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The Bella Twins Changed Women's Wrestling Forever


Nikki Bella and Brie Bella, known as the Bella Twins, are among the latest inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame. While many people have been critical of the former WWE Superstars regarding this decision, Nikki and Brie certainly were a part of the #givedivasachance movement. Before the latest incarnation of women's wrestling, Nikki and Brie were in an era where the females started to be showcased more, after a string of years where they were not properly showcased. In the era of Ruthless Aggression, names such as Trish Stratus, Lita, Jazz, Molly Holly, and Victoria were putting together impressive matches. However, the women's division became the Diva's division, and lingerie matches and pillow fights became the focal point.

The fans were not only the ones who have been critical of the Bella twins. On a recent episode of the Florida Championship Wrestling WWE Network special, the Bellas stated that they did not have any kind of wrestling training prior to coming to FCW, and fellow wrestlers were not happy with their quick rise to the main roster. Thankfully, the "twin magic" appeal the Nikki & Brie helped them be received better with the crowd upon their debut.

The Bella Twins Create Hall of Fame Careers?

Collectively, both the Bellas were successful in their WWE run. Nikki had two reigns as Divas Champion, and Brie had one reign. Nikki won the championship for the first time on the April 23, 2012 episode of WWE Raw, defeating Beth Phoenix. She only retained for less than a week, before losing it to Layla at Extreme Rules. Her second reign was historical, as she became the longest reigning Divas Champion in WWE history. Her reign lasted for 301 days, before losing it to Charlotte at Night of Champions in 2015. Brie has one reign, defeating Eve Torres on the April 11, 2011 episode of Raw. She retained it for 70 days, before losing it to Kelly Kelly on the June 20, 2011 episode of Raw.


Over the past few years, the Bellas have semi-retired from in-ring competition. Nikki was a part of WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida, teaming with her then-boyfriend John Cena to defeat The Miz and Maryse. She made an appearance in the Women's Royal Rumble match in 2018, as well as several appearances before competing against Ronda Rousey at the Evolution WWE network special event. She competed on a few events following Evolution, but have not competed since November of 2018. Brie last competed a few weeks before Nikki, teaming with her twin sister on the October 8, 2018 episode of Raw.

The Bella Twins Move on From the Ring

It appears that Nikki & Brie will spend the rest of their life concentrating on raising a family. Both twins are expecting a child, with a due date close to each other. Brie is expecting her second child with husband Daniel Bryan, while Nikki is expecting her first child with her fiance, Dancing with the Stars dancer Artem Chigvintsev.

The Bella twins were originally a part of the Total Divas show, and not has a spinoff, which it their own reality show, Total Bellas. In addition to these endeavors, the sister have their own YouTube channel, as well as their own wine line, Belle Radici.


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