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WWE News: Nikki Bella's performance on ''Dancing With The Stars' and John Cena's reaction

Gaurav Kadam
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2.92K   //    21 Sep 2017, 14:42 IST

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Nikki Bella along with partner Artem Chigvintsev on 'DWTS'

What's the story?

Nikki Bella made her debut on the show 'Dancing with the Stars' recently. In an interview with E! News, she spoke about her performance, weight loss and her fiancé WWE Superstar John Cena's reaction to her debut on the show.

In case you didn't know...

Nikki Bella last competed in the WWE ring at WWE Wrestlemania 33 in a mixed tag team match with John Cena against Miz and Maryse in a successful effort. After that, she announced via her Instagram that she would be taking time off from wrestling.

Earlier this month, she appeared on Good Morning America as a part of the cast reveal for Dancing with the Stars Season 25 and formally announced the news.

The heart of the matter

Nikki Bella made a dazzling debut on the premiere of the show Dancing With The Stars Season 25. In her interview with E! News, she said that that putting on her dancing shoes has done wonders for her body.

"I've already lost five pounds!" she said, adding that while her diet now consists of a lot of carbohydrates, she burns almost all of the calories she consumes because she's practising a lot.

The WWE diva is partnered with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev on the show. For promoting the show, she recently appeared on RAW where she body-slammed him to loud cheers.

The diva chose to dance to "So What" by pop star P!nk for her first dance, and she even incorporated wrestling moves into her dance routine. Donning a red-hot, barely-there number - possibly in tribute to her work on Monday Night Raw and the "red brand," which was also featured at the beginning of her segment -- Nikki body-slammed her dancing partner before launching into a tango. You can watch Nikki's performance here.

Meanwhile, supportive fiancé John Cena loved watching Nikki's first dance on Monday night's premiere, even though he couldn't be there in person.

"He likes when I challenge myself and I think that's a turn-on for him so just coming and doing this and giving it my all, he loves that," Nikki gushed. "And plus I already got all these text messages from him, he was like, ‘Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!' That was like the first one." 

What's Next?

Nikki Bella earned herself a pretty high score: she got 20 points out of a possible 30 -- including a 7 from Len, the notoriously tough-scoring judge. She got placed in the top 4, thus making her safe from elimination from the show. She will continue her journey on the show next week.

Author's Take

Nikki Bella achieved a lot in the WWE ring becoming the longest reigning WWE Divas Champion in history. She along with twin sister Brie Bella have been involved in a lot of outside commitments like TV Shows, Reality TV and they even have their own YouTube channel. Her stint with 'Dancing With The Stars' will help her in earning more mainstream fame and perhaps a future outside the WWE realm upon hanging her wrestling boots.


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