Monday, May 19, 2014
Review of WWE Total Divas season 2 episode 9
At the end of last week's episode of WWE Total Divas, the incident where Aksana dropped her knee on Trinity McCray's eye was shown. Now we see that afterwards, Trinity finished the match but obviously something was wrong. If you don't know who Aksana is, she is a Lithuanian bodybuilder named Zivile Raudoniene. So she had zero pro wrestling experience before signing with the WWE in 2009. They obviously like her look. But like a lot of these women that the WWE seems to like, she doesn't know what she is doing in the ring. I think her move in that match was extremely careless and a firing offense. Accidents happen but a wrestler needs to be able to trust her opponent to work safely. And Aksana has been around long enough that there is no excuse for carelessness. And I've seen her carelessness before. Trinity went to the doctor who told her to rest for a couple of weeks and return for another look. Obviously Trinity is bummed out as it looked like she was headed for the WWE Divas Championship. We'll see the continuation of this story over the next two episodes. But we already know she never got that title shot. The rest of the episode has the cast headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for Brie Bella's bachelorette party. Trinity can't go. But all the other cast members are invited except Summer Rae. And Eva Marie throws it in her face. They are going there to party and get drunk or as they call it, Brie Mode. On the way down, Nattie Neidhart suggests they play board games. This idea is so ridiculous I find it hard to believe Nattie would suggest this voluntarily. It had to be fed to her by the producers. The big story is that Eva Marie is a recovering alcoholic and doesn't even want to be around booze. But she doesn't say anything because she doesn't want to be a party pooper. They go to a club and are all drinking shots. Eva Marie is clearly stressed by this and leaves the club to go home. She tells Ariane she's not feeling well. Earlier in the day, Nattie and Nikki Bella are sitting around the pool and Nikki tells Nattie she was once married. Brie is upset about this because she's the only one who knows this. Nikki never told her family and also Brie says that Nattie is a blabbermouth and will tell everyone anyway. Nikki claims it was the booze talking. The next day, the girls try to figure out what happened to Eva Marie. She tells them the truth and the girls were very sympathetic. It was suggested to me that in pro wrestling terms, it was a babyface turn for Eva. I thought they already did that last week. I don't see how that converts to WWE TV unless she improves in the ring. They had her reffing on last week's Smackdown and she can't even do that properly. So Nikki goes to her brother's house to tell her family about her secret marriage. Her brother seems to be the only one upset about this and he claims that Nikki's boyfriend John Cena won't be happy either. That's called creating drama out of nothing. We have two more episodes to the end of season two so I'm sure we'll find out a few things. Enjoy the video!