Normally, seeing two equally gorgeous twins requires a night of heavy drinking and some serious beer goggles. But, with the Bellas – Nikki and her sister Brie – the double vision is the real deal.
A self-admitted "tomboy" with a feminine side, Nikki originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed her twin sister Brie’s lead into WWE.
Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva Search, the Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush (while male WWE fans formed crushes on them), Nikki and her sibling made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring.
But don’t be fooled — Nikki is more than just a (really) pretty face. With a dash of “Twin Magic,” Nikki and her sister stirred up the Divas division, culminating with Brie’s Divas Title reign in 2011. Nikki followed with a Divas Championship victory of her own, defeating Beth Phoenix in April 2012. The cunning femme fatales made a lasting mark on the Divas division — even if it meant breaking more than just a heart or two — and after a brief sabbatical from the ring, a return in March 2013 proved that the Bellas still have plenty of twin magic in their collective arsenal.
Now, the beautiful femme fatales aim to dominate the reality TV arena in E!’s hit new series “Total Divas.” The success of the reality show raised the ire of Divas Champion AJ Lee, who looks down her nose at her glammed-up cohorts she deems “worthless excuses for women.”
At WWE Battleground and again at WWE Hell in a Cell 2013, Nikki looked on as her sister Brie challenged AJ for the Divas Title on two separate occasions. The scheming of the Divas Champion and her menacing enforcer, Tamina, outpaced the twin sisters' zeal to bring championship gold home to the Bella family. The Bellas got even with the devious titleholder at Survivor Series when they, along with the rest of the “Total Divas” cast, defeated AJ, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Summer Rae, Aksana, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes in a Traditional Elimination Tag Team Match. The following night on Raw, Nikki scored the winning pinfall over Summer in a Survivor Series rematch, proving once again that the “Total Divas” are more than just pretty faces.
Whether conjuring controversy in the locker room area or mixing it up in the ring, The Bella Twins are proof that two is always better than one.