Nikki Bella is known for stepping up in style, and her sneaker game is a big part of that!
The Fearless Superstar stopped by the popular Sneaker Shopping with Complex series to discuss her favorite kicks, what she works out in and how she trail blazed a new footwear wave in WWE.
Ronda Rousey emerged from the main event of WWE’s first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view with a swollen face, a scratch on her cheek and a title defense she could be proud of, having withstood every single thing Nikki Bella threw at her. And make no mistake: Nikki Bella threw quite a bit at her.
It was truly vintage Nikki in the final match of WWE Evolution. The pushups, the sequined snapback, especially the interference from her sister Brie. For a “Do Nothing Bella,” the longest-reigning Divas Champion in history certainly did a lot in her longshot bid for the Raw Women’s Championship, and for a while, it seemed like she did enough.
Thanks in large part to Brie’s constant interference, Nikki halted Ronda’s momentum each time The Baddest Woman on the Planet began to pull away, and as the match progressed, the idea of Nikki Bella handing Ronda Rousey her first WWE lost didn’t just seem possible, but probable. Nikki dedicating the match to Rousey’s mother, AnnMaria De Mars, only further salted the champion’s wounds, as The Fearless One continued an offensive press that brought her to the brink of winning the title. Continue reading Evolution Results
Natalya and Nia Jax are celebrating their birthdays, so the Total Divas take a girls’ trip that gets real weird, real fast.
Not only does Natalya instigate a prank war with Lana (The Ravishing Russian gets the last word), but the girls all administer a surprise for the birthday girls. Paige’s is the most shocking — a “naked sushi” dinner where the girls eat off the body of a man. Nikki Bella’s is the most fun (a dance-off). But the most heartwarming surprise comes when Brie Bella flies Nattie and Nia’s mothers in for dinner.
Given that Nia’s mother missed her WrestleMania match, it’s enough to bring The Irresistible Force to tears. Really, the one downside is the persistent paparazzi who are hot on Nikki Bella’s tail, so she decides to play into it by “flirting” with the bartender/model-type the girls have hired for the weekend. So, that’s where those pictures came from.
Total Divas airs Wednesdays at 9/8 C on E!.
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Coming into Raw, it looked like Nikki Bella might have riled Ronda Rousey up so much that she might not wait until WWE Evolution to fight her. On Monday, she crossed the line so brazenly that The Baddest Woman on the Planet seemingly decided to do something even more ominous: Take her time.
Seeking retribution after Rousey’s very personal insults last week, Nikki went in on a familiar relationship of Rousey’s when the champion said that allowing The Bellas to beat her up, even with one arm tied behind her back, would be something her mother would be ashamed of. Nikki zeroed in on that target with ruthless efficiency, saying Rousey had already let her mother down with her mixed-martial arts losses, and it would only get worse when she lost her title to a “Diva.” She then slapped Rousey clean across the face after the contract was signed.
The red-faced Baddest Woman on the Planet took a moment to compose herself, then delivered a final message with a smile on her face: “Come this Sunday, I will end you. I give you my word.”
Paige needs to work out some stress and, after catching up with The Bella Twins, decides to do so in the bluntest possible way: By smashing a bunch of cars with sledgehammers. It’s quite therapeutic. 10/10 would recommend. Continue reading Total Divas: Season 8 Episode 5 Recap
Brie Bella is turning the page on a particularly precious bit of motherhood now that Birdie Joe is weaning and transitioning to formula for her food.