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Nikki Garcia—previously referred to as Nikki Bella—mentioned Wednesday that she and her twin sister Brie is not going to be signing with AEW after selecting to not renew their contracts with WWE.
Throughout an Instagram Dwell session (h/t WrestlingInc’s Bon Adamson), Nikki acknowledged that there had been hypothesis about her and Brie going to AEW after they have been seen backstage on the Revolution pay-per-view earlier this month.
Nikki mentioned she and Brie have been there to see mates and help Brie’s husband, Bryan Danielson, and added: “We’re not going to AEW. I do know there’s been plenty of that as a result of we have been simply there visiting.”
On Tuesday, Natasha Dye of Individuals confirmed that Nikki and Brie had left WWE and dropped the Bella Twins moniker. They are going to be referred to as Nikki and Brie Garcia transferring ahead, they usually modified the identify of their Sirius XM radio present to The Nikki & Brie Present.
With the twins turning 40 later this yr, Nikki mentioned it was time for a “new chapter” of their lives.
Nikki and Brie signed a developmental contract with WWE in 2007 and acquired known as as much as the principle roster one yr later. They departed WWE in 2012 however returned in 2013 and had been below some type of contract with the corporate ever since.
Each twins loved a substantial amount of success throughout their time in WWE, as they every held the Divas Championship, and Nikki was the longest-reigning Divas champion of all time.
In recent times, Nikki and Brie have been nearly completely ambassadors for WWE relatively than in-ring opponents. Nikki was pressured into semi-retirement as a result of a neck damage and later had her first little one, whereas Brie stepped away to deal with beginning a household as effectively, having two youngsters with Danielson.
After a number of years out of the ring, Nikki and Brie each competed within the 2022 ladies’s Royal Rumble match, which turned out to be their remaining matches in WWE.
AEW has had a penchant for signing many former WWE Superstars, however it appears Nikki and Brie are way more all for outdoors initiatives than wrestling at present.
Nonetheless, if they modify their thoughts about returning to wrestling, the door figures to be open for Nikki and Brie at AEW as a result of their monitor report and Danielson’s presence as one of many firm’s prime stars.
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