In March during the season finale of Total Bellas in March, Nikki Bella announced her retirement from the ring. At the time she referenced her prior neck injury and compared it very similar to the same injury Paige has and why she had to retire as well. On Jimmy Fallon this week she went into a little more detail.
“For me, I really wanted to go back and fight for the tag titles and you know I have always had my neck issues after my neck surgery it hasn’t been okay. So I feel like I needed to get a checkup before we went back for the tag titles. And it came back that I herniated the disc above where I had the surgery, I have all this inflammation around the metal, and I have a cyst on my brain. So they were like you’re done. No more.”
Although it was assumed, Nikki and Brie officially confirmed that there will be a season five of Total Bellas coming. Prior rumors have also stated that the twins along with Paige will not be returning to Total Divas however nothing has been officially announced. Ronda Rousey, Charly Caruso, and Sonya Deville have all been rumored to be joining the cast. Caruso did confirm this on her Twitter account. The official cast has not been announced for the ninth season at this time.
What do you think of this unfortunate update provided by Nikki? Would you have liked to see the Bella Twins become the Women’s Tag Team Champions? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!