Eve ‘Fires’ the Bella Twins (Video)

WWE has released a video of Executive Administrator Eve Torres ‘firing’ the Bella Twins, Brie and Nikki, following their match on Raw tonight.

In the clip, Eve says that she reviewed their contracts and noticed that they were coming to an end (which is true), and due to “the economy not being so hot and budget cuts”, she was firing them.

Of course, this is just a storyline explanation for their departure. As reported, the Bellas’ contracts expire today (April 30th) and they’ve decided to leave WWE.

Watch below:

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  • http://ashmultimedia.wordpress.com melon2617

    I don’t know if this is a work or not.

    On the one hand, it seems like they’re leaving but with Eve doing the firing, it almost seems like it could be a work or some kind as well.

    Meh, time will tell.

    • WWFoverWWE

      It’s not a work. This is just their way of being written out.

  • WWFoverWWE

    And thank you Bellas…..

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Eve sexy self…she did a complete 360..lol

  • wl75

    It’s a way to put more heat on Eve, that’s for sure, so it works.

    • T@KESH1

      and a receipt for them threatening to quit developmental so they could get called up in the first place.

      • WWFoverWWE

        You do know that they weren’t really fired right? They chose to leave.

        • T@KESH1

          of course, despite the benefit WL75 noted, who knows for sure which was the impetus. Bottomline, they had something coming & got off easy.

        • Valese

          Yeah but they left on their own volition, so it can’t be some form of “receipt”. Especially if they let their own contracts expire and Nikki even received a Diva’s title reign out it.

        • T@KESH1

          @Valese: payback doesn’t have to mean firing (taken off tv until contract exp) nor does a ‘transitional title reign’ = a gift (see Lita’s exit)

          1. Bellas did what they did
          2. wwe mgmt isn’t the high-road taking type
          3. they could’ve left and been written off online the quiet, standard way but were “fired”

          At the end of the day, Bellas got what they wanted 5 years ago and for the most part, did so now.

  • http://xlittlemissobsessive.tumblr.com/ KellyKellyAJFan

    Wow. Usually, WWE never writes a Diva out when they’re leaving. Just wish they could’ve showed this on TV.

  • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

    ya know, i’m just pleased that the bellas decided to leave themselves. hopefully any upcoming ‘spring cleaning’ of divas isn’t as harsh as they have been in recent years now.

    • revivingophelia

      I thought about that, too. The Bellas making the decision to leave on their own could actually help save someone else from being cut. At least this way, they were the ones to make the choice to leave.

  • Steve_x

    I like how they had Eve fire them. I still think Eve should have declared herself divas champion at Extreme Rules, but i guess they wanted Layla to be champion.

    • Raekon

      Well at least they put over both Layla as a face and Eve as a heel on their way out which is a good thing.

  • bxradimus

    I was never a fan of The Bella’s but they could have at least given them more than 20 seconds on their last night. And they probably should have aired this on RAW so the casual fans who don’t often read websites would know they were gone…plus, it’d give a little showing as to the “power” that Eve has with her new character.

    • Steve_x

      I agree they should have given them more time. Great way to respect them after all the years they have been there. Remember Melina’s last match? Battle royal, and eliminated in 5-10 seconds. It amazes me how little WWE cares about their divas.

      • Kessuki

        some of their big wwe superstars in the 90s left in similar fashion so its nothing new or anything sexist.

        • Steve_x

          Really? Didn’t watch in the 90s so i didn’t know, but i do think they deserve more respect.

      • TheGamergirl22

        The last one who was shown respect was Victoria with her emotional goodbye

  • EVEROCKS

    This is so sad. :’( The Bellas’ really didn’t reach her full potential in WWE. I’m glad the had Eve be the one to ‘fire’ them though. It will give her a lot of heat from the people in the crowd who were not aware of Brie and Nikki leaving. This shows that creative may still have a little sence left when it comes to the Divas. Best of luck to the Bellas’! They will be missed. ;)

  • FashionQueen86

    I really hate to come off as a ranting cat but I am very disappointed in how this whole thing turned out. I was so sure Kharma was either going to turn up during the Pay-per-view or tonight’s show. I understand she’s still out due to the lost of the baby, but it just sucks that Kharma left us an exiting promo that had me on the edge of my seat waiting for her to crush the twins and now they exit the business just like that. It would have been a perfect way to get revenge. Ugh! The Timing for this whole thing is just so off!

  • mariah.

    I would have got misty eyed if Nikki made a joke about the WWE and the clip closed with Brie saying “Good one, Nikki!”

  • Nostalgia

    I keep seeing people say that the bellas and Kelly Kelly don’t love wrestling… They might not be the wrestlers, and I may not like Kelly but you don’t breathe and live something almost 24/7 365 with about loving for THAT long because it can make or break you inside.

    • mariah.

      This. I could never.

    • Nostalgia

      *be the best wrestlers

      • Nostalgia

        And without not about. Damn iPhone

  • Steve_x

    In one year we have lost 6 divas.
    Michelle McCool, Melina, Gail Kim, Maryse, Brie & Nikki Bella.

    • Steve_x

      Michelle – May 1, 2011
      Melina & Gail – August 5
      Maryse – October 28
      Bella – April 30, 2012
      Who’s next?

      • FashionQueen86

        Alicia?

        • Steve_x

          Probably. I’d say either Alicia or Natalya.

        • TheGamergirl22

          Alicia or Tamina, because unless Nattie asks to be released like her cousin she’s not going anywhere, too much backlash from her family, Tamina not so much because they fired her brother with no problems

          Hopefully WWE call up new blood to the roster like they did with AJ

      • IRuleMe

        Michelle McCool – 32
        Melina – 33
        Gail – 36
        Maryse – 29
        Nikki Bella – 28
        Brie Bella – 28

        All these girls were either over 30′s or closing in on it. What’s the point in keeping them around when they can infuse youth into the roster?

        Gail didn’t have much in the way of personality, despite being a great worker. She never got over with the WWE crowd and it was obvious she signed with WWE for the money, so there wasn’t much point keeping her around.

        McCool wanted to have a family. She’s married to Taker, Taker’s getting old, she wanted to get him off the road.

        Melina was a problem child. WWE usually doesn’t get it wrong when it comes to letting talent walk (Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, etc etc). Melina had been in the business since like 04.. There was only so much they could do with her.

        Maryse was kind of in the same boat as Melina in that there wasn’t much they could do with her. They put her with Ted to try and get him over, she’d won all the titles there were to win. She didn’t need the business. Much easier for her to do her modeling thing.

        The Bellas didn’t need the business either. They seem perfectly content to do the modeling thing. They weren’t anything to write home about in terms of actual wrestling skill. Not a major loss.

      • jcarcano12

        I think Natalie or hmm Rosa are next

    • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

      Steve_X

      The girls from this new Generation are gone …Mickie Melina Candice McCool Maryse…wow dude o.0

      Wonder whos next?

      • Steve_x

        Ryan, were you insulting me or stating a fact? I wasn’t too sure, but yeah I just wanted to share about 6 divas leaving in a year.

        • Choko

          I wouldn’t really place Maryse in the Mickie,Melina and Candice generation, Not sure I would do that with Michelle either.

        • cutymania

          @CHOKO – why not? Michelle was there around the same time Mickie and Melina were brought in. Remember her feud with Dawn Marie? she’s been there just as long.

          && if you include her diva search days, technically she made her debut before them.

        • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

          STEVE_X Insulting you? Lol no dude! lol i was stating facts!
          I dont play those kind of BS games my dude =D

          ANd Choko Michelle Melina Candice and Mickie James debuted in 2005, then Layla Kelly Maryse and Eve Torres came in after 2006

        • Choko

          Doesn’t matter when they joined. What matters is when they were wrestling full time. Michelle was signed ever since 2004, but she became a full time wrestler in very late 2007 after Torrie got injured.

          Michelle was from this generation of divas, Maryse too.

          Candice,Mickie and Melina are from the division after Lita and Trish.

        • Steve_x

          Ryan, lol ok sorry for the misunderstanding, it was the “wow dude o.O” that had me confused.

        • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

          No biggie STEVE_X =D

          And CHOKO my dude! Michelle got in the ring way before Mickie Melina or Candice did! In fact Melina’s debut match was against McCool! And before that she was wrestling pre-wrestlemania 2005 against Dawnmarie in some nasty catfight matches! Meanwhile McCool was sent to train FULL TIME in Deep South Wrestling with Angelina Love Kristal Marshal and Rhaka Khan under Bill DeMott
          Candice was really a fulltime wrestler until 2007.before that she was mostly doing Lingerie Pillowfights with Maria Christy Hemme and some part time wrestling alongside Victoria and Trish Stratus

          Still Candice n Michelle McCool rock!! =D
          Wish these two had a match =(

  • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

    Damn that was cold… o.0
    Poor Bellas…but hey nothing lasts forever

  • unscripted & flawless

    I don’t care what anyone says to be honest, this is my opinion, and I believe The Bellas Twins were extremely underrated in WWE. I reiterate, this is just my opinion. In the ring they were not Natalya nor Beth Phoenix, but they played their characters perfectly. I bet one thing no one will ever forget is them bullying Kharma the night she left, and that’s because it was genuinely a good segment by two heels, whether they were trying to be ‘LayCool’ or not. They were the first divas to actually showboat in the ring in a long time, and they had a good gimmick with Twin Magic being pulled to secure victories. Had WWE actually invested any time into them, and given them proper feuds (which no diva seems to get anymore), I think they could have gone a lot further to embed themselves into WWE history along with Laycool and Vince’s Devils as a great WWE (not WWF) Divas tag team.

    Also, I loved this segment. I think they played it perfectly with wanting another rematch, and although the match was 10 seconds, I wish this could have been shown on air so that people actually were aware that the Bella Twins didn’t disappear for those who don’t go on WWE.com every day. But it is what it is. I wish them the best of luck, they truly are a good set of characters.

    • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

      Underrated hell yeah! They proved to be pretty awesome on NXT with AJ Lee!
      I wouldnt consider Bellas “bullying” Kong lol…more like pissing her off

      Also good point. Glad at least Bellas just dont dissapear without an explanation …Bellas hope u file for Unemployment lol

  • IRuleMe

    Those two leaving opens the door for other girls to get a push. Maxine’s been having a time and half on NXT, they can always put her on SD more, or use her on RAW. This could be an opportunity for Kaitlyn. AJ is really get a chance on SD… It looks like them putting the belt on Layla is them giving her one last shot to make it work. It’s really not a major loss that the Bellas are gone. Obviously things don’t look great right now with Beth hurt, and the uncertainty of when Kharma will return, but this is an opportunity for the rest of the girls to step up. They still have Natayla, they still have Tamina, they still have Alicia Fox… Granted the rest are being used as eye candy (Naomi, Aksana, Cameron and Rosa) but Eve could wrestle at any time..

  • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

    thank you bellas :(
    i used to hate them i started to like them when they turned heel and they grow on me so much, i just gonna miss them on TV and it was so cute when they were leaving :’(

  • http://twitter.com/jeremysalvatico jeremycanrana

    thank you Bellas ! I’m so sad and angry that it really happened
    I’ll miss them sooo much

  • shameronstar

    I always felt indifferent towards the Bella Twins because they just seemed very mediocre to me, but they were passable and could have good matches with people of higher skill level then them, and Eve is developing into a good cold yet cut throat professional business woman she could be a good GM one day. Also, since the Bellas are gone does that mean that other divas can start using the sitout facebuster?

    • T@KESH1

      hopefully not. let that newbie fem finisher alone

    • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

      mickie and maryse left but divas dont use a ddt as finisher yet so i dont think so, but since its a generic overused finisher maybe

  • http://sickreasonstobebeautiful.tumblr.com/ no rain

    it would be cool if the bellas go to TNA, i know there are unused knockouts but they could help building up the tag division and be contenders for the knockouts tag titles, that would help sarita and rosita, and TNA would let the bellas show more of their skills
    but i doubt that will ever happen, i dont even know if the bellas are sitll looking into wrestling xP

    • Raekon

      They could use their real last names as the Garcia Twins and joine Mexican American with Sarita and Rosita as a stable. ^_^

    • Mikas

      The Bellas dont have the name value of a Mickie James or Victoria, so why would TNA be interested? If they just want some twins, they can just as easily bring in the Blossom Twins who work for OVW (TNA’s development), who are better wrestlers and probably also a lot cheaper.

      • Marlon Eric

        That would be a valid argument if there was a method to TNA’s madness. But there isn’t. In the past, they’ve signed Rhaka Khan, Jackie Haas, Christy Hemme, Brooke Tessmacher, Lacey Von Erich – all women at the time who are just as limited as the Bellas, some worse off.

        They’ve signed a good number of useless and useful popular and non-popular girls, and the exceptionally good workers they’ve had (Jackie Moore, Alissa Flash, Hamada, Wilde, Roxxi Laveaux, Daffney), they’ve completely fucked over. Multiple times.

        TNA’s Knockout division, is good as it is, is still only a shell of it’s former self. Whether they have name value or not, I believe they’ll most likely sign anyone coming right out of WWE.

        So, let’s not pretend TNA always knows exactly what they’re doing. The Bellas will probably be at the taping tomorrow.

        • Choko

          Hemme was better than Bellas.

  • http://www.twitter.com/xTeamK2 Blonde Bombshell

    If the Bellas left because they don’t want to pursue a wrestling career any longer, they won’t go to TNA. Also, they deserve better than that.

    • Raekon

      True. On the other hand, TNA has already talent they are barely using at all so taking more in that will be just standing aside, waiting to job to gail or mickie wouldn’t be really something they should be looking forward to. :(

      • http://www.twitter.com/xTeamK2 Blonde Bombshell

        Agreed. I hope they can be happy doing whatever they want to do now. :)

  • Raekon

    Good segment.
    Too bad they didn’t bring it on the show.
    Instead they just had michael cole confirm it in the commentary. -.-

  • http://www.twitter.com/xTeamK2 Blonde Bombshell

    It makes me sad to know that, when a Diva/Superstar leaves, their theme song and titantron will never be played on stage again, their moves won’t be performed, their attires won’t be worn again. Awh! :’(

  • foxlive

    I will miss the bella’s soo much, i love them and this is just sad, damn now I hate eve

  • Choko

    No Kharma but stupid Eve.

    Also this should of been live and not exclusive, either way, I’ll miss them. They truly left their mark in the WWE.