Following rumors of a name change for The Total Divas Reality Show, WWE Superstar Natalya recently spoke with the folks at The Wrap to address the rumors.
Nattie told The Wrap, "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."
According to the longtime WWE Veteran and cast member of the popular E! Reality Show, she can see the positives and negatives associated with a name change this late in the game, with the show wrapping up its' eighth season, as seen below:
"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."
Natalya also brought up Nikki Bella's name since she is an executive producer and Nikki was asked about a possible name change during a Q&A at ACE Comic Con, as seen below:
"I mean, being an Executive Producer of Total Divas, we've had so many discussions about changing the name of the show and unfortunately the way network TV is, you can't just change the name one day." Nikki explained, "so they have felt that people will still be connected with it even though it is called Total Divas. I feel the opposite. I feel there's a huge disconnect because we've made that name so bad. And believe me, us girls in the past, I remember when we brought out the butterfly championship and we were all kind of like, 'oh…' I mean, we weren't expecting it. It's totally cute, but it wasn't what the women were craving. They were craving what it is now."