Nikki Bella has announced on Total Bellas that she’s retiring from the WWE stating, “I am ready to hang up my jersey. Like, I can say it fully.” This is not the first time Nikki has said this, but she’s 35-years-old, has had a couple of injuries that slowed her down, and her life has been going in a different direction from the WWE. While on the most recent European tour the travel caught up with her.
“I just feel like I’m too old for that travel. So I realized like, why am I doing this — I don’t feel good.” “Being on the European tour, I’ve had a lot of time to think. Just how my body feels, being away from my company, how time-consuming this is.”
She further went on to state:
“Here’s to closing one chapter and the next one opening.”
QD – Finally! I was rather annoyed that she and Brie came back for the Evolution PPV because that was the next step in getting away from Divas, which is exactly what the Bellas are. It’s beyond time Nikki walks away from the ring, so I find this refreshing news, and I know I’m not alone on this one.