Nikki Bella on her experience and shocking elimination from Dancing with the Stars


After seven weeks of competing on Dancing with the Stars, Nikki Bella‘s time on the show has come to an end.

During the show’s Halloween themed special, Nikki alongside her pro dance partner Artem Chigvintsev, who dubbed themselves #TeamSmackDown, danced the Jive to “I Put A Spell On You” by Bette Midler from Hocus Pocus, which is earned them 24 out of 30 from the judges.

In addition to a single dance routine, this week also called for the remaining couples to break into teams of two to learn a team dance routine. Nikki joined fellow stars Lindsey Stirling, Jordan Fisher and Terrell Owens, dubbed Team Monster Mash, danced a freestyle routine to “Monster? ?Mash” by Atwater? ?Men’s? ?Club, which also earned a score of 24 out of 30.

By the end of the night however, TeamSmackDown found themselves in the bottom two alongside Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. During the shocking elimination, it was revealed that both dance couples would be going homes as part of a surprise Double Elimination.

Both members of #TeamSmackDown took to social media to open up about their experience and shocking elimination from the ballroom floor:

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Goodness where do I begin ☺️ Bella Army I just LOVE you all so much! Your continued love and support for Brie and I is truly the most incredible thing in the world! We wouldn’t be who we are today without you all. And I wouldn’t have been on DWTS from the start and till last night without you all! So thank you thank you! Secondly, my @dancingabc family 💛 My goodness I didn’t know I could gain so many new family members so quickly! This has been one of the most incredible journeys of my life! From the crew, to the producers, to the staff, to the wardrobe team, to catering, to the hair and makeup team, the cast and dancers wow I just love you all so much! You create such a positive environment it’s so empowering! I couldn’t have done any of this without you all piecing me together and turning me into a dancing competitor! I will miss you all SO much! And lastly, had to of course save the best for last, my @theartemc 😊 You are truly a one of a kind! Such a sweet, gentle soul. I hope the world gets to know you like I have. Thank you for pushing me beyond my limits, going so out of my comfort zone that I didn’t think it was possible, making me vulnerable, brave, and truly fearless. I know I’ll never put my feet together or control these hips lol but you made this fierce fighter into an elegant dancing queen! Who knew! 😜 I will miss putting you in wrestling moves constantly haha, having our coffee talks, rehearsals, laughing and just having so much fun! You truly made this journey for me UNFORGETTABLE… and I will never ever thank you enough for that! Love you DWTS family! Always and forever! 💛💃🏽🕺🏼

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You will always be the Champ in my eyes

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Below is a breakdown of #TeamSmackDown’s weekly score throughout the competition:

* Week 1 – First Dances: 20 out of 30
* Week 2 – Night 1, Ballroom Night: 21 out of 30 | Night 2, Latin Night: 18 out of 30
* Week 3 – Guilty Pleasures: 21 out of 30
* Week 4 – Most Memorable Year: 24 out of 30
* Week 5 – Disney Night: 27 out of 30
* Week 6 – A Night at the Movies: 36 out of 40
* Week 7 – Halloween Night: 24 out 30 | Group Dance 24 out of 30

Were you shocked to see Nikki eliminated from the competition? What was your favorite dance routine from #TeamSmackDown? Will you continue to watch? Let us know in the comments below!