Nikki Bella and her sister Brie Bella were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. They had a lot of people help them out along the way, and Nikki took a special moment to send a thank you to her ex-fiancé John Cena. This broke the internet a bit.

That personal message to John Cena came after he helped her career out in so many way, providing a roadmap for her to follow post WWE. Obviously, John Cena is a great influence to look at.

While speaking to ET, Nikki Bella brought up her WWE Hall of Fame speech. She didn’t see it as that big of a deal that she thanked Cena. For her, it was only fitting to do so and leaving him out would be a huge omission.

“I didn’t think anything about it because when you’re in those moments at the Hall of Fame, you really look at your career and you’re like, ‘Who was there, who helped me along the way?’ And so much of the time people will talk about themselves, and for me, I look at my career and I know that wasn’t just because of me.”


“It was Brie, it was the Bella army, it was the producers, all the people that believed in me, and John was a big part of that. He really helped me be that fearless side and showed me a part of that world that I never saw before,” Nikki explains. “I think just because you have breakups or whatever it may be, doesn’t mean you can’t thank those people and just truly be so grateful for the help that they had.”

John Cena and Nikki Bella are now in happy relationships with other people. There is obviously still a fond respect between the two sides. We’ll have to see if the two ever reunite for a project down the line, but Cena certainly left a big mark on Nikki Bella’s career that she will never forget.

Were you shocked to hear Nikki Bella thank John Cena during the WWE Hall of Fame? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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