The Garcia Twins Reveal Why They Left WWE
The Garcia Twins open up about their WWE exit
After 16 years with the organisation, the Bella Twins announced this week that they had left WWE. They will be known as Nikki Garcia and Brie Garcia of the Garcia Twins moving forwards as WWE holds the rights to all of the Bella-related trademarks.
Speaking on the Nikki & Brie Show, the WWE Hall of Famers explained why they decided to leave the company.
"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 travelled 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,'" Nikki said.
Brie added: "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 a while. 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."
Outside of their in-ring work, the Bella Twins became known to a wider audience through Total Divas and Total Bellas. The Garcia Twins will now look to do more reality and scripted TV, as well as grow their wine business. They will also be uploading content to their YouTube channel.
Nikki and Brie last wrestled in the 2022 Royal Rumble. Nikki has revealed the sisters aren't planning to sign with All Elite Wrestling.
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