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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Huge update on Nikki Bella's SmackDown GM storyline

Johny Payne
46.64K   //    01 Nov 2017, 07:44 IST

Nikki Bella will be seen lobbying for the SmackDown Live GM seat
Nikki Bella will be seen lobbying for the SmackDown Live GM seat

What’s the story?

Nikki Bella is being considered as a potential replacement for Daniel Bryan for the position of SmackDown Live’s General Manager.

According to Dave Meltzer in his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Nikki Bella will be actively shown as pursuing the SmackDown GM role on the latest Season of Total Divas which commences on Wednesday, November 1st.

In case you didn’t know…

Daniel Bryan currently serves as the blue brand’s on-screen General Manager, however, his contract with the WWE runs out next year, and the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion is rumoured to be leaving the WWE in order to resume wrestling on the indies.

Meanwhile, Nikki Bella is on hiatus from wrestling, rehabilitating after a few nagging injuries.

The heart of the matter

As per the vast majority of industry experts, Nikki Bella, who’s been off WWE’s main roster television programming since Wrestlemania 33 earlier this year, is reportedly the most likely candidate to assume the position of SmackDown Live’s General Manager.

Season 7 of Total Divas premieres on November 1st, featuring 12 episodes that will air periodically until January 31st, 2018—with Nikki Bella as one of the main stars of the show.

The show is rumoured to chronicle Nikki’s pursuit of the SmackDown Live GM position, which in turn is being heralded as a surefire sign that the WWE may indeed be interested in according said role to the former Divas Champion. 

What’s next?

Nikki Bella stars alongside her sister Brie, Lana, Naomi, Carmella, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, Maryse and Natalya on Season 7 of the WWE-based E! reality show Total Divas.


Author’s take

As a huge fan of the Bella Twins, I’m pumped at the prospect of having ‘Fearless’ Nikki as the General Manager of SmackDown Live.

Although her lingering injury issues may prevent her from making an in-ring return right away, the WWE can most definitely utilise her as an authority figure on its Tuesday night show. 

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