‘Total Bellas’: Why Nikki Bella Is Retiring from WWE

Nikki Bella is a 2-time WWE Divas champion and has a strong fan base. She made the big announcement that she’ll be retiring. Why did she make that decision? Here is why and the other big announcement she made on Total Bellas.

Nikki Bella said she feels like she’s getting too old for all of the travel

Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella | Getty Images/Paul Archuleta

I just feel like I’m too old for that travel,” the 35-year-old revealed in the finale of Total Bellas. “So I realized like, why am I doing this — I don’t feel good.” She also declared, “I really am ready to hang up the jersey. Like, I can say it fully.”

The reality star pointed out that WWE European tour specifically helped make her come to this realization. “Being on the European tour, I’ve had a lot of time to think,” Bella said. “Just how my body feels, being away from my company, how time-consuming this is.”

This might not be a total surprise given Brie Bella announced her retirement earlier this month on the show. “So I decided that after Evolution I’m gonna be fully retired,” she said. “Fully done and Bryan and I are looking for a house in Phoenix because we’re moving back!”

Nikki Bella’s retirement announcement also closely came along with a personal announcement.

She also confirmed her relationship with Artem Chigvintsev of Dancing with the Stars

The star also posted a picture of her kissing Artem Chigvintsev’s cheek on Instagram. She wrote the caption, “Well after that season finale First thing I’ll be talking about this Wednesday… oh and all those paparazzi photos (thanks for all the great shots and smashing my food lol) Swipe up in my IG story. #thebellaspodcast#bellaspodcast.”

In the finale, she talked about her relationship with the dancer. The whole season she struggled to find love after her breakup with John Cena. It doesn’t sound like Chigvintsev was the man she first expected to be with.

I just feel like this free spirit,” she said according to Us Weekly. “Truly like a butterfly out of her cage. I don’t know. I have this new level of excitement. I’m just having a lot of fun. And I feel like, the first time ever, I’m focusing on me. It’s crazy. I never in my life would’ve thought that, like, I would’ve had a lot in common with a Russian.”

She then said, “I’m ready to really explore new things and people and just really see what certain chemistries are all about.”

The two met when they were paired on Dancing with the Stars. They were friends at the time and Chigvintsev was going to choreograph her wedding dance with Cena.

“As far as dancing, I think he’s probably gonna teach me my first dance. So, hopefully, I’ll be able to take those tips from him there,” Cena told E! News.

Now it looks like the reality stars are getting even more serious. It should be interesting to find out what Nikki Bella’s plan is from here.

Read more: ‘Total Bellas’: The Real Reason Nikki Bella Went on a Date with ‘The Bachelorette’ Star, Peter Kraus

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