Nikki Bella’s Wildest Looks: Wrestler Announces Retirement From WWE
“I really am ready to hang up the jersey.”
Nikki Bella is calling it quits on her wrestling career.
On the season 4 finale of Total Bellas the WWE star announced that she is retiring from the organization .
Bella broke the news during a family dinner filmed for the reality series, explaining that the rigorous European tour schedule has taken a toll on her health.
“The [European] tour was good but I feel like I’m too old for the travel, the travel was really rough,” Bella said. “I was like, ‘Why am I doing this? I don’t feel good.’ The girls are doing amazing things over there. I really am ready to hang up the jersey, I can say it fully.”
“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 added.
“It’s making me realize I am ready to fold the jersey and put it away. I’m ready to put the kicks aside and I’m ready to take Nikki Bella into a different direction.”
As Fox News notes, Bella made her WWE debut in 2007, her SmackDown debut in 2008 alongside twin sister Brie Bella, and won the Divas Championship twice.
Celebrate the next chapter in Bella’s life by checking out her most stunning recent Instagram posts below: