When it comes to the Bella Twins, controversy has always seems to follow behind them. The makeup of the term “double trouble” no doubt describes the Bellas no matter what they have done in their careers.
If Edge was the ultimate opportunist, then the Bella Twins were the exemplary go-getters of the era of Divas. They joined the company at the right place and at the right time. They came as a package, offering something that hasn’t been seen when it comes to women’s wrestling or the Divas Division at that time. With the uniqueness of being twins, the sky was the limit for the Bellas.
One thing for certain is that the twins carried a magnitude of heat. Oftentimes nuclear, the fan disdain of the Bellas only drove the pair to greater heights whether fans liked it or not. Even with the announcement of their impending Hall of Fame induction, the Bellas have managed to become a hot topic among social media once more.
Their body of work in WWE is definitely up for debate, but there is no question that the Bella Twins have played a part in bringing forth the attention to the WWE Women’s Division. Whether it was the “Give Divas a Chance” hashtag movement, Total Divas, or the Women’s Evolution; all of those had the Bella Twins in front and center.
Many fans won’t remember The Bella Twins for mostly their matches, but for the match that lit the fire for the Women’s Division. At one point fans were growing tired of the pretty faces and minimal ring skills. Fans were ready to see women’s wrestlers dominate once more. They felt the more seasoned women were being overlooked in favor of models turning into wrestlers.
NXT had an incredible women’s division that were ready to boil over, making fans anticipate what was to come. When the women of NXT did make their debut, the fans knew they were in for something special. However, the summer was marred by the controversial decision to have Nikki Bella have the record-breaking 301-day Divas Championship reign. She ousted previous Champion and fan favorite AJ Lee in doing so. In addition, her relationship with John Cena left fans chastising Nikki with the idea that the reign gained her political favor within the company.
By the end of their run in WWE, the twins did get better in the ring. Were they ring generals? By no means were they among the best of the mat workers. But the Bella Twins know how to command attention, and nobody was better than them in doing so. It doesn’t matter if they are in or out of the ring, The Bella Twins empire can’t be denied. With both sisters being pregnant and still having a hit TV show, this is just another example of how easy it is for them to get the world talking.