The Bella Twins, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella, have been announced to make their way back to the company and in-ring competition. On the latest episode of The Bellas Podcast. Nikki opened up on WWE confirming their spots in the 30-woman Royal Rumble match. She stated that she was a bit surprised when WWE announced their return at the show. Nikki Bella’s doctor had previously revealed if she’s unhealthy.
Nikki Bella opens up on the return announcement
She has not stepped inside the wrestling ring since 2018. In September last year, she stated that her wrestling career was shortened due to injuries. During their podcast, Nikki Bella admitted that she was shocked when the company ruined a major surprise for fans by announcing the return. But both sisters agreed that the decision made sense from a marketing point of view:
“I was shocked they announced it because usually, these are surprises, but I understand, marketing-wise,” said Nikki. “Business-wise, it makes sense because now we can have the whole Bella Army there,” added Brie.
“My guess is, there will still be surprises, but I have no idea. Is it a comeback? The greatest thing about WWE and big pay-per-views like the Royal Rumble is you can come back for one great night and have fun,” said Nikki.
Nikki added that she’s been cleared, so she could do more matches. While the Royal Rumble is full of surprises, WWE decided to surprise the fans well ahead of the show. WWE has already announced 18 participants, and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair declared herself an entrant to make it 19. Charlotte Flair had given a preview of the Women’s Royal Rumble, where it was revealed that seven stars of the past would return. Apart from the sister duo, the list includes Lita, Summer Rae, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, and Mickie James. This will be the fifth installment of the Women’s Royal Rumble match.