In our last episode, “Diva Las Vegas”, a lot of discussions about (and problems with) drinking occurred as the crew went to Vegas to celebrate Natalya’s Bachelorette and Tyson’s Bachelor party.
- Our Bachelorette, Natalya, was actually one of the least sloppy drunks, though, she did drunkenly confess to being a bit scared and confused about finally tying the knot and missing (and communicating with) her friend-zoned, would-be suitor, Jaret, a bit too much.
- Nikki, aided and abetted by just about everyone for some reason, was a responsible sister and encouraged her twin, Brie, to drink so much that she would (MATT: Get alcohol poisoning…) enter “Brie Mode”, a fancy way of saying, “Obnoxiously, belligerently smashed”. When she finally did, she was just a somewhat loud dancing queen. Ironically, it was Nikki who fell off a couch while dancing. However, a drunk Brie did lock herself out of her hotel room and handcuffed her boyfriend to a bed, which he forgave as hey, it’s Vegas.
- Cameron didn’t want her boyfriend to come to Vegas as he doesn’t work for the WWE. Also, because she’s way above him because Queen Cameron and he is an embarrassment and not worth licking her boots. So, he came anyway and embarrassed her again by getting sloppy drunk and telling everyone that he loved them, which everyone hated. (MATT: It’s more acceptable when spoiled, arrogant Divas nearly break their necks, falling off couches because they’re stupidly irresponsible.)
- Our newbie, JoJo, stayed sober because she’s 19 and this show can’t promote underage drinking. (MATT: Unless she’s ridiculously hot and willing to do a header off a couch.) Eva Marie didn’t drink for “personal reasons” that will be divulged much later into this series. Still, even sober, these two got into trouble as Eva Marie, paragon for happy relationships everywhere,speculated that she didn’t think JoJo’s blossoming relationship with much older Justin Gabriel would last. Turns out she was right. (MATT: Though, it wasn’t so much a prediction as it was simply stating the obvious.) In one episode, we saw them flirt, have a first kiss at her apartment warming, have a first date, and go as her date to Las Vegas…where he flirted with other girls right in front of her and dumped JoJo, leaving the hotel with another woman. I’m glad, for her sake, she stayed sober because, had she been drunk, she probably would have popped out of a cake and given him a nude lap dance out of sheer desperation.
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The Funkadactyls and JoJo warm up for their singing act. Vince McMahon comes by to watch the girls, get a free cameo and tell them that he’s looking forward to their performance. Hmmm..just a few minutes left in the show and it’s going to go well, right? WRONG! Naomi suddenly has a horrible barking cough out of nowhere and is “sick as a dog” despite being perfectly fine 7 seconds ago. She’s having coughing fits and gets told it’s just nerves by JoJo.
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JoJo confesses she has never sung in front of a crowd before. Eva Marie and Brie, ever the pep-talkers, agree this has the potential to go really wrong as it’s live.
The Funkadactyls and JoJo are ready to roll. Cameron is there to talk up the others a bit. JoJo and Cameron sing and they sound awful. A fan is shown covering his ears. Jane Geddes looks on with a look of despair, puzzlement and disgust.
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JoJo says on camera that they sound awful, a remark backed up by Eva Marie who says on camera, “What goes around comes around — and this is what JoJo gets for not supporting me.”
The Divas are all there discussing the act, Cameron tries to downplay just how bad it was. JoJo tries to act as if they were only off on harmony here and there.
Mark Carrano, Senior Director, WWE Talent Relations comes to see The Bellas. Nikki jokes she is “just crutching around” and Mark says that’s why he’s meeting with them. He tells her that limping on crunches “is not Bella like..it’s not Diva like”. So, she’s out of work for 12 weeks. She complains about being almost 30 and her wrestling career possibly over. (MATT: She’s done, even with her slightly fractured shin and a return timetable of three months. What a tragic turn of events.) She pretends to limp off in disgust.
This week’s hugs gs to – Cameron and Vincent – it’s hard to know when it’s time to change your relationship, whether to take it to the next level, step back. or in some cases walk away for good. They both are surrounded by pressure – him by his dad (I’d say his friends but we haven’t even seen them) and her by her fellow Divas who are a defacto family for her. At the same time, they both acted immaturely this week from her walking out of the store without a word to him giving her space, yet not really letting go, but they seem genuine in their confusion and feelings for each other.
This week’s punch goes to – Eva Marie – I get it, she’s hot, she has red hair and a sexy body, she’s psyched that she’s getting some real attention for herself and that’s great. But instead of talking with JoJo about her feelings, and caring about her, she talked about her behind her back and was actually happy when she failed live on stage. Real friends, and I do think proximity and shared experiences have made these two real friends and Eva Marie this week acted like she had never had a real friend with her behavior. The other girls barely tolerate her, and she should try to be a real friend to the one who genuinely likes her company.
This week’s hug goes to: Eva Marie. What a woman. Does what she does to get ahead while her idiot roomie, JoJo, fakes her way through life just because she used to sing back when Savage Garden was on tour.
This week’s annoying people are: Cameron, Nikki, and Brie. When are these three NOT on the list? Week by week, Cameron is a superficial brat. Nikki and Brie enable her. It’s kinda sick. They all act like spoiled little snobs and it’s gotten to the point where it’s become difficult to watch them.