Nikki Bella is one of the most beloved female WWE Superstars and the same can be said about her sister Brie. It was a slow and gradual process as they were also hated at one point. They were also bullied on the night of their WWE debut.
Their first appearance took place on the August 29, 2008 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, with Brie Bella squaring off against former WWE Superstar Victoria. During the match, she switched places with Nikki.
The company only acknowledged them as twins until November of that year. While speaking during their A&E Biography: WWE Legends episode, The Bella Twins revealed they were bullied into changing their outfits during the night of their WWE debut.
“I was very nervous to go to TV. I just had a lot of pressure. We were entering a whole new group of women, and dealing with TV time and money… If you look at television, there’s probably 10 different segments, maybe 12. But there’s only one for women. And that’s a lot of women fighting for a spot.
And then we put on our outfits and then we were told, ‘Oh, it looks like your pants look like bell bottoms, some other girl wears bell bottoms.’ We’re like oh my gosh. ‘Oh, black and red? Well someone else wears black and red, you guys can’t wear that.’ And Nicole and I just looked at each other and we’re like, we were supposed to debut tonight, what are we going to do?’
The seamstresses at WWE, they were amazing. They were like, ‘We’ll help you, what do you have in your bag?’ And we’re like, well, we have a tankini swimsuit, some BB workout pants, and they literally cut our swimsuits. They sew them onto our workout pants that we actually worked out in that day, and we made a wrestling gear
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