s Revolution: “I think [Total Divas] helped start the women’s revolution. Total Divas [led to] more women started coming to our show, like, ‘I gotta check this out.’ I remember when Brie was fighting Stephanie McMahon, so many women showed up because they were like, ‘I can’t believe she’s fighting her boss, Oh My Gosh!’ It was crazy for them to even imagine, like, ‘She’s gonna hit her? Like, This is nuts!’ and so I think Total Divas has done so much for women’s wrestling. It was the first time that we got an hour of TV to ourselves, to really showcase what women do.”

Thoughts on the influx of newer fans and their rapid support from the show: “It happened so quickly and so fast. I want to say that when seasons one and two came out, both of which we were lucky in that they had 16 episodes each, after that season two….Bam! Everyone wanted to know Natalya, Brie Bella, Naomi, Ariane. Everyone was like, ‘Who are these girls?’ and when we go to events, there would be women wrestlers who weren’t on the show and were getting more TV time than us and [the fans] wouldn’t care about them. They would be, ‘I want to see those Total Divas girls. Can you bring them back?’”

What did you think of the interview?

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  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    I like Nikki, but I’m not gonna lie… she sounded a bit salty here lol.

    Anyways… while Total Divas is indeed responsible for getting more female eyes on the product, TNA & NXT started the “Women’s Revolution”. Gail/Taryn and the NXT women were having incredible matches while the Bella’s were doing their Jerry Springer segments, and Cameron was pinning people face down.

    (However I will give credit where it’s due and say at the ppv where Nikki/Brie had their match they totally out performed Aj/Paige)

    • Rosanna

      You sound like a hater no need to shed a light in others misfortune to proceed to highlight others achieve. Just say she didn’t say the women’s revolution but she played a part in it.

      • KaiKai

        Lol tbh the way Nikki was wording stuff in this article, she’s basically claiming and taking credit for something she wasn’t even responsible in starting or doing and have done…..so I can’t really fault Gail-Rollins Fan for this comment, it’s not hating, least not to me

        • She’s been taking props for starting it for years now, and it’s honestly a slap in the face and burial to the other women who have gone out and worked hard as she has and many have wrestled circles around her for her to act like things she’s been involved with have led to this, when it hasn’t. I agree, it’s not hate, it’s the truth.

          • wwepassion

            More like you trying o find a way to hate her and say she takes full credit when clearly she does not. She wouldn’t put a target on herself when she gets enough bull shit from you morons. Stop making shit up.

        • wwepassion

          Is it her taking credit or you trying to find some way to hate on her? She def has not taken credit for this because she said many times it was the fans etc.

          • KaiKai

            Have you even read this article and the way it came off? Like seriously anyone, even people with a small amount of knowladge would say Nikki is taking credit for something she didn’t do or start, in no way there was any expression of “hating” in my post,

            If I was hating I would have said on my post that she had shitty wrestling skills and the REAL reason why the term ring rat was banned was because The Bella’s are having a rep AS Ring rats and they couldn’t stand it etcetcetc. Both claims false of course

          • wwepassion

            Nah it sounds like hate because she would never take full credit for something so big and she’s constantly putting over other girls and crediting them so please stop the petty games.

          • KaiKai

            well good for you if you think its hate, I don’t believe I have been or am hating, cause I’ve pretty much have been respectful about Nikki up to this point where I’m calling out the obvious BS in this. After all, not everyone who is your favorite is “holier than thou” than you think, so think what you want dear, I’m going to stop caring now.

            As Mick Foley would say: “Have a nice day :)”

          • wwepassion

            Only BS is the shit you talk comes out of your ass.

          • KaiKai

            mmmkay, whatever helps you sleep easy at night dear ;)

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        I’m a Nikki fan so I am in no way “hating”. Also if I was “hating” I wouldn’t have complemented her at the end of the post. You may not have liked what I said, or It may not be what you wanted to here, but that doesn’t make it hating.

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    • Joseph

      I would say Shimmer started it back in 2005.

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        “ish”.

    • John Finnie
  • Corey Anderson

    I totally agree with nikki cause I think the suceess of the total divas really help with alot

  • Match of Year Maker

    That’s bullshit, since 2013 when Total Divas started on E! didn’t do anything for the “Women’s Revolution”, they were more focus on filming and get their pay cheques than training for their matches at PPV’s or RAW/SmackDown. Total Divas only payed a little https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b32536ead9019dc2a514c960df4078818e7e0d0e1995600271f5fd78147ce788.gif bit money to their stars and that’s all…. please Nikki don’t lie to us

    • sis TD were literally in every PPV after AJ won the title so what is the point of this comment

      • Match of Year Maker

        I just only said Total Divas only showcase gossip and their life stuff and that’s all, no wrestling only gossip and drama… is that a help for the Women’s Revolution? Answer to yourself

        • They do show it here and there, the injuries and struggles that come with it, but you have to understand that E! has different demographic that wants the certain stuff, otherwise TD wouldn’t have lasted as long as it has! They see what those women do outside of WWE and then if they liked it, it hooks them up to watch them in the ring, in the WWE!

          • Darryl lee

            How’s that working out? Ratings are dropping not just wwe’s but total divas as well. So…… what does that tell you about fans when it comes to total divas and reality television in general?

          • They’re filming a 7th season, and have brought WWE in 12 millions just from the previous season. I think they’re doing just fine.

          • Darryl lee

            Yeah, well that’s like saying that that 3rd hour of raw is a GOOD thing as it made them a boat load of money. And USA ain’t gonna cancel raw anytime soon despite the ratings dropping like a stone.

          • But it’s still going, 20+ years, more than any other show. Fans change over the years and with the internet era, less people watch TV shows, so considering all that it’s good that both shows have managed to last as long in their respective categories.

          • Darryl lee

            Except most wrestling fans wouldn’t even think about watching reality television. And total divas is being watched by mostly reality tv fans. Not wrestling fans. And how many of those reality tv fans even watch wwe on a weekly basis?

          • A lot actually, so many people have said their friends haven’t watched wrestling but got hooked because of Total Divas.

          • Darryl lee

            Did they ask if they’re still watching?

          • yes, watch as in turn into a big fan

          • John Manard

            My bosses wife watches Total Divas religiously but has NEVER EVER watched WWE and has no interest in Wrestling. I would say that is more the norm. That is just my opinion though and not backed by any solid statistics.

  • It did help, a lot of parts combined throughout the years lead to where we are at now. Some helped it mainstream wise (TD and Total Bellas) and some did it WWE wise (NXT, HW, AJ/Kaitlyn).

  • Hoooshi
  • Rosanna

    The success with total divas helped bring in more fan base and get more people interested in women’s wrestling more people wanted to see what’s behind the scenes.

    The women from total divas and also the main roster women have all played a part in the women’s revolution. Total divas have highlighted that it’s more than just wrestling it’s more than just playing a character behind the scenes.

    Highlighting total divas was a great descion so male wrestling fans and other fans can see that these women are beautiful and strong and talented and also have a life outside the company. Promoting the wwe company as a brand. From merchandise to red carpet events too dolls to winning nominations at the KCA’s and other social events. Women wasn’t getting the recognition they was suppose to get until Total Divas came along and this women’s evaluation come along. The Divas title was given to the totals divas co-star Nicole

    Her matches with Naomi, Paige, Tamina, Charlotte, Sasha, Brie and AJ was amazing.

    Then after wrestlemania we got a women’s tribute showcase that was also featured in total divas.

    The women in general created the women’s revolution. Ring of Honor, TNA, Shimmer, NXT, WWE. If the women can singlehandily have a TV show dedicated to wrestling outside of wrestling it brings more attention.

    Imagine going from bathroom break matches to watching these beautiful talent females get in the ring and be just as amazing as the man and go back home get all glamorous and walk red carpets.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      I agree with everything but the thing about the Tamina match I’m not so sure about

  • Charlie

    The bashing it took is down to AJ Lee .. thank god that woman is gone and no where near a mic!!!

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      AJ had nothing to do with bashing she voiced her opinion then so called “womens wrestling fans” bandwagoned and accepted that as the truth

  • Ronnieboi_M

    All women played a part in the revolution. The Bellas and crew brought a main stream audience, AJ & Paige represented the fans that hated total divas and the women of NXT kept the attention by having amazing matches. Even Kong & Gail did their part. Any woman who elevated the product deserves recognition. I think how writers are using the “women’s revolution” as a dividing storyline is kind of lazy though. Not much can be written I guess with a PG rating. All women can fight for are the titles, recognition & chances at the titles. Instead of talking about who deserves what, the bookers and writers need to showcase the talent better so that we care more.

  • Jo9834

    Nikki seems to forever be on the defensive, I feel sorry for the Bella’s, if they aren’t legitimised and accepted by the wrestling ‘purists’ then they go right up against them and it looks even worse. Coming for AJ’s pipebomb won’t help as its largely regarded as one of the best womens promo’s of all time.

    Nikki is already accomplished in the ring, she should let her work speak for itself, haters are going to hate regardless and you’ll never please everyone.

    • So when Nikki speaks her mind, it’s her ”defending herself” but when AJ did it, it was a gospel. Let her have her opinion like AJ did when she cut that promo.

      • The problem is that she’s still salty about it, it’s been three years, if she was gonna be so pressed about what AJ said, she should be mad at Vince, one, two, AJ said what a lot of people were already thinking, so it’s always gonna come off defensive when for three years she’s been saying the same thing about how they never got to retort or say anything back, at this point it’s beating a dead horse.

        • Why shouldn’t she be? AJ’s pipebomb was the culprit of the fans hating the show, and no one even said anything bad about it before that. It set the tone to trash the show and they haven’t been able to recover since then, the stigma they still have is ridiculous. Keep in mind AJ was a heel at the time while they were trying to make TDs faces and it buried them from the start to build anything positive they could have.

          • perceval

            No, AJ’s promo just put on the show what wrestling fans already thought. That’s why what was supposed to get the crowds on the side of Team Total Divas resonated the way it did.

          • I was on Nattie and Naomi’s side, but you’re right, AJ had already said what most of us were already thinking and she wasn’t too far off base for the most part.

          • Darryl lee

            Agreed. And the fact that they transfered storylines from that reality show to wwe television is an insult to the fans.

          • What happened was none of them getting the chance to respond, therefore making AJ have the first and final word in the conversation, which many relate to Total Divas admitting she was right. If it was supposed to give them sympathy, they would’ve responded and defended themselves. And what did they do? Nothing. Not even when the whole division gathered against AJ.

          • Darryl lee

            They did defend themselves…… on twitter.

          • and where did it lead them? would AJs ”pipebomb” have worked if she ”cut it” on twitter? please.

          • perceval

            Did Cena ever get the last word on Punk during their feud? No. Does Cena publicly gripe about the pipe bomb promos and segments years later? No.

            Did Punk make the crowds suddenly not like how the shows were booked? No. He just said what a lot of the fans were thinking. Same with AJ, there.

            Why do you think that segment was compared to Punk’s promos on Cena, to the point of being called the “pipe bomb” (named for one of those Punk promos) in the first place? Answer: Because it put on the show what fans were already saying.

            Nikki’s gripe should be with the writers who came up with the segment, and the Team Total Divas storyline that proceeded to make them everything AJ called them. Before, they, except for the two new ones, were individual characters with their own storylines and feuds, some heels, some faces. But now, they were Team Total Divas, interchangeable with each other, not characters on their own.

          • The show just started and got to be shit on by their main woman, without letting any of them retoriate. Cena’a career wasn’t on the rise when he got those promos. He was already established and pretty much immune to all the criticism he had gotten over the years.

            Total Divas didn’t have that and since they were trashed from the start there was no way for them to fix the stigma attached to them.

          • It really wasn’t. I dunno if you saw all the interviews or listened to the wrestling-related podcasts when the show first came out before AJ said anything and it was getting trashed left and right from being called fake to not even about wrestling, used to get the Bellas over etc, people had been going in on that show since before it even came out and that’s why there were “so many new eyes” because most wrestling fans didn’t want it. And after three years where she got the last word on AJ during their mania feud, beat her record for longest title reign, why does she have still be salty and so steam pressed, and on top of that take credit for a revolution she didn’t even support in the beginning?

          • It really played a part because people wouldn’t have talked about it as much as they did when she cut the promo. NO ONE was saying anything of that sort and then she cut the promo and they started coming out like roaches and bandwagons. Then the Bellas, faces, didn’t get to respond to anything that she said which sealed the deal for them and to this day, people think that what AJ said is true. How did she even get the last word in their mania feud when AJ submitted her and retired days after?

      • Jo9834

        Once again , they were supposedly over the whole thing and cool with AJ, not sure why Nikki is bringing it back up in 2017, my point was that she doesn’t have to based on the fact she is pretty awesome at what she does regardless.

    • wwepassion

      What are you talking about? They have been accepted by wrestling fans a long time ago, the problem they have are idiot internet trolls. Coming for Aj’s promo does not hurt them in any way because Aj’s promo did nothing but degrade women so she has right to be mad because that promo for ever gave the show a bad name.

      • Jo9834

        Aj’s promo was done from her characters perspective and being a heel, it wasn’t supposed to be factual or correct. Also the fact that years ago they semt to be ok with AJ after it happened , only to rehash the whole thing now seems a bit salty.

        • wwepassion

          It was not character because that is how she truly felt, there are reasons why she had no friends but paige.

          • Darryl lee

            She seems to be cool with bayley and naomi. Also ex female wrestlers like eve also gave a shoutout to her book.

          • wwepassion

            Bayley was involved in the promo and Naomi was not her friend at that point either.

          • Darryl lee

            If they’re not friends. Then why would aj bother crediting her in her biography?

          • wwepassion

            Giving credit does not make you friends, Nikki has credited Aj before and they don’t like each other.

    • perceval

      Nikki needs to take some cues from her fiance. You never hear him complain about wrestling fans.

  • Helped bring a new audience (specifically female) to WWE, which is important: Sure.
    Helped start a Revolution: …Eeeeeeeeeh. I don’t know.

    What I mean by that is: I don’t think Total Divas convinced officials to give the women more time and opportunities, to showcase them more equally to the men and to consider them “superstars”. If that was the case, changes would have come sooner.

    Not to say TD is/was useless, but I think people are getting things mixed up here.

    • Booking 101

      I subscribed 100% to this. Total Divas was important in bringing a new audience and it helped the girls, specially The Bellas, become the success and have the following they have today.

      But while they did gain a lot of support, there was still a huge part of the crowd that didn’t look lightly to any of that and saw it in a negative light. Let’s not forget the amount of people that agreed with AJ’s pipebomb.

      The Revolution, in my opinion, started in NXT. And the important part here is not the talent itself, we have always had good talent, it’s the opportunities. They gave the girls the same chance that they gave the guys. They created characters we could identify with and cheer or boo with passion and they gave a platform to help to those girls become the biggest stars on the brand.

      The thing with Total Divas is it didn’t matter the impact it had, because when it came to the actual wrestling show, they were just a 2 minute conversation in a 3 hour show, most of the times with zero heat.

      • Exactly. Total Divas was beneficial to the company in a way that didn’t forced them to make any change. (Which is kind of what a revolution is…)

        I agree that the Revolution began in NXT, with the girls proving that they were more than just eye-candies. This forced the company to open their eyes and follow the trend. When I think of the changes made to the division and I ask myself: “What made them do that?” Total Divas is rarely one of the reasons.

        • Booking 101

          Booking wise, Total Divas was actually a pretty bad thing. It gave WWE the “excuse” to use things used on Total Divas on the show. Result? It was matches that made zero sense, a big part of the audience didn’t watch the show so they had zero clue on what was going on and they were just giving the crowd even more reasons to not respect and care for the girls.

          Never forget the Nattie vs Nikki match on SD because Nattie gave Nikki a painting she made herself and Nikki didn’t like it. That has got to make some top 10 on worst reasons two people are having a match.

          But hey, it did do wonders for Jinder Mahal’s career. Still to this day he is known around my house as Ginger Mahal. If that doesn’t help your career, than nothing will xD

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Exactly. Yes Total Divas deserves props for getting more eyes on the women. But did that spark the revolution? Nope.

    • wwepassion

      It actually did convince them because they wanted to show off the title on the show to let the world see a female champion in wwe. Had it not been for the show the belt would have never left Aj and Paige.

    • perceval

      Yep, it was what was happening in NXT. Paige deserves more credit than she gets, sure…

  • Darryl lee

    Well, she’s not totally wrong, It did give them mainstream appeal. But that’s about it. Total divas has done more bad than good for the women’s division. What has improved since total divas came about? None. Instead they basically showed how whiny and phony these women are and it showcased women who absolutely can’t work a damn. Eva marie, Jojo, Cameron, Rosa mendez etc.
    Btw, I like how she took a shot at AJ Lee. Anonymously calling her jealous just because she basically buried that show with her pipebomb.

    • MK126

      Tbh JoJo was actually pretty good in her trainig videos and her brief in ring moments during both Survivor Series matches. I feel that AJs promo was more directed at the Bellas and Eva Marie. Why would she call Nattie/Naomi “women who cant wrestle” and whatever else she said when we all know what Nattie can do while Naomi and AJ put on such a classic match during NXT3. Its not like they were putting JoJo in the ring often and Cameron was still tagging with Naomi at the time but was often getting the brunt of the work while Naomi would get the hot tag

      • Typical Heel

        She was talking about the Bella’s , Eva , and Nattie

        Bella’s – “sucked up to the right people” (a rumor going around st the time was that they sucked dick to get brought to the main roster so quickly)

        Eva- being hired just for being beautiful

        Nattie – “come from a famous wrestling family

        She didn’t acknowledge Naomi/Cameron

        • MK126

          Bellas and Eva I knew but I think she just threw Nattie in there for the sake of saying something. I don’t see why her and Nattie would have any backstage beef. Its not like Nattie was automatically signed to WWE just cause shes a Hart

  • DayOneISH!

    Seems like everyone(not anyone here) is so busy tryna to figure out who started this revolution then actually paying attention to what’s going on tv.Booking is still trash,Matches on tv are just average these days,title changes feel anti climatic.

    Especially after what just happend at summerslam and all the crap on raw and Smackdown(Yes I said Smackdown too) everything just feels mediocre and just to get by just to get by.

    Yes the women are getting more attention,more opportunities and we even got a tournament coming but we still got a long way to go.

    • Ain’t that the truth, for all this evolution/revolution/Lamarkian Inheritance crap, the women more so on RAW, have shitty booking, the crowd only connects with 2-3 women, they get very little time and no storylines or even characters to truly get behind.

      • DayOneISH!

        Storylines these days are just so dry.I miss the days when Trish,Molly,Gail and Jazz gave lita a bridal shower with condoms,sex toys and all that other stuff.Or when Trish showed up in lingerie at litas wedding and they had a catfight rolling down the stairs.Hell Joy and Amy Weber had better material then these current girls!

        • MK126

          Tbh storylines are dry across the board even down in NXT. Its not like it was before when almost everyone in NXT had a storyline even if they weren’t in the title picture. Now even the champs dont get storylines until a month or so before a TO event

          • DayOneISH!

            I agree it’s a mess all over the place

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Thank you the revolution has slowed down a bit like on RAW they are getting so little time and we’re only seeing 4 women a week on RAW and SD has kinda fallen since the SmackDown 6

      • It wasn’t even a revolution, more like a pacification.

    • Hoooshi

      True tea here. It seems like everyone is so concerned about the revolution they forget to look at the basics. Becky herself said on an interview that they are on a cooling down period, and while it’s great to have these huge matches it’s also important to have storylines to get people invested.
      This revolution only served when WWE could make headlines out of it, now they don’t really care that much.

    • Jaded

      Very true.

  • No, Nikki, Total Divas did not have a hand in it, what it was was us seeing the women of NXT and TNA kill it on national tv, and seeing Indy women just fuck all your shit up wrestling wise from Shimmer to Joshi, Chikara, etc and watching the Divas look like chumps and afterthoughts. Let’s call a spade a spade, Total Divas may have invested people into their show, but it doesn’t mean people were watching these women wrestle on Raw or Smackdown. Not to mention most hardcore fans were utterly turned off by the show, as well as a lot of wrestlers. This was a movement by fans of women’s wrestling and TD probably harmed more than it hurt as there was a stigma and negative feeling about the show and the women in it.

  • TheNeighborsCat

    How come nobody mentions how much Mickie James rose the bar for women’s wrestling yet only talk about the state of the division after she left?

    • Danny?

      Mickie gets paid dust quite a bit and I’m tired of it, she provided the women’s division with a few of the most legendary feuds seen in that division.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      The bar was already raised by the time Mickie arrived on the scene.

      • perceval

        Yep, Mickie, Melina, and Beth came in at the tail end of the Golden Era.

        • Typical Heel

          But they still kept the division as high as they could after the golden era

    • The bar was raised by the “Golden Era” divas like Ivory, Jacqueline, Trish, Molly, Jazz, Gail, Victoria, I’ll even be nice and give the Smackdown women at the time Torrie, Sable, Dawn and Nidia their props too, they set the bar so high for women, they had the wrestlers/workers on RAW, but had compelling stories that these ladies carried and put on some entertaining matches on Smackdown. Besides. She wasn’t the only one around during the dark ages; Beth, Alicia, Melina, Katie Lea, Layla, Natalya, Michelle to a lesser extent Candice and Eve all were busting their asses giving us watchable matches,and that was in WWE, whereas Gail and Kong, ODB, Sarita, Roxxxi, Taylor, Daffney, and Angelina were raising the bar on national TV for women’s wrestling.

  • Stal_Ka4Hace

    Hahaha shit made me laugh hahaha. Everyone wrestling fans are can’t wrestle in the ring lmfao

    • LIQUORICE

      This didn’t make any sense and it gave me a damn headache lol

      • Stal_Ka4Hace

        Hahahahaha

  • DayOneISH!

    I gotta be honest I rather Naomi and The Usos got the spin off then The Bella’s,Cena and Bryan.

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    • Danny?

      SCREAMING!

    • The Earl of Lemongrab

      ROFL!!!

    • Darryl lee

      Give this guy a gold medal.

    • Savage.

    • Jaded

      She is so dumb.

    • Wicked Bliss

      Omg he watched it all???

    • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

      dragged ha

    • John Finnie

      That is getting a share from me lol still getting her bitching about AJ as if wwe didnt send her out to improv but with key notes

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      So rude but I’m floored!!!!

    • -V

      what’s the tweet, ugh it’s not there anymore

  • LIQUORICE

    Girl let me grab my popcorn…
    It’s gonna be World War 3
    with these Diva Stans vs 4 Horsie Stans

    • Booking 101

      I was waiting for it as well. It will happen eventually. I think Nikki says these more controversial things just to make people fight. Secretely she is probably a DD user waiting to see the fight break out xD

      • LIQUORICE

        I’m 99.999999 % sure she is Boris ???

        • Winter

          Looooool

        • Match of Year Maker

          I kinda hate Boris, she only complains

    • Typical Heel

      I’m a 4HW “Stan” I guess you could say.. But I do agree with some of what y’all Diva Stans are saying

      • LIQUORICE

        You prettty cute in your profile pic come my way daddy !

        • Typical Heel

          Thanks lol

  • TabbyK

    She’s right, it did help. There were several catalysts involved in helping start the women’s revolution and TD was a part of it, a small part but still a part.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    How does Nikki sound salty by answering the question that was asked with the truth lol? TD doesn’t get enough credit for helping start the revolution. Vince didn’t see the women as money makers and total divas proved that wrong. It’s not the only factor that lead to the “revolution” but it was definitely part of it and that was the question that was asked “for HELPING start the divas revolution” not for starting it single handedly.

  • Danny?

    I love me some Nikki don’t get me wrong but she is clearly bitter about AJ’s Pipebomb thinking that promo is the sole reason some people don’t like TD. Some people don’t like TD because they don’t like reality shows period, Jesus girl get a grip. Yes it did help start the revolution, I wouldn’t say it was a significant part, such as Emma, Paige, the 4HW and what women of the past contributed to the company but it was a tiny part

  • Danny?

    Furthermore her reasoning for why she thinks it brought help to the women’s revolution doesn’t add up as if they saw the episode of Brie fighting with her boss then tuned into RAW the next week they wouldn’t see any mention of that story on WWE TV as that would have actually taken place six months prior on WWE programming as TD is so far behind lol but I’m just being picky. I think it contributed in a way of showing Vince that there is a different market that these women can reach.

  • Pretty sure that us Diva-Dirt users started the “Women’s Revolution” with a little hashtag called #GiveDivasAChance
    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Sips-tea-5.gif

    • Danny?

      If it wasn’t for #GiveDivasAChance then it’s quite possible we would still be seeing the likes of Sasha, Charlotte, Becky, Nattie, Naomi etc. in 5 minute matches today

      • A?.

        Doesn’t that still happen? I mean Natalya and Naomi had a 3 minutes match last week and weekly matches are really not that memorable. Not trying to discredit because a lot of improvements were made but it seems like women are back to getting paid dust, at least to me.

        • Danny?

          Take into account I posted this a month ago, I do agree that over the last few weeks the treatment of the women seems to be getting progressively worse. It seems that the WWE only capitalised on the rise of women in sport and now that the buzz has died down we are going back to getting rubbish on a weekly basis. However at PPVs we are still getting decent time but still not near what the women should be getting and in particular the SD women get less time than RAW every dual branded PPV which is extremely frustrating considering the talent on SD! overall is better such as Naomi, Nattie, Becky & Charlotte.

    • John Finnie

      Preach it loud & proud brother/sister

    • Typical Heel

      Right! WE started it!!!! They know we did but they’ll never give us credit, I made a twitter just for the hashtag and then deleted it after the movement was over lol

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    This topic… Let’s say this, Total Divas had a part on it but a very small one due to all the negative things getting out of this show.
    It did give a plateforme for some women to be seen and it being a success was, somewhat, proof that women are capable of attracting an audience (while not entirely because this remains a very different audience from wrestling).

    With that being said, the audience wasn’t translating to wrestling that much. This show represented a form of profit for WWE and that’s mostly what they saw in it here. Plus, would the focus have been more on their hard work behind the scenes than their some fake and silly scripted stories that would fine a bad image to women, it would have been better but it wasn’t.

    Let’s not forget how much this show had a horrible influence on the booking of women in WWE. They would force themselves to feature some TDs ONLY when the show was on or ONLY in order to create TDs storylines. The women’s division was used as a plateform to get over the reality show and not the other way arround. It was quite essentially a commercial for the show for a long time.

    So yeah, it had a part but minor one to be quite honest here. (Oh, I see that AJ remains on her mind always… Someone is still bitter)

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Plus, I dare say that this show had a MUCH MORE significant impact on the rise of the Bellas’ (and Eva’s) career than it had on the rise of women’s division and the revolution.

  • Stal_Ka4Hace

    Can wrestling fans stop being embarrassing? Forget about that straight edge bitch, stop trying to make him relevant. SHE DOESNT CARE ABOUT U.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Who?

  • Winter

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a long time. Just retire, please.

    • She’s not AJ Lee to retire

  • Winter

    The 4hw started the revolution although some people will bother. They give him the opportunity because they knew the potential of this girls. If they had been given the same opportunities to people like Nikki, Brie, Cameron, Alexa, Lana, etc. there’s not gonna be revolution.

    • wwepassion

      HW didn’t start the revolution. Why do you think that i’m curious?

      • Winter

        If it wasn’t them, who?

        • wwepassion

          You didn’t answer my question.

          • Winter

            Because they gave amazing matches in NXT while in the main roster the division went through one of the worst moments. Even WWE started the “revolution” when Sasha, Charlotte and Becky debuted.

          • wwepassion

            That did not answer why you think they started the revolution. Original who started the great wrestling again were Emma and Paige, even before tht the first womens storyline that had people talking and fans caring was Summer and Paige. The main roster Aj and Eve were the 2 who got fans to care again, then Kaitlyn and Aj, then Bellas and Aj and of course then Paige. For a very long time Aj ,Paige and the Bellas had fans so emotionally invested it was ridiculous. Then what really started the change on the main roster was the 30 sec match between Emma, Paige, Bellas which led to give divas a chance. The HW did not start the revolution they were riding off of what was started by the women before them. Just because they got better treatment doe not mean they started it.

          • Winter

            The real revolution was when the women’s main evented Raw and a ppv, wrestling in a hell in a cell, having the best match in wrestlemania 32, that’s a real revolution.

          • wwepassion

            You have no logic behind your arguments so I can’t take you seriously.

          • Winter

            You just hate the good wrestling lol. I don’t care what you think.

          • wwepassion

            Let me know when you get some logic behind your arguments because you aren’t helping yourself dear.

          • Winter

            Trust me I don’t care, you always think you’re right and believing you’re superior to everyone who commented here.

          • wwepassion

            No just you because clearly you lack intelligence do to your head stuck up the HW asses.

          • Winter

            Ok Einstein, go to share your intelligence in another place lol.

          • wwepassion

            Why? You currently are the only on who needs a rub of knowledge.

          • Winter

            I’m not gonna waste my time with you, bye.

          • wwepassion

            You already have.

          • Winter

            Lol just look the comments, nobody likes what you write. It seems like there are a lot of people without intelligence just like me.

          • wwepassion

            Why would I care what ppl on the internet think? Unlike you I have friends already and can stand on my own feet without seeking validation from people who aren’t important. Get a life and some confidence.

          • Winter

            So you know me now? You’re hilarous.

          • wwepassion

            This is why I can’t take you seriously, you said you were done talking to me a bunch of times yet keep talking to me ?….UGH

          • Winter

            I just want to know what stupid thing you’ll write next.

          • wwepassion

            Thought you were done?

          • wwepassion

            *one

          • MK126

            Id have to agree with this. Its not like Total Divas airing brought any new interest to the divas division. It did bring a personal interest into the lives of the original cast. While the 4HW were killing it on TakeOver specials The Bellas and The Funks multi person tag match got cut. It wasnt until we had the “summer of divas” when the roster was striving and then it went away again until Becky, Char and Sasha got called up. Its not like NXT was throwing around the term “revolution.” That term wasnt brought up until their call up. Now #GDAC she can take credit for but everything after that was not based on the success of TD

          • Winter

            Even #GDAC was credit to the fans.

          • MK126

            Well i mean she can take credit cause her tag match set it off

          • Winter

            That reflect the horrible situation of the division in that moment.

          • MK126

            Just let her take credit for something ????

          • Nikki’s Sister

            Your timeline is a little off. Just saying. TD started a year before takeovers for the cancelled tag match wasn’t around the same time. Also I wouldn’t say the summer of divas all went away until those girls were called up. We still had (some) solid matches and a couple interesting storylines lol.

          • MK126

            I was just saying generally speaking about the course of events. The point was that TD =/= “Womens Revolution” I do agree that TD brought attention but not like it made the guys in the back go “hmmm total divas is taking off. Lets give them all these match opportunities and take away the term diva.” Summer of divas definitely fizzled out until 3HW got to the roster. We had so many “storylines” that got dropped and it didnt make any sense why.

          • perceval

            Yes. There’s a reason they played up the Revolution term when the Horsewomen came along.

  • wwepassion

    She is right, it did help but people like Aj who degraded women catered to sexist men and bashed the women when it was actually a positive thing. AJ was so annoying TBH. it seemed like she hated the fact that other women were finally getting tv time and getting over besides herself. She made the show seem like some trashy BGC type shit when it was freaking based on female wrestlers showing their pro life and personal life. It’s sad some fans rather focus on the name reality show instead of looking at what that reality show was actually about….FEMALE WRESTLERS

    • perceval

      Female wrestlers like Eva Marie?

      • wwepassion

        She doesn’t work there anymore pay attention.

        • perceval

          You were referring to the first season TD cast, meaning Eva Marie. Pay attention to your own posts.

          • wwepassion

            Don’t tell me what Ibwas referring to because you actually are wrong as always lol

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Nikki vs Sasha incoming

  • perceval

    She’s STILL not over AJ’s promo? The thing was, that was supposed to get AJ major heel heat.

  • conan_kun

    Yeah right. During 2013 to 2015, the matches related to Total Divas still the bathroom break short match. Things starting to change on main roster after Charlotte, Becky and Sasha move to main roster.

  • HBIC

    I like her in wwe but I hate her in total divas, she is so delusional

  • Nikki’s Sister

    I knew this would have people whining. If y’all really think the 4HW were the only reason the revolution happened, you’re incredibly naive. Or you’re just a big fan of revisionist history either way you’re wrong.

    • Darryl lee

      Whatever brie

    • Monkey Tennis

      The only reason? No.

      The seeds had been planted before they arrived thanks to AJ, Paige, Emma, etc. And that was still just a small part of it. There was the surge and success of female promotions such as Shimmer and the rise of specific women in the independent scene. . And beyond wrestling, obviously things have changed culturally in a big way over the last five years too.

      Basically all sorts of things contributed to the so called (and currently seemingly stalled) revolution. But Total Divas was not one of them.

    • perceval

      No, the Four Horsewomen weren’t the only reason. The other was Ronda Rousey, coincidentally part of another group called the Four Horsewomen. Even the term Revolution was borrowed from UFC and Ronda.

      So, the Revolution was started by the Four Horsewomen and the Four Horsewomen. :)

    • As far as WWE is concerned, the seeds of the revolution were planted with girls such as AJ, Kaitlyn, Emma and Paige. The 4HW then took it to another level while the main roster was still far far behind. (I’ll actually credit them too for NXT becoming so big during that time by the way.)

      They were not the only reason but these 4 girls made the bigger wave and had the biggest impact. Let’s be real and forget the ‘stan wars’ for a second: without the 4HW, where would we be right now?

      • Typical Heel

        Yes! Thank you for mentioning Kaitlyn, I know she was only in the WWE for 5 seconds, but she made an impact in her feud with Eve and Layla. And Aj Lee… when Kaitlyn got her push in that “who attacked Kaitlyn?” Storyline, that was the 1st period of time in many years, that the women had started to get regular backstage moments, fights, story development, character development, the matches started to get longer, the were letting Eve and Layla wrestle their ass off seemingly with no restrictions and the general fans DID take notice, many ppl on Bleacher Report said Layla vs Eve vs Kaitlyn was the BEST storyline on smack down at the time and were encouraging everyone to tune in, and don’t get me started on Aj vs Kaitlyn and their storyline and match at Payback which was dubbed a SHOW STEALER by the casual audience

    • Super Mateo

      No single particular woman started this so-called revolution. While I completely disagree on Nikki’s comments that Total Divas had anything to do with the somewhat better treatment of women, I do believe Nikki stepped up her game when she needed to and I give her credit for that.

  • HBIC

    I like her in wwe but I dislike her in total divas, she is so delusional, people still hate total divas and it wasn’t AJ’s fault, that was like 3 years ago, she can’t admit some people hate reality tv, even AJ was offered to be on Total Divas and she turn them down she was not jeaolus of the girls in TD lol, the women’s revolution started with the 4H period.

  • Monkey Tennis

    Sigh.

    See, I try to give Nikki the benefit of the doubt. I’ve always said that as much as I don’t rate her in the ring, it’s never been her entirely fault that creative chose to push her in spite of her limitations. That’s on the WWE, not on her. And even when I saw the headline for this article, initially I was like “Well fair enough, she’s gotta promote the show so I can understand why she’d try and suggest Total Divas mattered.”

    But then I read the interview. It doesn’t get off to a great start with stuff like this… “I think certain people also, characters for the company, have ruined it as well out of pure jealousy. I’ll admit that.”

    The, following on from her largely implausible reasoning for how TD helped start the revolution, we get this…

    “Everyone was like, ‘Who are these girls?’ and when we go to events, there would be women wrestlers who weren’t on the show and were getting more TV time than us and [the fans] wouldn’t care about them. They would be, ‘I want to see those Total Divas girls. Can you bring them back?’””

    And she honestly says it like ti’s good thing. I mean, what the actual fudge? Let’s go with the idea that “everyone” really was saying this (they weren’t, but whatever). In what possible way does that help the revolution or women’s wrestling in general when these “fans” are only interested in seeing the women from a reality show!?!!

    Nikki’s literally just undermined her entire argument with that statement. She’s basically saying that TD didn’t promote interest in women’s wrestling at all, but only in the women that were on the show because of their perceived ‘celebrity’ status.

    If Nikki wants to big up Total Divas, that’s fair enough. It’s always been just about the brand for her and Brie and that’s what she does. But doing it to the detriment, not only of other women in the WWE but pretty much every woman who’s worked her butt off in the indies for the last ten years. No. Just so much no. She can jog right on.

    • Winter

      Let’s be honest now, Nikki just love the cameras and the good life, she used the wrestling to be famous, that’s the reality. I’m not sure about Brie anyway.

      • MK126

        I think if WWE didn’t offer DB the GM position they’d probably be in the woods of Washington State enjoying nature and all that good stuff. Nikki seems like the one who wants her hand in everything and just adding to the Bella Brand which isn’t bad but it seems like Brie goes with the motions of what venture Nikki wants to add to their long resume of work

        • So you think Daniel has any power with that fictional role? Honey..

          • MK126

            I’m not saying he has power. I’m saying if they didn’t bring him back in for this role then him and Brie would have enjoyed just being retired and starting their family sooner

          • Bryan would’ve wrestled somewhere else, he said it himself and I think Brie would return regardless because of TD.

          • MK126

            Of course he would have. Hes been cleared by almost everyone except WWE’s doctors which I understand why they wont clear him

          • wwepassion

            Darling Brie is coming back anyway so what are you complaining about?

          • MK126

            A.) Don’t call me darling
            B.) I’m not complaining
            C.) I was responding to Winter who was responding to Monkey Tennis
            D.) go away

          • wwepassion

            Darling like I said, Brie is coming back anyway so why are complaining?

          • MK126

            Why are you so fucking annoying? Where am I complaining about Brie coming back to WWE? Winter said “Nikki seems to enjoy the good life. I’m not sure about Brie.” All I did was give a simple response to his “Idk about Brie.” Go troll someone else

          • wwepassion

            Why do you fucking complain so much?

          • MK126

            No is fucking complaining!

          • wwepassion

            Smh

      • Everyone who joins WWE has those intentions, otherwise they’d stay on the Indies.

        • Winter

          You’re wrong, there are many superstars who join to wwe for the love that they have for wrestling, being famous and making money is a consequence that many weren’t looking for.

    • Like Horsewomen matches helped them and them only, right?

    • wwepassion

      We already know you hate Nikki so of course you’ll bitch and moan about her.

  • Wicked Bliss

    Not entirely. Total divas did give some exposure for the women but its not the revolution.

    • Typical Heel

      Right, IMO the show didn’t do Much for it, but Nikki herself did play a big part in it, she was in the match that sparked #GiveDivasAChance she was the champion at the time of the 3HW debuts, and sort of delivered a passing of the torch moment that saw women getting more time and the ring and no restrictions on how they could wrestle

  • I don’t think so Nikki, they help people outside WWE Universe know who this divas/women’s were but not start the revolution until the NxT girls come to the main roster.

  • MyleneCruz

    I love how everyone assumes that we all agreed with what AJ said. While the pipebomb is legendary at this point I don’t agree with it. And I would be mad at AJ too. They gave her the mic and said “Say whatever” and if you asked me it def sounds like a little jealousy and hate went into that speech. Did Total Divas start the revolution HELL NAH! But I do know ppl who tune in for womens matches just because they’re fans of TD. I’ve watched people buy all their calendars in Go Calenders I worked at two years ago. And it definitely caught the eye of old fans who had stopped watching wrestling so it brought in a bit of a larger audience and we cant take that away.

    • Kev

      TBH I’m on old fan. From the 90s. Who stopped around 08 when the division really dipped. I got back into the current WWE because of Total Divas. I binged all the seasons because it showed the females who I enjoyed watching and it got me into the current division and the whole women’s revolution which I missed. I used to be that fan on forums waiting for the girls to get a chance and it happened while I stopped watching. So I agree I got back into it cause of Total Divas.

      • MyleneCruz

        Yasss I know that’s right. Same here tbh. If it wasn’t for TD I truly would not care anymore cause it was so horrible to watch for the longest. I heard the women were getting a show and I tuned back in to see these women they spoke of. I only knew of the Bella twins at the time on the MR because I had seen them at a red carpet event I worked backstage at.

    • Typical Heel

      I know what you’re saying, even though I was strongly on Aj’s side during that Total Divas feud, not everyone agreed with what she was saying, we all had our different standpoints, BC honestly, it doesn’t matter how you get to WWE, I wish they would just hire me BC I’m cute, or they knew my Dad lol I’d take that huge deal in a heartbeat and be a wrestler, I’ve already gotten jobs in real life for being cute or ppl knowing my Dad lol, what matters is what you do once you get to WWE , and they didn’t let the women of Total Divas tell their side of the story, the feud started off looking like it was gonna be a remaster of Team women’s wrestlers (Divas Of Doom) vs Team Models (Kelly Kelly, etc) but WWE dropped the ball as usual just like they did with the DOD storyline

      • MyleneCruz

        Preach!!

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  • Total Divas started the Women’s Revolution movement. I believe the “Divas Revolution” was the actual storyline they used to introduce the Four Horsewomen. It’s all semantics to some people.

  • chrissi calvert
  • Andrew Ellis

    What WWE women’s revolution? Far as I’m concerned there hasnt been one. Case of one step forward & 2 steps backward and is going backwards now Plus it was the give divas a chance hashtag that started the WWE women’s revolution, not total divas.

    Also some in WWE are claiming they started the women’s revolution outside WWE too, WRONG!! That was GFW/TNA back in 2007. Plus WWE still don’t really have women in hardcore matches like streetfights, cage matches & last knockout standing. Whereas GFW do plus Knockouts regularly headline Impact whereas it’s rare WWE women headline raw or smackdown

    Plus GFW are ahead of WWE with this women’s only tournament. GFW have been having one for years with their Knockouts Knockdown PPV & WWE only just catching up this year with Mae young classic

  • Jouey

    She mentioned everybody from the original cast when it started, but she missed Eva, but why?

    • Typical Heel

      BC Eva didn’t have anything to do with the revolution ??? you knew that already

  • Carolution

    no it hindered it. the storylines revolved around that “reality” show.

  • Shell Koleva

    Maybe the idiots who think with their penises, need to be persuaded how great are the women wrestlers, via gossip-like reality show!
    While the other girls are just wrestling, and training and fighting for a spot that they deserve, other are playing on real life, showing us their backstage jealousy, scandals and idiotic situations that they brought on themselves and meanwhile wrestle!
    Yes, I started to re-watch the first season, to remind myself, what it was all about and I am willing to see every published season on WWE Network in the next 5 years. But when I watch it I have the constant feeling that 99% of it is scripted, or ‘privacy’ is a word that doesn’t exist in the cast’s dictionary! I think that it’s the first!
    Sorry, this show didn’t do anything for the women’s wrestling revolution! Women like Chyna, Trish Stratus, Lita, Ivory, Molly Holly, Jacqueline, Jazz, Victoria, Melina, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, AJ Lee, Eve Torres, Sasha Banks, Emma, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Bayley, , Ember Moon, Nikki Cross, Asuka even some people who appeared in the show like Paige, Naomi and Natalya, every single girl who break a sweat in WWE PC – they deserve credits for WWE women’s wrestling evolution. Not that overexposed show, where the wrestling is 20-30% of the TV time, next to secret lab tests, recording ambitions, modeling, gossips, intrigues, lies and childish behavior!
    Nikki Bella, I was so happy with your improvement and development as a wrestler! You and Brie, walked a long-long way! But these interview, it just gave me goosebumps! That is not good at all!

  • willh

    Nikki… Girl cut the bullshit. We know damn good and well you’re referencing AJ Lee…
    “I think certain people also, characters for the company, have ruined it as well out of pure jealousy. I’ll admit that.”
    C’mon sis.. We ain’t stupid. You might as well just go ahead and spill the tea

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/31462e7b9b815ef9a9aa88b0f49e5279ce6cfb62c098ea1738ffa546cf8f2ded.gif

    • Typical Heel

      Right, Aj Lee was the only character to acknowledge Total Divas and she did it in that pipebomb, and they didn’t allow the Total Divas characters to defend their selves or the show which is why the stigma from Aj Lee’s pipebomb still stands… I still don’t get why she brought it up as if it were real life though? And Aj Lee said WWE tried to force her to be on that show for Season 1 but she refused so why would she be jealous?

  • Super Mateo

    Ya know, Becky Lynch phrased it best when she said, “We’re women, and we’re doing our jobs. What is the big deal?” She said this at an unrecorded Q & A session, so there is no link to it. And Becky was right. Why are we still hearing about some so-called revolution? Quit talking about what women can do in the ring. Instead, show us. I know Nikki is out with a neck problem, but there are other women that can perform.

    Are the women really much better off now? Sometimes. One week, they may give us a Sasha/Charlotte FCA match, then the next, a one minute Nia squash. One week, we’ll see Alexa put Becky through a table, then the next we see a boring “give them something to do” two minute tag match. One week, everyone was wondering if the women would appear at all on Raw, the next, the women main evented ALL three WWE shows. It’s inconsistent, but overall it has improved. It’s a start, but they need to be more consistent. At least they’re not doing some shows with NO women anymore.

    As for who, within WWE, started the revolution, I don’t know and don’t care. The best answer, though, would be everyone. However, I think the fans had a bigger effect than anything. A three day outpouring from fans using the #givedivasachance hashtag caught Vince’s attention, and that, more than anything, is what changed things. Who or what led fans to do that (before the 30 second match), is debatable. I’m not sure that Total Divas had ANYTHING to do with that. Maybe it did, but I have to disagree with Nikki about it, and this is coming from someone that has enjoyed Nikki’s recent work.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita
  • John Finnie
  • GlowTime

    I do think it helped a bit and began to shift a bit more focus on to the women. Really, the whole revolution as a whole was just the timing. The women were ready, the talent was there. The world was ready, we had begun to see other women in all sorts of different sports and organisations rise through the ranks. It was a culmination of everything which made that time the right time to move forwards with a legit Women’s Division once again.

    Everyone has contributed from A.J Lee and Nikki Bella, to Lita and Trish. From Shine/Shimmer/etc. to Total Divas/Bellas.

  • Jamal

    I like Nikki but…no…just no.

  • Kyle

    It amazes me how they will try and popularize characters that are universally hated on RAW. The clips they show from the matches are horrible and that Wrestlemania bullshit will be recapped like hell in high water.

    So when a Total Divas viewer goes to a wrestling event: they see how it really goes down. Nikki and John’s “we write the history” idea gets to be spent on that show so of course she credits it.

    Hey John those keyboard haters weren’t using them at RAW when they booed you out of the fucking arena because everyone can see through your BS.

  • Miguel

    People like to bash Total Divas, just like that comment with many likes but the reality is that since that show started WWE gave women more time. AJ Lee was the only prominent women in WWE, it was only after Total Divas that we got two feuds in one show back. The show helped Natalya, to show her personality and the same with Naomi.

  • Victoria&Melina19

    Total divas brought in new audience, 100% but in no way started a women’s revolution. At the end of the day the way woman were booked back then and now are very similar. Still crappy booking and storylines. Just now they get new opportunities.
    WWE doesn’t exactly care about it, only when others make headlines that’s when they would too.

    Lol at Nikki bringing up AJ’s pipebomb tho

  • Raekon

    Can she stop all this bullshit already?
    She and many other also need to stop talking about a “womens Revolution” cause this happened for years and years in the Indies whether it was in EU, USA or Japan.
    Only because the wwe FINALLY recognized that women can make them as much Money as the men and only because they gave women more to do calling it a “womens Revolution”, it doesn’t mean that they started it.
    The only thing they started was the “WWE Womens Revolution” which means that they finally pulled their heads out of their asses and started to give women more in ring time, more segments and other opportunities within the wwe.
    When it comes down to the truth of things they made it because they smell big “cha ching” and a huge wave of positive publicity out of it in the first place.
    TD didn’t started anything of the like, the nxt women got everything started within the wwe after they were finally allowed to show more and got less restrictions.

  • Cilla

    I hated it when they used to revolve storyline and matches around Total Divas. I cringe just thinking about Nattie and Nikki having a match because Nikki didn’t like Nattie’s painting.

  • DJ

    No Nikki, just no. Maybe if she focuses on healing up her neck and not spewing non-factual BS then maybe her road to recovery could come sooner than later.

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  • StraightFire

    I’m confused, why people are so hurt by this. I assume it’s because Nikki was the one saying it? Because I’m not seeing the issue??? She was asked a question and she answered. All she said was it helped not that it was the sole reason or the main reason. Whether people want to admit it or not it helped raise the profile of certain women (3 in particular) in WWE and brought it many viewers. Which was integral to the whole movement. TD is the reason why Natalya got her merch in the first place.

    I know it’s hard to accept that something you all disliked helped the revolution but it did. Not in the way AJ, Paige, Emma and the 4HW helped but it still did. I don’t understand why people are so in denial about this.

  • Josiekdavison

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  • Darryl lee
  • Organization XIII

    The first question & her response has me screaming