Nikki Bella On Doctors Telling Her To Retire For Life

Nikki Bella

The Bella Twins have been strongly hinting over the last few months that they could be looking for a return to the ring and a chance at the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. However, Nikki Bella has now spoken of how there is a lot that would have to happen before she was able to do so.

Nikki and her sister Brie Bella were recent guests on Ariane Andrew’s Sippin’ the Tea show. Andrew was known in WWE as Cameron, and has also recently spoken of a desire to return to the company.

In the conversation, Nikki Bella spoke about how any return to the ring would take a lot of work and a change to the doctor’s current advice.

I would love one day, like when Matteo’s maybe three, and he knows it, to have my son be ringside while his mom kicks ass. That would be amazing to me. But because he is my everything, I have to listen to the doctors and as of now, they’ve put me on the retired bench for life. So, it would take a lot of scans, x-rays, and all this different stuff for them to actually approve me to have a run and so that would be unlikely — that will be years down the road.

Despite being “on the retired bench”, Bella says she is in her happy place and is enjoying life as it is at the moment.

I love waking up in the sun comes behind the mountains and it shoots on the vineyards and I just stare at it every morning, because Mateo has me up at 5 AM, and [I love seeing] how the sun sets. I know I’m where my soul is meant to be. The wine industry, winemaking, and anything with wine, I’m like happy. It’s my happy place.

Brie Bella also commented that she can’t imagine taking a bump now, despite how big a part of both their lives wrestling has been.

You just kind of evolve differently. We’re gonna always have a love for professional wrestling. It was a huge part of our lives, and it was such a great time traveling the world, and getting the ring, but for me, I just feel like I’m in such a different place in my life and a place I really love. We’re gonna be 38 in November and I’m like, you know too, for us to be winemakers and well, I can’t imagine taking a bump right now.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.