Total Bellas recap: Bryan and Nikki go head-to-head
Daniel Bryan tells Nikki Bella how he really feels in a tense new episode of E!'s Total Bellas.
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Fearless ... and humble?
It’s fight night on E!’s Total Bellas, featuring the first spat between Nikki Bella and Daniel Bryan. The matter on the table is the house Bryan and Brie Bella are trying to build, which they’d like to top out at around four bedrooms and 2,000 square feet. Literally everyone else in the family insists they build bigger, with Nikki being the biggest champion of that idea considering that Brie, not too long ago, had voiced an interest in having a larger home. Somehow in all of this, Nikki’s humility is called into question by Bryan. Tempers flare, voices are raised, and while they end up apologizing to each other, it turns out this tussle is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Brie Mode re-activated
On a semi-related note, Nikki is becoming increasingly convinced that Brie is deferring too much to Bryan in dress, demeanor and ambition, with her main argument being that Brie used to be a lot more fun before she was married to Bryan. During a bachelorette-type trip for Kathy (doubling as a celebration for the newly-expecting J.J. and wife Lauren), Brie dips into her old Brie Mode stores for an old-school good time, but passive-aggressive tension lingers between the sisters. Nikki’s still convinced Brie is putting Bryan’s happiness before her own, while Brie is frustrated Nikki can’t grasp the concept of changing as she grows farther and farther away from her party-girl phase. To be continued …
Bye Bye, Bryan
Unsurprisingly given last week’s revelation about his depression, Bryan’s head space still isn’t all that great, and the constant arguing about his house isn’t improving matters. He insists he’s OK to the boys, but once he’s informed by his doctors that his last-ditch hope to return to the ring won’t be panning out, Bryan throws in the towel entirely. He informs the family that he’s going to be moving back home to Aberdeen, Wash., for three months, that he doesn’t want Brie to go with him, he won’t be able to make Kathy’s wedding, and he departs the house with a defeated “Peace out, man.”