According to a Sept. 28 report from EOnline.com, the newest episode of Total Divas featured a strong lesbian subtext, as WWE divas superstar, Rosa Mendes, playfully flirted with former divas champ Paige. Mendes, 34, is spotted on the show asking Paige if she can give her a birthday kiss.
Paige, the former WWE Divas Champion, has fun with the storyline, but she politely declines the kiss. Later in the episode, Mendes smooches fellow WWE divas standout, Natalya Neidhart. Mendes also is seen on the air giving Natalya lingerie as a belated birthday present.
The Total Divas storyline included Natalya feeling spurned by her husband, as she wondered aloud if he was still in love with her. She was upset that her husband got her an exercise machine as a birthday present. That’s when Mendes swooped in to save the day by throwing a belated birthday party for Natalya.
It’s also when Mendes gave Natalya a sexy lingerie set as a gift, and then tried to kiss her. Could Mendes have the hots for WWE Divas? It sure seems that way, judging by the direction of the scripted storylines.
Where exactly is Total Divas going with this angle? At present time, it’s not clear. The only thing for sure is that the lesbian subtext is great for ratings. It seems as though show officials are teasing that Mendes is about to come out of the closet, since she’s seen on the air flirting with more than one WWE divas superstars.
Episode Four of Total Divas, absolutely featured a sexy plot. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not. However, WWE fans were left confused by the direction the show is going. Is Mendes a lesbian, or was she just being flirty with Paige and Natalya to have a little fun and be playful? It was difficult to tell.
Heading into Episode Five of Total Divas, one of the biggest angles is Mendes’ love interest with Natalya. The two WWE Divas superstars were formerly just friends. Mendes seemed to make Natalya slightly uncomfortable with her advances, so the next episode should feature more of their awkward interactions with each other.
The whole flirty love triangle between Mendes, Paige and Natalya, might end up helping each of their careers with the WWE. The additional press about them could help them notch extra television time when it comes time to compete in the WWE ring. Mendes is doing her part to get her name out there and make a little splash, so she deserves props for having the courage to be herself.