WWE’s reality series, Total Divas, has been on the air since July 28, 2013, on E! and just wrapped up their eighth season. As of November 28, 2018, 110 episodes of Total Divas have aired.
In recent years, WWE has attempted to change the presentation of their female talent by no longer calling them Divas but rather Superstars. They even got rid of the butterfly Divas Title and introduced Women’s Titles on both the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Despite these changes, WWE has yet to change the name of Total Divas. During a recent interview with The Wrap, Natalya talked about the WWE being against changing the title of the reality series.
“You know, I’m not sure actually,” when asked about said rumors. “I’ve heard different rumblings. I’ve heard that, you know, [‘Total Divas’ co-star and executive producer] Nikki Bella had talked about it openly and said, you know, she wanted to change the name, and that we should go from ‘Divas’ to something else.”
“It’s tough because, the way I look at it is, yes, in WWE we’re not called Divas anymore, we’re called Superstars,” she added. “But ‘Total Divas’ is such a popular show that, would the mainstream audience understand if we changed the name?
“But at the same time, I always think change is good and I think it could be a unique dynamic to take the fans, you know, on a journey where we do change the name. It just depends, the stars have to align. And I also, you know, I think the most important part is keeping the show authentic. Keeping it real and true to what it’s always been, and that really starts with the cast.”
Check out the complete Natalya interview at TheWrap.com.