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This Is Make or Break is the 89th episode of WWE Total Divas and the 1st in Season 7.

Summary

The women's division gets their first ever Money in the Bank ladder match; Nicole pitches the idea of becoming SmackDown Live's General Manager while Bryan's on paternity leave; Lana trains for her debut match, and Nia leaves a bad taste in Maryse's mouth after she questions her wrestling career.

Recap

We’re back with Total Divas Season 7, so let's pick up right where Total Bellas left off: The birth of Birdie Joe Danielson. A few months have passed, and Daniel Bryan is comfortably playing house while he's off on paternity leave, though he and Brie Bella are both dreading the call that will send him back to work as the General Manager of SmackDown LIVE. And even though Nikki Bella doesn't seem to be heading back to the ring anytime soon, she and Bryan come up with an idea for her to be his proxy on television, getting Nikki back in the game as the Women's division starts to get new opportunities and giving Bryan more time at home with his family. The idea, alas, is shot down, and Bryan is told to report back to Team Blue.

Maryse and The Miz have been moved over to Raw as part of the post-WrestleMania Superstar Shake-up, and Maryse immediately runs afoul of one of the newest Total Divas cast members, Nia Jax, when an innocuous comment about whether Maryse has ever competed in a Gauntlet Match is interpreted as disrespectful of her accomplishments. It takes Alexa Bliss — another new Total Diva — to help Nia see Maryse's side of the story, and The Miz explains to his wife that she should never see herself as anything other than a pioneer, as Maryse's class of Divas was attempting to build a Women's division with half the TV time the current crop is getting.

Naomi and Jimmy Uso have moved to Pensacola, Fla., to be closer to his family, but the SmackDown Women's Champion isn't loving the change of scenery. She's both “bored” by her new town and dispirited by the lack of romance in their marriage, and his well-meaning gestures aren’t cutting it in terms of bringing her out of her funk, so to speak. He seems to finally score a hit when he dresses up as a chef and serves Naomi spaghetti ... only it takes her about five minutes to discover the poorly hidden takeout boxes. That said, she does appreciate the sentiment, and she comes to agree with his statement that “it’s the thought that counts,” even while she chases him around the house with a plate.

Elsewhere on Team Blue, Lana is finally transitioning to an in-ring competitor, with her first singles match slated to be a title bout against Naomi for the SmackDown Women's Championship. She's changed her diet and is upping her training regimen, but Rusev remains skeptical because he's worried his wife, with her combination of million-miles-an-hour effort and minimal in-ring experience, is going to hurt herself while attempting to put on a good performance. At a pre-Money in the Bank pool party hosted by Nikki Bella, however, Rusev is convinced to step back and be supportive. And Lana's far from the only woman with a big day coming up ...

The SmackDown Women's division is put into the spotlight in an unprecedented way when the first-ever Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match is scheduled. Of the Total Divas cast, the only one we get to hear from today is Natalya, who spends the episode trying to overcome her fear of heights. That's a bit of a mess in and of itself, but while the Team Blue ladies are celebrating their new opportunity, Nikki Bella offers the most prescient observation on the whole thing: If they don't deliver, they'll never get the chance to do so again. As to what happens in the actual match, the episode ends right before bell time, so we'll have to get to that next week when Total Divas returns to E! Wednesday at 9/8 C.

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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 Prevail

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