Bella and her twin sister, Brie Bella, appeared on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening, the place Nikki mentioned the top of her wrestling profession and the accidents that led her there. As followers know, the fact star broke her neck and had surgical procedure, and whereas she recovered and returned to wrestling, she in the end determined to depart the ring.
“I actually needed to return and struggle for the tag titles,” she stated. “I’ve all the time had my neck points, and after neck surgical procedure it hasn’t been OK. I [felt] like I wanted to get that checkup earlier than we went again for the tag titles.”
“Then it got here again that I herniated the disk above the place I had surgical procedure, I’ve all this irritation across the metallic, after which I’ve a cyst on my mind,” Nikki continued. “In order that they had been like, ‘You are carried out, no extra, you are out.’ So I did not get a alternative.”
Nikki additional mentioned the analysis throughout an interview with TMZ Sports activities.
“I can’t compete…They discovered a cyst on my mind, which thank god, it’s benign,” the 35-year-old defined.
“It’s tremendous scary, in fact, it’s simply one thing you’re by no means gonna hear,” she stated. “However I’m so grateful, I’m grateful for my well being, I’m grateful that it’s benign. It’s one thing that you must be careful for, you realize, the remainder of your life since you by no means know the way it can change. However I’m undoubtedly grateful as a result of I do know folks undergo it worse. It was undoubtedly actually scary and it additionally sucks on the identical time as a result of it simply retains me out of the ring.”
Nikki additionally pressured the significance of monitoring your well being and trusting your self in the event you really feel like one thing is unsuitable, noting, “Belief your intestine; in the event you don’t really feel proper, go get it dealt with!”
Whereas she’s out of the WWE for now, Nikki did not rule out the potential for an eventual return.
“I imagine in miracles, you by no means know!” she stated. “We’ll see what the person upstairs has in retailer for me.”
Nikki’s last match occurred throughout a WWE European tour in 2018, and she or he instructed her household on an episode of Complete Bellas that it was being in Europe that made her resolve to hold up her boots.
“Being on the European tour, I’ve had quite a lot of time to suppose,” Nikki defined. “Simply how my physique feels, being away from my firm, how time-consuming that is.”
“I simply really feel like I’m too outdated for that journey. So I noticed like, why am I doing this — I don’t really feel good,” she added. “I actually am prepared to hold up the jersey. Like, I can say it absolutely.”
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