Nikki Bella Is Having Career-Threatening Neck Surgery And Will Miss At Least The Next 6 Months

01.25.16 9 months ago • 39 Comments


WWE Diva Nikki Bella will undergo possible career-ending neck surgery to repair, “basically a broken neck, a herniated disk,” per an interview with E!

The neck problems were reportedly brought on by repeated use of her finishing move, the Rack Attack. Bella had previously stepped away from active competition in an attempt to heal her injuries and avoid surgery, but it looks like that’s an impossibility. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.

The injury will prevent Bella from traveling for three months, making her a no-go for WrestleMania 32, and it’ll be a minimum of six months before she’s reevaluated and given a timeline for returning to the ring.

“In six months time is when I will get that final X-ray to be like, ‘Hey look you can get back in that ring and kick some a–,'” Nikki revealed.

But Nikki explained that surgery could also be career-ending.

“There is a potential that this is career-ending,” Nikki explained. “We will only know that when I get out of surgery on Wednesday and then basically how the bone heals Wednesday. So that’s been tough but I truly have such hope that I will get to compete in that ring another day, I really do.”

And in case you were wondering …

Fans can also see Nikki’s surgery and recovery process on upcoming episode of Total Divas. Cameras have been following Nikki throughout this process and will continue to do so during her recovery.

Bella recently won a Slammy Award for 2015’s Diva of the Year. We wish her a full and quick recovery, and hope that the scenes of her and John Cena sitting at home stressing about their injures are not too dramatic for E! viewers.

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