Brie Bella spoke to Rochester, New York’s Democrat and Chronicle about discovering wrestling, traveling with Daniel Bryan and eventually wanting to settle down to raise a family.
On discovering wrestling at age 21: “I said, ‘These girls are not only hot, but they’re really awesome in the ring. They’re kicking butt, and they’re strong and empowering. Nicole, I think that’s our calling!'”
Why wrestling was perfect for her: “My sister and I, growing up, always loved to entertain. We loved to put on little skits for our family and friends. … But we were also tremendous athletes and soccer was a big part of our childhood … so WWE was probably the only industry that really fit what my sister and I enjoyed, and that was entertainment and athletics.”
Leaving her dog Josie behind while on the road: “I can’t even express to you how leaving her on Friday mornings is heart-wrenching! And I think about her all weekend long, and I’m like, ‘What is she doing?'”
Talking Bryan’s ear off while on the road: “I’m such a Cathy Chatters. We’ll have a five-hour drive and I’m like ‘Yes! Him alone in a car — I can just express everything and talk to him.’ And I’m sure he’s like ‘Oh gosh, music!'”
On eventually wanting to settle down: “I’m Mexican and Italian. I want to raise my babies, I want to be home with them every day. And I’m excited for when that chapter in my life happens.”
You can read the full interview at the Democrat and Chronicle.