Ahead of the premiere of ‘Total Divas,’ we caught up with among the forged for EXCLUSIVE scoop on Ronda Rousey’s debut, why the present is best than ever 9 seasons in, and MUCH extra!
The NINTH season of Total Divas will premiere on E! on Oct. 1, and the forged will likely be bringing us into their lives greater than ever earlier than. “I think one thing that keeps people coming back is the fact that we’re very relatable,” Nattie Neidhart defined to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “I love that about every girl on the show. We have moments when you see us in the ring and we look strong and unstoppable, but in real life, we’re just like everybody else.” Nattie praised her castmates for all the time prepared to be weak when the cameras are on, and promised that we’ll see the identical factor from season 9’s most buzzed-bout new forged member, Ronda Rousey.
“I think it’s really exciting to have Ronda as part of the cast,” Nattie gushed. “Before she got here to WWE, we noticed her on UFC, however you didn’t really see her persona the best way we are going to now. You’ll see her cry. We’ve seen her be weak and present completely different layers, which you’ll see on Total Divas.” Although Ronda is mostly a non-public particular person, Nattie, in addition to fellow forged members, Carmella and Sonya Deville, teased that her personal life will likely be entrance and heart on the present. “You’ll see plenty of her residence life with Travis [Browne],” Carmella dished. “It’s something you would not expect. I think people will be very intrigud to see how she lives.” Sonya added, “She’s definitely different than all of us in terms of her lifestyle, so you’ll see a whole different dynamic when it comes to that.”
Nattie defined that Ronda’s residence life is “very unorthodox,” which she’s excited for viewers to see. “People who watch us, they think…these girls are so strong and powerful, and we are that, but we’re also so vulnerable,” she defined. “Ronda is one of the more emotional people I’ve ever met in wrestling. She’s very emotional. I feel like every week we have some sort of emotional meltdown together. I like that, because people don’t see that, but on the show, she’s not afraid to cry. That’s the Ronda I love — being able to connect with her on a personal level.”
Like Ronda, Sonya may also be making her debut as a primary forged member on Total Divas this season. As the primary overtly homosexual girl within the WWE, Sonya has plenty of story to inform, and she or he promised that we’ll see all of it on the present. “Being capable of share this journey on the present and be facet by facet with my girlfriend, Ariana, is type of loopy,” Sonya admitted. “It’s surreal for me. Being openly gay was a dream of mine four years ago, but now, to be an advocate for it and be on a reality TV show with it is a whole other level. It’s a proud moment for me.”
Throughout season 9, we’ll see main “growth” from Sonya, she teased. “It’s me becoming more comfortable in my sexuality and sharing my private life with the world,” she revealed. “It’s my growth in my relationship, as well. When we started filming, [Ariana and I] had only been dating our or five months. So you’ll see me becoming more comfortable with who I am and finding my style. My girlfriend originally didn’t want to be on the show — she’s not about the cameras and the limelight and all that. So you see us go though that at the beginning of the season. We go through a really cool and interesting roller coaster of emotions throughout the season. I’m excited for people to see the good, the bad and the ugly!”
As for Carmella, this season will discover her new relationship with Corey Graves. When the connection began earlier this yr, she was accused of being a ‘homewrecker’ and breaking apart Corey’s marriage to Amy Polinsky. Corey has denied these accusations, however Carmella is worked up to lastly share HER full story. “A lot of stuff came out that obviously was not true,” Carmella mentioned. “We started filming that week when everything started happening, so I’m happy to show the truth and what really happened, and then show our relationship grow and develop. We went through a lot in our relationship, and nothing was off limits. We are so far beyond how we were when we first started filming, so it’s fun to watch.”
Meanwhile, Nattie and her household will proceed to cope with the aftermath of her father’s sudden dying, which occurred whereas they filmed season eight in 2018. “We’re at such a standstill trying to figure out what everyone wanted,” Nattie admitted. “So we explore that this season, which was challenging, but I’m happy to share it. It happened, and people going through the same thing can relate.”
Of course, there may also be no scarcity of drama, as traditional. “I’m in the middle of all this drama and I feel like I’m not a dramatic person!” Carmella defined. “I’m very mellow, however plenty of drama follows me. Loads has to do with Nia Jax. She induced some rigidity with me and Nikki Bella.” However, on the finish of the day, the women of Total Divas will all the time have one another’s backs. “It’s a sisterhood,” Carmella concluded. “Even though we have drama…it’s like it’s with your sister.”
Nattie added, “We’re all — and I can say this confidently — very strong-minded, determined women who want to be successful, but sometimes, that competition turns into a head butt because there are so few spots. So sometimes, the competition just overflows into [our real lives].” Total Divas returns to E! at 10:00 p.m. on Oct. 1!