Nikki Bella, the former WWE Divas Champion, is a true icon of the professional wrestling world. Nikki Bella, the former WWE Divas Champion, is a true icon of the professional wrestling world. This has helped her garner massive success outside the ring as well with her two hit shows “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas.”
However, her successful ventures outside the ring caused a lot of people to be jealous of her behind the scenes. Nevertheless, the former Divas Champion was able to rise above the negativity and overcome the envy to craft her iconic on-screen persona.
In an interview with Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Nikki Bella reflected on how she was able to overcome envy and discover her true self, which in turn inspired the creation of her ‘fearless’ gimmick.
“In the beginning, it was hard. Then, I was like, ‘you can woman up and you can make this something.’ I remember one day looking at my ex and going, ‘I’m going to war. I’m gonna pack up, I’m gonna suit up, and I’m gonna go in there and win this thing.’ I just got this fire and I think that’s what helped create Fearless Nikki. Whether it was filming a scene or just walking in to go to catering, I was like, ‘I’m going to own the place, not be affected, and if I give myself this energy and this feeling, I’ll be unbothered. I’ll live rent free in everyone’s head and I’m going to do my thing.’ It helped me and it helped me conquer a lot. I took that fire and rose up like a phoenix,” Nikki Bella said.
She continued to say that when that side of her came out, she decided she wasn’t going to let anyone tell her no anymore. Nikki also mentioned how that fire helped create a whole different person in her.
“Not that I was, ‘no more Mrs. nice girl’ because I was still kind to people. I was like, ‘I’m done being passive in that way.’ When we were at FCW and no cameras around, we were doing kick-ass matches. When I came up on the road, it was, ‘can’t do this, can’t do that, go out there, let them throw you around, make sure to pull hair and slap.’ I listened. I listened all the time, and I should have fought for myself. I should have fought on everything that I learned as an athlete and professional wrestler, and I should have showcased, and I didn’t. When that fire came about, I was like, ‘no one is telling me no anymore. They don’t want to do my move that I just learned or this sequence that I think looks badass, they don’t want to treat me like I’m a powerful woman? Well then, get in line, I’ll fight someone else tonight. We’re going to go out there and do it.’ I feel like with that fire and just going out there, it created a whole different person that I wish I was, but I had to learn, and now I take that into what I do now. The whole ‘apologize later’ is such a good thing to go into because it lets you be you and what you have in here. It took me to get all that fire to finally go out there and be that person.”
Nikki Bella’s contribution to the WWE’s women’s division is undeniable. She helped lead the women’s revolution and is one of the people responsible for the opportunities available to current female stars on the roster. All this success may not have been possible if it weren’t for ‘Fearless Nikki.’ Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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