Re-casting Total Divas for a possible Season 2
by, 09-08-2013 at 05:05 PM (12505 Views)
Total Divas has proven to be a semi-successful "reality" program that is actually targeting the fanbase of celebrity network E!. They have extended the first season to 14 total episodes, but whether E! decides to renew the show for a second season for next year is still up in the air. If so, here is some changes to the cast that WWE & E! should consider:
Divas that should return:
I wish she was in fact the main character. Hands down, she is the most likable Diva on the show. She has been the voice of reason of the entire cast & held everything together. It is too bad that she doesn't have a partner on the show, because she hasn't gotten a lot of time without somebody to be with her.
The Bella Twins
We all can't stand them. Their lives are pretty boring & their storylines are rather useless. But of course they are going to stay around because *sigh* they're dating John Cena & Daniel Bryan. Just the fact alone how much they are hated is the best reason why they will likely stick around, because they cause conflict. Conflict afterall is the backbone to most reality shows, & if people got along, then nobody would watch.
Divas that should not return:
I doubt that the Funkadactyls should be kept around for another season, likely because Naomi's not really much of a glamour girl & Cameron is an airhead whose career will hit a dead end the day the Funkadactyls split up or one of them gets injured. If Naomi is supposed to get a push for the Divas Championship in the near future, then it's best that she is on her own. As for Cameron, "girl bye".
Eva Marie & Jo Jo
Apparently, the reason that the two newbies are on this show is because they're just that: newbies. By next year, they won't be "newbies" anymore, & they'll likely have nothing going for them to keep them on the show, especially Jo Jo, who will likely have to mature before making her wrestling debut.
Other Divas to consider:
Being 36 years old & has been in the company for 7 years, Layla who is a former dancer & cheerleader out of Morocco & England is pretty unique. I don't think Total Divas should be about women who came from some place else to get into wrestling, but rather women who have been in the routine for a while now.
AJ or Kaitlyn
The most likely reason that AJ nor Kaitlyn were cast for Total Divas was because of their lifestyle; they are so much different from the other Divas on the show. They wouldn't want to go bikini shopping or partying. Whatever they do instead may not be what E!'s main viewers are in to. But perhaps that would still create some conflict among the other fellow Divas.
Talent that should be considered to sign or get promoted to work for show:
Nobody knows what the real story is with her, but she was, according to her, supposed to sign a new contract with WWE earlier this year. She is sure to make some steamy moments with the Bella Twins, & having a boyfriend that is (or maybe was) also under WWE's radar is an added bonus. Maria is a redhead I wouldn't mind seeing every week & whether the Bella Twins really forbid WWE to sign her again or not, somebody's a liar.
Charlotte should be highly considerable, since Ric Flair, her father, was like a celebrity in his day. She was also a gymnast, which is pretty rare to mesh with wrestling, so her unusual athletic background could be very intriguing with viewers. She has only been on the NXT program for a few months now, but I bet many viewers will favor her more over half of the current cast.
Victoria is a 12-year wrestling veteran who recently turned 42 years old. Still competing & still staying in shape. Perhaps people want to find out what it's like being a "fossil" in the wrestling business & want to see how she would get along with younger naive girls with less experience. Maybe others want to see a tour of her wrestling-themed restaurant.
The self-professed "queen of all trades" would have no problems fitting in to the reality show, & she's had a life that many viewers would be interested in. Eva Marie & Jo Jo were signed to tell a story about women with no experience trying to make it in the WWE, but what about women who are transitioning from a little pond to an ocean? I would consider her to being Nattie's dumber half.
This lady specializes in MMA, kickboxing, professional stunts, fitness, & acting. She likely won't be in WWE for very long, but I would show her off while you have her. I mean how long before she's done with being a ring announcer? She should have at least had her first match by now.
A physical specimen. She would be an easy favorite on the show. She could be one of the newcomers. She would simply be one of the focal points of the show & give off a large presence because she is very muscular & would give the other Divas a hard time, or the other way around. Every reality show should have its bossy character & the Bella Twins & Cameron at times fail to be just that.
Sara Del Ray
Sure, why not the trainer back in Florida? Her job entails practicing with the other Divas in NXT & those who come to train. While many think she is not that good-looking, she is sure to have an interesting daily life & interesting things to say as well. I sure would not want her to be another background character like "Sharon" or "Jane", but she could be a staple character because she, of course, is a wrestler too.