WWE has announced that Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella will join the Total Divas cast for the show's seventh season that will air later this year.
The word Diva may have been scrubbed from most of WWE television for well over a year now, but it still exists on one of the company's programs, Total Divas. The hit reality TV show features the women of WWE, and a couple of the men, in their day to day lives and airs on the E! Network. This year will mark the seventh season of the show, and keeping with previous seasons the cast has rotated somewhat.
This coming season will feature Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella for the first time ever. All three women have really made names for themselves on the main roster since being called up from NXT, so much so that WWE believes them to be big enough names to join the Total Divas cast. At first glance, it appears the number of key cast members will remain the same and that the three women will replace Eva Marie, Paige, and Renee Young.
WWE.com broke the news earlier this week with an article that featured information on both the upcoming season of Total Divas and the second season of spin off show Total Bellas. Joining Bliss, Jax, and Carmella will be show regulars Lana, Natalya, Maryse, Naomi, and of course, Nikki and Brie, The Bella Twins.
The absence of Paige and Eva Marie was to be expected with the current status of both Superstars within WWE. Renee Young's omission was also no surprise as the interviewer revealed on Twitter last month that she would not be returning as a regular for season seven. The likes of Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair may seem like strange omissions from the show also, but The Boss, in particular, made it clear that she has no desire to be a part of the show. Her fellow horsewomen likely feel the same.
The reason that Total Divas remained successful enough to keep going for an impressive seven seasons is largely down to its ability to rotate the cast in this way. Every year there will be new women on the roster to become stars of Total Divas. The show's ratings were very up and down in season six, however, so rest assured the powers-that-be will watch those numbers very closely in season seven.