The WWE has gone to great lengths in order to put a focus on their female talent to the point that they don’t call them Divas but rather Superstars and where they changed the Divas Title to the Women’s Title. This change all started a few years ago. The female talent is no longer looked down upon from fans or management. But rather, are looked at as equals.
Other sports have been the driving force behind this mindset while WWE has only recently adopted such a belief. Despite this changing mindset by WWE officials that has been spearhead by the daughter of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, one thing has stayed the same which is the name of the reality series produced by the WWE and aired on the E! Network, Total Divas.
During a recent interview with The Wrap, Natalya was asked about the name of the show and why it has stayed the same in terms of its title. Keep in mind that the series just wrapped up its eighth season.
“You know, I’m not sure actually,” Neidhart told The Wrap replied when asked why the show hasn’t changed its name. “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.”