Nikki Bella Announces Retirement

Ryan Phillips
Jun 20, 2019, 5:57 PM EDT
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Nikki Bella has announced her retirement from professional wrestling. During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, Bella said that injuries have forced her to stop her in-ring career.

Check out the interview she did with her sister, Brie Bella, on Fallon:

The 35-year-old planned on returning to the ring before doctors told her she couldn’t.

"“I really wanted to go back and fight for the tag titles. I’ve always had my neck issues, and after neck surgery it hasn’t been OK. I (felt) like I needed to get that checkup before we went back for the tag titles. “Then it came back that I herniated the disk above where I had surgery, I have all this inflammation around the metal, and then I have a cyst on my brain,” Bella said. “So they were like, ‘You’re done, no more, you’re out.'”"

The Bellas were two of the WWE’s most recognizable female competitors from the “Divas Era” that has now transitioned to the company’s women’s division. They debuted together in the WWE way back in 2008.

Nikki’s final match came during the WWE’s European tour in November of 2018, and her final televised match came against Ronda Rousey during October’s all-women’s pay-per-view Evolution.

Bella isn’t going away despite her in-ring retirement. Sheis still on television with her sister on the show “Total Bellas” and has a super busy life based on her Instagram page. Check out some samples below and on the next few pages.

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? #glamping #napavalley

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❤️ heart’s home ? #napavalley

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Saturday was perfect ? miss you @iamshawnaallan

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Today’s #bellaspodcast was recorded in our bikini’s, drinking @vidatequila in beautiful Maui! We Open Up about adult Easter egg hunt, my solo drive and more. We debate about Bush vs No Bush (felt that was swimwear appropriate) another incredible Bella Brains (thank you @bryanldanielson lol) Have @carmellawwe on Kill A Rumor, one that I personally loved about when she one the championship, and @sonyadevillewwe answering our question on Bella Army Q&A! Click link in bio or swipe up in IG story! Oh and AMAZING NEWS! You asked for it and @spotify delivered! We are officially on Spotify and already trending! See link in IG story! ? ps let me find some group pics with these beautiful, amazing ladies!

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