WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™
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*Appearing SATURDAY 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Normally, seeing two equally gorgeous twins requires a night of heavy drinking and some serious beer goggles. But, with the Bellas – Nikki and her sister Brie – the double vision is the real deal.
A self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side, Nikki originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed her twin sister Brie’s lead into WWE.
Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva Search, the Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush (while male WWE fans formed crushes on them), Nikki and her sibling made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring.
But don’t be fooled — Nikki is more than just a (really) pretty face. With a dash of “Twin Magic,” Nikki and her sister stirred up the Divas division, culminating with Brie’s Divas Title reign in 2011. Nikki followed with a Divas Championship victory of her own, defeating Beth Phoenix in April 2012. The cunning femme fatales made a lasting mark on the Divas division — even if it meant breaking more than just a heart or two — and after a brief sabbatical from the ring, a return in March 2013 proved that the Bellas still have plenty of twin magic in their collective arsenal.
Now, the beautiful femme fatales aim to dominate the reality TV arena in E!’s hit new series “Total Divas.” The success of the reality show raised the ire of Divas Champion AJ Lee, who looks down her nose at her glammed-up cohorts she deems “worthless excuses for women.”
At WWE Battleground and again at WWE Hell in a Cell 2013, Nikki looked on as her sister Brie challenged AJ for the Divas Title on two separate occasions. The scheming of the Divas Champion and her menacing enforcer, Tamina, outpaced the twin sisters' zeal to bring championship gold home to the Bella family. The Bellas got even with the devious titleholder at Survivor Series when they, along with the rest of the “Total Divas” cast, defeated AJ, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Summer Rae, Aksana, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes in a Traditional Elimination Tag Team Match. The following night on Raw, Nikki scored the winning pinfall over Summer in a Survivor Series rematch, proving once again that the “Total Divas” are more than just pretty faces.
On the March 10 edition of Raw, Nikki & Brie defeated AJ & Tamina in a tag team match when Nikki scored a pinfall on the Divas Champion. Both Bellas competed in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational at WrestleMania 30 for the Divas Championship, but were unsuccessful in dethroning Lee for the title.
Whether conjuring controversy in the locker room area or mixing it up in the ring, The Bella Twins are proof that two is always better than one.
As one-half of the dazzling Bella Twins, Brie debuted on SmackDown in 2008, defeating her first opponent, Victoria, by way of “Twin Magic” — a move in which she and her identical sister, Nikki, secretly switched places during matches. In 2011, the sneaky tactic helped Brie defeat Eve and win her first Divas Championship.
Every bit as cunning as she is cute, this half-Mexican, half-Italian beauty appeared on ECW, WWE NXT, and both SmackDown and Raw, where she teamed up with her doppelgänger in both love and war.
Still, no matter how many Superstar hearts she has broken in WWE, Brie is always at her best when she’s breaking down Divas in the ring. It seemed as though she and her sister would leave WWE after departing in 2012, but the scheming duo returned in spring 2013, ready to unleash a new wave of “Twin Magic” on anyone who stands in their way.
Although Nikki & Brie’s main targets have been their E! “Total Divas” castmates The Funkadactyls and Natalya, all of the reality stars now share a common enemy in Divas Champion AJ Lee, who referred to the “Total Divas” as “worthless excuses for women.”
After coming up short in her one-on-one Divas Championship encounter with AJ at WWE Battleground, Brie earned a Divas Title rematch by defeating her outspoken rival on SmackDown. But at WWE Hell in a Cell, Brie was again denied, dropping a hard-fought battle to the unstable Lee. Brie gained some serious retribution at Survivor Series when she joined her “Total Divas” castmates in defeating AJ, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Summer Rae, Aksana, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes in a Traditional Elimination Tag Team Match.
After defeating AJ & Tamina in tag team action on the March 10 Raw, Nikki & Brie made it clear that their sights remain set on the Divas Title. Both Bellas competed in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational at WrestleMania 30 for the Divas Championship, but were unsuccessful in dethroning Lee for the title.
Outside the ring, Brie married longtime boyfriend Daniel Bryan in an intimate ceremony on April 11. The nuptials were captured by E! cameras and will be featured in the Season 2 finale of “Total Divas” later this year.
As determined as she is beautiful, Brie remains one of the most popular Divas of all time, and as a Bella Twin, always keeps the WWE Universe seeing double.
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