Earlier this month, an episode of the Total Divas spin-off Total Bellas revealed that Brie Bella had decided to retire from in-ring competition in WWE. Now only a few weeks later — not counting the months between the show taping and us seeing it — it looks like Nikki Bella’s doing the same thing.
Apparently the European tour at the end of last year was the breaking point, as Bella explained:
“I just feel like I’m too old for that travel. That travel was really, really rough. So I realized, I was like, ‘Why am I doing this anymore?’ I don’t feel good and I can’t — I mean, the girls are doing amazing things over there. I really am ready to hang up the jersey.”
You can watch the clip below.
Bella began her career alongside her sister (who she wishes she would’ve killed in the womb) back in 2007 before showing up on Smackdown in 2008, where she was quickly outed as one half of a set of wrestling twins posing as one woman. Nikki would go on to become a 2-time Divas Champion, and most recently main-evented WWE’s first all-women’s pay-per-view event Evolution on the losing end of a Raw Women’s Championship match with Ronda Rousey.
You probably know that the Bellas wouldn’t retire unless they had something else planned, and here’s that something else: a podcast, with opinions as sharp as bob wire.