In the recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is an update on the Nikki Bella/John Cena drama that has played out on Total Bellas in recent months. Dave Meltzer reports that there is a thread of reality but most of what is being said by the couple is a storyline for the show.
I think most people know that by now but Meltzer also noted that only a few people know everything and they are sworn to secrecy on what the real story is. However, they were really going to get married and there was a real breakup at one point.
The belief is that most of the other stuff and the timing of certain leaked news is because of the TV show. In many cases on reality TV, the stories are made up but that is not the case here. There is some reality but other things were done for the show and that is why people have become so jaded when new stories come out.
People.com has been running the storyline version from Nikki's side and the latest claim is that they tried to make things work out but they have broken up for good. This news literally came a couple of days after the Total Bellas season finale that ended with their breakup.
Their public breakup has helped the show because they started off with 587,000 viewers and ended up with 634,000 for the season finale.
As we noted earlier, you can expect more from the couple for next season because the E! Network cameras were there when Bella and Cena were vacationing in Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago.