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There’s a lot of animosity toward Nikki Bella even though the former longest reigning Divas Champion has come a long way. She’s a focal point, a tenacious and relentless force in the evolving landscape of the women’s division. Nikki’s transformation from just a Diva to a full fledged wrestler changed my heart and my mind about her. I think it’s time we pay her some respect.

Flashback to 2014 and The Bella Twins held a tight grip on the then Divas Division. They represented everything I disliked in professional wrestling, high school mean girls who relied on their looks to get ahead while having minimal wrestling abilities. I’d constantly ask myself if these women knew they deserved more, they could be more than this.

Matches were short, bouts were sometimes tragic, and stories were consumed by stereotypical tropes where every woman hated each other just because they were “jealous.”

The Bellas, Nikki Bella, in particular would have an immense following online. Divas reigned supreme. Many would come to the defense of a struggling division that was just about to be reborn with the next NXT class and women who would follow in the Four Horsewomen’s footprints. The main issue of these days was the fact that no one emphasized the women enough. They are competitors who should be held up on a strong pedestal like their male counterparts.

The Bellas admitted in interviews that they wanted much more for the women and called out management for not taking the division seriously enough. Nikki wanted to compete in hardcore matches, raise the bar for competition, leave an impact that showed that she was more than just a pretty face dating John Cena. These would be just words until 2015 when a new era would arrive.

Fans demanded a women’s division and now the Bellas had to step up or get out. Nikki time and again risked life and limb to continue her reign as the longest Divas Champion. Because the division was thin and mishandled, Nikki carried the division on her back as she inched her way towards a record setting reign. She’d push herself and wind up injuring her neck.

Once the three horsewomen arrived Nikki mixed it up in the ring. Her particularly strong moveset was put to the test and she was allowed to work it like never before. She presented herself like a hoss with multiple power move variations including Alabama Slams, powerslams, back body drops, spinebusters, and other mat slams. She continued to hit hard with her forearm and enzuigiri kicks. Her opponents were now other women who could dish it out and bring a depth of competition to the forefront. Now the arena was primed for longer, harder matches.

Her last few matches with Charlotte Flair began to show signs that Nikki’s heart was truly in this and she wasn’t just a Diva, she was a wrestler.

Stories for the division still lacked creativity but it was all about stable wars before the fearless one could ultimately pass the torch to Charlotte and bow out to undergo surgery, her career suddenly on the line. Brie stepped up her game to fill the gap slowly but surely each time she got into the ring with Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch. The division was rebranded back into the Women’s Division with the reintroduction of the Women’s Championship. Representation was finally coming after so many years of being an afterthought.

After Brie’s retirement, Nikki’s recovery was featured on ‘Total Divas’ and ‘Total Bellas.’ She also recently admitted in an interview with People that her injury was so severe that “I literally was told, ‘You have that one percent chance of getting back in that ring,’ and when I did, woo!”

Nikki continued to endure criticism from fans online, time and again forcing her to reiterate her passion for the business. She’d work with brother-in-law Daniel Bryan on new moves.

She went to the performance center to train with Bayley, Billie Kay, Natalya and many others before returning at Summerslam for the SmackDown brand.

Upon arrival the same criticisms cropped up, she’d bury the division and become the first SmackDown Women’s Champion, people asserted.

The opposite happened. When she returned from injury, Nikki went from a petty high school girl to a veteran determined to make a comeback in a newly populated division. With renewed purpose she looked to capture some former glory after almost suffering a career ending injury. Her story bares fruit to heartwarming outcomes.

Because she stepped back into the ring to prove she still belonged, SmackDown made her a babyface. Her narratives with other women in the division centered around her shallow tendencies, her relationships, and belittle her skills but she’d persevere. She put over three women in the span of seven months.

Though her in ring abilities are still a little limited because of her neck, Nikki took multiple bumps in numerous backstage brawls that lead up to her first hardcore match, something she’s said she’d always wanted. She whipped out a new finisher, became a hard hitter, and pushed to stay in step with the rest of the women. Carmella went from a face to a heel and finally got some name recognition because of her feud with Nikki.

Brawls continued, this time with Natalya. Nikki took even more spills. Because Nikki is so recognizable, her opponents are elevated with every match or backstage beating. Natalya came into her own as an affable heel. Natalya and Nikki’s chemistry was palpable as they entered a Falls Count Anywhere match. Nattie gave Nikki her best match to date as they would throw everything and the kitchen sink at each other. Nattie would win the feud via Maryse‘s interference.

Maryse and The Miz solidified themselves as top heels by ruthlessly targeting Nikki and John’s relationship. For weeks the pair would call them reality star shams. They went hard in promos and cut deep by telling Nikki her dream of getting married would never come true. Though the match at WrestleMania was short of a mat classic, Nikki’s dreams of an engagement came true and shortly after she announced another hiatus to rest her neck. Rumors circulate that she came back to the square circle too soon, originally slated to return in the fall instead of August 2016.

Nikki made me eat my words. Nikki’s evolution from a babe with a twin in 2008 to barely there celebrity escort in 2010 to Nikki “Queen of Strongstyle” with that brutal forearm, changed my heart and mind.  Yes, her acting work can improve, her promos could be less wooden or monotone, her attitude a little more sincere, but she’s a work in progress that continues to evolve.

If she didn’t love this business, she would have never come back. Every time a wrestler steps into the ring, their neck is on the line. Nikki has done more than enough to prove she belongs.

In defense of Nikki Bella, take a moment to reflect and admit that she loves this business. Enough with the Bella hate, it’s so 2014. It’s time to recognize that there’s a place for women like Nikki and celebrate her dedication to this craft.

What do you think about Nikki Bella’s evolution? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Organization XIII

    So will we be getting an article for every girl that’s gets a massive amount of hate? If not this was completely unnecessary

    • Izzy4lw

      If they did that they’d be writing about every single champion from AJ Lee on unfortunately. Women’s wrestling fans can be petty

      • Organization XIII

        That wouldn’t be necessary. People like Paige, Becky, Nattie don’t get massive hate.

        • Gabriella Panajotova

          Paige kind of does, but it’s more due to her recent drama.

        • Izzy4lw

          Paige doesn’t get massive hate anymore because she’s all but gone from wwe but when she was in the title pictures people were shrieking about her move set, her accent, her clothes, her look, etc etc. Nattie hasn’t been a champion since 2010, but on Becky you’re right; she seems to have been the only champion I can recall who’s escaped the widespread hate. But AJ Lee, Paige, Nikki, Charlotte, Sasha, Naomi, Asuka, Bayley, and to a smaller extent Alexa have all gotten various levels of hate. People don’t like the girl who’s on top anymore – a lot of “fans” love to build someone up when they’re coming up, then turn against them as soon as they succeed.

          • Organization XIII

            Paige gets ridiculed constantly. More so now after the 1st suspension & then the sex “scandal”. & I’m not speaking on various levels. I’m only speaking on people that gets massive waves on a consistent basis. SO based on the names you dropped, I would only agree with Sasha, Naomi, Nikki & AJ. Bayley’s hate isn’t that massive to me. Asuka’s definitely isn’t massive just a select few & Charlotte got hate in the beginning but now it’s kind of luke warm

    • Addy

      Girl, we all know Nikki Bella is one of the ones that get massive amounts unnecessarily while being a top dog.

    • wwepassion

      This was definitely needed for Nikki because you guys are way over the top with your hate against her to the point where you are taking personal jabs for no reason.

      • Organization XIII

        We’ve gotten similar articles from DD in the past. It’s not necessary. It’s the same rhetoric we’ve gotten since 2015 & since 2015 there’s been no improvement so…

        • wwepassion

          I’ve never seen one so it’s needed because people are still saying the same BS about Nikki and it really time to calm down with the hate. So if people don’t want to see articles like this then back off of the Nikki hate because obviously they see some of you doing the most.

          • Organization XIII

            You must not be a frequent DD user. Cuz we deff got one just last year

          • wwepassion

            I’ve been here since 2013

          • Organization XIII

            Could’ve fooled me

          • wwepassion

            Uh huh

          • Chedith

            Are people not allowed to have opinions on subjects? When did disagreements become synonymous with “hate”? Must everyone share the same belief, thought and opinion on a matter in order to be regarded as not hateful? Some of us apparently “hate” Nikki Bella because we discredit her wrestling ability and think it is not on par with some of her fellow female colleagues? Is this is the criteria?

          • wwepassion

            How about you say this to all The Naomi marks. Don’t be one sided because you look like a hypocrite and petty.

          • Keep Naomi’s name out of your musty mouth, creep.

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      Definitely need a article for Alexa then

      • Organization XIII

        Mmmm…no. Her hate is nowhere near a Bella level.

        Only people with massive hate currently on the roster is Paige & Naomi imo.

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          I didn’t say she was on Nikki hate level but she’s gets a lot of unnecessary hate so she should definitely have the next one Paige don’t get much anymore she did but not no more

          • Organization XIII

            Unnecessary? People saying her in ring ability is subpar is hate? ‘Cuz that’s all I’ve seen so I don’t agree with you there. & Paige still gets a lot of slack especially after the whole sex leak thing

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            People saying her in ring ability is sub par is a opinion but You clearly don’t go to her Instagram and stuff then

          • Organization XIII

            I’ve been on her IG. I don’t read her comments thoroughly but most comments I see are that she has a big butt

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Well she gets a lot of compliments but she gets a lot of hate as well before you talk you need to know how much hate someone gets

          • Organization XIII

            Girl bye! Like i said she don’t get a massive amount of hate.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            She does but you just don’t want to admit cuz you’re not a fan I’m not a fan of Naomi but I’ll admit she gets some hate

          • Usos girl

            Alexa gets loads of hate especially on the WWE Instagram posts

          • Organization XIII

            Umm…I am a fan of Alexa. Please don’t speak for me.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Clearly you aren’t honest then it’s plain as day Alexa gets a ton of unnecessary hate

          • Organization XIII

            I’m always honest of what I see. I don’t see massive amounts of hate for Alexa other than people saying she’s lacking in ring skills. When I see or someone shows me otherwise, my thoughts remain the same

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            I see a little Naomi hate but I think y’all act like its 474939539 comments a day why don’t you Go to WWE Instagram post on her winning the #1 contender and tell me alexa don’t get unnecessary hate

          • Organization XIII

            Took your advice…went back to a days worth of comments on the post. That’s not massive hate. Some were hateful but most were people expressing they didn’t want her as #1 contender in a non disrespectful way.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            You’re so biased here Alexa gets massive amounts of unnecessary hate thankfully she’s got a lot of fans to balance her page and for people like you to say she don’t unnecessary hate is laughable

          • Organization XIII

            Unnecessary & massive unnecessary hate are too different things. What you’re telling me is on the daily Alexa gets hundreds to thousands of hateful comments on the regular? Post a screenshot & show me. Cuz like I said I viewed a days worth of comments on the post you asked me to look at & those comments were miniscule at best

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Alexa easy gets over 100 and Every time a post a pic it says waiting for approval

          • Organization XIII

            Now I know you lying lol

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            You clearly don’t follow Alexa as closely as I do I can tell you and PROMISE you she easy gets 100+ hateful message a day

          • Organization XIII

            Don’t follow anyone “closely”. Not my thing. But 100+ is massive to you? We don’t need to go any further with this conversation if that is the case

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Lol let me guess you’re going to say Naomi gets 1000+ lol which is a complete lie its like 7 racist comments on 1 of her post and y’all go on like its 4829859

          • Organization XIII

            Based off this comment….there’s no need for us to discuss anything further

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            You just ignore Alexas hate it’s crazy you’re like that

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            I don’t get what’s so hard to admit that Alexa gets unnecessary hate I don’t see why we are arguing TBH it’s clear she does

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            You got a Twitter

          • Organization XIII

            A little? Mmmm…that’s VERY telling

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            I go to her IG and see mostly all positive comments

          • Raoul Lobo

            Read the YouTube comments. All her talent is discredited because of her looks and relationship. She is constantly hated in memes on YouTube.

          • Robann

            THANK YOU!

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Saying her in ring ability is subpar is a opinion that’s fine but I see tons of people discrediting her

          • Robann

            I need proof of that. because I literally see “she green” “she’s subpar” and “her wrestling skills needs work” all over this site. Where is the hate that everyone is talking about?

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            I never said this site we was talking about in general on social media etc…

          • Robann

            Her social media comments are filled with misogyny and perverts, NOT hate. Big difference. Please learn it.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            So saying who ___ did she ____ to get these opportunities aren’t hate ok that’s all I need to know about you

          • Robann

            IT’S NOT! And if you wanna go there, Nikki DEFINITELY gets that type of “hate” when people mention her sleeping/being with John Cena. So even then your argument is invalid and incorrect! Please, just stop. You’re digging a deeper and deeper hole and won’t be able to get out of it because your arguments make no damn sense.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            It’s hilarious that you ignore the hate she gets

          • Robann

            It’s hilarious that you think someone stating that she’s not as good as her fans want her to be is hating. I’m weak. You go on and keep caping for a non-existent reason though. Have fun with that.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Dude opinions are opinions if you don’t think she’s good that’s fine but constantly discrediting someone is disgusting, disrespectful and hateful

          • Organization XIII

            They really be reaching & then to try & downplay racist comments as if it’s a minor thing? I’m not with that

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      • Welchy

        Tbh

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          Exactly people just ignore the unnecessary hate she gets

      • AllLashes

        I disagree.

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          Disagree with what

      • Robann

        Nope. Her hate isn’t even half of the hate the Bellas get. Try again.

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          I didn’t say it was the bellas easy gets the most hate I know that I’m saying Alexa needs 1 if they do more cuz people hate on her way to much and it’s way unnecessary

          • Robann

            No you’re trying to say that Alexa gets more hate than Nikki when she doesn’t. Period. You also tried to say she gets more hate than Naomi, who literally gets racial slurs thrown at her and Paige, who continues to get slut shamed because of her leaked tape. Just stop.

            Ya’ll Alexa fans want her to be oppressed so badly when she literally get told that she’s a cute short blonde who got overpushed and is still green in the ring (please note that I am a big fan of Alexa). That’s her “hate” comments in a nutshell. Pervy comments, comments saying she’s green, and comments saying she came up to the MR too quickly. That’s NOT hate at all hun, those are opinions. Granted unwanted ones, but still opinions.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Nikki gets more hate and maybe Paige since the tape leak but that’s it clearly you don’t go to Instagram and Twitter enough

      • chrissi calvert

        Definitely need an article for Eva Marie.

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          Her as well

    • thenotorious1

      We need an Eva Marie article.

    • Wicked Bliss

      Maybe only for those who get so much hate. But yes this is unnecessary.

  • Snappy

    Well Nikki liked it.
    http://i.imgur.com/99QoXt7.png

    • Distain

      lol and?

    • Organization XIII

      She likes every article written about her. As do the other women.

  • QueenSableBomb

    So when are we gonna get articles on Charlotte, Nia, Bayley, and every other woman that gets hate? This article has said nothing new lol, wash, rinse and repeat information.

    • Izzy4lw

      Honestly I kind of agree? I do think Nikki gets more hate than most, but there is an unreal amount of hate leveled at any woman in WWE today that is being given chances.

      Also though, I will say that there is a huge difference in thoughtful criticism and hate, I feel like most people on this site can’t tell the difference anymore because of the Stan wars.

      • QueenSableBomb

        Charlotte I think gets an unreal amount of hate. If I see one more “she was handed everything on a silver platter comment because of her dad” comment imma go OFF lmao.

        Criticism, dislike, and hate aren’t the same. I’m not a fan of Nikki, I NEVER have been. She comes across as fake and I have a hard time connecting with her.

        I sometimes think about how silly we all sound lol. We defend them as if they pay our bills.

        • Izzy4lw

          Honestly the “Charlotte is where she is because of her dad” comments are the same any girl with any relation to any top superstar gets. It’s what Michelle McCool got for dating undertaker, The Bella’s got for dating Daniel and Cena, AJ got for dating punk etc- basically it’s a punk way of admitting to their accomplishments without giving them credit for it. That circuitous argument of “well yeah they did this but they only did because of nepotism” though what’s funny is most of Charlotte’s detractors who say that are actually Bella stans, so pot meet kettle.

          My biggest issue with Charlotte’s hate is the borderline (and sometimes overt) sexism of referring to her as a man, or the rude comments because she doesn’t uphold a 1950’s style “feminine” aesthetic which let go calling her an iPhone or ‘Fridgelotte’ and other petty name calling.

          Edit: I’m also not a Nikki fan. I don’t particularly dislike her as much as I just don’t feel anything about her. I can acknowledge that she’s gotten better than when she started, but I just can’t connect with her as a performer. Doesn’t mean I hate her, it just means She’s not my type of performer.

  • Mike

    I’m one of the first to admit that she’s come a long way since her debut as far as her wrestling skills are concerned…

    But she still sounds like she’s bored to tears whenever she speaks. Apparently that’s one side of her that hasn’t improved an iota.

  • Distain

    Let the female talent wrestle men. That will be entertaining. Until then it’s still just fake T&A. Too much fake hair, eyelashes, breasts, lips and makeup. If the female talent wanted respect they wouldn’t make themselves into plastic barbie dolls. They just can’t do what the male WWE Superstars can do. That’s why they have to whore themselves out to the WWE universe. They don’t draw the crowds. People don’t go to NFL football games just to watch the cheerleaders. It’s the same with wrestling.

    On that note, I do wish Brie and Daniel all the best as they begin their journey into parenthood.

    • Doctor Tomee #Blissfit

      Did you really just drew a comparison between NFL cheerleaders and wwe women?

      Go choke you sexist pig.

      • Distain

        Yes, I suppose I did compare the female talent in the wwe to cheerleaders. Is there any difference? Enlighten me, please.

        Women should only get the same respect and money if they are doing the SAME shit as the men. Demanding “respect” money and equality because you have fake breasts and fake hair is a joke. That goes for everything in this this world. Women want everything handed to them. They scream DISCRIMINATION! and expect the same pay and treatment as the men that actually worked for it just because they are women.

        Feminists are ruining this country. Your boss looked at you longer than a few seconds and you sue him for harassment. Your company pays a female less money that the other employees that actually do more work and you scream DISCRIMINATION! and threaten to sue unless you get the same pay even though you don’t deserve it. It has NOTHING to do with the fact that you are a woman, you just simply haven’t EARNED it.

        Choke on that. Bye Felicia!

        • Doctor Tomee #Blissfit

          Okay, your understanding of WWE and world politics in general are bordering the level of a 10 year old and you just proved that you are greasy basement dwelling man child. Go suck on a cheetos.

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Even in UFC there are different divisions. Women shouldn’t fight men to gain respect. They have their own divisions now and are doing wonders with it.
      If you’re not enjoying it, don’t watch it. As far as respect goes the female superstars in WWE and around the world already gained it. They are not seeking your approval.

      I am generally anti-feminism in the way the West has transformed it into a male-hating movement, but you sound exactly like a poster-boy of sexism.

      • Distain

        Earned “respect” from who? The inbred hillbilly rednecks that live in the south? LOL

        Hell no. Women want to be treated equal? Then they should be treated equal and be thrown into the mix with everyone else. No “female” push ups in the military. No “women’s division”. They want equal pay? They begin performing the same as the men. When that happens they will earn my “respect”

        You know what makes women inferior to men? The fact that every male in the United States must register with Selective Service on his 18th birthday.

        Women get a free pass. Women don’t have to go off and fight wars to protect our country. Women aren’t built for that. I don’t want women on the front lines protecting The United States. The United States wouldn’t be the United States if women ran the country. This is all fact. Sorry but it’s true.

        The majority of women are emotional, petty, deceiving, selfish human beings that do nothing but bitch and complain. Next time we have a war, let’s send all the women to fight and leave the men at home. I bet all the constant complaining and bitching would stop. It would stop because they would all be dead and our country would cease to exist.

        God gave women the gift of bringing human beings into this world and what do they do with that gift? Bitch and complain about not being able to walk into the corner drugstore to get a quickie abortion. My body, my choice? What about the father? Where the hell are HIS rights? Does he have no right to chose weather or not some crazy bitch murders his unborn baby? Not in most women’s eyes he doesn’t. Again, feminists are destroying this country.

        We should all be focusing on REAL issues, like racism, not weather or not Nikki fucking Bella has earned “respect” or not. Give me a break…..

  • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace
    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Rock used to be so hot…SMH

  • Jaded

    I just wish Nikki will retire for good. This is not coming from a place of hate but she is no John Cena.Doing moves she is not built up enough to pull off are taking a strain on her neck ,she keeps defying doctors orders and keeps coming back even when she is told to give it break and hang up the boots. Dating a modern superhero and adopting the fearless gimmick might look all good on TV but when you don’t have enough physicality to back it up it becomes a problem. How many times has she been injured within the last two years, from torn ligaments, to knees to neck. Girl hang it up already or you might be in a wheelchair before 50.

    • MK126

      Its definitely her passion and love for the business that makes her wanna come back. This is her second “career ending injury” and while she was able to recover from hurting her leg… recovering from a neck injury isn’t going to happen as there will always be complications afterwards. I love what shes done for the business but with all these other projects shes got going on and with all the up and coming women in NXT/ the womens tournament this summer she could definitely retire on a good note

  • Marcia Brady

    Agree with this beautiful article 110% People need to wake up and try and look at more positives in this world, when you stop putting people down and find the good in people your lives with be so much for fulfilled, Nikki clearly has a passion and a damn good drive to come back from such an injury, it gives me drive in my every day life to push myself to do better, she is an aspiration to all! :D

    • Distain

      rofl inspiration for what? Breast implants, spray tanning and fake hair?

      • MK126

        *aspiration not inspiration

      • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace

        Women investing in their looks to feel and look better is bad? Are we in 1922 or 2017? And she’s not the only woman to her breast implants in wrestling. 95% have them and I guarantee some of your favorites do.

  • Billie Kay

    “Nikki carried the division on her back..”

    Poor Aj Lee

    • Izzy4lw

      I think they meant after AJ left, since she departed pretty early into Nikki’s run with the belt. I don’t think any DD writer would be stupid enough to try and erase AJ from existence like WWE tries to do.

    • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace

      No correlation much?

    • Nikki stayed and faced the competition (aka HW) and put them over while AJ was doing what..?

  • Bryskers

    Whoever still denies Nikki’s passion and dedication for this business is an idiot at this point. With that said, I think the hate towards Nikki is just a side-effect of her popularity. As one of the most recognizable face of the company with a big following, she was bound to receive hate.

    I don’t think she has it worse that some other girls though (but it’s not like it’s a competition anyways)

    • Izzy4lw

      Honestly, I’d say Nikki probably gets it worse than a lot of other women. The only people I’ve seen who have been attacked like she has is AJ, Paige in her prime (circa 2013-2014) and Naomi, though the 4HW will likely take over as the most despised soon enough. Any top talent will be hated on, it just comes with the territory of being popular and being used consistently. Suddenly a bad match is your fault, other people not being “given a chance” is your doing, every bad crowd must mean nobody cares for you anymore because omg the pop wasn’t even there, every botch is a crime, and every physical imperfection is now a joke.

      • Bryskers

        For as long as I’ve been in the wrestling fandom (~2015), most of the criticism I’ve seen about Bella is the same-old same-old breast implant thing and the John Cena’s girlfriend’s treatment. And I am under the impression that everytime someone comes for her, the Bella Army, which is greater than her haters, comes at her defense. Maybe that’s why I think she doesn’t gets it worse…
        But I’m not saying that all the criticism aimed at her is ok. Like I said, It’s not a competition and everyone deserves respect, and Bella certainly deserves recognition for her improvments in the ring.
        But on the other hand, I’ve seen people call Charlotte a man, making fun of her little brother’s death and deny her talent by saying that she’s only here because of Ric without any nuance whatsoever. I’ve seen horrible racist hate aimed towards Naomi. I’ve seen people coming for Sasha Bank’s look and private life. I’ve seen people making fun of Alexa Bliss’s past eating disorder and claiming she should have died. The abuse Paige suffered from trolls on the internet after the sex-scandal, which continues to this day with people spamming her images of her and Brad/Xavier under every tweets she posts is absolutely disgusting as well. And i’m probably missing other things…
        That’s why I’m kinda “iirk” in front of this article, but from a wrestling standpoint, I can see why such article has been written about her :-) I’m just trying to offer some perspective.

        • Izzy4lw

          Oh definitely and I certainly appreciate it! That was more my point, but I think I didn’t quite articulate it the way I would have liked. Basically any top female will get hate, and it gets pretty extreme at times. I was also a bit confused because I feel like we’ve seen this article about Nikki before- not saying she doesn’t need another, but I wish they’d make the “in defense of…” articles into a periodical series wherein they discuss the merits of various women who suffer hate and abuse online. Give us an AJ article, a Paige article, a Naomi article, a Charlotte article.

          • Bryskers

            It’s very true. It’s a sad reality that everyone on top have to take such hate/abuse from whiny trolls that can’t appreciate their work. Thinking about it, I respect every single women (or wrestlers in general) even more for putting up with this. (Not to be dramatic, but I genuinely thinks that the wrestling fandom is one of the worst fandom out there.)
            And I agree with you that they should make more of these :-)

      • wwepassion

        No one gets the hate that the Bella’s and especially Nikki gets. Most of it is personal petty jabs because they have nothing else to say because she has proven them wrong.

    • Nia Fax

      It’s quite easy to be passionate when you’re dating the top guy and are getting everything you want in exchange for the bare minimum in terms of this so called passion and improvement. Where was her passion when career was going nowhere?

      • Bryskers

        Obviously, you can choose to believe whatever you want. I can only speak about what I’ve seen from her since I’ve started watching WWE. And what I saw is a women who would easily have called it a career when her neck got injured but still chose to come back because the division evolved in something different while she was gone and who made the best of the new opportunities she got when she came back.
        Also a women who expressed many times on social media that she couldn’t wait to be back to face new opponents, and especially started teasing a potential feud with Charlotte. If she wasn’t a tiny bit invested, she wouldn’t have done/do all that.

  • Oh Nikki Bella needs more recognition because I accept when she debuted was so bad in the ring, nevertheless was beautiful. When they returned improve a bit after Total Divas but hee biggest breakout was when the Women’s Revolution started. She is such a good worker and deserve better.

  • HOLLA

    Absolutely love this. Absolutely love Nikki.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    It seems like I have seen this article a dozen of time on Diva Dirt…
    Let’s be real, while there will always be some negativity, people have recognized her improvements as an overall performer. Not a fan of her but I respect her for that and her passion and the fact that she still want to wrestle while putting her health on the line.

    Now, has she retired? Because plenty of girls are getting unnecessary hate or are being criticized for many things. It’s nothing new and I can name girls who are getting just as much hate as her if not more.

  • Darryl lee

    I’m sorry. But you talk about nikki being “passionate” about wrestling and if she wasn’t as passionate as you claim she is, she would’ve left. Well, I find that bs. With that big fat paycheck she and her fiance get every single year, of course they’ll come back. I mean who could possibly say no to money? And let’s be honest. She wouldn’t be that high on the food chain if it wasn’t for her significant other. And yes, I’ll admit it. Charlotte did have a head start because of her father. But at least she is one of the best female wrestlers in history. Right now she’s the best female performer in wwe right now and she’s only getting better. You talk about improving? Well of course with nearly ten years In wwe, it’s hard NOT to improve. And if you are not improving in 10 years, then there’s a problem.

    • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

      SCORCHING HOT PIPING TEA

      The whole “she improved” line is so tired. Girls like Trish and Candice Michelle were more impressive because they improved just as strongly in a fifth of the time it took Nikki to improve. I would HOPE you would improve after being with the company for a decade lol

      • Addy

        And yet people like K2 and Rosa Mendes never improved.

      • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace

        Stop acting like Candice became some ring general lol and I’m a huge Candice fan. And Nikki in her prime was better than Trish in the ring.

        • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

          6 years vs 10 years so you really can’t compare. I feel like Trish was more impressive bc it didn’t take her a decade to become decent and well rounded package. By 2002 she was really putting in work and slaying while 2 years into the Bellas MR career they were serving “generic diva #1 and #2”

          • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace

            Candice never reached Nikki’s level lol and Trish wasn’t good until 2004 tbh.

          • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

            i mean it’s all subjective. I could say that Nikki didn’t get solid until 2015, which was 7 years into her career with the WWE

          • Trish started in 2000. By 2002 she was 3x champion, wrestled Jazz, Ivory, Molly… in hardcore matches and what not.

            Bellas started in 2007. By 2009 what did they do to show off what they could do? Manage superstars and wrestle in multi diva matches. But once they get big pushes like Trish? Surprise. They improve.

          • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

            ehhh it’s still an excuse. Again, they had many matches and opportunities. Like I said, Trish and her girlies weren’t given the 15-30 min time allotment like the girls are given today. I can point you to many matches where the girls were given like 5 mins to wrestle matches.

            When Brie was champ for damn near 3 months in 2011? Remember those flop matches she had? She was 4-5 years in at that point so what was the excuse there?

          • I’m not talking about time. Trish was given the chance to face best workers at the time for the title, in multiple hard-core matches and main storylines. Bellas got none of that in their first run.

            2011 was when they didn’t let them do anything at all and the person she feuded with was Kelly. Once Kelly faces Beth it’s a different tune.

          • howie_ruhl

            And let’s be clear on that. “A well rounded package.” Nikki mildly improved in the ring but she’s still barely passable on the mic and her acting is still very limited. And she’s been there for how long? Meanwhile, Charlotte’s been wrestling by a fraction compared to Nikki yet she’s so much better than her by leaps and bounds. The only thing Nikki has on Charlotte is the fact that Nikki is more traditionally beautiful. That’s about it.

        • How did Candice get brought into this? She was no Charlotte Flair, but she improved a lot more quickly than Nikki did. That girl put in work and it showed, quickly. It didn’t take her 8 years.

      • Bellas “improved” when they got a chance to, please don’t act like they were given anything remotely big to their second run.

        • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

          lol it’s no excuse. Even tho it was the “Golden era” even the girls back then were getting 2-5 min matches yet so many women were able to slay and Trish was still able to improve. it’s just an excuse to serve as to why it took them a decade to improve

          • Bellas “slayed” their matches too but 90% were on superstars who no one watched and hence why they think what they do. That’s why people say Trish was always better than Torrie because she was presented differently and used differently, rather than just eye candy.

          • wwepassion

            Nikki is a better wrestler than Trish, and the fact that you have to go back and dig in the golden era makes you lose credibility because they have nothing to do with Nikki. Running out of excuses huh?

          • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

            lol i knew it was a matter of time until Nikkis #1 flop fan showed up. If you think Nikki is a better wrestler, so be it lol

          • wwepassion

            Duh I’m gonna say something. *gasp* what a surprise

    • So your conclusion is that every wrestler loves the money first and not wrestling? Got you. If she was given anything due to Cena she would’ve been champion when she returned the last time and that’s not what happened. And how coincidental Bellas “improve” when they get to have different characters, TV time, big storylines and investment in them. Who would’ve thought?

      • Darryl lee

        Of course wwe has big plans for their “chosen ones”. They’re gonna keep on investing on those guys untill they call it quits. the proof is right in front of you. Look at cena over the past 10+ years and look at roman reigns now. He just beat the undertaker and now they’re plans for him to slay the beast for the universal championship in the main event of wrestlemania 34. You don’t need to hold championships to be “the guy” or “the girl”.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    This instead of an article is an opinion paying respect to Nikki Bella, however, I want to add my own.I think The Bella Twins were always the target of wrestling fans because WWE focused on their looks and most of the time people would ignore their talent.
    I remember seeing Brie debut on a match with Victoria who at the time was already putting over new talent like most veterans do at some point. She impressed me with her moves, she was fluid and didn’t seem like a newbie compared to the likes Maria, Ashley, Christy Hemme, Kelly Kelly & others. Their first run at SD included decent matches with Natalya & Victoria one on one and as a tag team. Yes, their move-set was very basic, monkey flips, flying headlocks, dropkicks, top-rop arm drags, like many divas at the time but the difference is that they made it work.
    I remembered the twins were added to the tag team scene a little bit with the Colons and The Miz & John Morrison, this is when it turned to be more about looks. They were delegated to manage, then had a match at ECW between them that was not great but they still showed some moves. I saw them as ok, overall. They weren’t on Beth, Gail Kim, Natalya, Victoria, Michelle McCool, Jillian, Mickie or Melina’s level but could work. I didn’t saw them behind Maryse, Maria, Kelly Kelly and other performers that were the focus at the time and maybe had better move-sets but weren’t too good in the ring.
    These girls somehow ended up on RAW, being escort to the host of the night and is because they looked so good. Had some matches at Superstars with Jillian, again in my personal opinion, those weren’t really bad matches, not classics by any means and would go on to 5 minutes. They still added a few moves, had a “fired-up” set up already and while it was very unimportant they have never been the worst wrestlers.
    The WWE wasn’t invested in their women, not only The Bella Twins got very short matches but the rest of the division with very few women having good spots. They have improved a lot, added tons of moves like suicide dives and Nikki added elbows & power moves while Brie was more of a highflyer. They were the start of the female focus again, with Total Divas women got more space outside of AJ Lee. Brie got an epic storyline with Stephanie and got a decent match with Nikki at SS. From there moving foward it has been growth in the women’s division and for them.

  • Uncharted4GOTD

    Ok this has got to be like the 6th time where Diva Dirt creates a new type of “article” that blatantly spits out a opinion and ALL of them have been “4HW overrated”, Sasha and Charlotte’s feud was unnecessary, Defense of the Bella Twins etc. And the thing is it seems as if this site creates new formats of articles only to post one opinion and never continue that format of article. Seriously it’s starting to look bias and a little tacky.

  • Uncharted4GOTD

    And i’m not ignoring the Bella Twins strides and improvements, great job to them. But Diva Dirt has REPEATED this it seems like thousands of times before, and its like someone said unnecessary.

    • Forreal Diva dirt has lost their touch after the originals left..

      • howie_ruhl

        This is true, unfortunately. I remember when the girls were running the show. There would be lengthy and in depth interviews of wrestlers, a few think pieces here and there, and the comment’s section–while still populated by a few petty stans–was intellectually engaging. Now, the site just seems like a half-hearted playground for oh-so-terrifying internet thugs.

        • Yes I loved the interviews. Or the podcast ddweekly but yes they lack in stories and just copy and paste from other sites..

  • Y’all need to write about something better.. isn’t this like y’all 5th article about this girl..? Like every year y’all say the same thing “She’s The Girl Who Over came” “She made an amazing comeback”

    • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

      !!! lol perfect example of “appreciate people while they’re here” I need the OG writers back. These new age writers are not the tea

  • The only people who still won’t give her credit are pressed AJ fans because Nikki was given the longest title reign once she packed her bags, and Nikki is still there while the other is not. Nikki has proven her value as a Superstar, inside and outside the ring.

    • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace
    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Aaaand…it didn’t took long for you to drag AJ into this.
      Say whatever you want but you treated AJ the same way you complain some people treat Nikki. And it’s absolutely unneccessary.

      • I will mention it until the end of times because it was all worth it. They’re the reason why many people soured on AJ, they were the ones who put her on the pedestal of being so passionate while others were sl*ts. And once she retired, their tune was changed and I absolutely love the cries every time Nikki is on the screen and AJ is not. Makes all those years worth it, it’s a melody to my heart.

      • wwepassion

        You can be quiet because you are one of Nikki’s haters who does the absolute most but won’t be honest about it. I know you are gonna say I hated Aj but I made it no secret and kept it real when it came to her. Can’t say the same for most of you.

      • Exotic

        I swear to God, the reason why Nikki is disliked is because of her fans. I don’t even hate on that girl yet her fans make me wanna stomp all over her career.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Good for Nikki on getting the longest title reign but AJ is still tied with Eve at most Divas title reign so what?

  • Personally I like Nikki Bella even though she is average in all aspects of being a wwe superstar. WWE pushed her for a year like she was the best and it was simply not true hahah

  • LeBoss

    Nikki made me a believer. Her HIAC match with charlotte was absolutely insane!!! And this last run she was at her best. SD really let their women go all out and Nikki’s matches with Nattie were so damn good.
    Yes her acting and promos could be better, but in ring she killed it this last year. Her injury really motivated her to get even better

  • Aye Mate

    While watching this year’s Wrestlemania, friend of mine made a comment which assuredly would have incited a nuclear shade fest in the comment section here. She called Nikki plastic, basically, then backtracked to clarify: “I don’t mean her tits or the way she looks; she’s actually pure stunning,” said she. “I just mean in how she comes across.” And while neither she nor I particularly felt by watching Nikki that she isn’t a competent enough talent, and definitely nowhere near a bad wrestler, I have to say I kind of get what my friend meant. Nikki doesn’t emote or elicit much of a response from me, personally. So in defense of non-Nikki Bella fans, sometimes it’s not always a case of unwarranted malice. There are some people who just don’t connect with what she does as a performer.

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Be careful, you’re making too much sense.

      • Aye Mate

        “Nikki, Without Malice”

    • Wow! This is very true

    • John Finnie

      Thank you I’m not a fan of hers for the reason your friend said I wrote my comments above & said basically the same
      As I said this is my own opinion I don’t throw shade at her if she had a great match I say so but doesn’t change the fact that I’m not a fan of the person NOT the character

  • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

    but yeah, my dislike for Nikki is long gone. She grew on me in her SDL run this past year. I just get super critical with these topics bc people like to make excuses and such.

    but obvi at this point there’s no denying she is a decent wrestler and clearly a superstar.

  • You can delete this.

  • wwepassion

    The people who still deny her talent and improvements/ use the excuse of Cena are embarrassing. She does not deserve the hate she gets from IWC. I really don’t get it can someone explain? If Cena was the reason how come it took her 2 years after her return to win the title? why did she get merch after 3 other women? Fast forward why hasn’t she had a womens title feud yet but instead lost 2 big matches with an title opportunity to 2 rookies? Why has she lost to Nattie? None of you have the answer just biased excuses. Like it or not Nikki is the biggest female star WWE ever had in WWE history in and out. She is $$$ and that’s why most are bitter because their fav isn’t in her spot of stardom.

    • Organization XIII

      Not the biggest female star in WWE history but out of it we can agree there

      • wwepassion

        Yes she is the biggest star in and out. She has the most followers, gets one of the biggest reactions, still sells more merch than half of the roster, makes WWE the most money. Please don’t deny facts…so tired no offense.

        • Organization XIII

          You said in WWE History. Nikki, in no fashion, was a bigger star than Trish lol & please stop equating followers to popularity. That’s literally the dumbest argument anyone can make

          • wwepassion

            She is the bigger star then Trish no one knows her outside of WWE like they know Nikki. No one in history has more followers than Nikki. Like it or not outside of WWE is just as important as inside of WWE. If you wanna end debate you can’t say Trish is the bigger star because Nikki’s name is just as big in WWE but Nikki all together in and out is way bigger than Trish.. facts

          • THIS IS MY HOUSE!

            oh we’re talking about followers now? AJ has more followers on twitter than the bella twins….

          • Shady

            Right? Lol

          • wwepassion

            Go to Nikki’s facebook and Instagram then come talk to me.

          • Shady

            AJ doesn’t even have an active facebook account and she made her insta like a month ago!

            We all know instagram followers factor on how much skin you show anyways

          • wwepassion

            Aj had or maybe still has the WWE facebook official page. When it was up Aj hade 2 million Nikki had like 5 million at the time so yea nice try. Aj is no where near the following of Nikki or Brie.

          • Shady

            ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!

            AJ never had an active Facebook account, her twitter bio been saying it forever! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3a69fb1bc320b728e578c869812071ef73928d67b9558ad38d8c7f193e144b5.png

          • wwepassion

            I said WWE officials facebook learn how to read

          • Shady

            THAT SHE DOESN’T RUN OR INVOLVE HERSELF WITH AT ALL!

          • wwepassion

            What does that have to do with followers? Nothing

          • Organization XIII

            Omg you really have a problem comprehending. You said “Nikki is the biggest star in & out of WWE>” My response was she was not a bigger star in WWE than Trish was. No woman was a bigger female icon in WWE than Trish status smh

          • wwepassion

            That’s your opinion don’t try to force that on anyone.

          • Organization XIII

            That’s not an opinion. That’s a fact. What has Nikki done in her career in WWE that’s made her the biggest star in WWE history. Please elaborate on that. ‘Cuz I’m very curious

          • Shady

            SCRRMM I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE JUST SAID “THAT’S YOUR OPINION”

          • Organization XIII

            Shady…I’m literally at my job hollering lol

          • wwepassion

            I’ve already explained countless times and even if she didn’t do major things her NAME is bigger in and out of WWE. You don’t like that oh well get over it.

          • Organization XIII

            So you don’t have anything that’s she done in WWE that’s bigger than Trish? Got it sis https://media.tenor.co/images/dbbee0a3df32ea6a7b670c21c4ebaf8d/tenor.gif

          • wwepassion

            Can you read? I said I’ve already explained and FYI I never compared careers I compared the star power moron.

          • Organization XIII

            Can you read? I didn’t ask what you explained to other I asked can you name something Nikki has done that makes her the biggest star in WWE history. You can reply to my comment but not reiterate your statement on what makes Nikki a bigger star in WWE but you can reiterate your opinion to multiple users throughout this thread? Interesting

          • wwepassion

            I told you I explained and if you wanna know you can go digging for it sweetheart. Since you’re so desperate.

          • Organization XIII

            No need. You told me me everything I knew to already be true

          • wwepassion

            Uh huh…I guess

    • The biggest female star in history?

      http://i.imgur.com/e95JdSp.jpg?1

      I’d like to know how she’s the biggest female star in the history. Your comment alone is filled with delusions and lies. She’s a two time divas champion, with one reign spanning 6 days. She hardly has any memorable matches. How does she rank up to the likes of Trish Stratus, Lita, Mickie James, Melina, Charlotte and Sasha Banks?

      As far as crossover appeal is concerned, she’s still very well below Trish, Chyna, Lita, Sable and even AJ Lee. She hasn’t made any strides outside of WWE. Walking on E!’s red carpets don’t count. Eva Marie has made bigger moves outside of WWE, and has a much bigger net worth outside of WWE. Is she also the biggest female WWE superstar?

      You just proved once again why you should never be taken seriously on this website. Yikes.

      • wwepassion

        Like it or not Nikki is a bigger star than all of those women in and out of WWE. Get mad if you want. She makes the company the most money,and has the biggest following of any WWE female in history…*sips tea*

        • But how? And following what logic? I can’t even see it from your standpoint, cause you ain’t making sense at all.

          https://media.tenor.co/images/2c7fa0bfa6a69bb45b1a1ad7e715a6d7/tenor.gif

          • wwepassion

            Of course you don’t see it from my standpoint because you are one of the biggest reasons for this article with your obsessive hate on Nikki. Funny you are triggered about me saying Nikki is WWE’s biggest star (which she is) when you sit there calling Naomi icon and legend…have a seat I can’t take you seriously.

          • I never called Naomi an icon or a legend. Stop making up lies in order to deflect from what I’m asking you.

          • wwepassion

            Yes you do don’t even lie. You say it for everything she does and it’s embarrassing.

          • Lmaooooo you’re deflecting. I guess you know you got cornered.

          • wwepassion

            Says the person embarrassed and now lying that they call Naomi legend and icon for everything she does… caught you.

          • AllLashes

            You officially lost the argument the minute you brought in Naomi.

          • Organization XIII

            lmfaoooooooooo

          • #SimplyJaomi!# 02/12/17

            LMAOOOO right I’m screaming

    • Danny?

      I respect Nikki a whole lot but to say she is the biggest female star WWE has had is a stretch. In my opinion Chyna holds that spot, she is a household name and everyone knows who she is but I couldn’t say the same for Nikki.

      • wwepassion

        That’s your opinion cool.

    • Shady

      Trish Stratus ethers Nikki’s career and accomplishments sweetie

      • wwepassion

        Did I compare careers? Nope I compared stardom. Learn how to read.

        • Shady

          Oh pardon me

          Trish Stratus, Sable and Chyna all ether Nikki’s star power sweetie

          • wwepassion

            That’s your opinion good for you.

        • Monkey Meat

          Trish is a bigger star than Nikki. She walked on the Canada’s walk of fame red carpet. Was the host at mainstream award shows, was on the cover of one of the biggest wedding magazines following her retirement. Famous athletes in Canada go to her yoga studio Nikki doesn’t even scratch Trish’s surface.

          • wwepassion

            Lol no one know Trish outside of WWE like they know Nikki is please be honest.

  • Victoria&Melina19

    I think some are still thinking of her as how she was a few years ago, and with her as the main on total divas/reality star etc. She isn’t my favourite and don’t find her as interesting but she got better and has come a long way compared to 2008-2014

    Nowadays most top girls get a lot of hate but now it’s more extreme like the hate on Naomi, Alexa, Sasha and Charlotte, I’m missing some too I think. But also can do articles on them.

  • Monkey Tennis

    Soundbites, soundbites and more soundbites. And for an opinion piece this long, it’s surprisingly lacking in any real content beyond “And then NIkki did this. And then Nikki did that”, but with no actual actual depth to it at all.

    In a nutshell, it follows the same arguments we’ve seen over and over again where NIkki is concerned. And it’s an argument that essentially boils down to “In a 10 year career, Nikki got a bit better so everyone should respect her”. To which my response remains no.

    Here’s the thing. I watch wrestling. I watch a lot of wrestling. And I’ve been to a lot of wrestling shows. And I don’t say that to suggest my opinions are therefore more informed or valid than whoever wrote this article. My point is that it’s watching wrestling that forms my opinions about a wrestler. Always has been, always will be. And I judge them by what they do.

    And that’s all I’ve ever done with Nikki. I don’t blame her for the pushes or for the longest title reign or for the fact that she was hired in the first place. That’s all on the WWE and creative. My opinion on Nikki has always been based on Nikki as a performer. And she’s not a very good one. Not in the ring and not on the mic’.

    So no. I still don’t buy that Nikki ‘loves this business’. I buy that she loves the opportunities this business has given her. And that’s fair enough. Again, the WWE gave her a job and Nikki’s always done just enough to keep her foot in the door. But all we’ve ever really seen from Nikki is a love for being famous. Wrestling remains the thing that she occasionally has to do to maintain that fame.

    • wwepassion

      Queen of bias what took you so long? You are her number one hater, you’ve never said anything nice about her or admit her talent and improvements. Then again you are an Aj mark so I see why.

    • Comments like this one are why the article is made. Just pure trash.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Is it? All I see is someone giving a well constructed opinion on a performer but not really surprised that some people can’t accept someone giving an opinion that differ their own ones.

        • Do you want me to debunk it line by line? Because I sure can.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            How can you debunk a statement like “I just don’t see this as passion”? It’s a subjective statement.
            Just learn to accept others opinions. This is about how Nikki comes across to the specific person.

          • With pure facts, contradictions and hypocrisy. Lots of loopholes in the comment.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            That you can do it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you can’t accept the fact that he is not a fan of her as a performer despite him making sure to give a constructed comment on the matter.

          • Like I said, it was not constructed and I can debunk that easily. And the fact that he wrote that to disagree, and the way he did it, proves the point of the article.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Well, I see no issue with his statement here but then again, can’t say I’m surprised that you take personally him not agreeing with your point of view.

          • You’re the one who takes this personal, these are just comments I’m replying to, nothing more or less.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            If you say so…

      • So you are the only one allowed to give an opinion? They did not attack her in their comment. Just said what he thought of her as a performer.

        • And he didn’t say it well because the whole comment just screams what the counter attack article like this.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            You are accepting this too personally, Boris. Everything is an attack to you.

          • Then why do you keep replying, sweetie? Seems like my comments bother you. The topic is about Nikki and well, if I spot something that describes the article perfectly I will for sure point it out.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Because I am getting tired of seeing you complaining all the time. As a lot of people. And I’d like to point out to you that you’re creating unneccessary fights over people that have different opinions on things. Things that don’t even have a serious impact.
            I’ll leave you alone now since I’m bugging you, but have this in mind.

          • The topic is about Nikki Bella hate and look how just many comments are against her here opposed to being with her. That’s enough explanation. And like each comment has stated their side, I can do mine and there’s nothing wrong with that. You may think it’s arguing, I think it’s a discussion and usually those who can not defend their opinions like to use that term.

          • THIS IS MY HOUSE!

            you just made comments about AJ lee…… you’re a hypocrite

          • I mentioned her stans not AJ.

          • THIS IS MY HOUSE!

            he just has no life and gets super anal when he sees someone saying a comment about his faves

    • Aye Mate

      I do feel this article has been written from the perspective of someone who’s obviously spent a lot of time being affected by the negative opinions people have of Nikki, and it inevitably shines through the piece as though trying to “address the haters”.

    • howie_ruhl

      I mostly agree.

      But, honestly, I don’t really care if Nikki loves the business. If she wants to do it for money, to be with John, etc, I really could care less. Ru Paul–perhaps the most important figure in drag as far as our generation is concerned–admits to not being passionate about doing drag and that she’s mostly there for the money. But still, look at what she’s accomplished.

      For me, so long as you are good, you can stay. So long as you can give what’s needed, stay. But here’s my problem, Nikki is not as good as she should be. She was put in all of these story lines and she was given that long ass reign but she’s been just OK. And I can’t help but look at the other girls and think that they’d be much suited for the roles she has played over the years.

    • howie_ruhl

      I mostly agree.

      But, honestly, I don’t really care if Nikki loves the business. If she wants to do it for money, to be with John, etc, I really could care less. Ru Paul–perhaps the most important figure in drag as far as our generation is concerned–admits to not being passionate about doing drag and that she’s mostly there for the money. But still, look at what she’s accomplished.

      For me, so long as you are good, you can stay. So long as you can give what’s needed, stay. But here’s my problem, Nikki is not as good as she should be. She was put in all of these story lines and she was given that long ass reign but she’s been just OK. And I can’t help but look at the other girls and think that they’d be much suited for the roles she has played over the years..

      • THIS IS MY HOUSE!

        omg yes. preach this baby girl

      • Victor

        Nikki is good enough to make the fans care about her feuds tho. And probably is the woman that sells more merch right now, and that’s what really matters for WWE.
        And i’m sorry, but who exactly is more suited for her spot in the company? Carmella? Tamina? Summer Rae?

        • A?.

          Yes, queen Tamina is better.

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          If she was good enough to make people care about her, she would have done it during 2008-2012, but she didn’t. You know why? Because she was not dating Cena, then WWE shitted for her just like the fans

          • Victor

            The fans didn’t cared about her during this time because that was the worst era of the women’s division. WWE never gave a reason for the fans to care about her or about anyone on that division during this time. Only superb talents such as Beth Phoenix, Mickie James and Melina were able to get over with the fans.

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            No. The fans cared. Stop being deluded. Maryse, Beth, Mickie, Melina, McCool, Kelly and Eve always had good reactions from the public, unlike Bellas, Layla, Jillian, Rosa and Tiffany.

          • Victor

            The fans cared about Maryse, Beth, Mickie, Melina, McCool, Kelly and Eve because WWE pushed them hard, giving them some decent material to work. Unlike the Bellas and Layla who had awful reigns as champions.

      • This is really FUNNY coming from you when you always want to emphasize when our “faves” get reactions like HW they will get pushes, but that obviously can’t happen without a push. And now you’re saying others COULD’VE done better if given a chance. So what is the truth?

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      100% AGREE

    • Jenna Starr

      “My opinion on Nikki has always been based on Nikki as a performer.”

      If the hate was kept around her in ring performance that would be one thing but it clearly isn’t.

  • Rose Márie ?

    A lot of Nikki Bella hate. Don’t worry she wasn’t always my favorite twin I preferred Brie over her. But you can’t like one and not the other there twins.

  • ” Like it or not Nikki is the biggest female star WWE ever had in WWE history in and out.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e44a9dd635241f24b00c5203fed535aac7301f99a35958330e77686146a3c0b.gif

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      I mean…defending her from baseless attacks is one, but throwing statements like that and expecting people to not feel a bit like “Um…no” is ridiculous.

    • THIS IS MY HOUSE!

      uhh who ever said this is TRASH

    • Victor

      Yeah, that was exaggerated. But i do think that she is the most popular in today’s era tho.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      KEEP IT! Nikki is nowhere near the biggest female star WWE ever had.

      • She ain’t even on the top 10.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          AJ Lee on top 10 and that’s that!

          • Shady

            Queen a top 5

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            oop a top 3 with Trish Stratus and Charlotte

    • Monkey Meat

      Who said that bullshit?

    • Allyn

      Oh girl! ?

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Girl!!! Thanks for this bit of life. Greatly appreciated. And in a fan of Nikki

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      I know who said it :p

    • Raekon

      Thank you for making me laugh with this gif! ^_^
      It fits perfectly and it just brighten my sucky day at work. :)
      Much love!

  • John Finnie

    This is apart of the reasons she gets hate because she get unnecessary press while more deserving woman don’t get any

    Oh I think your confused about her loving the biz she loves John Cena she returned to wwe because her BF was on the road & she got the total divas gig!!! Do you honestly believe if JC left wwe years ago that she would be back?? Nikki is the kind of woman who changes everything about themselves to fit into the man/position she is in at the moment & that means she isn’t true to herself so she’s FAKE ( I don’t believe she realises this’so until she does then in her mind she is in lobe love with the biz)
    Remember this is 2017 & it’s my opinion

  • THIS IS MY HOUSE!

    nikki bella has improved but this site is so BIASED. Naomi gets so much hate and I see NO article about her. This is getting old DD.

  • Ronnieboi_M

    Well isn’t the goal for every superstar to get a reaction at all? The Bella hate hasn’t stopped their success. So let people say and think what they want. Honestly, there isn’t even ONE female superstar that I don’t like. That last time I felt that way was with Michelle McCool. And that’s cuz she was a bomb ass heel. In actuality, fans don’t hate the women, they hate the writing and booking.

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Nailed it.

    • Allyn

      ??????

  • Victor

    I loved this article, and it reflects exactly my feelings towards Nikki Bella.

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Nikki Bella improved a lot and it’s a shame some people don’t give her enough credit and the way people hate on Alexa she should be next she gets unnecessary hate like it’s going out of style

    • Monkey Meat

      Lmaoooooo here you come again upvoting your own comment with your other accounts. What makes you think we don’t know you’re all those other Alexa, Emma and Hardys plus that List user? It’s no coincidence that they only upvote you or each other and that your baseless comments get the #1 spot all the time. Cut the crap.

      • Call Up Asuka NOW

        I rarely get the #1 spot with most up votes so take a lap

      • Call Up Asuka NOW

        yawn

      • What’s sad is that he only got three upvotes here if the ones he gave himself are removed.

        • wwepassion

          Pretty sure you have several fake pages yourself with your fake Naomi army.

          • You wish I did but I ain’t got free time on my hands like your ass.

          • wwepassion

            Sure, you have several accounts babe

          • Nah, but if we gonna talk about accounts then I’d sure like to bring up your HouseOfMaryse persona.

          • wwepassion

            I see you’re trying to take the attention off of yourself lol

          • Nope. :)

  • OJ Von Erich

    This article was well written, thoughtful & true, there will always be haters but that’s the world we live in, Nikki has more than proven time & time again that she deserves her spot, she may not be a Charlotte or a Sasha in terms of dangerous spot’s or high risk maneuvers, but she can do it just as well or even better than the other women in the division.

    Sadly this article will also garner a little more animosity towards her with it being the 1st of it’s kind & will come across bias, but I hope to see similar articles in the future highlighting other talents.

    As a long term Nikki Bella fan, I thank you for this article.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a984f80e0ac0e1826b61ea3970f6ec00fdd061e93b592263250649a02c083612.gif

    • Allyn

      My thoughts exactly the article is nice, but Nikki is a well defined character and wrestler at this point, this article doesn’t do much to Sway the minds of all her haters it is only going to further reassure them of their disdain for her. Nikki already has a great fan base to back her when questions about her abilities arise and this article was truly not needed.

      • OJ Von Erich

        I can see your point & to an extent somewhat agree, although the fan in me just see’s a further excuse to celebrate her.

        You make a valid point though, which even I, as a selfish fan, can understand.

        • Allyn

          I love her too lol I just don’t like seeing the hate that follows these types of articles

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    This is random as hell. Why did they choose Nikki Bella of all people? Should’ve chosen someone like Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Dana Brooke or Emma. Nikki has a decent sized fanbase to defend her against “the Bella haters” while Emma, Alicia, Summer and Dana need the extra explanation from their fans because most people don’t know what they are capable of doing. Don’t get me wrong, some people do know what Emma is capable of but they completely forget that her and Paige started this Revolution because the horsewomen always get the credit for it. We need to start crediting Paige and Emma more because they started ALL of this.
    https://68.media.tumblr.com/f3762f481cdfb5231cb37eeec9ae6c6d/tumblr_nm60miDTUO1tgavc3o1_500.gif

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Or Sasha. Cos they try to drag her for no apparent reason

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Don’t put Emma with the trash. Dana, Summer and Alicia sucks.

  • John Finnie

    I do wonder if any woman who was a hinderence to the business will stand up and admit it

  • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

    She’s trash sorry, not sorry. Ever since she tried to devalue AJ’s twitter rant on Stephanie and the unequal treatment of women in wrestling, saying she doesn’t think they’re any less equal to the men and doesn’t see a differece in pay.

    Y’all can keep Ms. Nikki Bella. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/424ea08461d7b2f88e397ef3e31f0093deaf32d629521ee5925d521ad1df7538.gif

    • Example #1 – “I don’t like her because AJ this and that”.

      • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

        It’s not even that. She just disagreed with AJ to disagree with her. She was obviously being petty.

        • She explained it very clearly. At the time they did not draw enough as a whole to main event PPVs or get paid equally, but she said they were slowly working towards it. And look, halfway there.

          • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

            “We’re all here because we’re living our dreams” Bella said. “Whether it’s two minutes or twenty minutes on TV, I’m beyond grateful for that, because there are millions of people that wish they could get two minutes in that ring, and they can’t, so I’m not going to be one to b—h about it. But do I think Divas should definitely get more time on TV? 100%. But do I think pay is different? No.”

          • And what’s wrong with this?

    • Monkey Meat

      She said that she don’t think women will ever main event a PPV, and they did.

      • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

        Oop because she’s not a pusher or believer like the others girls of today. She settles for the norm.

      • Nikki’s Sister

        Except she said they won’t main event right now but they’re making progress and she was right.

    • wwepassion

      Oh god I told you you only show up when you feel the need to vent about your quitter idol Aj lol

      • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

        Please shut up lol. At least I pop up once in a blue moon, while you’re literally always on AJ’s ass and up Nikki’s. I’m surprised your biased opinion is still valued around here.

        • wwepassion

          Aj is even talked about, are you that out of touch or is your head shoved up Aj’s ass too far?

          • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

            I clearly stated WHY I don’t like Nikki lol and AJ’s rant on twitter is what proves my reasoning. Are you dumb or dumb?

          • wwepassion

            So Aj makes opinions for you? Damn do you live in Aj’s ass?

          • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

            I might it’s warm

          • wwepassion

            Gross you need help

    • Welchy

      I love tea sis

    • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

      Nikki was just being an overlysensitive SJW type chick back then. She was crying because of a damn scripted Pipebomb segment from AJ and never was the same.

    • Nikki’s Sister

      “she doesn’t think they’re any less equal to the men and doesn’t see a differece in pay.”

      People keep saying this and it’s wrong. She inadvertently confirmed what AJ said and explained why there is a difference in pay. Why do you think she brought up the fact that men were headlining shows but women weren’t?

  • Monkey Meat

    Will we get similiar articles for Naomi, Paige, Cameron and Eva? They get far more hate than Nikki does. Or is it typical Diva Dirt once again, where you guys break the tradition of the classic journalistic rule that says you have to stay neutral? Which you aren’t when it comes to Bellas.

    • They really don’t. Stop.

    • Kvngbalor

      Say that

    • Victor

      Keep Cameron and Eva.

  • Shady

    Brie Bella a queen tho she can stomp on my face and all I will have to say is thank you

  • Monkey Meat

    Both of them are what was wrong with womens wrestling for so many years. Along with Kelly Kelly, their claw over the division in 2011 made it sink.

  • Kvngbalor

    The best thing about this article is watching these comments drive Boris up the wall
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b565b6d77ed9e249c8bc00bca6564e3b3ce485bbb7a2f8b232346111c0a20cdc.gif

    • @disqus_clzADyz2Pz:disqus already lost her mind and said some hella funny shit.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Boris is delusional when he comes for the queen and that’s AJ Lee so I’m on his ass

        • Kvngbalor

          Im starting to think he is delusional period

      • Kvngbalor

        She’s on her way now to call us bias bullies

      • wwepassion

        Poor baby feelings are hurt awwww

        • Monkey Meat

          We really should get you a tissue.

          • wwepassion

            Cool

    • No, it is you commenting on something that is not the topic despite it being dedicated to Nikki
      http://abload.de/img/aubrey1objn1.gif

      • Kvngbalor

        Was she high in that gif? But girl get out your feelings these comments have you tight and om enjoying every second of it ?????

        • No dear, I have you in your feelings out of all the talk here, take it easy.

          • Kvngbalor

            The only thing im feeling is joy watching your bias self righteous diva dirt preaching ass sweat stay mad I’ll stay glad and continue to watch you get your ass dragged up and down the comment section #beatupboris

          • This comment only proves the truth of this article, nothing else. These comments say it all.

          • Kvngbalor

            I don’t give a Damn about this article i didn’t even read it i rolled my eyes at the headline and came right to the comments to see you backed into a wall i had to laugh

          • And I can see you’re not reading the comments either because you’re further proving my point. Go ahead.

          • Kvngbalor
      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        Okay you posted an Aubrey O’Day gif… we can be friends now lol

  • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

    I’m just not a fan of this girl’s demeanor. “I’m not going to be the one to bitch about it” trash response.

  • ?????t?_007

    Why are DD playing captain Save-A-Hoe for Nikki Bella specifically? Was this article bought by people that work for her? Something isn’t adding up.

  • wwepassion

    Thank god for this article, people in the comments are proving why this article was needed. Also people ass hurt because I said Nikki is the biggest star in and out of WWE in history of females. They bring up Trish (Typical) and say what has she accomplished in comparison to her when I didn’t even compare careers I compared their NAMES of star power in and out of WWE and easily Nikki is bigger. Side note you guys act like accomplishments would have made a difference when that is proven not to matter these days because otherwise Mickies James would be getting the biggest reaction of all the women but she get silence 90% of the time. You all are just made your fav doesn’t have the star power Nikki has so you’re pissed ?

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      I see your point Nikki is a bigger name than trish cuz it’s people who don’t watch wrestling that knows who Nikki Bella is but I’ll always rank trish b4 her in terms of wrestling

      • Monkey Meat

        Trish is a household name in America and rest of Europe. Her yoga products are sold in several countries gyms. I could ask several of my friends who Nikki Bella is and they would be asking who.

      • wwepassion

        That’s cool I respect your opinion. Trish had a better career but Nikki’s name is bigger than her career in and out. Or maybe both names inside WWE are the same level because no one can’t stop talking about Nikki good or bad more than anyone so I can’t say Trish is bigger. But overall Nikki name is bigger than Trish.

    • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

      girl you deluded mess

      • wwepassion

        Uh huh

  • Welchy

    Lmao wtf is this shit

    • Monkey Meat

      A big ass load of bullcrap.

  • MK126

    I’m all for defending your favorite wrestler and giving objective/valid reasons for why that person is your favorite but this article has become unnecessary cause now its just starting even more arguments than normal. Everyone is just spewing out the same shit and nothing is getting accomplished >_>

  • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

    If he/she respond to me I’m unleashing on that ass

    • Organization XIII

      lmao Chill Lily

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Since we’re making unnecessary threads about Nikki Bella.. let me make an “unnecessary” comment about Stephanie McMahon.

    Stephanie McMahon is also one of the fake ones. She always preaching about how women are equal to men but yet she continues to let her father treat the women the way he treats them. Obviously, we’re going through change right now but before all this Revolution stuff happened, Stephanie was nowhere to be seen. But all of a sudden when other women in sports start making history and changing the game for women, Stephanie decides to “step up” and create a Women’s Revolution in WWE. Stephanie is faaaake but she’s so slick at what she’s doing so most people don’t catch it. And I’m glad AJ Lee called her out because she cornered the girl.

  • Victor

    – Improved drastically over the years;
    – Had good/bad matches;
    – Had good/bad/horrible promos;
    – Sells tons of merch
    – Has passion for the wrestling business;
    – Has a huge fanbase that will always support her;
    – Has huge haters that will always hate her no matter what;
    – Is a top star on the Women’s division.
    And that’s it.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Half of this stuff relates to Paige but where’s her article? Point is, this article was unnecessary. We know this stuff already. They could’ve at least posted a “Today In History” with a Nikki Bella match and then have a question at the end of it which would lead to debates in the comments.

      • Victor

        Two different situations. Paige is hated right now because people think that she is purposely trying to get fired due to ber personal problems. If she really returns one day we will see the internet fans reactions, so we can discuss.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          It’s not two different situations. I said half of it relates to Paige which is true.

          She’s had good/bad matches, good/bad promos, sells merch, has passion for the wrestling business, has a huge fan base that will always support her, has huge haters that will always hate her no matter what, is a top star in the Women’s division…

          That exposed stuff that recently happened with Paige has nothing to do with it. I’m obviously talking about before that Brad/Xavier stuff happened. AJ Lee was one of the most hated by the IWC (besides smarks) but once she was on her way out of the company it quickly passed down to Paige.

          • Victor

            Nikki is way more hated than Paige and AJ. As i said, Paige gets too much hate now because of her personal problems, but once she returns we will see the fans backlash.

  • Monkey Meat

    Chyna was on MTV Awards, and walked their red carpet. Held the IC championship. Competed for the WWE championship.

    Nikki was on E!’s Oscar party carpet. Not even Kardashians go to that one. Nikki is not the biggest household name. Chyna is.

    • The Bellas presented an MTV Award to Ariana Grande, sis let us not.

      • Monkey Meat

        So what you are saying is that Nikki is bigger than Chyna?

        • No, I’m saying Chyna was not the only woman to do it, as you originally claimed.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Nonetheless, I find it very funny that some people still believe that this kind of article is made just so one unique opinion about Nikki Bella can exist in people’s mind.

  • Welchy

    Throw the whole article away at this point

    • @disqus_wJfhRfTsPs:disqus was right. I bet that girl paid for it.

  • MK126

    What exactly warranted this article? Its not like Nikki is on SDL for someone to complain about something. It seems like no one complains about the Bellas until the Bellas are brought up in this particular way. If this was written when she returned at SummerSlam it would make sense but shes been off TV since WM (excluding seeing her on TD) so why was this even written?

  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    I thought that douche waffle Jake was back for a minute lol

    • He said Nikki bigger than everybody.

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        I like Nikki, but bigger than Trish? Lol nah..

        Depends on what context really though, I guess.

        • Monkey Meat

          A bigger hoe.. Nikki wins.

    • Aye Mate

      Aw man, I’m totally using that on the groupchat with my close pals. Douche waffle, lmao.

  • Nikki is literally taking breaks after breaks. How is she passionate?

  • Acorn

    I love WWEPASSION Queen of irony

  • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

    @disqus_clzADyz2Pz:disqus a flop ass bitch

    • Acorn

      Your muva

    • wwepassion

      Boohoo

  • Monkey Meat

    Yes, Bella Twins are mainstream. So is Eva Marie. However not many non wrestling fans know them. They know Trish, Chyna, Stacy and Lita mainly. Non wrestling fans would say that’s John Cena’s GF and her twin.

    • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

      her career highlight is getting proposed to at WM

      • Monkey Meat

        She went up to him and munched at his face before even saying yes. So happy to be married to a man who told you no time and time again. She wasn’t even hesitant. I feel sorry for poor girl. So blinded in her quest to be Ms. Cena.

    • Kvngbalor

      I was going to say this Nikki may be recognised outside of wrestling but everyone knows Chyna Trish Lita Stacy Sable and Torrie hell my grandmother quotes Sable

    • Bellas are definitely more known now than those women. You’re also comparing wrestling when it was at its peak to now where it’s barely out there.

      • Monkey Meat

        More people know those women than Bellas, and that’s a fact. And I’m not even talking about wrestling fans. I’m speaking casuals.

        • At the time and peak, yes, buy not at the moment. Wrestling was so popular at the time that almost evryone watched. The popularity has diminished severely so now the only way to be known outside is to have a reality show and be on several award shows. That’s why HW aren’t mainstream yet.

          • Jaded

            I don’t know about Trish and Co but more people know Stacy than the bellas fact.

          • No, maybe when she was with Clooney, because of him mostly, but not alone definitely

          • AllLashes

            Same can be said for Cena’s gf.

          • She’s doing stuff without him, didn’t see Stacy doing something without Clooney.

          • Jaded

            So people who knew her then don’t know her anymore?
            Are you drunk ?

  • Kvngbalor

    I wasn’t gone speak on this topic but it is what it is im just curious what was the intent behind this article was non Nikki fans supposed to read this and sympathize or suddenly jump ship majority of her detractors don’t feel like she’s passionate about the sport cause she left and probably would of never came back had Total Divas not been created they also feel like it took her way too long to improve her ring work a run in developmental a run on the MR a break a return and it really wasn’t til returning after her knee injury that we saw improvment everyone isn’t going to jump with joy and celebrate that that’s like applauding a NBA player for learning how to play ball im not a Nikki hater but i can see where the backlash comes from even tho i feel like this article would of been more relevant two yrs ago i also feel like Nikki isn’t the only female on the roster who gets a lot of hate

    • Aye Mate

      I’m pretty sure the writer anticipated the reception an article like this would invite, and how it might possibly drive traffic to the site. In that regard, perhaps it was a canny move. In terms of integrity? Well, you could raise an opinion piece on pretty much any performer in the spotlight who doesn’t get their dues.

  • Let’s get into this, step by step and see the different approaches towards Bellas and some other women:

    Talent/Matches: All I see is comments how “Nikki is just not good, only OK”, without further explaining why that might be the way. But apparently, it just is. I understand that matches and quality of a wrestler is subjective, but after all the matches she has had, to just say she’s not good at all, for no reason, is nothing but a lie and another evidence of a blind hate.

    Passion: The usual with Nikki/models. You’re in the company, you only like money. You retire early (Kelly, even Eva now), you never had passion. But when a certain star does it, Trish (30) or AJ (28) – they just did everything and they chose to leave. No problems there. It obviously is a lose-lose situation for Nikki. Further, she has two reality shows focused on her and her sister, a rich boyfriend, great career, and people still think she’s dependent on wrestling. Even after returning from an injury, her passion was still questioned, even though she saw what happened to her cousin in law, Daniel Bryan, after not refusing to stop. She gets a proposal, a moment with Cena, almost as a closure to her career, and she still wants to return, after aggravating her injury? Why would she? Of course, money.

    Fame: This also depends on what is being based on, but inside and outside of WWE, The Bellas definitely made an impact that would easily put them on the top of Divas’ mainstream fame. They are the only women to get their own reality show, whose first season eclipsed last TD season ratings, and so far each current episode. Nikki judged Miss USA 2013, they presented MTV Award to Ariana Grande, they won Teen Choice Female Athlete award over Simone Biles, Serena Williams, Ronda Rousey… Real or not, just being on the list with those women proves their popularity, and winning solidifies it. They have been on countless mainstream magazine covers, have huge following on social media, and even Nikki’s engagement to Cena was covered by every big and small media outlet.

    The fact is, she made it whether you like it or not, but denying all of these by just saying – She’s ok, she only likes money, not famous; it all flushes your argument down the toilet. And that’s basically what the responses below are.

    • AllLashes

      Not reading this.

      • You don’t need to, this comment just proved my point.

      • Robann

        …..why comment?

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      For some reason I feel like you didn’t type this. You copy and pasted…. I too am not reading this.

      • You didn’t even read, yet you’re typing that, Lord… thanks for proving my point as well.

        • AllLashes

          Don’t worry, my mate. I will read it now.

          • OOP trash making people switch opinions lol.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Always saying I’m proving some point of yours but making no sense like always.
          http://33.media.tumblr.com/ef1db420852a150c8e97d1c4dc06e3f1/tumblr_n5hd10WfRM1tygp7do1_250.gif

          • How are you gonna say someone didn’t write something without even reading it? That alone put your reply to rest.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            I read some of it. But like it kinda made no sense.

          • “I read some of it.” Say no more. Point was proven.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Always saying a point was proven when you don’t even have a point in the first place. Nobody is reading that essay about nothing.

          • And that is exactly what proves my point lmao. No opinions to back what you think, but just “I didn’t read, I don’t care”.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            WHAT POINT? Your comments deteriorate my brain.

    • BBP

      I read it and well said.

    • Vid Trim

      Not that this has anything to do with your comment but do you do anything besides argue with people in divadirt’s comments?

      • I wrote a comment below similar to this, but basically whatever it looks like to you. Arguing, dragging, fighting, if you see it that way, good!

    • Raekon

      Even I would agree on some of that, all this fame came after they came back to the wwe for the total divas Show and as they admitted it themselves for the mere reason that they wanted to be closer to their boyfriends and be able to spend more time with them while they were on the road.
      So if they were honest enough to admit that it wasn’t their passion for Wrestling, why are you trying to do so as if it was? Nikki showed to the world several times that she loves expensive stuff (unlike brie that is a more down to earth person) and loads of fame and Money. She can enjoy it and be whoever she want’s to be and to be honest one would have to be totally dumb not to get all the “cha ching” offered so she did what she had to do to get them. Nothing wrong with that. Trying however to Claim that this is not the case and that her Passion for Wrestling made her do all that, is beyond wrong in my opinion.

    • I’d have to disagree with the Trish/AJ comment. Trish’s decision to retire largely had to do with her mother having cancer, and with there only being one belt she had 6 times, what honestly was there left to do? Aj’s husband and her employer were on bad terms and he was getting sued by one of their doctors, if I were her, especially with having bipolar, which I do have, all that stress would make me want to leave too. Furthermore, both of them, not Nikki, Kelly and company, were fans from childhood, so it’s a little different.

      • Both did everything in the business, as did Nikki and yet she still chose to stay. I mean she was injured, got re-injured again before WM, got engaged and she still said she’s returning. Why if she can just ride off into the sunset and enjoy her two reality TV shows without risking her body? And how is being a fan from childhood important? I mean if a “model” outlasts a lifelong fan in wrestling shouldn’t that tell you something?

        • They have always had liking or passion from the business, it was a dream for them, they did it, they moved for whatever their reasons, and just because she outlasted both of them doesn’t mean anything, one, two, we can keep going around in circles, and you’re not going to, if that’s what you’re looking to do, is change my mind, so I’ll make this clear, don’t see it for her, that’s not going to change, moving on.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae
    • wwepassion

      She should know all about std’s as she slept with her idols man while they were still together

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        “She slept with her idols man while they were still together” How does that make a person get STDs? Scream

        but anyways, you don’t know what AJ LEE did so stfu and mind your business stay in your lane

        • wwepassion

          Really? Lita and punk both slept around ALOT and Aj was a nasty thot getting with punk while dating lita. Sweetie you wanna come for the Bella’s but they never done this stuff. *sips tea*

          • Acorn

            Didn’t John cheat several times?

          • wwepassion

            I don’t know we don’t know his record like we know lita and punks. What does john have to do with this? Him and Nikki got together properly. Both single nice try

      • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

        AJ and Punk began dating way after Punk and Lita, nice try Jan

        • wwepassion

          Oh please like it happened overnight, clearly they like each other while he was dating lots and for together while still dating her. It’s disgusting how much she must of really wanted to be like her idol and smashed her man and ended marrying him. So the nerve of talking about being sexually transmitted lol

      • Nikki has a scat fetish. Confirmed by Theodore Long himself.

        • Acorn

          Lmsoooooo

        • wwepassion

          Huh? I see you don’t have an excuse for Aj’s thot ass taking her idols man….gross

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      That’s very true. Just ask Brie Bella lol

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        scream shady about to run at you with facts

      • Shady

        Ask her about what? This whole opinion that Brie isn’t good is tired. She’s no DB but nobody ever claimed she was.

        Move along

  • #VindictiveBitch

    Scream let me use this long ass essays people are typing for my final thesis

  • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

    Ayo @disqus_clzADyz2Pz:disqus is giving out free BJs. His bussy is worn out, torn out, sloppy, loose and repulsive. Stop selling yourself for mere change freak hoe.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Can we get another article like this for Eva Marie? She was the best wrestler on the roster got hated on for being so graceful. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c05ff42c758c5ee53d0ecffddef41eccd0c823d8366a6c1e48e48044509480c.gif

  • StephanieNicoleGarciaColace

    Love this articles but this comment section is so ugly right now. All the slütshaming and rumor citing and name calling is just really uncalled for. However, as a huge fan of Nikki, I’ve gotten used to it and I recognize that it comes with the territory. People will feel however they want at the end of the day. After all, Beyoncé said it “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation”. Proud of Nikki and I have the utmost respect for her.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c57ff354ebcc6c2fed1aace1aad3673123f8825e0ef3f34de4acf854ffcddbb9.gif

  • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

    @disqus_clzADyz2Pz:disqus i want an apology from you and want you to apologize to everyone here for being a deluded mess.

    I’m waiting…

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    This is definitely the unnecessariest article ever on DD.
    The writer needs to quit!

    • #ImReleasingADissTrackSoon

      I know Melanie and the OG staff must be so disappointed in what this site has become. She really left it in bad hands tbh

      • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

        Melanie was a queen and Erin wrote good articles too… sad just sad what DD has become

    • With words like “unnecessariest” in your vocabulary, maybe you could replace the author? ????

      • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

        Beth Phoenix should spit on your face :)

  • Dreignz

    Thank You !!! Nikki deserves better !

  • saul de la efe

    DD is turning into a “i get offended over everything” crap, enough, get over it, people hate your favorites you ain´t dying for it

  • Awesome article with so many valid points! Luckily the Bella Twins & their fans are so used to the haters that it doesn’t phase us anymore. Nikki Bella is not imaginary, she really exists so get tf over it!!

  • #SimplyJaomi!# 02/12/17

    Hmmmmmm, it’s interesting to see a certain someone up and down this thread when they were saying this just yesterday… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09d006fc1db6de4242bec2c2d430f8e5d474a5e167adb5baae5a386ce5413def.jpg

    But I’ll just sip https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1fafdc0cd49cc75d348cedb5199641977e294d59921adbb25c5ba9ec6004f2f0.jpg

    • MK126

      Its usually those who give out the best advice that cant listen to it themselves

    • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

      He got 300 degree burns from this tea oh my baby needs an ice pack

    • Ev???

      told y’all she was a flop – she look and sound real dumb

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    I don’t really have an issue with Nikki. I think she’s really attractive and good enough in the ring. She and her sister have done a lot for the company outside of the ring with Total Divas, attracting a whole different type of audience to WWE. Making WWE mainstream again. The Bellas along with plenty of others have influence on the Women’s Revolution and deserve some recognition. Can she touch the Queen Charlotte or Queen Trish? Of course not but we don’t need to go there.
    https://68.media.tumblr.com/567d12cd0d01e577ee44ed06e98a54c2/tumblr_ohfdmdT5DK1rmv1vdo1_400.gif

  • Exotic
  • Exotic

    Ok so I’m waiting for;
    An article about the unnecessary hate Naomi constantly gets.
    An article about how underpushed, mistreated and underrated Alicia Fox is.
    An article reflecting on the greatest woman to walk into the WWE *AJ LEE*.
    An article about how underused and underlooked Emma and Summer are.
    An article talking about constant bashing Charlotte.
    and another 100 articles about the hate every women get in the roster… Right?

    • Victor

      You misspelled Trish Stratus on the “greatest woman to walk into the WWE”

      • Exotic

        oop. its arguable I suppose.

  • Part of me wishes they would remove the comment section like they did last time when people were taking things out of proportion cause when the comment section returned is was pleasant for a time…

  • Simone Mackey

    Nikki would make the perfect heel since fans seem to hate but I do agree with this article.

  • Don ???

    Yeah, I’m not going to sugarcoat this: I get fraudulent vibes from Nikki. There’s something “off” about her for me. At times she comes off as an opportunist, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but maybe the WWE’s backstage environment conditioned her that way, if true. I always try to separate a WWE Superstar’s personal life and professional life, but I find it hard for Nikki (and her twin to a lesser extent). I’m just hoping I’m wrong in my suspicions. Congratulations and kudos to her work, prowess, accomplishments, etc. but Nikki Bella is a Superstar I could care less for in the ring and out. ?

  • So it’s time to do these “in defense of” articles for Alexa Bliss and Naomi, because aside from Nikki Bella, these 2 ladies get the most criticism from fans claiming they are both over-pushed and underserving of being in the positions that they have been lately.

  • LaurenYorkStan

    Fuck a Necki Bella

  • hitesh khanna

    What a stupid article…

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    I do appreciate this article, although it is a tad random, I think it’s nice to see this written.I do still believe that Nikki is underrated, While her fanbase has grown massively through the last few years, the Bella brand is huge, The little girls love her, The guys think she is hot…the majority of the fans think she is great but she will never be accepted truly for her Improvement and work in the ring, It is out of her control, the Hardcore fans are just very stubborn and set in their ways, the Bellas will never fully be taken seriously and given the respect they deserve. They will always be linked to the “Diva” era of models and 30 second matches, despite coming back time and time again proving their worth and legacy, The girl literally broke her neck in determination to get the fans to get behind her and the Divas title!

    Regardless of any backstage tales, rumors, perceptions, opinions….They helped put the division back on the map and helped WWE evolve it’s Divas division back into the Women’s Division. They were apart of the Division when times were hard, when the division was in serious trouble and when the Division was breaking headlines, barriers and skyrocketing!,They were in the locker room through all kinds of times in the company and have seen many women come and go.They played their roles and you cannot deny their presence in the company and how far Nikki has come.

    I would also like to see an Alexa Bliss article and Naomi article please :)

  • K8LYNFAN

    Nikki Queen of strong style? LOL, f off. Diva dirt needs to not participate in 4/20 before writing this kinda nonsense.

    • sis you stan kaitlyn, hush

      • K8LYNFAN

        Coming from the whiney, baby boris? I take it as a compliment. Take a lap, watch some good wrestling, try again. ?

        • Gladly, I’m 100% sure I’ll see Nikki doing it and not… Kaitlyn.
          http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Nikki-Bella-gifs-003_001.gif

          • K8LYNFAN

            I don’t want to see Kaitlyn anymore, it’s an older name. Keep proving my point child.

          • Well I mean, it’s 2017, it’s not hard to change it, but your account, your choice

          • K8LYNFAN

            Lmao, it has nothing to do with Kaitlyn. It’s a name, ive used it for years, still like Kaitlyn but I also know her strengths and flaws in the business. My username has nothing to do with these posts. Stop trying to be a real housewives and work on your conversation and people skills. ?

          • It does, if for example, you stan Kaitlyn, who was in the wrestling business shorter than Eva Marie, but question Nikki Bella’s passion in the same sentence then that’s clearly double standards there. It’s good if you think differently than I originally thought, but that’s how I view it. Can’t have it both ways.

          • K8LYNFAN

            I don’t question her passion, I question her hype. I enjoyed her up until her big injury, her total Divas personality caused me to not be a fan and I don’t enjoy her ring work. Anyways, I don’t really see a point in continuing this unless we could come to an agreement that wrestling fans are passionate and if you come for our favorites, we stand by them. I respect that but it’d be nice to not be torn apart for disliking Nikki’s hype. Maybe I could’ve worded it better, but I personally found the article unnecessary. Glad you’re a fan of Nikki, I won’t be changing my opinion unless something drastically changes. But maybe let’s both work on not bringing other women down who are working their butts off for respect in this business.

          • And that’s fine, could’ve saved us all these comments earlier. But I’m glad we can agree on the support of women’s wrestling in general, I mean that’s what this site is made for. They’re all there for us in the end.

      • K8LYNFAN

        Just cause you comment 1000x on everyone’s post being ignorant doesn’t make you right…It just makes you ignorant. You trash other women wrestlers in an attempt to make your “queens” look better…When really, it makes you look pathetic and causes no one to take your opinion seriously. Pick your battles better. Work on yourself, it’ll get you further in life.

        • I just have an opinion, I know why I have it, and I know how to back it up. Now if you can’t do it, and if you think I’m wrong, that’s fine, and that’s on you.

          • K8LYNFAN

            Good on you for standing by your opinion but you need to work on your delivery and how you defend your favorites, you get your favorites more heat by being ignorant about it. no need to bring other women down, you like Nikki, I don’t, had nothing to do with Kaitlyn lmao move along.

          • Well, you should read my long comment below. And that’s exactly why I am doing it, the same people who like something about their favorites are critiquing Nikki for doing the same, and to me, it’s either double standards or hypocrisy, or maybe it’s just Nikki.

          • K8LYNFAN

            Don’t care to read your comments, you’re the worst part of this site and have been for years. You replied to me.

          • Well maybe instead of trying to type that you can clearly do what I do and that’s stand your ground and back up your opinion instead of calling users ”the worst” in every second sentence. Really does nothing for you.

          • K8LYNFAN

            There’s a difference in standing your ground and being disrespectful. You’re the only one I’ve called the worst by the way, only called you it once, stand by it but maybe didn’t need to say it.

          • If I was disrespectful, I’d be banned by now, and wouldn’t have been on this site as long as I have. As I said, your opinion, and my opinion, but I will always know how I feel about something and why, and that won’t change.

          • K8LYNFAN

            Lol sure ?

  • Cilla

    What an odd article.

  • Sable’s Bumps

    why does this article exist? Nikki is gone. and she sucks.

    • because of the comments like this one

  • Radic

    Why am I getting a weird case of deja vu?

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    Wrestling fans online are very much assholes.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I think it’s time to lock the comment section for this article…

    • Aye Mate

      Nah. It’s just time for certain others to grow up :)

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        True, that is very true. ;)

  • Andrew Soto

    Someone in the comments summed my thoughts up perfectly. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Look, I get it, she improved in the ring and she does work hard, but I truly think she does it only to prove people wrong, she does it for all the wrong reasons. She doesn’t do it for passion or for the love of wrestling, it is because she want’s to be the center, at least that is my opinion. She want’s fame and attention and she seems stubborn enough to do something our of spite. I do agree, I try and separate personal from television and I don’t know her personal; yet the way she talks in interviews, her social media and just the way she acts. It all seems so fake. She can say whatever and any dummy will believe whatever she says.
    Again, I’ll give her props in the ring, but I do feel that she is money hungry and an opportunist.
    There are plenty of women who get hate and who are underappreciated, but I do not see any articles on any of them, I hope there are more of these type of articles, and that this isn’t just a one off article for her.
    This is just my opinion and I could easily be wrong, but that is how I have viewed her ever since she came back. Don;t attack me for my opinion, as I haven’t attacked anyone else for theirs.

    • I really, really, really doubt someone would risk their health just to prove a point, especially when they have money, two reality TV shows and countless outside opportunities, especially after what Daniel Bryan went through. I get it, it’s your point of view, but she really doesn’t have to be in the ring anymore, she is even engaged now, and yet she said she wants to return.

      • Andrew Soto

        That is fine, you can have your doubts, as I have mine. People do crazy stupid things for fame and money all the time, it wouldn’t be the first time someone put their bodies on the line. Nikki isn’t some special case. You know what though, I hope she isn’t the person I think she is. I hope she is a really humble person with a passion for wrestling, but until I see otherwise, my opinion won’t change. I won’t ever fault anyone else for liking her, but I doubt all of this hate is merely for the sake of hating someone.

        • But what does she have to do to prove it then? If coming back from injury wasn’t it, then what is it? If it is not staying in wrestling while she has two TV shows, what is it? If it is not having a great career, when she doesn’t have anything left to prove, but she’s still there, what is it? It just seems y’all are grasping at straws for tinniest reasons to question her passion. But, everyone sees it differently.

          • Andrew Soto

            I’m not grasping for anything and to be honest, I don’t have to explain how I feel about anyone or anything or what I think she needs to do. You clearly support her and that is great. Keep supporting her. Not everyone who has a difference of opinion is “reaching” or making things up. If she is someone you feel is amazing, please don’t let my opinion change that.

          • Well, that sure is the ”problem” here, and this article in general. People tend to do that with Nikki, and when you ask for a logical explanation, you get this answer – ”I don’t have to explain myself, I don’t like her and that’s that!”. While you definitely have the right to your opinion, you sure didn’t explain it, nor backed it up with any concrete or logical explanation, which leads to people writing these articles.

          • Andrew Soto

            And that is fine, I don’t care. I’m not one of those people here that are causing a “problem” here. You seem to comment on here a lot. Are you the diva dirt police or some kind of diva dirt lawyer? If so, then I’ll gladly give you “concrete evidence”.

            Look, you can keep commenting or not, you can disagree with me or not, either way, I do not care. If this really upsets you, then maybe you need to wonder why a comment on diva dirt upsets you so much.

          • No, but it seems asking for a simple reply really bothers you, and you only. You don’t want to do it, fine, but next time don’t ask yourself why articles like this one are made.

          • Andrew Soto

            Ok, gotcha!!!
            ;)

          • :))

    • Glitter Bliss Banks

      I definitely see where your coming from, it’s a conflict I often have as a fan of the Bella’s, I love them both and I think they are/were great for the company, very strong role models! but I always got a side undercurrent from Nikki that she was a little attention seeking and business savy underneath the positive vibes she gives out constantly, Traits that aren’t necessarily bad, but can come off wrong! She can come across very Kardashian-esque sometimes but so does Brie at times, I even sometimes think that about Paige!

      • Andrew Soto

        I’m glad I’m not crazy, I feel like sometimes I am misjudging her, but then she says or does something that gives me weird vibes. I will say, she has done some good for the business, but as it pertains to her, i just don’t know.

        • Glitter Bliss Banks

          Apart from the people that are maliciously going in on her, none’s particularly wrong, Everyone has the right to state their fair opinion and your right to do so, your not crazy, I see where your coming from, I think Nikki Is a smart business woman and she clearly knows what she wants, the Bella brand is a big thing within the company and out the company now so the proof is in the pudding, But she does come off iffy at times.

  • Nikki’s Sister

    All Nikki has to do is exist and people will whine about it. They’ll nitpick everything she does and complain about anything from her wrestling ability to her face. I’m not talking constuctive criticism either I’m talking clear bias and dislike for Nikki. Nothing she does is “good enough” and anything good she does is credited to whoever she’s working with or dating. I mean people still do everything in their power to claim she doesn’t care about wrestling even though it’s very clear she does.

    Articles like these are nice to see. Of course before I even read the comments I knew it would be filled with people trying to “debunk” this. No one can praise Nikki without a flock of people making sure they let everyone know just how awful she is. At this point I think the only women who gets the same amount of flack Nikki does is Naomi.

  • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

    Im not a Nikki Bella hater. Some of things that Nikki does, doesn’t sit well with me.

    1. Nikki says that she wants to be a role model, but she wears low cut outfits and dress provacatively at times.
    2. Nikki is with Cena but to me it looks like she flirts with the guys too imo. I thought at first she was interested in Seth Rolllins. And then she made a video? dressing like AJ Styles. And at the end the way Nikki was interacting with AJ Styles. I thought she was interested in him too.
    Nikki has improved alot imo.

    • Realistically, wrestlers aren’t role models because they are promoting violence, right? But kids still watch it, and love it. It’s her life, she’s 32 years old, she can dress however she wants.
      And I really doubt she’d beg for that ring from Cena only to flirt with other guys, I mean…

      • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

        Nikki has said that she wants to be a role model. And yeah I know Boris she can wear what she wants, but when tween and teen girls looks up to you, and considers you a role model.
        Yes Nikki did act like she was interested in Seth at one time. And AJ Styles too. Im not hating but it’s the truth. And Nikki even admitted that she flirts alot….

        • It’s what you make it, you think dressing good is bad for others, while I see a woman who just likes to dress how she wants.
          I think she’s in love with Cena and we’ve seen more than enough of it so I really doubt she’d flirt with others on purpose, and not as a joke.

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            When did I say that dressing good is bad for others?. Did you read my comment?.

          • You said Nikki dressing the way she is is not a good role model for the kids.. you’re reaching honey.

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Lol Boris are you serious?. You’re the one who’s reaching here.
            So you’re telling me that wearing explicit outfits and drinking wine, all the time. You’re telling me that’s a good role model?.

          • told you, it’s what you make it out to be.

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl
          • trishlita721

            See a counsellor

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl
          • trishlita721

            Wow u sound crazy Nikki should be aloud to take photos with whoever she wants.. . You think she shouldn’t be aloud because shes with cena. Narcissist/ control freak. I suppose u think it would be ok for cena to beat her if she talks to other men lol

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Lol you’re triggered.
            I meant what I said and im not going to change my mind.

          • trishlita721

            Triggered??? Just pulling you up on a few things

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl
          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Im not the one who’s crazy….

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Ok so you think Nikki taking pictures with other guys, knowing that she’s with Cena is ok?. Open your eyes Boris.

          • it’s called having friends

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Yeah I get that.
            You don’t see Cena taking pictures with other women in WWE do you?.

          • i do, all the time

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Those were past pictures before he met Nikki. Im talking about now not back in the day.

    • Wicked Bliss

      For me the only thing that makes her a role model is her passion to her craft which she showed when she ddid her best to return to the ring after that neck injury (tho I wont be surprise if that is all drama). Other than that she’s just ordinary celebrity who kids should not look up to.

      • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

        I agree. Im not doubting her passion for this business.

    • trishlita721

      So Nikki can’t talk or interact with men or she’s interested in them??? And I don’t think she’s dressing out of the norm the men wear underwear are the provocative??

  • TabbyK

    The comments are as predictable as I knew they were gonna be. You should’ve known before posting this that you’re not allowed to defend Nikki. Wrestling fans get really upset about it.

  • Shady

    I always have to clock a hoe when it comes to defending Brie

  • Andrew Soto

    They should have an age restriction on here or a psychiatric screening process to be able to be a member or be able to comment.

  • LaurenYorkStan

    Summer Rae article next please

    • trishlita721

      Who??

      • LaurenYorkStan
        • trishlita721

          U have issues

          • LaurenYorkStan

            Bitch you have issues replying to me with some damn “who” trying to be cute BITCH you need to stop trying cause ya old bitch ass will never be cute give it up

          • trishlita721

            Honey have a vallium or some vitamin b….. In asuka voice “does she work here”

  • Wicked Bliss

    I thought the Queen of Strongstyle is (or more suitable with) Asuka. But I agree she evolved and I see her as a great wrestler. She’s just overpushed (specially during total divas era) that’s why she gets hate.

    • trishlita721

      Shes really not overpushed though for years and years she jobbed and was put on the back burner for aj/ Paige/ Kaitlyn/ layla/ eve…..

  • Buffyrocks

    Nikki is clearly a devoted employee of the WWE, and I truly believe she loves the company and wrestling. However, like someone else mentioned, this basically boils down to “Nikki improved over 10 years, let’s praise her,” which is insulting to the past decade of all of the women, and kind of patronizing to Nikki. And I am one of her biggest critics (and always have been). It would be different if she were putting on five star matches, and made these incredible improvements in multiple categories, but that’s really not the case. She certainly deserves all of the encouragement in the world, and compliments when they are warranted. But I see no point in exaggerating on her praise. She is in the entertainment industry. They are expected to perfect their craft over a period of time, and to keep up with the hungrier and younger competitors.

    The bar was placed low for Nikki (and many other women in the company like Kelly and Maryse), so when they exceeded expectations, they suddenly received tons of praise for literally just doing their job (a job that other women have been doing better). This happens all of the time in politics and entertainment.

    Let’s call it like it is: Her dedication and her above average wrestling awarded her opportunities (that, yes, she earned). She persisted and lasted longer than most women in the company, which, as a fellow entertainer, I can say is half of the battle, so good for her! And over the course of ten years she naturally made improvements. She’s a good wrestler, a bad actress, great at marketing herself, seems to be a team player, had a built in gimmick (twinning!), and was in the right place at the right time (all success has a bit of luck). But that’s about it.

    I don’t mean this as any disrespect for Nikki or her fans. She was hitting a great stride, but an injury kept her down. And she genuinely seems like she wants to continue to be a better technician. It doesn’t help her that far superior wrestlers like the 4HW, Mickie James, and Bliss (and NXT women like Asuka, Ember, Nikki Cross, and Ruby) are on the scene.

    At the end of the day, the Bella fans should probably just shrug off the criticism. I’m positive the twins will be inducted into the Hall of Fame before 2030, and that will be a great “see I told you so” moment to critics like me anyway! ;)

    • Aye Mate

      Nikki Without Malice. Well done.

      I also utterly agree with everything here.

  • #BrieForPeace ?

    Okay so a lot of people wanna claim that they have an opinion on Nikki when they’re completely ignoring and shutting their eyes to her improvement and to her dedication. If you’re a hater nothing she can and will do will ever change what you see. She could save the world for all you care and you’d still say she is not good enough. That’s the thing that utterly annoys me because I can agree that Nikki isn’t the best. I can agree that there are others with less experience that have surpassed her in the wrestling aspect. But when you put somebody’s passion on the line and you wanna claim that they love the opportunities the business gave them you’re being a pure hypocrite. If you’re judging Nikki Bella on this aspect you’re judging every woman on the Total Divas show. You’re judging every single woman in the WWE. Wouldn’t you love a god damn opportunity yourself? The ability you have to shut your eyes and ignore what isn’t convenient to you is crazy. These are the same people that see Nikki doing a thousand things right but once she does something wrong it becomes her label INSTANTLY.

    You wanna know someone who REALLY enjoys the exposure without putting the work? Eva Marie. That’s someone that fits this argument of yours. The rest of the woman are enjoying their opportunities while still putting in the work, ALL OF THEM.

    You wanna question the reason for this article? If this was about Naomi you would all be jumping up and down praising Diva-Dirt for the positive opinion on your golden girl. The reason for this article is the pure hypocrisy that you still close your eyes to. Ever since AJ Lee cut that pipebomb people wanna shame the Bella Twins but through it all The Bellas were here pre, during and post revolution and guess what Nikki could’ve gone home the second she cemented her legacy. Instead she came back from a carreer threatning injury PUT OTHER GIRLS OVER IN A SPAN OF 7 MONTHS and still worked through a herniated neck once again. You wanna claim you’re criticising Nikki’s value as a performer? Let me spill the tea to you: the likes of AJ Lee, Alexa Bliss, Naomi to mention a few hold more or less the same degree of performance as does Nikki Bella. They ALL have flaws. Do I see you criticizing their values as a performer? Naomi and Nattie are fellow Total Divas who could be put under the same light as Nikki ” They have flaws and aren’t the best of performers therefore let’s say that they’re simply enjoying the success of reality TV”. Don’t claim you’re judging her level as a performer and putting the words ” opportunity” ” dating” ” fame” in the same god damn sentence.

    You wanna ask why does article exists? I ask you the same thing as a Nikki Bella fan. And I ask you why isn’t this article about your golden girls that essentialy do the same as Nikki but don’t get half the criticism.

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      I agree with everything you said except people unfortunately constantly hate on Alexa on her so don’t put her name in that list but Nikki is a all time great no matter if people admit it or not

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        Alexa gets mixed reactions imho, I put her to showcase that general wrestling marks (women wrestling stans or male wrestling stans) wanna point the finger to Nikki and get all wet when Alexa Bliss cuts a promo or does her turnbuckle sunset flip powerbomb. It’s sickening and it annoys me to no extent. These double standards are insanely ridiculous and people wanna act surprised when articles like these appear.

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          im a huge fan of Alexa but I also like Nikki she’s done a lot of good for women wrestling and for wwe it’s really not necessary to dislike or be disrespectful to anyone but some fans just love getting their 2 cents in and try to give their un wanted opinion on something most of us don’t have the balls to do

    • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

      So if DD write an article about Naomi would you say the samething? Naomi has improved a lot and Nikki has improved too. Nattie is better than Naomi and Nikki imo.

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        I would express my criticism where I feel it belongs and express the positives aswell just as I do with Nikki. I wouldn’t be out here covering my eyes to a lot of stuff they have done. I reckon Naomi’s improvement and how far she’s come in many ways. Do I feel like she’s the best of performer? No. Do I doubt her passion? No. Do I feel like she could go down as one of the all time greats? Absolutely. I’m not saying people can’t criticize Nikki i’m saying if you wanna do it be coherent about it. Imho Natalya could be great but she doesn’t break out of her shell and thus that hinders her performance in all ways.

  • Kiana Taylor

    Naomi, Sasha, Charlotte need one of these two im sick of the monkey, horses, man insults they get dana too i dont think she gets as much now but some dude made a podcast and he was incredibly disrespectful towards her and nia, eva too

    • LaurenYorkStan

      Why Charlotte and sasha need one lol

      • Kiana Taylor

        Now thinking bout it i wouldn’t say they get alot of hate but Charlotte still is being called a man and sasha well idk she probably shouldn’t have one now

        • LaurenYorkStan

          Charlotte is a man tbh idk

          • Kiana Taylor

            Lol i know i shouldn’t but i just laughed my ass off to this

    • TabbyK

      Naomi definitely needs one. The other two not so much.

  • Well I don’t really hate her just hate she never did it alone & her character is the the same in real life so I don’t know how she couldn’t have that easily down packed. Yeah she’s grown & I appreciate her getting better but that whole reign she never stood alone & that’s one thing about her reign I wont respect.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/626ab8aff685eb3113fca5d4afd480e445c3f85f6037c6f635949f02ece3fe8a.gif

    • trishlita721

      You do know it’s scripted right….. She was meant to be assisted in matches and in her title reign she was heel. Charlotte with Dana/ ric…. Laycool…. Trish with molly/gail/tomko….. Victoria with Stephen….. Natalya and Beth. I could go on.

      • I know, that’s my point. She always having Brie there made her not as creditable to me.
        & at a point each 95% of those people reigned as champ alone.

        • trishlita721

          So Charlotte’s reigns not credible either???

          • Charlotte & Nikki are in 2 different leagues lol we know Charlotte doesn’t NEED help. I wanted Nikki (Like Candice, Michelle McCool, Layla & Eve) to name a few to prove to me they deserved that belt & they did.
            Towards the end yeah Nikki gave me moments but nothing like the heel turn at SS & she wasn’t even champ lol

          • trishlita721

            Again it’s scripted heels usually are assisted in one way or another it’s not like Nikki could just walk up to management and say well hey I want to win a handicap match vs Charlotte asuka and Sasha clean so I look strong. Also Nikki wanted to fued with her sister and tie up lose ends in there storyline but obviously it wasn’t approved by management.

          • At the end of the day she NEVER defended the title solo, dassit.

          • trishlita721

            Well nor do most heels as in Charlotte….. And Nikki actually did multiple times as in vs tamina and Paige triple threat… Just an example

          • Organization XIII

            Multiple times?? ?

          • Charlotte & Nikki are are too different breeds but alright. Triple threats are not 1 v 1

        • trishlita721

          So I’m assuming u wouldn’t like it if men interfere in a match was melina vs Trish not a credible match because mercury and nitro and Mickie interfered.

  • trishlita721

    This!!!!! When u have women such as aj lee retire after a hot minute and gets handed 3 title reigns….. If anything Nikki deserves that title so much more.

    • Myth ? #WarGoddessMoon

      But what does AJ have to do with a 7000 word thesis randomly addressing Nikki’s evolving skills and abilities as a performer? I’m sorry but using her hanging up her chucks for reasons completely unrelated to the subject of the article to emphasize Nikki’s passion for the business in comparison is silly.

      • trishlita721

        Sweetie I’m simply addressing the elephant in the room. Nikki who in fact has stayed dedicated to a business where she was overlooked/ jobbed/ wasn’t given a voice/ did jobs she didn’t want to yet she stayed loyal and patience waiting for an opportunity whereas as aj was handed most and had half the career Nikki has had and did one wrestling move and left because she had boyfriend problems yet shes praised because she says she likes to play video games. Just saying

        • Organization XIII

          So AJ didnt work hard to get to where she deserved to be? Is what you’re saying?

        • Myth ? #WarGoddessMoon

          I honestly feel like this is a form of deflecting from the negativity here on the thread. It just made zero sense to randomly bring her up as if only her fans are causing it. I really don’t want to go through the tedious motion of comparing Nikki and AJ’s careers and circumstances side by side but I will say this again: AJ has nothing to do with this even with their long history of alleged backstage issues and on screen interactions. That’s really all I meant by saying that but since you seem to harbor bitterness toward our skip-happy little new york times best-selling author riding off into the sunset with a HOF-worthy career in such a short amount of time, I also have to say this. These two women BOTH receive the same amount of hate for different reasons and much of it from the other fan base. It’s neither logical nor warranted but it happens every time their name is stirred up in some case unfortunately. I think it’s really unfair for you to perceive all the opportunities AJ received to be things just “handed to her” because that would indicate that she didn’t work or put any any effort in for them. And I understand there’s so many people that say the exact same thing about Nikki, which is sad as hell too, but trying to downplay and discredit someone’s accomplishments to make the other person look better is a bitch move lol. It’s not like she was delivering horrible matches/promos and they kept giving her those chances, it’s the exact opposite case whereas the better you perform and the more you connect to the fans, the more you’re given to work with, which in the women’s division wasn’t a whole lot back at the time. In AJ’s case she did everything she could have possibly done at the time and stuck it out, suffering from a serious injury, at the time to both finish her WM program and to help give Paige a WM moment (which explains why she was dressed down and was ‘knocked out’ most of the match). She constantly put over the new generation and even gave props to the Bellas and the rest of the TD cast mates before she left. I respect the hell out of all of these women but to use AJ’s retirement as a means of putting over Nikki’s passion is like a game of limbo, how low can you go?

          • trishlita721

            Boo boo just no. I respect aj the only reason I’m bringing her into the equation is because I believe Nikki deserves more accolades to reward her dedication and hard work. I’m not saying aj didn’t work hard I’m just saying Nikki stuck it out even after a serious injury. I don’t understand how she gets so much hate when she’s stayed so committed whereas others have left such as aj, Kaitlyn, eve and many others.

          • Myth ? #WarGoddessMoon

            I appreciate that you’re being so civil about this, sweet tantalizing honeybun dipped in caramel lol, but nooo. We’re just going in circles at this point because it’s still not making since why you’re bringing AJ and now Kaitlyn and Eve into the convo just for retiring. They’re not in Nikki’s equation anymore and frankly them being there or not are non-factors to her success. It’s completely fine and there’s nothing wrong with you desiring for Nikki to have many more opportunities than she’s been given, most of us all wish that for someone we admire and favor, but working through a serious potentially life-altering injury doesn’t make her any more deserving than anyone else when that’s just the sad reality of the business and everyone goes through these types of health hazards from time to time. It’s commendable and highly respectable that she worked her ass off to get back into the ring and make her return but it shouldn’t affect whether or not she or others should receive more opportunities.

          • trishlita721

            That’s true my sugar biscuit. I get your point I just felt like they jobbed and didn’t get opportunities during ajs year long reign yet got so much hate and we’re labelled overrated and seen as pulling strings yet they didn’t even get the title but they returned and trained to get better.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            omg this clock

        • QueenSableBomb

          AJ left because 1) she accomplished everything she wanted to, as she had nothing left to do and 2) she has numbness in in her arms from 2 neck surgeries. Don’t be ignorant.

  • Organization XIII

    I feel like people want you to keep praising Nikki for stuff she’s been doing since 2015. We’ve already praised her for improvements. How many times do yall want ppl to praise her for the same thing? She hasn’t added anything new or different since leeching from her neck injury. Not a new moveset. Not a new entrance. Not a new gimmick. Nothing. She’s same girl from 2015-2016.

    • She hasn’t even outdone her best matches which were in 2015.

      • Organization XIII

        Exactly. Has she improved. Absolutely. But she still isn’t where she should be

    • Darion Singleton

      Thank you!!! She’s just like John Cena who’s also been doing the same thing

      • Organization XIII

        Which is why ppl are tired of him. Been the same rhetoric for almost 10 years now. Evolve my man

    • #ImHungry

      SCRM like the “hate” she’s been getting lately isn’t any different than the “hate” that the Horsewomen get for “being overpushed” or for Naomi for being “boring and not over”

      The writer clearly has an agenda which is why she wrote the article

      • Call Up Asuka NOW

        Or the hate Alexa gets don’t forget her

        • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

          Alexa doesn’t get any hate.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Lol you’re joking right

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Lol no. Alexa gets 5% hate. 95%likes Alexa.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            No I wish you was right but no

          • LaurenYorkStan

            Lol

      • Organization XIII

        Tbh Only difference in her hate is the Cena stuff which imo no matter what anyone says she does have some political pull because of him. Hell she may have gotten some of her own now with her growing status outside WWE

    • Aye Mate

      The Nikki Bella “hate” argument should have officially ended when she landed atop the PWI Female Wrestler list. It was a mark of credibility and an acknowledgment of both her improvement and career, whether or not one agreed or disagreed with her attaining it. (I myself was in the latter camp.)

      This article, however, was written with the agenda of stirring up the endless fan wars between the Bella army and, presumably, those who are fans of the Four Horsewomen. And clearly, it’s worked. It’s just a shame that writers now take their cues from average joe commentators as opposed to extending coverage on a wider aspect of the women’s wrestling genre.

      • Organization XIII

        I too didn’t think she should’ve gotten it. I give Nikki praise for improving vastly. She won me over but I’m tired of people tryng to force that improvement on you as if she’s continued to make strides in 2017.

        • Aye Mate

          I respect Nikki for her resilience and commitment to WWE, but she just isn’t my type of performer. I like someone who lays their heart and soul bare in the ring and she doesn’t take me there. She might do for others, and that’s great – keep on championing her, I’m not stopping you – but I merely feel another way.

          • Organization XIII

            Which is understandable. I like almost all the women once they show me something to get behind. I think the commenters feel as tho you NEED to stan for her otherwise you’re a hater lol

  • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

    Everybody isn’t going to like Nikki Bella. So stop trying to make everybody like her. Some people like her some people don’t like her. Everybody has different opinions at the end of the day.

  • wwepassion

    Damn I get off of this for hours and the same people are still on here bitching. Get lives. Then you wonder why she is such a massive star over your favs. Look at how many comments this got just by talking about Nikki lol. Hating her adds to her success because you can’t shut up about her. I love that she has you guys emotionally into her, that’s what stars do after all.

    • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

      Aren’t you the one who complains about Naomi , in every article?.

    • LaurenYorkStan

      BITCH SHUT YO ASS UP DIDN’T I TELL YO ASS TO DON’T COMMENT WHEN I’M HERE SICK OF SEEING YO WHACK ASS SHIT ON MY SCREEN

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      I just wish people would be more consistent with their outlooks if someone says something about person A it’s fine but if someone says the same thing about person B It’s disrespectful and hate

    • ?????t?_007

      Eva Marie is the biggest star of all time if we’re going to follow your flawed logic.

  • LaurenYorkStan

    Disrespectful ass bitch up here saying “who” bitch next time ima who the fuck outta yo ass keep on trying to be cute

  • GEO
  • Be Sexy #MadeURelevant

    Lana is skinnier

    • LaurenYorkStan

      YAAAAASSS

  • Kiana Taylor
  • Diva_Fan

    No offence but this whole article seems a bit random and unnecessary ! At the end the of the daysome people will like Nikki Bella and others will not that’s it’s the way it is with her she will split opinions .

  • Myth ? #WarGoddessMoon

    Okay yes. I appreciate the passion behind this piece but was it necessary? No. Nikki:
    1. Turned around her entire career by improving massively in the ring
    2. Evolved the Bella Brand with the aid of her and her sister’s growing popularity
    3. Solidified herself as a mainstream superstar and even topped the PWI list in 2015
    4. Became the longest reigning Divas champ of all time
    5. Performed in a number of decent/good matches in 2015+
    It’s the same conversation and argument that’s been going on for two years now, this isn’t usually always the case and NIkki like a bunch of other women unfortunately truly have people that detest them for petty and ridiculous reasons but for a lot of instances it goes:
    “Nikki has improved”,
    “Yes I noticed but I’m still not sold on her”
    *Directs you to a number of examples mostly based on preference and opinion about her performances*
    “Sorry I still don’t see the appeal”
    “Well you must be a hater. It’s not enough you acknowledge she’s improved, you have to kiss her ass as well”
    “No thanks :D”

  • CheapPops

    I’m indifferent to Nikki but I do find it interesting that some people are doing their best to discredit her while complaining that articles like this aren’t necessary because she doesn’t get as much hate as she used to.

  • Noticed how the top comments criticizing Nikki are getting deleted by the moderators.

    • #ImHungry

      They’re lame for that.

    • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

      I’ve noticed that too.

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      The DD staff are hardcore Nikki stans. They have been for years…

    • Pearlita Marie McGee

      For a news website, they sure are bias.

  • wwepassion

    Same people still on here for hours and you wonder why Nikki is such a big star.

    • #ImHungry

      Bitch wasn’t you crying when the Naomob jumped you in the comments section a couple weeks ago? SCRM flop bitch

      • wwepassion

        Stop stalking me, I’ve ignored most of your comments from several of your accounts

        • #ImHungry

          SCRM flop bitch you just posted – ain’t no one stalking your pissy pussy ass bc I know how much you cry

          • wwepassion

            You have several accounts writing me, you are way over the top.

          • #ImHungry

            lol when you don’t have a comeback you go for the “several accounts” SCRM

            Girl that would be you trying to get everyone to like Nikki Bella scrm

  • Geek God

    Nikki gained my respect when she came back from that serious injury, on top of working so hard to improve, so she’s gained me defending her, not Brie, just Nikki lol Nikki even on Total Divas alone has shown so much more passion than Brie and a lot of the other women we have seen leave the WWE, she’s not my personal favorite (Sasha Banks is) but i will NEVER shit on Nikki again, the girl is gold nowadays, people need to stop looking at 2008-2014 and focus on Present Day Nikki cus those are 2 different people from 2 different eras

  • Nikki has earned my respect. I was never crazy about her but I did like her, it showed in the ring and in her career. She deserves everything she got and her success. For diva dirt to single out one woman though makes me question why? This post wasnt need but not to take away from nikki either. I waited to comment on this post because people are going in with the comments. ? They are harsh. everyone, but not most people, need to know the difference between hate and people just giving their honest opinions without getting blasted for it. We all can agree to disagree

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      We all know who you don’t like by now we know we know

      • ……….. (cricket, cricket) ………..

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          Every post about a certain person you let us know you don’t like her and for some reason you act like your opinions are facts but hey whatever makes you sleep

          • You never seem to get off this person you speak of? It’s all good. Lol all love here boo boo! ?

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Right Right

  • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

    I hope we get a series of articles like this and this is not just a one time thing to promote Nikki Bella. Can we get an articles for Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, Alexa, Nattie, Bayley and many more. If not, the DD staff is just showing off being Nikki-biased more than usual.

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    She sucks. That’s all.

  • ralfikh

    People just love to hate.
    Just spread love instead.

  • NY

    I mean honestly, this could’ve been done for other women who had no pull backstage and made something of themselves…this whole In defense of article. I appreciate Nikki Bella I don’t know…. still feel … https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c8a735ab80f1becc610398bf920c4e6063c493b2444ee04f21609bd0d13a77f.jpg

    • 3???????

      Lmfao I agree with all of this

  • Raekon

    I’m not disliking or hating nikki but I’m wondering WHY she get’s this article as the only person to even get one when there were tons of other women before her that deserved such articles but never got some?
    There is no reason to defend her at all, she spent many years in the wwe doing whatever, then left and as stated by her and brie the main reason they returned was because they wanted to be closer to their boyfriends and spend more time with them + the total divas show they were booked for.
    A few years later and after a unnessecarily VERY long reing that the wwe let her have so they can delete AJ from the Position, she started to train more (Brie aswell and to be honest she was better in the ring and more fluid than Nikki) and were given power moves so she can stand out. moves that people like Tamina that actually could pull such moves, weren’t allowed to use.
    So yes, some people dislike or even hated her for some things but in overall I think she made the best out of the situation, pulled through and showed to everyone that she worked hard to earn her spot and that she deserved it.

  • I typically try to shy away from controversial posts, as I don’t like to play into drama, but here goes nothing. When Brie and Nikki burst on the scene, even though they were mediocre at best with subpar mic skills, I was a fan, when they left, I was very much a part of the Bella Army. I wasn’t itching for their return when they came back, to be honest, as I didn’t think they, apart from being likeable and cute, to me, offered much, but I supported them. Fast forward to 2013, they were still subpar in every way, and it became glaringly obvious that it was the case when Total Divas came out, and they slowly became the center and foundation of the Diva’s Division, and I do agree with what AJ said in 2013 that they turned to reality tv because they weren’t gifted enough to be actresses, and that they sucked up to the right people, because in all honesty, yes, they were a brand, but they had not really done anything really to warrant suddenly being this powerhouse in the division, and people, myself included, wondered whether or not their personal relationships had anything to do with it. People often said the same thing about Michelle McCool when it was known she was with the Undertaker, the Pin-Up Strong era came about because of CM Punk dating Beth Phoenix, or so the dirt sheets said. But the difference being, those two women were able to back it up in the ring, and on the mic time and again and carry other, much less skilled women. People didn’t see that with or in Nikki or Brie. Wrestling, not WWE fans want to see and feel passion for the business from their performers, and WWE can call it sports entertainment all they’d please, but wrestling is what they came for, and many of the women, they weren’t workers, they were females who in Nikki’s own words were in “Broadway With BodySlams”. And even in interviews at that time, the Bellas would talk about the love of traveling and red carpet opportunities, etc, but not much about wrestling, and that turned a lot of fans off. Fast forward to 2014, to Give Divas A Chance, where they claimed credit for it by saying they booked the match that caused fans to care and make the topic trend, they only called out the company when it was ok to do so, they weren’t like AJ Lee who directly called out management, and they actually went to toe the party line against her, so them calling out WWE is unfounded. They said they wanted longer matches, that was it. They weren’t saviors of the division like they were being lauded as, they were the stars and they had gotten there, through looks and relationship, not necessarily skill, and at its core, I found nothing wrong with that, as most women get in because they are pretty, Trish wouldn’t have gotten as far as she did without being pretty, nor would Kelly Kelly and Maria and fans tore them apart for being around for so long and not being all that good, same with Torrie and Stacy Keibler, and when there was improvement it was made into something that was unheard of and to be heralded, but to many, you’re supposed to, and a lot sooner, it’s like seeking praise or expecting someone to praise someone when they clean their bedroom or do their homework, it’s supposed to be done, you’re supposed to be better. The only woman in recent times the fans hadn’t had serious issue with for one reason or another was Natalya. She wasn’t overexposed like the Bellas, she had true skill, and passion and love for the business, and we know she got there and got what little she had because she was good, not good looking, paid her dues and loves to wrestle, same was said in the day for Paige until she phoned in her performances and got lazy. The Bellas have added moves to their arsenal, but it doesn’t necessarily make them better wrestlers, or wrestlers at all, Brie, the twin I still have a lot more liking for, was tragic in the ring even after her improvements, Nikki, actually became a worker, not a wrestler. But a lot of the reason people don’t like her because of how she came off on TD. She came off as snobbish, rude, not too bright, and obnoxious, and did it her no favors, added in with assumptions about her,
    she turned me off on that show, as she did a lot of people, just like Paige got under a lot of people’s skin on TE and TD, just like Ariane got dragged unmercifully. Some women are not going to be liked. Nikki represented everything that was an issue with the prior generation of divas, the good workers and wrestlers with passion were being shunted aside for the ones with the looks. Like Jim Cornette said, WWE are more apt to give the ones with less loyalty more because they know the loyal ones will just put up with it. She may have passion now, but it didn’t come through in anything she said or did until recently, and because of that, they expect a change in opinion overnight, when they’ve seen for themselves for years mediocrity, a lack of passion, being prominent because of who she was with, for her long title reign that was made to erase and spite AJ. People cared about her because they see her everywhere. She’s John Cena’s woman, and with that comes visibility and opinion, and she’s an extremely beautiful woman, and WWE fans can get women over on just their looks, look at Sable and Debra. All in all, I think Nikki is a solid worker, but she’s not someone who would be worthy of being a standard bearer for a division, and her being put into such a spot soured a lot of fans because you couldn’t hide her shortcomings as well any more, and the more obvious they became, the more they pushed her. the more stans try to make you see things their way the more people are going to hate her even more because you’re focused too much on trying to be right over letting the person feel how they feel. They don’t like her because they think she slept her way to the top, true or not, so what? They don’t see passion, you do, so what? They don’t see her a good wrestler, so what? Why keep going back and forth with someone who you know won’t and doesn’t see it your way unless you just like drama? It’s silly.

    • NY

      Great post! Sums up my thoughts exactly and I think this resonates with alot of people’s dislike or indifference towards her and her sister. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9a049b283c8bfe24ad24abe1f71566fe8337438405d40e2802cb49d967bfa7f.gif

    • Not defending The Bellas at all, but Michelle sucked donkey balls on the mic. Probably one of the all time worsts, until Layla with her natural charm and great speaking skills came along and helped her.

      And don’t compare Trish to the eye candys.

    • You’re missing one BIG part here and that is during their start of pushes in 2013 they both carved their own characters, gears and movesets to be ready for them. They could’ve stayed complacent with their old twin magic stuff but they went next level. Total Divas is scripted so whatever you’re basing your opinion on is as fake as wrestling.

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  • Lushluke

    Why u stan so hard

  • Lushluke

    Love Nikki btw

  • Randall

    She has improved greatly in the ring since her debut but her mic skills are still awful in my opinion. Many people are saying Alexa needs an article yes her in ring work could use some work but she’s not terrible in the ring at all. Also her mic skills are probably one of the best in the women’s division at the moment. If anyone needed an article it would be Eva Marie and Nia Jax lol