The Bella Twins are a few of the most profitable feminine superstars in WWE historical past. They’ve showcased their twin magic in WWE for over a decade and have gathered thousands and thousands of followers for themselves.
The WWE Universe may need totally different opinions on the in-ring performances of Nikki and Brie Bella, however the twins nullified all of the doubts by sharing three ladies’s championships between them and have additionally taken their locations within the WWE Corridor of Fame. Starting their careers in 2008, The Bella Twins managed to change into two of probably the most mainstream names in WWE historical past, and with that stated, let’s have a look into their careers via photos taken over the 12 months.
9 Coaching & Debut
The Bella Twins’ first affiliation with professional wrestling got here in 2006 once they tried out for that 12 months’s WWE Diva Search. They could not make it to the ultimate reduce, however they persevered and bought signed to a developmental contract by WWE in 2007.
They reported to WWE’s former developmental territory FCW the place they made their in-ring debuts in a tag workforce match in opposition to Natalya and Krissy Vaine with Alicia Fox because the particular visitor referee. They skilled and carried out in FCW earlier than they bought referred to as as much as the primary roster in August 2008.
8 Foremost Roster Debut
Brie Bella was the primary official Bella Twin to make her main roster in-ring debut when she took on Victoria on the August 29, 2008, episode of SmackDown. She then had a collection of matches involving Victoria and Natalya, throughout which she would roll beneath the ring after sustaining heavy harm however come out fully rejuvenated and win the match.
She continued to play the identical technique till the November 7, 2008, episode of SmackDown, the place WWE revealed Nikki Bella as Brie’s twin. From there, The Bella Twins continued to carry out on all three exhibits on the primary roster earlier than they might add some gold to their assortment.
7 Divas Championship Reigns
The twins entered the Divas Championship image once they entered a feud with Eve Torres in early 2011. It led to Nikki Bella profitable a battle royal to change into the No.1 contender for the title however was unsuccessful in profitable it from Torres.
On the April 11, 2011, episode of Uncooked, Brie Bella acquired a shot on the Divas title, and she or he defeated Eve Torres to change into the primary champion among the many Bella Twins. She held the title for 70 days earlier than dropping it to Kelly Kelly on the June 20, 2011, episode of Uncooked.
Nikki’s first reign with the title got here in 2012 when she defeated Beth Phoenix in a lumberjill match on the April 23, 2012, episode of Uncooked. The reign would final solely six days as a failed twin magic try resulted in Brie Bella inadvertently dropping Nikki’s title to Alicia Fox on the 2012 Excessive Guidelines PPV.
6 WWE Exit & Unbiased Circuit Appearances
When their contracts with WWE have been about to run out, The Bella Twins selected to not re-sign with the corporate, which resulted in them getting kayfabe fired by Govt Administrator Eve Torres.
Following the exit, The Bella Twins made some appearances on the independent circuit in non-wrestling roles, and the primary occasion got here at a Northeast Wrestling occasion in Might 2012 after which at CTWE Professional Wrestling’s Season Beatings in December 2012, the place they accompanied totally different wrestlers to the ring. Their break from WWE did not final lengthy, as they might quickly obtain a proposal that they could not refuse.
5 Return & Complete Divas
The Bella Twins made their WWE return on the March 11, 2013, episode of Uncooked in a backstage phase with Crew Rhodes Students. They entered into a short rivalry with The Funkadactyls and had a collection of matches. They’d additionally acquired a proposal from WWE to change into predominant forged members of their new actuality tv collection Total Divas, which debuted on E! in July 2013.
The twins then started a feud with Complete Divas co-star Natalya earlier than feuding with AJ Lee, who mocked the whole forged of the collection, which resulted in Brie unsuccessfully difficult Lee for the Divas title on the 2013 Night time of Champions, Battleground, and Hell in a Cell PPVs. Nikki Bella, who was recovering from an damage, made her in-ring return and joined the feud in opposition to AJ Lee, which went on till the twins did not win the Divas Championship in an invitational match at WrestleMania 30.
4 Cut up & Reunion
Brie Bella joined her husband Daniel Bryan’s feud in opposition to The Authority in April 2014 and needed to give up the corporate in kayfabe after Stephanie McMahon threatened to fireplace her if Bryan did not relinquish the WWE Championship.
Stephanie McMahon bought arrested after she slapped Brie Bella, who was within the crowd, and she or he needed to give Bella her job again for the costs to get dropped. Brie Bella additionally acquired a match in opposition to Stephanie McMahon at SummerSlam 2014, the place Nikki Bella turned on her and sided with McMahon.
It led to a match between them at Hell in a Cell 2014, the place Nikki defeated Brie with the stipulation that the loser turns into the winner’s private assistant for 30 days. Nevertheless, their rivalry did not final lengthy as they reunited at Survivor Collection 2014, the place Brie helped Nikki to defeat AJ Lee to win the Divas Championship.
3 Crew Bella & Ladies’s Revolution
Throughout Nikki Bella’s reign because the Divas Champion, the twins began a rivalry with Naomi and Tamina. Paige additionally joined the opposite two superstars within the feud in opposition to The Bella Twins after the latter recruited Alicia Fox to type Crew Bella.
Crew Bella continued to outnumber Paige, Naomi, and Tamina earlier than Stephanie McMahon referred to as for a revolution within the ladies’s division, which resulted within the debuts of Charlotte Aptitude, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch. Aptitude and Lynch aligned themselves with Paige, whereas Banks joined forces with Naomi and Tamina. It led to a match between the three groups at SummerSlam 2015, the place Paige, Aptitude, and Lynch emerged victorious.
2 Accidents & Retirement
Nikki Bella misplaced the Divas Championship to Charlotte Aptitude at Night time of Champions 2015, ending her reign at 301 days. After a failed try at regaining the title, she went on a hiatus to endure neck surgical procedure. Brie Bella continued to carry out in her sister’s absence earlier than asserting that she’d take an prolonged break from in-ring competitors attributable to household causes.
They made a number of sporadic appearances together with one on the 2018 Royal Rumble PPV, the place they competed within the inaugural Ladies’s Royal Rumble match. Additionally they returned for a short feud in opposition to the Riott Squad, which led to a six-woman tag workforce match between the groups at Tremendous ShowDown 2018 with The Bella’s teaming with Ronda Rousey. Nikki Bella additionally acquired a Uncooked Ladies’s title match in opposition to Rousey at WWE Evolution however could not win the title. They then introduced their retirements on episodes of Complete Bellas.
1 Corridor Of Fame
WWE introduced that The Bella Twins can be inducted into the Hall of Fame within the class of 2020. However because of the COVID restrictions, the ceremony did not happen and the twins needed to take their place together with the 2021 class the next 12 months.
Following their induction, they continued to work as ambassadors for WWE and likewise returned to in-ring competitors for one evening, once they entered the 2022 Ladies’s Royal Rumble match and eradicated Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, and Alicia Fox earlier than Brie Bella eradicated Nikki from the match.
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