Brie Bella is a WWE Hall Of Famer and undoubtedly one of the most popular female WWE Superstars in the history of the company. After making her WWE debut alongside Nikki Bella in 2008, the Bella twins eventually became the mainstays of the women’s division for many years. That being said, it seems Brie Bella rejected a WWE segment where Stephanie McMahon was going to roast her.
Brie Bella had a differing viewpoint from WWE regarding the reasoning behind introducing Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Sasha Banks to the main roster through the initial storyline proposed by WWE.
On the July 13, 2015, episode of RAW, Stephanie McMahon announced that Lynch, Flair and Banks had been called up from NXT. Stephanie McMahon’s promo revolved around The Bella Twins and Alicia Fox requiring more competition in the women’s division.
While speaking on the latest episode of The Bellas Podcast, Brie Bella talked about the 10-year anniversary of Total Divas. Brie Bella revealed that WWE’s higher-ups initially wanted Stephanie McMahon to brutally roast Brie Bella and Total Divas in general.
“I’ll never forget when they were like, ‘You, Foxy, and Nikki, you guys are gonna have a segment with Stephanie McMahon tonight. She’s gonna go out there, she’s gonna diss everything about you and your careers and being Total Divas and all this, and then we’re gonna bring out the NXT girls to save the day.’ We fought that. We were like, ‘No.’ That night it got scratched and then we had to do it the following week.
I was like, ‘Why is it always supposed to be a bad thing that we’re a Total Diva here? You guys asked us to do this, we did it, we made it a hit, we brought all this opportunity, and now we’re supposed to get slapped in the face for it? I’m so confused.’ But I wish they showcased that on Total Divas.”
This was during a time when WWE was making significant changes to its women’s division, and five months prior, the hashtag #GiveDivasAChance trended for multiple days on social media as fans expressed dissatisfaction with the limited screen time given to the women’s division.
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