KELLER & POWELL FLAGSHIP (12/5)
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Former WWE women’s wrestler Kelly Kelly (Barbie Blank) returns to cable TV on Sunday night for Season 2 of the “WAGS” reality show.
Season 2 premiers at 10:00 p.m. EST on E!, with Season 2 focusing on the build-up to Blank’s wedding to retired NHL player Sheldon Souray.
E! released the full wedding photo album ahead of the season premiere. Included are photos of returning WWE star Maryse as one of the bridesmaids.
Leading up to the season premiere, Blank has been part of media interviews promoting the show.
“You will get to see everything when it comes to picking out my dress, some Bridezilla moments, and the ups and downs of planning a wedding. Then, of course you will see our gorgeous wedding and reception. I can’t wait for the fans to be able to feel like they were there,” Blank told DigitalJournal.com.
Blank went further into the Season 2 drama in an interview with Wild Talk Radio: “Oh my gosh, you’re going to see everything in Season 2 when it comes to the wedding. You’re going to see the ups and downs of planning a wedding, you’re going to see the bridezilla moments, you’re going to see some stuff that goes down where I’m like ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know if this wedding is going to happen’ because that went on with planning a wedding, but I don’t want to give too much away. There’s some drama with the girls, leading up to it, but you get to see the whole wedding which I can’t wait for the fans to see. I can’t wait for them to see all my hard work pay off and just see their year and a half wedding that I’ve been planning that was such a magical day and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Blank also noted to Digital Journal that her next career goal is “doing something in fitness,” whether endorsing fitness gear or recording fitness videos. She also talked about doing acting beyond the reality TV genre.
As for coming out of retirement from wrestling to return to WWE, Blank made it sound like that’s not in her future, but she would like to work for WWE again to cross-promote WAGS and WWE’s “Total Divas” reality show on E!.
“With wrestling, because you’re on the road for 300 days a year, and you don’t have any off-season, so your constant, to go from that to ‘Now what do I do?,’ it’s not easy. But I was able to get into a routine; I started cooking a lot more, I started working out. I got my routine down after being retired for a couple of months, and was like ‘Okay, this is my life now. This is normal life,'” Blank told Wild Talk.
“I miss the performing, you know. I miss performing for the fans, I miss walking through the curtain and having them cheer for me. So that’s the part I miss for sure. I feel like I’m able to get that fix with being on WAGS because you either love me or you hate me and so in the end I feel like I’m able to keep my fans and they’re able to see a different side of me; they’re able to see how I am in my everyday life, which in WWE they weren’t able to see. They were just seeing a character.
“When Total Divas came up, I just couldn’t go back to doing that schedule. But I feel like WAGS was the perfect place for me to be.”
Related to WWE, Blank told “The Tomorrow Show” with Keven Undergaro: “I would definitely be open to doing like a one time thing, like a Summerslam or (WrestleMania), or you know something fun. I would wait for them to approach me and I would want to do like a crossover with WAGS and Total, because we’re on the same network and we were airing after them too, so that would have been a perfect crossover.”
However, Blank said she’s not a fan of the current women’s division after her era faded out. Her main concern is the lack of a central babyface star.