Bella Twins Leaving WWE?

WWE Divas Brie and Nikki Bella, real names Brianna and Nicole Garcia, seem to be on their way out of the company.

The pair are being billed as former WWE stars for an autograph session at Frank and Sons in California on May 19th, according to the Wrestling Observer. The autograph session is being handled by American Icon Autographs.

Speaking to Diva Dirt in a phone conversation, American Icon Autographs president Sean Jacoby claims that the twins’ WWE contracts are set to expire on April 30th and they won’t be re-signing. He adds that he is currently handling their post-WWE bookings including the May 19th autograph session.

The Bellas have been with WWE since 2007 and made their television debuts in 2008.

Most recently, Nikki scored a win over Divas Champion Beth Phoenix on last week’s SmackDown.

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  • Dave Muscarella

    Maybe WWE can sign the Blossom Twins if they still want a pair of wrestling twins?

    • VinceNotVance

      The Blossom Twins are at OVW, TNA’s developmental territory, if I remember correctly, so that’s probably out of the question unless they quit or TNA loses interest and drops them.

      • Dave Muscarella

        WWE signed a guy from OVW a few months ago. I don’t think TNA has exclusive rights on anyone in there. I am not saying WWE *NEEDS* a set of twins in the divas division, but I think the Blossoms are a step up at least.

        • Rhawk

          Also adding to this, but Mike Mondo works in both OVW and ROH, so OVW isn’t strictly binded with TNA, other talent can appear in OVW if they want to.

  • redsandman99

    If this is true then maybe WWE could write Nikki out at least by having Beth destroy in her in retaliation for her win and maybe get some resemblance of back on track. Probably won’t happen though…

    To fill the void I say let Naomi start wrestling and call up Sofia. Or call up her and Paige if they want Naomi to keep dancing with Brodus.

    • dunk20

      That would be awesome

    • hado

      Omg yes Paige and Sofia would be awesome together on WWE TV. Them two are amazing, not sure what I love about them, but ever sine their FCW tag team match when they teamed together I just feel in love with them. I would also love to see Caylee Turner on the main roster, I am sure she is more then ready as well.

      Off topic, but I wish WWE never released Sonia, she was amazing, and much like Sofia and Paige when I first saw them on FCW, I feel in love with her.

  • VinceNotVance

    Wouldn’t be all that surprised if this is the case. There’s not much more that the Bellas can do in the WWE (barring the company getting Diva’s Tag Team championships, but after the Bellas win them, what then?). Might be worth exploring their options outside of the company.

  • Choko

    It would be sad if they left. One of the few divas who have characters and are great at showing attitude in the ring.

  • KK.

    *helplessly crying*

  • lbthewrestlingnerd

    While I’m not going to say I’m happy that someone’s going to lose their job, I’m glad that there are going to be less models in WWE now! (I hope WWE doesn’t hire any more haha)

    • lbthewrestlingnerd

      It’s also pretty obvious the model type women in WWE don’t care about wrestling much and are just there to further their careers

      • Liam ‘

        I thought they were actual wrestlers.

      • Dorothy Gables

        Heyy, where have you been lately?!

        • Liam ‘

          Who, me? Lol

        • lbthewrestlingnerd

          There haven’t been many interesting stories lately, but I’m here for RAW!

        • Dorothy Gables

          @ Liam
          Woops, I was talking to LB. Sorry about the mixup, Liam! haha

          Megumi and I were wondering when you’d come join us on :(

        • lbthewrestlingnerd

          I signed up. I was just wondering how to edit my account (picture, signature).

        • Dorothy Gables

          I’ll msg you on RV, holdup.

        • lbthewrestlingnerd

          I figured it out :)

      • Choko

        less models?

        You do know that some of these model divas are actually capable
        of wrestling`?

    • xAJLeeNerdx

      The Bellas were never models, they were athletes.

      • Crazy_J

        A lot of people have problems with any of the diva search girls simply because of the pass of hard earned work that other diva’s did in independent programs. The Bella’s are on that list of diva search girls and tbh I agree that the diva’s who went through the long route appeared more confident in the ring, felt more comfortable, and were more passionate at what they were doing because that’s truly what they want to do forever.

    • lbthewrestlingnerd

      When I said model type women, I meant the women that were just hired for their looks

      There are women with no wrestling background, like Naomi and Layla who are talented, but those are the only exceptions in current WWE

      • Jake

        This topic reminds me of Maria’s long passionate rant about how “model divas” are also passionate about wrestling.

        • lbthewrestlingnerd

          If they cared, they would become better wrestlers and not be horrible in the ring

      • Valese

        When you say model, you refer to someone with a career in modelling, because that’s what models do. Former Diva Search contestants are what you should be referring to them as.

        • lbthewrestlingnerd

          Non-wrestlers is better, I think I’ll use that

        • hado

          You know what you see on TV isn’t what they actually can do, right? Oh and btw, Alicia should be added to that list along with Naomi and Layla to be honest.

  • MelinaMickieF3v3r

    -_- I hope they’re not !

  • melon2617

    I don’t know about this. Just because a person says something doesn’t mean it’s true.

    The Bellas seem poised for a push soon & Nikki was tweeting all weekend, trying to get fans to trend Nikki for champ. I’m wondering if maybe they are playing hardball with WWE in order to get a better position within the company. They have done it before.

    I’m going to wait until I see official confirmation from the Bellas themselves.

    • redsandman99

      Indeed. Until they are WWE officially announce it I’m taking the news with a grain of salt.

  • TehKardashianKing

    Yeah… maybe they can sign the Blossoms from OVW.

  • MickieFan226

    Wouldn’t bother me if they didn’t resign. I’ve never been huge fans of them & don’t enjoy their ring work.

  • KaitlynLover<3

    I don´t know how I feel about this :S

  • CJDippa1


    jk but it’s this time of year where they have to cut people, which is unfortante for many.

    IMO though, Diva-wise, Bellas should not be the ones cut. They are actually pretty entertaining, they can bring heat, and are not generic as other divas. They are somewhat popular (not in the Kelly/AJ/Eve range, but most definitely not in the “who are you?” range).

    If I were WWE, for divas I would cut Aksana, Rosa, Alicia, and Cameron. They are really generic and do not offer WWE anything money-making. They already have girls at FCW that can replace them (Aksana – Paige, Rosa – Raquel, Cameron- anyone else passionate for this business).Alicia is only needed because WWE needs “that black chick”.

    • Choko

      How is Alicia generic? her look is unique considering WWE hasn’t had any black divas with red hair and her attire or her attitude. She is actually marketable and does a lot of promotion work.

      Same goes for Rosa and Aksana. Aksana shouldn’t be cut because she is in a storyline with Theodore Long. Also Rosa is a great manager for tag champs.

      Also Cameron being cut would be bad for the funkasaurus character.

      Generic is a pretty blonde wrestler when it comes to the divas.

    • knockoutdivafan930

      If they didn’t like Alicia they wouldn’t have hired her sister….Alicia has far more ability than Kelly that’s for sure and she can sell her ass off. Alicia as a face is remarkable and more likable than most of the faces as is. I don’t see Alicia going anywhere…she has been with WWE since OVW. They took the time to groom her and not rush her on tv like they did most of the models and newer divas.

      • CJDippa1

        “How is Alicia generic? her look is unique considering WWE hasn’t had any black divas with red hair and her attire or her attitude. She is actually marketable and does a lot of promotion work.”

        WWE can easily find another African American chick who is MUCH better than Fox, make her dye her hair red, have techno music as her theme, and wear pinata-like skirts. BAM Alicia Fox v.2 but MUCH better at wrestling. Anyone can be marketable, it just depends on WWE. And anyone can do alot of promotion work, doesn’t mean anything.

        “Same goes for Rosa and Aksana. Aksana shouldn’t be cut because she is in a storyline with Theodore Long. Also Rosa is a great manager for tag champs.”

        That storyline is just a filler, neither Aksana nor Teddy will benefit from this. Aksana will just be another diva that will get one title shot, then becomes a jobber. IMO, i do not see her in a legit feud.

        Rosa will never go far with where she is right now… Managing the tag team champions where no one gives a flying shit about that division does not help her. Neither does her horrible wrestling. WWE is only keeping her because they need a “fluent” Spanish speaker… and Michael Hayes.

        “Also Cameron being cut would be bad for the funkasaurus character.”
        WWE can easily sign someone who is black, knows how to dance, and actually knows a prestigious wrestling match and replace Cameron. No one will notice (unless the usual IWC)

    • Jake

      Judging by your logic, you can replace anybody.

      • CJDippa1

        yea anyone can be replaced in the WWE, no one can stay in WWE forever.

        • Shana

          Which is why they tried to find a Trish 2.0 and have failed horribly right?

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    i would be soo soo happy if they left, because 1), it would make room for some new divas 2), they were two of the weaker divas on the roster, so it would make the divas roster stronger, now get rid of Kelly, and the roster would almost be perfect

    • josh101

      I’m sorry but if you think getting rid of the Bellas and Kelly would the divas division perfect then you need help.

      • SherriShepherdWWE

        um excuse me i dont, getting rid of the bellas wont help the divas division in general, because we need to get rid of the creative people, but getting rid of them helps the wrestling part, because frankly, Nikki, Brie, Kelly, and Rosa, are the weakest on the roster, and by releasing them it helps the division, because then it would only be Beth, Nattie, Kharma, Tamina, Aj, Eve, ALicia, Maxine, and Naomi, Aksana, and Kaitlyn (all them divas we have seen be able to put on a really good, matches)

        • josh101

          I do get your point but at least with Rosa the WWE has learned to not let her wrestle at all lately.

      • OJ Von Erich

        It’s the writers that are ruining the division… Not any of the talent, it’s all down to booking and creative!!! =D

      • JamieKym

        You’re right. Getting rid of the bellas and kelly won’t be perfect…..tell be awesome fantastic, epicly picture perfect!!

    • kessa

      right with you @sherrisheperdwwe i will be very happy if they leave and preferably find success elsewhere as i believe the divas division needs some of its weaker performing divas to step out of the ring and the wwe universe spotlight and the truth is they are not great on the wrestling side and have girls like the NXT girls (maxine, aksana, kaitlyn, aj and naomi) that are improving incredibly fast and the bellas have had their time and haven’t really shined.

      The girls have many fans unfortunately im not one and i would welcome this news. (sorry bella fans). this news also doesnt affect me in the slightest. in addition funkettes have kind of become the bella twins replacements.

  • Ed

    Meh. The Bellas a one-trick ponies anyway, so this doesn’t really bother me (if it’s true). The Blossom Twins are way better.

  • French.One

    Spring clean is coming.
    Wow 2 divas down on the main roster, and the NXT girls still on NXT. They need to consider hiring someone.

  • Tamms

    To be honest I really couldnt care less if they go. I mean the only reason they are used was with the celebrities so it really wouldnt sadden me to see them go. Then again this could be a ploy to get a title run from them or get more money to their contract, however, if they loved wrestling as much as they said they do then there is no need to want more money or a title run. Thats my opinion

  • KK.

    You people can be really rude..

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    plus, it would be a good way for Kharma to return, destory them and wrtie them off the canvas, because she did say when she returned she would destroy them

    • dunk20

      That would keep them in remembered for a longer period. Maybe we will have it, lets hope

  • KaitlynLover<3

    Please Bella Twins, dont leave before Kharma returns, I want to see her destroying you! Then you can go XD

  • Jordan

    YES! YES! YES!

    Bye girls, bye…

  • Liam ‘

    There isn’t really much they can offer the company anymore, they have both teamed together, used their looks to fool their oppenents, rivaled one another and one has held gold…uh silver/pink. :s but I thought Vince was “high’ on them?

    • Liam ‘

      And Kharma has unfinished business with them. Maybe they can leave due to Kharma ending their careers ;)

      • CJDippa1

        “but I thought Vince was “high’ on them?”
        Doesn’t mean the Bellas are high on their wrestling career. This is what I hate about people like The Bellas when it comes for WWE: They want attention. As soon as their spotlight is off them, they are quickly searching for other places to get spotlight. They never had passion for wrestling. Same goes with like half of the divas who have been through WWE.

  • OJ Von Erich

    This would be devastating news to me if it were true!!! :'(

  • OJ Von Erich

    #BellaArmy 4 life! #Nikki4DivasChampion

  • Josue

    Can Kharma give them a beating before they go? 

  • Choko

    I think it would be a cool way to write The Bellas off by having them feud with Naomi and Cameron.

    Bellas could accuse them and tell them that they are wannabes for stealing their entrance pose or say something like “we are the best tag team in this division, we are sisters, no we are twins. We are better than you copycats.”

    And they could end the rivalry in a losers leave WWE match.