— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) November 28, 2017
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As one-half of the dazzling Bella Twins, Brie debuted on SmackDown in 2008, defeating her first opponent, Victoria, by way of “Twin Magic” — a move in which she and her identical sister, Nikki, secretly switched places during matches. In 2011, the sneaky tactic helped Brie defeat Eve to win the Divas Championship.
Every bit as cunning as she is cute, this half-Mexican, half-Italian beauty, along with her doppelgänger, truly blazed a path for female athletes to follow over the years, both inside and outside the squared circle.
Outside the ring, Nikki & Brie have thrived as the center pieces of the hit E! reality show “Total Divas,” alongside the likes of Paige, Natalya, Eva Marie, Summer Rae, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox. Life as a reality star didn’t dull Brie’s abilities in the ring; alongside sister Nikki, she quickly staked out a spot at the top of her division. Even though she has retired from in-ring competition, “Brie Mode” will be the default status on the WWE Universe’s lips for a long, long time to come.
If there’s a barrier to be broken or an accolade to be earned, Nikki Bella has done it, and done it with style.
A self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side, Nikki originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed her twin sister Brie’s lead into WWE. Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva Search, The Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush (while male WWE fans formed crushes on them), Nikki and her sibling made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring.
But don’t be fooled — Nikki is more than just a (really) pretty face. With a dash of “Twin Magic,” Nikki and her sister stirred up WWE, culminating with a Divas Title reign apiece in 2011 and 2012. But after a brief sabbatical from WWE, the sisters began an astonishing reinvention, with Nikki cementing herself as the division’s mean-girl powerhouse and earning a Divas Title reign that lasted a record-setting 301 days. Now, as a pivotal member of the SmackDown LIVE roster, Nikki continues to test the limits of competition in a complete and totally Fearless fashion.
So go ahead. Underestimate her because she’s a woman. Or a twin. Or a reality show star on hit shows like Total Bellas and Total Divas. Or because of whom she’s dating. Write her off if you must, but do so at your own peril because when it comes to separating the contenders from the pretenders, rest assured Nikki Bella is the real deal.
Tickets for ACE Comic Con Long Island are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.nycblive.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting www.aceuniverse.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office located at the Coliseum. Kids under 10 years-old get in for free.
Before the Mae Young Classic finals take place next Tuesday, WWE will be broadcasting a red carpet special earlier in the afternoon on Facebook Live.
Ronda Rousey will be making an appearance and participating in interviews ahead of possibly taking part in the follow-up to the Four Horsewomen vs. Four Horsewomen angle. WWE’s Four Horsewomen will be represented on the red carpet too, with Charlotte Flair and Bayley advertised to be there.
Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Nikki and Brie Bella, and soccer star Hope Solo will also be appearing on the red carpet show, with WWE hyping that cast members from Netflix’s “GLOW” series will be present on Tuesday as well. The show will be hosted by Cathy Kelley at 6 p.m. Eastern time, then the tournament finals will stream live on the WWE Network at 10 p.m. ET.
The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host SmackDown, Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler in the MYC finals, and 205 Live next Tuesday. Dave Meltzer noted in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the tentative plan is for 205 Live to air at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Nikki Bella has signed on to appear as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” television series, according to People.com.
Nikki and Brie Bella are scheduled for E!’s “Daily Pop,” which airs at 12PM ET.
Like the TODAY appearance, their “Daily Pop” visit will be in support of the upcoming second season “Total Bellas” premiere.
TODAY SHOW APPEARANCE!
Monday, August 21
(9-10 a.m.) John Cena, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan on Total Bellas. Donny and Marie Osmond on Today. Solar Eclipse Watching 101. Best Days to Book Airfare for Fall.
San Diego Comic-Con, consider Brie Mode activated.
Making her first major public appearance since the birth of her baby daughter Birdie, Brie Bella will join sister Nikki Bella, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch for WWE and Mattel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 20, at 1 p.m. PT.
The panel, moderated by SmackDown LIVE’s Renee Young, will be focused on the Women’s Revolution in WWE, and will surely feature some special surprises for WWE Universe members of all ages.
Stay with WWE.com and all of WWE’s social media platforms for full coverage of this year’s SDCC.
WWE’s Women’s Revolution is taking over this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego with WWE and Mattel’s joint panel moderated by SmackDown LIVE’s Renee Young.
The one-hour panel on Thursday, July 20, features an all-star lineup of female Superstars, including Nikki Bella, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch. The session also promises to include exciting Mattel product reveals and an interactive Q&A.
Not making it to San Diego this year? Don’t worry! WWE’s Digital Team has your back with live coverage from the convention floor throughout this year’s SDCC, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 19.
This will be the reveal of the dolls I wrote about a little while ago here and here.
So honored to be hosting the King Fearless event this Saturday! Everything the event represents is what I do. Being FEARLESS and giving back to the ones who need it. @specialolympics always holds a special place in my heart! Can't wait to see my #bellaarmy there this Saturday! #fearlessnikki #stayfearless #totallyfearless #Repost @symphonyhallphx ・・・ On July 1: It is time to become Fearless at @symphonyhallphx • The Queen of being Fearless WWE Superstar and E! star of “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas” Nikki Bella hosts. King Fearless will help raise funds Special Olympics of Arizona. Part of the proceeds will help get their athletes to the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, WA. So, come have a laugh with comedian Adam Grabowski and be dazzled and amazed by chainsaw juggler Mad Chad Taylor. #kingfearless #nikkibella #symphonyhallphx #dtphx #wwe #bellatwins #madchad #phoenix #specialolympicsaz #specialolympics #arizona @thenikkibella @adamgrabowski
So honored to be hosting the King Fearless event this Saturday! Everything the event represents is what I do. Being FEARLESS and giving back to the ones who need it. @specialolympics always holds a special place in my heart! Can’t wait to see my #bellaarmy there this Saturday! #fearlessnikki #stayfearless #totallyfearless