WWE Confiscting Signs for Former Divas?

Reports suggest that WWE confiscated signs for recently departed WWE Divas Brie and Nikki Bella at last night’s SmackDown taping in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Bellas left WWE last week after their contracts expired.

Thoughts: It sounds like this is just policy to not promote former stars. WWE publicized the twins’ departure more so than they usually do with departing stars, including a “farewell” photo gallery on WWE.com and a feature about new twins who could join WWE. All of that seems to suggest the former Divas are on good terms with the company.

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  • http://ashmultimedia.wordpress.com melon2617

    Seems odd. They only do that when they want to thrive on the controversy.

    Maybe the Bella’s are simply taking an extended break & will be back later this year? Say, when Johnny Ace is removed from power?

    • norisclouds

      That’s not true. They confiscate signs all the time when they contradict the current product they are selling on screen, such as when they confiscated “Thank You Lita” and “We Love Lita” signs at her retirement match, because she was a heel. Brie and Nikki are gone, it makes sense to remove signs from the audience, especially if they don’t want to give the former divas publicity for whatever new careers they are pursuing.

      • Choko

        The Lita thing really annoyed me. It was like they wanted to give her the worst possible retirement ever.

        • WweLitafan4ever

          Well…their mission was accomplished.

  • defineinsanity

    I’ll miss the Bella’s! Especially their Twin Magic! D:

  • joshmm3

    heres hoping they use some of their time to I dunno….take some wrestling classes lol

    • Choko

      wassup indy mark?

      • GailKimFan09e

        Yea I agree with @Choko the Bellas weren’t nearly as Bad as people said them out to be. they could wrestle and i’ve haven’t seen them botch a full length match before.

        • Crazy_J

          I usually don’t agree with indy folks but in this case I do lol.. I’m sorry but about 20% out of 100 in the WWE right now even with the Bella’s gone aren’t wrestlers.. they just aren’t. I’m sorry if that bursts anyones bubble but when you’ve watched women such as Jacqueline, Alundra Blayze, Bull Nakano, Lita, Trish, Jazz, Victoria, Molly, Ivory, Beth, Natalya, etc, etc, etc.. and then you now are forced to watch what the WWE gives you.. the wrestling ability is not there at all compared to the women I have named.

          The thing is.. Torrie, Stacy, Sable, Terri, Debra.. diva’s such as those some how gained my attention before and it was because they KNEW they weren’t wrestlers but they entertained in other ways and did their best.. the diva’s who are “like them” now-a-days try to be wrestlers and make it seem as if they are and they aren’t half as entertaining. Granted a lot of that is due to the pg rating which needs to be taken out asap if WWE wants a diva division fans can get behind.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    I dont know why wwe takes signs i think most people know their gone so who cares really….

  • bjorn448

    Storyline with Kharma?

  • DivasHQ

    I Think It’s True , I Believe The Bella’s Are Returning .

  • Poison_Ivory

    Okay this is a lil’ offtopic, but does anybody know if the news about 6 Diva matches on WWE13 are 100% true? ‘Cause I haven’t seen the Superstars Experience whatever thingy where Cory Ledesma said it. Allegedly.

    • WhalenX12

      It better be true ! I loved 6 divas tag matches :D


      Yes it is true, it was Cory Ledesma who said it!

      • Nostalgia

        yea and Cory’s pretty legit sooo yeaaa lol

      • https://twitter.com/#!/LeJorgee no rain

        yeah but he confirms something that isn’s true every year i guess, lets hope its true though

        • Choko

          I wonder if Layla is going to be in WWE 12..

        • WhalenX12

          Or even Lita as a returning diva ;D On the survey, it asks if you could have one person return to the game who would it be.

        • Choko

          where is the survey? i would really like to vote lita.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/LeJorgee no rain

          i would like to vote for lita too :D
          i think layla will be in maybe as dlc or unlokeable, i wonder if they will remove the bellas if they were going to be in

    • Raekon

      The 6 Divas matches were on the disc in SD vs Raw 2011 and in WWE 12 already. The feature was only locked so they can unlock it now and sell it as a new feature they “worked hard on” for the fans.

      “Too bad” for them that a hacker on the XBox 360 version unlocked and showcased it on youtube in 2006 and the tag team with both managers in WWE 12 showed that having 6 divas on screen at the same time DOESN’T cause any issues as they claimed either. -.-

      One of hte worst game designers in the industry ever.
      He even said in a interview that we will be able to have a all divas brand in WWE12 in a interview.

      Turns out you need to have at least 15 superstars in the show or it won’t work which means, a all divas show is not possible (locked feature on the disc again).

  • Ouellet

    Brie And Nikki Returning?????
    Humm There Will Be Good Feuds On WWE
    Kharma Vs The Bella Twins
    Layla Vs Beth And Eve Gets Involved After
    AJ Vs. Kaitlyn

  • Nostalgia

    And if the Bella’s do come back in the near future and this was part of the story line then wow

  • WhalenX12

    I hope they’re just taking time off

  • http://twitter.com/jeremysalvatico jeremycanrana

    when they did this with the Thank You Lita signs it killed me!!! a guy just arrived and caught the signs just like that! the guys in the crowd were so shocked!!! IT WAS DISRESPECTFUL

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

    I honestly think they’ll be back. WWE’s just handeling things so different from the typical departure of a diva or superstar.

  • lucky1now

    maybe its wwes way of making the unexpected kharma return throw everyone off from that fued everyone was waiting for…..

  • AdrianRay

    People actually made signs for the Bella Twins? Hmmmm…

    • Crazy_J


    • https://twitter.com/#!/LeJorgee no rain

      that exactly what i was thinking xD

  • Xotchtl

    Can I just point out that you misspelled “confiscating” wrong on the title.

    • AdrianRay

      They forgot an a…

      When I was reading the article I was COMPLETLY confused. I was like “Uh, what did the WWE do?” When I got to the comments, I finally realized the main point of the topic! Spelling mistakes are so evil…

      • Xotchtl

        My first guess was “confusing” lmao

  • B1G_FaN

    We should all go to WWE events with Lita, Trish, Ivory, Jaqueline, Jazz, Molly, Gail and Victoria signs!!!!! :o)