PWInsider is reporting that the WWE is looking to more reality TV shows as part of its partnership with Bunim-Murray Productions, which produces E!’s Total Divas and Total Bellas.
According to the report, there have been two concepts floating around over the last several weeks which would involve one WWE couple and another competition series.
The first would be a reality series similar to Total Bellas, but focused on The Miz and Maryse. The potential series would focus on their in-ring exploits as well as their personal lives and adventures as a married couple in Hollywood. With the couple expecting their first child, one would think that could be one of the hooks that drive the series as the Hollywood night life is far removed from being first-time parents, We are told the concept for the series is that it would also feature the couple’s best friends from real life, including WWE star Dolph Ziggler.
The second discussed series would be something of an amalgamation of the old Tough Enough series, the old Diva Searches and the competition era of the WWE NXT brand. The concept would “seek out” a new female WWE star. The idea that has been passed around would be that the series places its competitors on the road with WWE as they all travel together via tour bus. There would be weekly competitions that would lead to eliminations before one final winner is crowned, earning a WWE contract. WWE has been looking to revive the Diva Search idea for some time but has yet to actually do so, so this may just be the latest effort in that attempt.
The concepts are not being developed with the idea of being WWE Network-exclusive series but something that could be sold to a broadcast partner.
Would you like to see either of these pitched projects get the green light?