Total Divas has stayed relevant by switching up their cast members. If they kept the original lineup then they would still be following around The Bella Twins, Natalya, Naomi, Cameron, Eva Marie, and JoJo Offerman.
At this point, The Bella Twins and Natalya are the only three who have stayed through the entire series because Naomi was technically off the cast during season 5. The other cast members have switched around. The show is better off for the changing of the cast too, although it would be hard to argue that it wouldn’t be interesting following JoJo around right now as she makes towns alongside Bray Wyatt.
Now it looks like one more big cast change is coming to the next season of Total Divas because Bang Showbiz reports Carmella will not be a part of the season 8.
It was interesting how Carmella didn’t have the E! camera crew following her around during WrestleMania week. Unlike the other Total Divas cast members, there were no cameramen in view when they were sending out Instagram stories. A bunch of girls including Sonya Deville and Paige who are both believed to be on the show next season documented some alligator sightseeing in the Louisiana swamp and there were plenty of crew members aboard the boat.
It will be interesting to see if there is an announcement soon that another big cast member is off next season as well because E! camera crews didn’t seem to be following Alexa Bliss around either during Mania week. But she doesn’t live her life through Instagram quite at the level Deville, Paige, and Carmella does.
Regardless of whether Carmella is off the show or not Total Divas will still carry on. It actually might be best for her in-ring career that she isn’t on the reality television show if WWE wants her to be available to do more press and stay focused on being SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Only time will tell if Carmella eventually finds her way back on the Total Divas cast but it looks like they’ll be trekking into season 8 without her.
EXCLUSIVE: Carmella will NOT be returning to Total Divas for the next series. She says she’s focussing on being the best champion possible. More to follow. #WWE #WWEUK #SDLive @CarmellaWWE pic.twitter.com/2uik5ljIwJ
— BANG Showbiz (@BANGShowbiz) May 15, 2018