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The Bella Twins chat with LI students for Kidsday

The Bella Twins chat with LI students for Kidsday

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

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Nikki Bella on CBS Sports “In This Corner” podcast

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

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Refinery 29: The Bella Twins Get Candid About Their Official Return To The WWE

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.

Cosmopolitan: How the Bella Twins Turned Your Fave Guilty-Pleasure Sport into a Feminist Empire
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Cosmopolitan: How the Bella Twins Turned Your Fave Guilty-Pleasure Sport into a Feminist Empire

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 TwitterYouTubeand 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.)

Continue reading Cosmopolitan: How the Bella Twins Turned Your Fave Guilty-Pleasure Sport into a Feminist Empire

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Nikki Bella Reveals She Tried To Get Total Divas‘ Name Changed

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.”