Nikki Bella is hanging it up!
On last night’s season finale of E!’s Total Bellas, the former WWE Divas Champion announced that she’ll be retiring from in-ring competition. She joins sister, Brie Bella, in retirement. The announcement was made during a family dinner where she said along with thee stress, her body didn’t feel good during WWE’s European tour.
“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.”
Following the season finale of the show, Nikki and Brie announced that they’ll be launching their own podcast and episode one of their show has been released.