Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Review of WWE Total Divas episode 5

Here is the video for episode five of WWE Total Divas. In this episode, we see Nattie Neidhart exhibit irrational behaviour for the first time and both Funkadactyls behave badly. The episode begins with Divas in training Eva Marie and JoJo fooling around at the gym. The only thing that happens is they encounter Joe Anoa'i who wrestles for the WWE as Roman Reigns of The Shield. He is the son of Sika of The Wild Samoans and the brother of the late Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i. Nothing happens and the show never returns to this. It doesn't seem like a segment with much purpose. RAW is in Calgary which is the home town of Nattie Neidhart and her fiancee TJ Wilson. He accompanies her despite the fact that he is recovering from an injury and isn't on the active roster. He could have stayed home and avoid the ensuing foolishness. Nattie is celebrating her birthday this week and is hoping for some private time with TJ. Considering that they only go to Calgary a couple of times a year, that is an unrealistic expectation. They check into a hotel but she expects TJ's mom to call him to come stay at home. Nattie hopes he turns her down. That's the unrealistic expectation. Mom calls. TJ leaves the hotel. Nattie is unhappy. There is a scene of Nattie and TJ having lunch with his mom and sister. She's a typical mom. This is when I think Nattie is being silly. They have her go to a tanning salon owned by a guy she used to train with many years ago. He worked as a pro wrestler for the Hart family business Stampede Wrestling. This guy Jaret knows both of them but he has a long standing crush on Nattie. He knows they are getting married soon. But he asks her out to dinner to take one last shot. Nattie tells Jaret that she is upset about TJ's devotion to his mom. He says TJ has always been devoted to his mom. Why does it upset her now? The light bulb goes on. She knows she was being silly. That whole scene was awkward and seemed phony to me. At least the appropriate message was delivered. The Bella Twins go to make peace with their father who has not always been there for them. Nikki is very apprehensive about the meeting but it turns out OK. The story that takes up most of this episode is the conflict between The Funkadactyls. The conflict is because Trinity has been in WWE developmental a lot longer than Ariane and has more athletic ability than Ariane. When Trinity wants to try out some new dance steps, Ariane can't keep up with her. This bickering results in an argument at a go kart track and Trinity pushes Ariane. Now they don't want to work together anymore. At RAW, they are supposed to work together and they tell Jane Geddes they don't want to. After some discussion with Stephanie McMahon, they both work singles matches. Things don't go well. Both of them botch moves and lose. Afterwards, the two realize they need each other and they make up. All's well that ends well. I'm sure they will bicker again. The problem is Trinity isn't as good at wrestling as she thinks. I saw her a couple of years ago on NXT and I don't think she has improved much. She has a dancer's athleticism but she lacks the body control needed to be a good pro wrestler. She messes up a lot. And remember they were brought up to the main roster to dance with Brodus Clay. It's just recently the WWE has tried to turn them into wrestlers. They need a lot of work. Check out the video for yourself.
WWE - Total Divas - Season 01 - Episode 05 by wwetotaldivas

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