Brie Bella on Total Divas: I didn't expect all of this

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Brie Bella on Total Divas: I didn't expect all of this

Brie Bella talked about the Total Divas reality show on "The Bellas Podcast." Bella was afraid that the whole project would not succeed. “I’m so grateful for the first season cast because it was really scary. I’ll never forget when we were almost done filming the first season, and Russ [Executive Producer Russell Jay] was like, ‘I really wish this pilot goes through.’ I was like, ‘Pilot? What do you mean?’ He told me the show was not sure to be picked up, and I was like, ‘Wait, I’m so confused.

Please don’t tell me we got all this heat backstage for no reason.’”- she said, as quoted by

Brie Bella on the project

She is grateful to everyone who participated in this project. As if she herself did not expect such popularity of the show.

The show caused a large number of reactions and gained great ratings. “The heat was for real. I’ll never forget when it aired, and we were pretty much neck-to-neck [in the ratings] with the Kardashians, we became this instant hit, and I was so grateful for all of you [original cast members] for putting your lives out there, for dealing with the backstage drama of everyone hating on all of us for filming.

Also, when it aired, we knew we were going to be everyone’s punching bag — with people either loving or hating it. Through the whole drama, we all had smiles on our faces, and kept filming, making amazing television — breaking barriers for women’s wrestling, globally, and opening doors for women in wrestling”.

- she continued. Not a lot of money was invested, but they still did a great thing. “And all that for not a lot of money. I always tell everyone that I’m so grateful for all the women of Total Divas because we put up with so much, and still made amazing TV”.