The Bellas Comment On Upcoming WWE Royal Rumble Return
Brie and Nikki were recently announced for the upcoming women’s Royal Rumble
WWE recently announced the first 19 names for the upcoming women’s Royal Rumble, with The Bella Twins Brie and Nikki confirmed to be taking part in the 30-woman battle royal.
This will mark The Bella’s first televised WWE matches since October 2018, with the announcement of the pair’s inclusion coming as a surprise.
"I was shocked they announced it because usually, these are surprises, but I understand, marketing-wise," said Nikki on The Bellas Podcast.
With Brie adding, "Business-wise, it makes sense because now we can have the whole Bella Army there."
"Selfishly, that's why I was happy about it,” agreed Nikki. “No-one would have ever expected you and I to be in the Rumble, so it makes me happy that the Bella Army knows and they can go."
The Bellas aren't the only names returning to the WWE for the Rumble, and Brie admitted she’s excited to see some old friends:
"It's always fun to have surprises. 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. When I saw that Lita is in it, even Summer Rae. I can't wait to see Summer. That's what the Royal Rumble does, it brings together all these different generations of women and men to meet in the ring for one big night and that's why it's important to go to the Royal Rumble because you might not see a lot of our faces again for a very long time.”
Many thought The Bellas were done with wrestling, with reports stating that Nikki was retired and not cleared to wrestle. However, Nikki herself has detailed how she got cleared to return over the holidays:
"In the world of wrestling, or any professional sport, people always make comebacks. What's beautiful about WWE is we can make comebacks as many times as we want, as long as our bodies let us and doctors. I officially got cleared. I think everyone remembers from Total Bellas, when we had the first women's Royal Rumble, there were a lot of rules on me. Those are the same. When we were in Phoenix, I went in and saw my surgeon. They scanned me, I did MRI, scans on my brain, my neck, everything you can think of, they did. I was manifesting 'please let this be a clearance' because I felt bad if all these people came in (for the holidays) and it was a big 'no.' I wanted to share with everyone, but it's been a secret. It feels good to know. Miracles can happen.”