Nikki Bella said she was at the doctor learning her fate just last Wednesday (Jan. 20) and today E! News got an interview with an update on her condition: She will need surgery on her neck and that surgery could result in the end of her wrestling career.
From the interview:
“I have basically a broken neck, a pretty bad herniated disk. What makes mine a little bit difficult than most people is that I have some disk behind my vertebrae so with a lot of prayers we’re gonna pray that the doctors can get the piece behind my vertebrae with just a bone fusion. I have honestly one of the most amazing doctors. And I know that he’s gonna do so amazing and I’m going to have the best comeback story that anyone has ever heard of. … In six months time is when I will get that final X-ray to be like, ‘Hey look you can get back in that ring and kick some a–.’ There is a potential that this is career-ending. We will only know that when I get out of surgery on Wednesday and then basically how the bone heals Wednesday. So that’s been tough but I truly have such hope that I will get to compete in that ring another day, I really do.”
She also confirmed that she’s retiring the Rack Attack as a finish and will likely be using the Bellahammer, that vicious forearm she throws. That is, of course, if she’s able to get back in the ring after surgery and rehabilitation.
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Nikki announced today on social media that she will be undergoing a possible career ending neck surgery on Wednesday:
This Wednesday I will undergo a neck surgery and know in time if this is a possible career ending injury. But I have faith. I know I will compete in that ring again. In life, we all have bumps in the road, it’s how you overcome those bumps that makes you who you are. I am ready to conquer those bumps! I’m ready to test my will and strength! I’m ready to have the comeback of my life! I have had the most incredible year of my life!! My career was just starting to get to where I wanted it to be. I have worked so hard to improve over the past 3 years and I won’t stop. When I walk down that ramp again you will hear me roar! My faith, my man, my family and my Bella Army are my support and love getting me through this! This isn’t the end for me, it’s just a beginning of a new chapter. I will continue to live by the words that are apart of me… Stay Fearless!!
Good luck Nikki!
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Let’s get it out of the way: It’s a swing and a miss for Dolph Ziggler, who went for broke trying to win back Nikki Bella in last season’s “Total Divas” finale. He gets a slap in the face to kick off E!’s Season 5 premiere … not that it stops him from absolutely shredding Nikki’s relationship with John Cena every chance he gets. Nikki takes it all in stride, but Paige — whose own unwanted engagement creeps ever closer — takes it upon herself to play mediator. That gets nowhere, but Cena, to Nikki’s great surprise and disappointment, isn’t all that upset about Zig Man’s advances, and even gives Nikki the option to back out of their relationship if she finds Dolph’s offer too good to pass up. To be continued …
While the rest of the crew jet-sets around the globe, Daniel Bryan is going stir-crazy waiting to get cleared to return to the ring, and he isn’t entirely on board with the idea of becoming wife Brie Bella’s full-time business partner as an alternative. So Brie, being met with increasing resistance, has to settle in and wait for the final word on whether or not Bryan gets the green light before attempting to maneuver him into a post-WWE life. (In other injury-related news, Natalya is fretting over the delicate surgery husband Tyson Kidd needs, but that plot thread remains unresolved this week.)