Nikki Bella showed off her WWE background a bit with her debut on Dancing With The Stars in its 25th season premiere. While she didn’t walk away with the highest score of the night, she did prove she’s going to be a major contender on the show by pulling in a 20 and making it into the top four. Not only did her performance bring literal flames to the stage, she also capped off her performance by whipping her partner, Artem Chigvintsev, over and slamming into the floor.
She also did the same in the middle of the ring, but he likely helped her score a bit more during tonight’s premiere. It certainly helped many fans online fall into her corner, making her a favorite to win against some stiff competition:
She also got some encouragement from some of her WWE co-workers:
Not a bad way to kick off the season, but she was far from the only one to earn some quick fans.
Jordan Fisher also garnered some attention on the show, adding it to his long resume of high-profile work at only 22 years old. According to The Undefeated, Fisher ended up landing a starring role in Hamilton in the fall of 2016 and then sang a duet with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for Moana. Now he’s on Dancing With The Stars and delivering an opening dance that left plenty of fans wondering how it could be topped. While his score was far from perfect, he did pull in a 22/30 and tied for the top spot on the premiere.
Fisher does have that Disney power helping him on the show, but it also clear his talents are more than enough to carry him along towards victory.
In the end, some felt Nikki Bella was scored properly but Jordan was shortchanged by the judges. If one thing is for sure, DWTS fans are quick to cry controversy.
We’ll just have to wait and see if something comes up as the season progresses, but for now you can watch below and judge for yourself.