Getting Ready to Rumble - Potential 2019 Royal Rumble Winners: Nikki Bella
In this new series, we take a look at the chances of the entrants in the 2019 Royal Rumble matches.
This time, we cover our first female competitor, the longest reigning Divas Champion of all time, star of 'Total Divas' and 'Total Bellas', Nikki Bella.
In addition to being the longest reigning Divas Champion of all time, Nikki Bella is a two-time WWE Divas Champion. She won two WWE Slammy Awards for 'Diva of the Year' in 2013 and 2015. Rolling Stone magazine named her 'Diva of the Year' in 2015, and she won 'Choice Female Athlete' at the Teen Choice Awards in 2016. She main-evented the first ever all women WWE pay-per-view, 'Evolution'. The WWE also considers her to be one of the architects of the current 'Women's Evolution'.
As mentioned, she is also the star of not one, but two reality television shows. Her YouTube channel has 2,048,290 subscribers. She was a participant on season 25 of the hit television show, 'Dancing with the Stars', performing admirably. She was a celebrity judge at the 2013 'Miss USA' beauty pageant, launched her own clothing brand, as well as her own wine label. It is fair to say that Nikki Bella is fairly well known outside of wrestling.
Nikki Bella's Royal Rumble record thus far is excellent; she was the last competitor eliminated in the inaugural Royal Rumble match in 2018. Can she go one better and win the whole thing this year?
Let's find out.
The case for Nikki Bella winning the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble match
Nikki Bella is arguably WWE's most main-stream female superstar after Ronda Rousey. Her winning the 2019 women's Royal Rumble match would bring the most non-wrestling eye-balls to the WWE. She has a built-in, dedicated fan-base - her Bella Army.
She has the wrestling pedigree to back it up; Nikki has been a featured part of every show she has been on since at least 2014. She has the wrestling ability to back it up, and is a very accomplished wrestler who consistently improves upon her past performances. She will also be taken seriously by the audience as a main-event player due to her proven championship pedigree.
Nikki Bella is also likely to have an advantage in the match - the help of her twin sister, Brie Bella.
The WWE takes Nikki Bella very seriously, always presenting her as a star. There is a very simple reason for that: she is a star. And stars win big matches.