Where does a Bella Twin come from? If you ask Nikki & Brie, their entire personalities can be traced back to their presumably feisty Mexican-Italian heritage, which is why Brie is looking for a middle name for Birdie that suitably embodies their ancestry. It turns out Bryan carries a fair amount of “Viking” in his blood, to the surprise of nobody, but he’s also fairly certain the whole Mexican-Italian thing doesn’t hold water under scrutiny. So, when the Bellas commission a DNA test and find out they carry typical European mixed heritage (plus a little Jewish and Native American), Brie tries to get in touch with her new roots while simultaneously ignoring Bryan’s. Her husband jokes that this is par for the course in their marriage, but she gets the message and throws him a Viking-themed party. And Bryan, honoring a Jewish family tradition of middle-naming a child after a late loved one, announces that Birdie’s middle name will be Joe, after Brie’s “Pop-Pop.”
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Nikki Bella Remembers Almost Losing Everything After Breaking Her Neck at the Height of Her Wrestling Career
Nikki Bella is still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” after an emotional contemporary dance inspired by her 2016 neck injury.
After surviving a double-elimination two weeks ago and a ballroom visit by fiancé John Cena last week, the Bella Twin danced to “Fight Song” with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev on Monday’s show and received her highest mark yet – a 24.
Before her contemporary dance, which took place in a wrestling ring and incorporated silks, Nikki revealed that 2016 was her most memorable year because she had to fight through a neck injury to return to the WWE ring.
“My hunger, my passion for wrestling and the ring, and wanting to be back with my WWE family,” is what Nikki said drove her comeback. “I had that hope. And hope overtook whatever fear I had. That’s why they call me Fearless Nikki.”
With three 8s from the judges, Nikki’s scores are on the rise during the fourth week of competition.
“I thought it showed off not only your dance skills, but your athletic skills,” said judge Len Goodman. “It was strong, it was powerful, it was dynamic. For me, it was it great. Well done.”
Brie is at 9:10 and Nikki is at 24:58