With SummerSlam right around the corner and nerves high in anticipation of the upcoming matches featuring some of the biggest names in WWE history, we sat down with the Total Divas to find out what they're looking forward to the most, who they're rooting for...and who they want to see go down hard!
Brie Bella will be fighting in this year's SummerSlam and she's taking on the big boss lady of all people in one of the most highly anticipated matches at the pay-per-view event!
"I am definitely looking forward to taking on Stephanie McMahon," Brie said. "Two years ago if you'd asked me what my dream match was, I would have said Stephanie, and here I am living out my dream. I think the biggest thing for me is that there's so much going into this; everything she did to my husband Daniel Bryan to what she did to Nikki—I get to go in there with my boss. How many people would love to get into the ring with their boss and just shake them around? So I feel like I'm really living it up for everyone in the world."
Brie isn't the only one with something at stake—Nikki Bella not only has her twin sister to worry about, but boyfriend John Cena as well!
"I'm so excited for John but at the same time I'm very nervous for him because I have to say, Brock Lesnar is probably the toughest opponent you could have in WWE history," Nikki pointed out. "Brock is just the real deal; he is as tough as it gets, so I'm very excited for John but at the same time I'm like, 'Please don't hurt my baby!' But I've got the nurse outfit in the car ready to go in case something happens."
WWE Diva veteran Nattie, who fought in last year's SummerSlam against Brie, was quick to offer support and encouragement for her fellow Diva.
"I am so excited about Brie versus Stephanie," Nattie said. "Last year at SummerSlam I wrestled Brie in a singles match and that was amazing. Brie is one of my best friends and to be able to see her in such a high-profile match and doing something so extraordinary is just awesome."
Bombshell Eva Marie added, "I cannot wait to see Brie's match just because that storyline is amazing. Brie is gonna go down in history and that is just like taking the entire Divas division to a whole new level. I'm really excited to see that story progress and have the full blowout at SummerSlam."
"The card at SummerSlam is so stacked," Summer Rae said. "I'm a hundred percent looking forward to Brie Bella versus Stephanie McMahon. It's been eleven years since Stephanie stepped in the ring and she's a mother of three, Triple H's wife, and when you have Triple H training you—she's a lean, mean, fighting machine. And Brie is just amazing and when you have something you're fighting for with family and with Bryan recovering; she's gonna be fighting for that passion that she has. When you mess with someone's love or family, you don't want to be on the other side of the woman's wrath."
Ariane is looking forward to the fact that there are two Divas matches, in addition to seeing Stephanie and Brie battle it out in the "standout match." Roman Reigns, one of the contenders at SummerSlam, is first cousins with Trinity's husband Jon Uso. "Of course we're rooting for him!" she exclaimed. "I'm definitely looking forward to these exciting matches to see who's gonna win and who's gonna lose, plus we've got two Divas matches on the cards which I'm super excited about."
We even got the chance to speak with Rosa Mendes, the newest addition to Total Divas, to get her take. "I'm really looking forward to Brie and Stephanie's match; I've seen their Instagram photos and I've noticed that Brie and Stephanie have been posting pictures of themselves after their workouts and they're both in extremely amazing shape. And the other match I really want to see is Brock Lesnar versus John Cena. I've seen John win so many times but then again, Brock beat the Undertaker, so it could go either way."
Tune in to the WWE Network and pay-per-view this Sunday at 8 p.m ET/5 p.m. PT for WWE SummerSlam, and tune in to the Total Divas season premiere Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9/8c on E!