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Nikki Bella and Brie Bella have left a significant impact on the world of women’s wrestling, inspiring many young women and girls to pursue their dreams in the industry. After retiring from wrestling, the Bella Twins pursued other ventures, including TV shows and podcasts. Recently, they departed from WWE and announced their decision to abandon the Bella identity, instead using their legal names Nikki and Brie Garcia, as the Bella name was associated with WWE properties and trademarked by the organization.
During an episode of the Nikki & Brie Show, Nikki and Brie shared that leaving WWE was a mutual decision made when their contract expired, and they felt it was time to move on to the next chapter in their lives. They expressed gratitude for the past 17 years, acknowledging how much they learned both inside and outside the ring. The sisters emphasized that relationships, whether in business or love, sometimes come to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s forever.
The Bella Twins expressed excitement for their new journey ahead, closing the chapter on their Bella identity and opening a new one as Nikki and Brie Garcia. They also shared their desire to be unfiltered and uncensored following their WWE departure, revealing that it was a beautiful decision that had been years in the making. The Garcia twins now have newfound freedom and are eager to see what the future holds for them. While WWE may own the Bella name, the Garcia twins have a lot of things to do with their lives and are betting on themselves.
“When our contract came up with WWE, mutually, we all knew we needed to head into this next chapter. We are so grateful for the past 17 years. I have learned so much in and out of the ring. I have traveled all over the world, I have incredible fandom. It’s been amazing. This is part of relationships. Whether it’s business, love, this is relationships in life. Sometimes, you come to this part of your life where it’s like, ‘let’s go separate ways. It doesn’t mean it’s forever, but we just know that it’s right.’
I’m so beyond grateful for NIkki Bella. She empowered me, she inspired me, she truly made me become fearless. I found so much of what I had, through pain, childhood, or certain things that happened in my life, I lost that person. It took Nikki Bella to bring her out. I will always be forever grateful for her and look up to who that person was and still is and the road that she has paved and what she’s done for women and the youth and will continue to do, just as Nikki Garcia. I’m grateful for it. What’s so amazing about starting this new chapter and with our names, our roots, what was from birth. it’s super empowering because we’re betting on ourselves.
That leap of faith, we are taking that leap of faith, we’re re-introducing ourselves after 17 years and it shows…you and I have gotten to the point where we know our worth. We know what we’ve done and we know where we want to go. We’re at the point in our lives where we don’t want to hear no. We’ve worked on that for 17 years and this marks, finally, we put that in action a lot, but now we’re doing it in a different way. Something like that is super exciting and it’s great for other people to know.
It doesn’t mean that it’s bad either. When things like this happen, everyone wants to look for the negative. ‘What happened? It had to be something crazy.’ It wasn’t. It was actually something beautiful. [We] thought about it for awhile. This has been years coming. I want to thank Brie Bella.
The character, the name, pretty much that I’ve been the last 16-17 years. Thank you to that name because it caused a lot of change in my life and many lives. It did a lot of great things for me. It’s really fun to end that chapter. For everyone, at some point in your life, to do a new change, a new journey. I’m so excited to close that chapter on Brie Bella, put that book to the side, and open up a new one, and see what Brie Garcia is going to do next.
It’s weird because I say ‘freeing,’ and a lot of people are like, ‘What does she mean?’ There’s something really freeing about going back to who you were. It’s like you can go back to being your unfiltered, uncensored self. I don’t have to apologize, it’s who I am. I always hate when I have to apologize or be like, ‘sorry, didn’t mean to do that,’ when I actually did.”