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America’s favorite set of twins (aka Nikki and Brie Bella) may be WWE Superstars (and total badasses, may I add), but when it comes down to it, they *really* are just like us. Bustle sat down with The Bella Twins to chat about all things confidence, self care, and hard work (not to mention, some great advice on staying motivated to achieve your dreams, but more on that later). Continue reading Bustle: The Bella Twins Are Working On Their Confidence Every Day… Just Like You
Nikki Bella: Evolution is about more than beating Ronda Rousey
Nikki Bella knows exactly how she would end Evolution — her standing victorious over Ronda Rousey with the Raw women’s title in hand. The champagne is on ice.
“I will be popping so many bottles. I’ll be like the Dodgers heading to the World Series backstage. I will be very happy and it would be a massive accomplishment,” Bella said in a phone interview when asked what a victory on WWE’s first all-women’s pay-per-view would mean for her career.
“I almost feel spoiled thinking about it and I have chills all over my body, like OK, Evolution main event. That’s historic, two historic things. I’ve never been in the main event of a pay-per-view, I beat [undefeated] Ronda Rousey, extremely historic, and then I become the Raw women’s champion. For me, it means more than you can imagine.”
Continue reading New York Post Interview with Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella recently spoke with Metro.us on a wide variety of topics to help promote WWE Evolution this Sunday:
On this Sunday being the best performance of her career:
“A fan recently tallied it up. I think I’ve competed in well over 600 matches. I think she’s had like 24 matches in WWE. So that speaks for itself. This Sunday it’s going to be the best performance of my career, for sure. I’ll have my sister Brie in my corner, I have a new move set, and the Bellas always have a few tricks up their sleeves.”
On the characteristics needed to succeed in WWE:
“You have to blend it all together,. It’s charisma, it’s likeability. You have to bring something different to the table. The minute a woman walks out of that curtain it’s about how much she connects with that crowd. Does she get their attention? How well does she speak on the mic? It’s all about confidence, and I only started to get better when I just started being me.”
What sparked the idea of Twin Magic, and did you ever try Twin Magic when you were in school?
Nikki: We used it in elementary school the first time, and it really didn’t work. But when we went to college it worked, and it was golden. We were so excited about that. What actually sparked us using Twin Magic was Vince McMahon [head of WWE]. He came up with the idea when we were his first experience using identical twins in WWE. It then just became our thing, because it was so much fun. Continue reading The Bella Twins chat with LI students for Kidsday
Nikki Bella recently appeared on CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast to talk WWE Evolution, and the former WWE Diva’s Champion had plenty to get off her chest. She talked about how unfair people are to women from the diva era of WWE, and why it’s ridiculous that people blame the competitors for the decisions made by corporate.
Transcription by WrestleZone.com Senior Editor Tyler Treese
Nikki began her discussion by bringing up the origins of the term diva. “I was in so many meetings saying we’re going to make this mean something,” revealed Bella. “Make it powerful and strong and beautiful. It also gave us SmackDown women something to compete for. We were competing for nothing [at the time]. So, we were like ‘Yes! Let’s make this so strong and powerful!’ That’s what we made the Divas Championship into at that time. Something beautiful, if you look back you’ll see so many little girls wearing that Divas championship and they actually still do. They loved it. Continue reading Nikki Bella on CBS Sports “In This Corner” podcast
On the cusp of Nikki Bella’s biggest title match yet, The Fearless One and her sister Brie Bella recently sat down for an in-depth profile with Refinery29 that hit the Internet Thursday morning. The feature, by writer Sarah Coughlin, is an in-depth look at how and why the twins chose this particular moment to mount their comeback, how Brie balances motherhood and an in-ring return, and why Nikki believes Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is the right opponent at the right time at this juncture of her career.
You can check out the must-read article here.
You don’t need to know what a clothesline, knee strike, or Rack Attack 2.0 is to recognize Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace and Brianna Monique Danielson. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the 35-year-old sisters are the most famous twins in the world right now. (Don’t tell the Olsens.)
They’re so well-known they go by just Nikki and Brie, AKA the Bella Twins, World Wrestling Entertainment superstars whose superstardom has transcended the ring and turned into measurable mainstream success. See: nearly 20 million combined followers across Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram; almost 1 million viewers per episode of their E! reality series; and a reported combined net worth of roughly $10 million.
(Oh, and for the record: the Rack Attack 2.0 is Nikki’s signature “finisher” move in which she slings her opponent over her shoulders like it’s nothing and then drops her down so she lands hard onto the ring floor, boobs first. Do not attempt this at home.)
Wrestling Inc reports that during an appearance at the ACE Comic Con, Nikki Bella revealed she tried to get the title of Total Divas changed after WWE dropped the term ‘diva’. Bella is a producer for the show. Here are highlights:
On turning on Ronda Rousey: “I guess that was the only way to get my match. I had to turn on her, she’s the champ. I’ve been here for 12 years, she hasn’t, so I have to teach her a lesson. … I need to have a reign that [goes beyond] the Divas Championship, so I’m not always called a diva and then one day I can actually be called a Raw Women’s Champion. I got red in my eyes, I’m looking for that championship.”
On trying to change the name of Total Divas: “Being an Executive Producer of Total Divas, we’ve had so many discussions about changing the name of the show. Unfortunately, it’s on network TV and you can’t just change the name one day. They have felt people will still be connected with it — even though it’s called Total Divas — I feel the opposite. I feel there’s a huge disconnect because we’ve made that name so bad.”
On the Divas title: “Believe me, us girls in the past, I remember when they brought out the ‘Butterfly Championship’. We were like ‘oh!’ we weren’t expecting it. It’s totally cute, but that wasn’t what the women were craving, they were craving what [the title] is now.”