Good Girls Don't Make History is the 101st episode of WWE Total Divas and the 1st in Season 8.


As WrestleMania 34 approaches, tensions run high as the pressure comes down to the women's division; Nia comes to terms with how much is riding on her upcoming singles match; Brie entrusts Nattie with her Birdiebee products, and Paige has a hard time dealing with her recent injury that ended her wrestling career.


Paige returns to the Total Divas cast at the best possible time for the Women's division and the worst possible time for Paige: Between the Women's Evolution, a trio of matches at WrestleMania and the signing of Ronda Rousey, the ladies have never been a bigger or more important part of WWE. Unfortunately, the former Divas Champion is nursing a neck injury that is about to force her into retirement, and nobody knows that but her. So, the Season 8 (!) premiere becomes a cautionary tale of sorts about overcompensation, where the ladies — Paige in particular — attempt to solve a problem in such a bull-in-a-china-shop way that two more pop up in its place.

It's the worst possible time for that, too: The season opens during the week of WrestleMania 34, which is shaping up to be a career-defining night for some of the women in the cast — in particular Nia Jax, who is challenging for the Raw Women's Title. Nobody has any time for drama, but Paige, who doesn't have a match, has the opposite problem: She has too much time on her hands. She decides to fill it up with a bunch of touristy activities (swamp tour!) meant to give her some quality time with Jax, who she's bonded with on Raw. The only problem is Nia's got her hands full; she wants her match to be as monumental of a moment as Rousey's debut on the same show, and she's been training like a madwoman to make it happen. So she misses out on the plans, and Paige isn't pleased; she thinks Nia has no desire to be friends with someone who's hurt.

This, of course, is insane, and Nia tells her as much, so their fight is short-lived. But Jax is nothing if not understanding: Paige had seemingly settled her future at 19 by signing with WWE, can't wrap her brain around the idea that it's over and is trying to latch on to anything she can. Ironically, Nia's going through the same thing — WrestleMania is going to be the biggest moment of her career, and she doesn't want to be in anybody else's shadow — and, amazingly, so is Natalya, who overpromotes The Bella Twins’ Birdiebee booth by promising meet-and-greets with the twins to anybody who buys their swag.

Of course, everybody has to find a way to get their personal business back under control very quickly. Nia must mend fences with Paige. Brie Bella, who's now the Birdiebee president (much to Nikki Bella's skepticism) needs solve the minor PR crisis Nattie causes by telling her friend to chill out. And Paige has to find a more constructive way to cope with her retirement.

Which she does. Paige makes one last-ditch effort that doubles as a tourist activity (she buys a voodoo doll, which puts off the devoutly religious Naomi) and more or less decides to accept that whatever is coming will be coming, and she'll be okay no matter what. After all, it's WrestleMania week. There's no time to feel sorry for yourself.

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List of WWE Total Divas episodes
Season One (2013)
Welcome to the WWEA Tango With FandangoPlanet Funk is Funked UpThe "Fat" TwinFeuding FunkadactylsDiva Las VegasA Leg UpNo Longer The BridesmaidTotal Divas After PartySummer SlamNurse NikkiSeeing RedGet That Chingle ChingleSaying GoodbyeReady to Ride
Season Two (2014)
New Diva On The BlockThe Braniel BusOn Brie's Bad SideInhale, ExhaleFor Better or For WorseThe House SittersFlirting With FandangoRed and GoldWhat Happens In CaboDigging A HoleWedding Mania
Season Three (2014-2015)
Eggs Over FreezingMo' Marriage, Mo' ProblemsRoadside RumbleDivas UnchainedScared StraightPaint the Island RedThe Double-CrossCross Country CatastropheDaddy's Little GirlThe Divas Are Taking OverHer HighnessBaby Not on BoardTwin LeaksInsecurity BreachGirl vs. Girl ByeAll Hail Brie ModeMo' Money, Mo' PursesModel BehaviorIndecent ExposureThe New Divas Champion
Season Four (2015)
Diva DivideShe Said, She SaidEat Your Heart OutDivas on OverdriveTea ModeGood Diva, Bad DivaNo Holds BarreIt's A Beautiful Life?Clash of the DivasGone With the WineAn Unwanted ProposalSome Like It HotReturn of the Ex
Season Five (2016)
Love TriangleA SummerSlam EngagementThe Truth About Cats and DivasTalk of The TownCome Reign or ShineEnd of a Friendship?Hart of the MatterPeace of CakeRocky Road to RecoveryNo RetreatClothes QuartersBaby TalkC'est La Divas (Part 1)C'est La Divas (Part 2)
Season Six (2016-2017)
Total SuperstarsOrlando StrongA Big Flippin' DealGone GirlMother of the GroomToo Many CooksA Win-Wine SituationPain in The NeckWhat Happens in Vegas...The Big DayThe DraftFeel the GlowGroup-SextRunaway BrideSwimming With PigsTotal Summerslam
Season Seven (2017-2018)
This Is Make or BreakDressed Like A ChampBreaking All The RulesThe Diva DivideThe Bella RushDivas Gone WildFake It 'Til You Make ItSingle in the CityThree Alarm FireShall We Dance?Let's Get Naked!Breaking the News
Season Eight (2018)
Good Girls Don't Make HistoryThis Is My HouseThe Real NicolePaige's SecretPink Hair Don't CareWelcome to MiamiChase Your DreamsHate Is a Strong WordA Sisterhood Beyond BloodUnbreakable Force
Season Nine (2019)

The Baddest Women on the PlanetAll Is Fair In Love and WarRowdy RondaDamage ControlThe Real RondaMountainmaniaI Will Prevail35 Years in the MakingHawaiian PunchThe Next Wave

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