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5 things you should know about Nikki Bella

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Nikki Bella is more interesting than you'd think
Nikki Bella is more interesting than you'd think

Nikki Bella is one of the most famous females to ever lace a pair of boots in the WWE. She’s done everything imaginable in the squared circle, and now, she’s experiencing life outside the WWE in the world of entertainment. In her time in the WWE, she became the longest reigning Divas Champion in history by holding the championship for an amazing 301 days.

We haven’t seen the Bella twin since Wrestlemania 33 because she’s now embarking on several mainstream opportunities. We know that she’s been successful in those endeavours and we know she was quite popular in the WWE. However, there are certain aspects of her life that you may not know about. So, without further ado, here are five things you should know about Nikki Bella.


#5 Wanted to be a football player

Nikki and Brie on the pitch
Nikki Bella also played soccer for Grossmont College

Wrestling wasn’t actually the first love of Nikki Bella. She used to fancy herself as quite the football player in her teenage days. And it’s not just that she was passionate about it, she was legitimately gifted on the pitch, too. When playing for the girl's football team at Chapparal High in Arizona, she was honoured with the MVP award in her first year.

News of her talent spread like wildfire across the state and she was eventually offered a sports scholarship at Arizona State University because of her ability. However, a leg injury would shatter her dreams and lead to the offer being revoked. Brie Bella also played football with her as a child but she quickly grew bored of the sport while Nikki chased the dream further. 

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