Former WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella opened up about her retirement from WWE on a recent edition of The Bellas Podcast.
This is where she talked about why she believes she has yet to be invited to make a retirement speech as part of WWE. Nikki announced that she would be retiring from in-ring competition on the season finale of Total Bellas that aired on the E! Network in March.
The reason for her retirement is due to a herniated disc in her neck as well as a cyst on her brain. Once her doctors found this out, they ruled her out of wrestling again.
“I feel like they haven’t had me come in and do a retirement speech because – guys, it’s crazy. Brie and I have become hated by the ‘Smart Marks’,” Nikki explained. “I always looked at it like, well, we did a really good job as heels for so long. But it was like the more successful we would get with the reality shows, and the men that we were dating and married to, and all that, we became more and more hated. For people to go against us in the ring and on the mic, it’s very easy to create promos with Brie and I, or about us. And I look at Paige, and Bryan, and Edge, and the list goes on of people who got to have that moment [of a retirement speech].”
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription