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Nikki Bella announces retirement and next venture

Nikki Bella has officially announced her retirement from wrestling. The announcement was made on the season finale of Total Bellas, following suit of Brie’s announcement to retire two weeks prior.

Nikki made her decision based on how she felt after traveling on the European tour with WWE, back in November of this past year. She said her body just can’t handle the travel and she wants to be able to focus on her other projects.

Transciption of quotes from the episode are provided by Fightful.

“The [European] tour was good, but I just feel like I’m too old for that travel. That travel was really, really rough. So I realized, I was like, ‘Why am I doing this anymore?’ I don’t feel good and the girls are doing amazing things over there. I really am ready to hang up the jersey.” Nikki said. “Being on the European tour, I’ve had a lot of time to think. Just how my body feels, being away from my company, how time consuming this is. It’s making me realize I’m ready to fold the jersey and put it away. I’m ready to put the kicks aside and I’m ready to take Nikki Bella into a different direction.”

After the episode aired, the Bella Twins announced on social media they will be launching their own podcast “The Bellas Podcast“, with the first episode available Wednesday.

The official announcement from the twins was, “We’re turning off the cameras and turning on the mics! Join us this Wednesday! On Apple Podcast or wherever you hear your podcasts!”

Read the entire article with transcriptions from Fightful here.

How do you feel about the Bella Twins using their reality show to announce their retirement? Do you think they should have had one last match? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Lauren Founds
I am a New Englander who has been watching wrestling since WrestleMania 2. I follow all wrestling but am a WWE fan through and through. Watching the evolution of women's wrestling has been a true inspiration to myself and all female fans.


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