When we last left Total Bellas, Nikki had just caught up with her old “Dancing with the Stars” partner, Artem, for a lunch date that only lasts long enough for them to tell each other they’re single. Afterward, they part ways, at least until Nikki gets the idea to have Artem train her and her mother for a dance routine to knock an item off Kathy’s bucket list.
Brie, ever image-conscious, is concerned, as she knows Nikki’s breakup has her under more scrutiny than usual and spending time with Artem is bound to catch the attention of the tabloids. But thanks to a “DWTS” tour, Artem ends up unable to help with the routine and the issue is solved for them. Instead, he calls in a replacement instructor who helps choreograph an excellent piece, much to the delight of Big Johnny in the audience.
While Nikki’s week is a success, Brie continues to struggle with balancing a busy career and motherhood, leading to a rocky start for her in-ring comeback. Nikki, who’s been training with Ronda Rousey to familiarize herself with the new class of female Superstars, reassures her twin and encourages her to continue training, but for a working mother with a busy schedule, that’s easier said than done.