Nikki Bella

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Full Name Nikki Bella
Age 36 Years Old
Nick Name Nikki Bella
Gender Female
Famous As Wrestler
Birth Date November 21st, 1983
Birth Place San Diego, California, United States

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About Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella is an American retired professional wrestler. She signed with "World Wrestling Entertainment" (WWE) in 2007, and was assigned to the developmental territory "Florida Championship Wrestling" (FCW) alongside her twin sister Brie Bella, forming the duo "The Bella Twins". In 2008, Bella made her debut in SmackDown. She is a two-time "WWE Divas Champion" and holds the record for the longest reign with that title. In 2015, she ranked No. 1 in "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Female 50" and was named Diva of the Year by Rolling Stone in December 2015. Nikki also won the award for "Choice Female Athlete" alongside her sister at the "Teen Choice Awards" in 2016. She began her wrestling career with WWE's developmental wrestling promotion, Florida Championship Wrestling. She made her first national TV appearance on the Fox reality show "Meet My Folks". Following this appearance, the Garcia twins were hired to be the World Cup Twins for "Budweiser" and were photographed holding the "World Cup" trophy. 

Famous For

  • Being an American professional wrestler.
  • For her very successful stint with Smackdown during which she went on to become WWE Divas Champion.

Nikki Bella, a retired wrestler

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Early Life of Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella was born on 21st November 1983 in San Diego, California, United States. Her full name or born name is "Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace". Bella's nationality is American whereas ethnicity is American-White. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio and race is white. She celebrates her birthday on 21st November of every year and she had celebrated her 36th birthday as of 2019. She was born sixteen minutes before her twin sister, Brianna, to parents Jon Garcia (father) and Kathy Colace (mother). She is of Mexican and Italian descent. She graduated from Chaparral High School in 2002. Then she returned to San Diego for college, where she played soccer for Grossmont College, but relocated to Los Angeles a year later, where she worked as a waitress at the Mondrian Hotel while trying to find an agent. Then she started modeling, acting, and doing promotional work. Nikki and her sister Brie were contestants in the 2006 "International Body Doubles twins search". Nikki and Brie later participated in the "2006 WWE Diva Search", but they did not make the cut.

Career of Nikki Bella

Professional wrestling career

Florida Championship Wrestling (2007-2008)

  • Nikki Bella jumps off her wrestling career with WWE's developmental wrestling promotion, Florida Championship Wrestling. 
  • In 2007, Nicole was signed to a developmental contract with her sister by "World Wrestling Entertainment" (WWE) and was assigned to "Florida Championship Wrestling" (FCW), WWE's then-developmental territory, in Tampa, Florida. 
  • At an FCW house show on 15th September 2007, the twins made their in-ring debut. Dubbed "The Bella Twins", they defeated Nattie Neidhart and Krissy Vaine with Victoria Crawford as the special guest referee.
  • She quickly started a scripted rivalry with Neidhart and Crawford, competing in a series of matches against them throughout October 2007.
  • Starting in December 2007, Bella managed Derrick Linkin, but this storyline was cut short when Linkin was released in January 2008. 
  • She and Brie then resumed their feud with Neidhart and Crawford, wrestling them throughout much of 2008.
  • In April 2008, after Neidhart was called up to the WWE roster, Milena Roucka took her place in the feud. 
  • Bella also competed in bikini contests and wrestled against other competitors including Katie Lea Burchill and Daisy. Her last FCW appearance was on 2nd September when she competed in a Divas battle royal won by Miss Angela. 

The Bella Twins (2008-2011)

  • On the 29th August 2008 episode of SmackDown, Brianna debuted as Brie Bella and defeated Victoria.
  • In each match, Brie would roll out of the ring and go underneath it, emerging and appearing revived, and then win the match.
  • On the 31st October episode of SmackDown, when Brie went under the ring, Victoria grabbed her legs, but the second pair of legs kicked her off, implying that a second person was under the ring.
  • The twins had their first official match as a team on the 21st November episode of SmackDown, defeating Victoria and Natalya, and they continued competing in tag team matches over the following months.
  • Starting in November, the twins developed an on-screen relationship with The Colons (Carlito and Primo), appearing in numerous backstage segments with them, and accompanying them to the ring.
  • In February 2009, the storyline expanded to include John Morrison and The Miz, who flirted with the Bellas and took them on a date for Valentine's Day.
  • On 17th March, on ECW, Carlito and Primo, aiming for Morrison and The Miz, accidentally spat apples in the face of Brie, then Nikki began to laugh at Brie's misfortune, and a fight broke out between the two which led to Nikki leaving with The Miz and Morrison, while Brie stayed with Primo and Carlito, with Nikki turning heel in the process in which the Brie won her first match over Nikki in a six-person inter-gender tag team match on SmackDown the following week.
  • The villainous Nikki pinned Brie in their first singles match against each other, after a distraction from Morrison and The Miz on ECW on 31st March.
  • The Bella Twins were both drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2009 supplemental draft on 15th April 2009.
  • On 27th April Brie made her Raw in-ring debut in an eight-Diva tag team match, which her team won and Nikki also made an appearance, reuniting with her twin, as she was under the ring to help Brie during the match, turning face in the process. Nikki then made her in-ring debut for the brand the following month in a battle royal but was eliminated by Beth Phoenix.
  • They were both traded to the ECW brand on 29th June 2009. They debuted on ECW the following night on The Abraham Washington Show, as the special guests.
  • The Bellas were traded back to Raw as part of a tri-branded Divas trade on 12th October, where they predominately appeared in backstage segments with the weekly guest stars and only occasionally competed in matches.
  • On the 4th January 2010, episode of Raw, Brie participated in a tournament for the vacant WWE Divas Championship but lost to Maryse in the first round, when a switch resulted in Nikki being pinned.
  • In June 2010, they developed a feud with Jillian Hall, when Brie defeated her after switching places with Nikki. The following week, Nikki defeated Hall after switching with Brie. During the match, Hall attacked both twins but lost the match when Nikki made a fast count, allowing her to be pinned by Gail Kim. The next week on Superstars, the twins defeated Hall and Maryse in a tag team match to end the storyline.
  • On 31st August, The Bella Twins announced they would be part of the all-female third season of NXT, mentoring Jamie. Jamie was the first rookie Diva eliminated on the 5th October episode of NXT.
  • In January 2011, both Bellas turned into villainous characters for the first time in their careers, when they discovered Bryan kissing Gail Kim backstage and assaulted her. They continued to attack Kim, both at the Royal Rumble and on Raw, and on 7th February, they teamed with Melina in a losing effort to Kim, Eve Torres, and Tamina.

Divas Champion (2011-2012)

  • The Bellas began feuding with Eve Torres after they appeared as lumberjills during a Divas Championship match between Torres and Natalya on the 14th February episode of Raw. 
  • The twins defeated Torres and Kim in a tag team match. The following week, Nikki won a battle royal to become the number one contender for the Divas Championship, and unsuccessfully challenged Torres for the championship on 7th March.
  • Nikki helped Brie to defeat Torres to win the Divas Championship on 11th April, marking the first time either twin had held a championship in WWE. She once again helped Brie, and successfully defend the championship against Kelly Kelly at Over the Limit, after switching places with Brie.
  • But, Brie lost the championship against Kelly on a special "Power to the People" episode of Raw on 20th June, ending her reign at 70 days and failing to regain it on 17th July in a rematch against Kelly at Money in the Bank.
  • The Bellas showed friction for the second time since joining WWE in March 2012, after both twins lost to AJ Lee in singles competition.
  • On 23rd April, Nikki defeated Phoenix in a lumberjill match on Raw to win the Divas Championship for the first time.
  • Brie lost Nikki's championship to Layla at Extreme Rules after Twin Magic failed, ending her Divas Championship reign after only a week and at the same night on Raw, they competed in their last match with the WWE, failing to win back the Divas Championship from Layla in a triple threat match. Later that night, WWE announced on their website that the twins had been fired by Executive Administrator Eve Torres.

Independent circuit (2012-2013)

  • The twins appeared at their first independent wrestling show in Newburgh, New York, on 1st March 2012, at Northeast Wrestling.
  • They later appeared for CTWE Pro Wrestling at the Season Beatings pay-per-view on 15th December, each accompanying a different wrestler to the ring.

Return to WWE

Total Divas storylines (2013-2014)

  • On 11th March 2013, The Bella Twins returned to WWE, episode of Raw in a backstage segment with Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow).
  • The twins made their in-ring return facing and defeating The Funkadactyls on 27th March episode of "Main Event" after interference from Cody Rhodes, and also defeated them on Raw five days later.
  • The Bella Twins were scheduled to participate in an eight-person tag team match with Team Rhodes Scholars against Tons of Funk (Clay and Tensai) and The Funkadactyls at WrestleMania 29, but the match was canceled because of time restraints, and instead took place the following night on Raw, where The Bella Twins and Team Rhodes Scholars were defeated.
  • In June, Nikki suffered a fractured tibia.
  • Upon the debut of the Total Divas reality television program in July, The Bellas returned and began feuding with their co-star on the show, Natalya.
  • Nikki returned to in-ring action on the 25th October episode of SmackDown, losing to Lee.
  • On the 9th December episode of Raw, the twins were awarded "Slammy Awards" for "Diva of the Year".
  • On 6th April 2014, Nikki competed at WrestleMania XXX in the 14-Diva "Vickie Guerrero Invitational match" for the Divas Championship, which was won by the defending champion AJ Lee.
  • The same month, Brie became involved in her real-life husband Daniel Bryan's ongoing storyline with Stephanie McMahon and Kane.
  • After a month's absence, Brie returned to WWE television, appearing in the crowd on 21st July following a confrontation, McMahon slapped Brie and was subsequently arrested. In order to have Brie drop the "charges", Brie was rehired and received a match against McMahon at SummerSlam.
  • As part of the storyline, McMahon declared Nikki the face of the Divas division and granted her a match at Night of Champions for the Divas Championship, which she failed to win.
  • This led to a match between the twins at "Hell in a Cell", where the loser was forced to become the winner's personal assistant for 30 days, in which Nikki defeated Brie.
  • After five days on SmackDown, Nikki won a "Halloween costume" battle royal to become the number one contender for the Divas Championship.

Longest reigning Divas Champion (2014-2015)

  • On 23rd November, Nikki received her title match against AJ Lee at Survivor Series, which she won with Brie's help to become a two-time Divas Champion.
  • Nikki then retained her championship on three separate occasions against Lee in a rematch on 14th December at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, against Naomi two days later on SmackDown, and against Paige at Fastlane on 22nd February 2015.
  • Paige and Lee then formed an alliance against Bellas, which led to a tag team match at WrestleMania 31, where Lee and Paige were victorious. 
  • On 26th April, after Nikki, with the help of Brie, once again retained her title against Naomi at Extreme Rules, a feud started, with Naomi aligning with the returning Tamina to even the odds against Bellas, who began showing more heroic characteristics.
  • This led to a tag team match between the two teams on 17th May at Payback, where Naomi and Tamina were victorious and two weeks later at "Elimination Chamber", Nikki kept her title against Naomi and Paige in a triple threat match, with Brie banned from ringside.
  • In June, The Bella Twins became villains once again by employing Twin Magic, which helped Nikki keep the title against Paige on the 1st June episode of Raw and at Money in the Bank. At The Beast in the East on 4th July, Nikki retained the title against Paige and Tamina.
  • Nikki then lost to Charlotte in a tag team match on the 3rd August episode of Raw, and to Banks on the 17th August episode of Raw in a non-title match.
  • The three teams faced off on 23rd August, at SummerSlam in a three-team elimination match, in which Team Bella first eliminated Team B.A.D., before Team PCB's win.
  • Nikki defended her title against Charlotte on the 14th September episode of Raw, who pinned Brie after the twins had switched places to win the match.
  • Nikki dropped the championship to Charlotte on 20th September at "Night of Champions", ending her reign at 301 days, and failed to regain the title in a rematch on 25th October at "Hell in a Cell".
  • Shortly after, Nikki went on a hiatus from television due to a neck injury which would require surgery, but returned for one night on 21st December to accept the "Slammy Award" for "Diva of the Year".
  • On 3rd April 2016, Nikki made a brief cameo appearance at the WrestleMania 32 event, celebrating with Brie after winning a 10-Diva tag team match.
  • In June, Nikki confirmed that she would no longer use her Rack Attack maneuver and began training with her sister's husband Daniel Bryan, whom she announced was teaching her a new finishing move.
  • She was revealed to be cleared for in-ring competition and continued her training at the WWE Performance Center on 21st July.

Championship pursuits and retirement (2016-2019)

  • After ten months of inactivity, Bella made a surprise return as a villainess at the SummerSlam pay-per-view on 21st August 2016, where she replaced Eva Marie and teamed with Natalya and Alexa Bliss against Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Carmella whom they defeated after Bella pinned Carmella.
  • Simultaneously with her feud with Carmella, Bella took part in a six-pack elimination challenge to determine the inaugural WWE SmackDown Women's Champion on 11th September at Backlash, where she eliminated Natalya but was eliminated by Carmella.
  • Bella eventually gained revenge as she defeated Carmella on 9th October at No Mercy and also on 4th December at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in a no disqualification match, to end their feud.
  • In November, after she defeated Natalya, Bella became the team captain of Team SmackDown for the traditional five on five elimination match at Survivor Series. However, at the event, Bella was replaced by Natalya, after someone attacked her backstage before the match.
  • In December, just after their feud ended, Carmella revealed Natalya as the attacker who eventually confirmed it with the major reason being Bella's success and Natalya's downfall in the company.
  • n a rematch that took place on 21st February episode of SmackDown, Natalya defeated Bella in a falls count anywhere match.
  • Maryse's attack sparked a feud between the two which actually involved Bella's real-life boyfriend John Cena and Maryse's real-life husband, The Miz.
  • This led to a mixed tag team match between the two couples at WrestleMania 33, in which Cena and Bella were victorious, after the match, Cena legitimately proposed to Bella, which she accepted.
  • Bella announced via her Instagram account that she would be taking time off from wrestling on 4th April.
  • On 22nd January 2018, The Bella Twins appeared at the 25th Anniversary of Raw. Then a few days later, both Nikki and Brie competed in the inaugural women's royal rumble match at the 2018 Royal Rumble where Nikki entered at number 27, lasting 16:30, and was the last woman eliminated by the eventual winner Asuka.
  • In August, both twins made an appearance at the SummerSlam pay-per-view, showing their support for Ronda Rousey in her match with Alexa Bliss.
  • In September, The Bella Twins returned full-time on Raw and started feuding with The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) over which they scored victories in various tag team and singles matches.
  • It was announced that Nikki would face Rousey for the "Raw Women's Championship" in the premier event of the first-ever all women's pay-per-view, WWE Evolution in which she was unsuccessful despite multiple interferences by Brie.
  • And on 20th June 2019,  it was announced that a cyst had been found on her brain thus ending her in-ring career.
  • At 21st February 2020 edition of SmackDown, it was announced that Nikki and her twin sister Brie will be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame, during A Moment of Bliss segment.

Nikki Bella Vs Sasha Banks

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Other Media Appearances

  • The twins also appeared on "Meet My Folks". 
  • Both twins also appeared in the music video for "Right Side of the Bed" by the band Atreyu. 
  • In 2014, they also appeared in the music video for "Na Na" by Trey Songz.
  • In October 2012, the twins made a guest appearance on the MTV series "Ridiculousness". 
  • The twins guest-starred on the television series Psych, in the 2014 episode "A Nightmare on State Street". 
  • Nikki and Brie are part of the main cast for the reality television show "Total Divas", which began airing in July 2013, and star in their own spinoff entitled Total Bellas. 
  • The show premiered on E! on 5th October 2016. The twins Co-starred in the 2014 independent film Confessions of a Womanizer and provided voices for the 2015 movie "The Flintstones" & "WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!".
  • Both twins appeared on the WWE YouTube show "The JBL & Cole Show". 
  • Nikki appeared at the Miss USA 2013 pageant as one of the celebrity judges.
  • They appeared at the 2014 "MTV Europe Music Awards", where they presented the award for Best Female. 
  • Nikki and Brie were both nominated for "Choice Female Athlete" at the 2015 "Teen Choice Awards", an award they would later win at the 2016 ceremony. 
  • Nikki and Brie unveiled their new YouTube channel, "The Bella Twins" on 21st November 2016. The sisters' channel features daily fashion, beauty, travel, fitness, relationship, and health videos, along with daily video blogs, created by the twins themselves. 
  • On 2nd March 2017, the Bella Twins appeared in YouTuber Lilly Singh's video "When Someone Tries to Steal Your BFF". 
  • On 21st August 2017, Nikki and Brie launched their own wine label called Belle Radici in collaboration with Hill Family Estates and Gauge Branding.
  • On 6th September 2017, Bella was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete in the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. 
  • She was paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. She was eliminated on 30th October 2017.
  • Nikki and Brie launched Birdiebee, a lifestyle intimates and activewear brand on 1st November 2017. 
  • The line includes transitional intimates, activewear, and loungewear aimed at "empowering and educating women through mirroring the twins' passion for life, strength, women's health and wellness, and fun." 
  • The twins launched Nicole + Brizee, a body, and beauty line on 28th January 2019, and on 27th March 2019, they launched their own podcast.
  • She has appeared in eleven WWE video games. Bella made her in-game debut in WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2010 and appears in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, WWE 12 (DLC), WWE 13, WWE 2K14 (DLC), WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20. Bella appeared in the celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja on 23rd May 2018.

Awards and Achievements of Nikki Bella 

  • Ranked No. 1 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2015
  • Diva of the Year (2015)
  • Choice Female Athlete (2016) with Brie Bella
  • Worst Feud of the Year (2014) Brie vs. Nikki
  • Worst Feud of the Year (2015) Team PCB vs. Team B.A.D. vs. Team Bella
  • Worst Worked Match of the Year (2013) with Cameron, Eva Marie, JoJo, Naomi, and Natalya vs. AJ Lee, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, and Tamina Snuka on 24th November 
  • WWE Divas Championship (2 times)
  • Slammy Awards (2 times)
  • Diva of the Year (2013, 2015) 2013 award shared with Brie Bella
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2020)

Personal Life of Nikki Bella

Moving towards her personal life, Nicole revealed on Total Divas in May 2014, that she had married her high school sweetheart at the age of 20, the marriage was annulled three years later. Nikki began dating John Cena in 2012. On 2nd April 2017, when Cena proposed to her after their mixed tag-team match at WrestleMania 33, the couple became engaged. On 15th April 2018, the couple called off the engagement and canceled their wedding, which was planned for 5th May 2018. Nikki is in a relationship with her Season 25 Dancing with the Stars partner and Russian dancer Artem Chigvintsev since January 2019. On 3rd January 2020, the couple announced their engagement. Nikki announced that she is expecting her first child alongside her twin sister Brie on 29th January 2020, who announced her own second pregnancy the same day. On 11th June 2020, on the season five finale of Total Bellas, Nikki announced the baby's sex, a boy. She gave birth on 31st July 2020. And talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight. Nikki and Artem Chigvintsev are the proud parents of a baby boy. The "Total Bellas" star and her pro dancer fiance welcomed their first child on Friday. In Nikki's announcement post back in January 2020, she told her followers that being a mom is something she's "wanted to be my entire life."

Nikki and Artem Chigvintsev became the parents of baby boy

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Net Worth of Nikki Bella

Regarding Nikki's net worth, she had earned millions of dollars from her wrestling career. And as of 2020, her net worth is around $6 million. It's a remarkable achievement considering the fact that Nikki is just 36 years old. Nikki was one of the most successful and accomplished Divas at WWE. Currently retired, she has been running her 'family business' with her twin sister Brie Bella. She also earned a handsome amount of salary, which is around $350000. Her source of income is from the wrestling career and film industry such as series, films, and more.

Body Measurement of Nikki Bella

Talking about the body measurement of Nikki, she has a perfect height of 5 feet and 6 inches or 168 cm. Her body weight is around 57 kg or 125 pounds. Her hair color is dark brown and eyes too. Nikki's body build type is athletic. She has a slim body with a pretty smile and a beautiful face which has attracted a lot of people. She is maintaining her body. Her body size is 35-24-34.