Admit it – Nikki Bella is one of the most interesting Diva’s in Smackdown. She surprised everyone when she returned after suffering from a career ending injury. We have compiled a few facts about this modern day Wonderwoman to help you get to know her more.
1. She was a Soccer MVP
Before becoming the longest reigning Diva’s Champion in the WWE, Nikki was pretty much involved with Soccer. She got the MVP award on her freshman year when she was playing for Chapparal High in Arizona. Her team won a state title and she was eventually offered a full scholarship in Arizona State University.The offer was revoked because of a serious injury and she ended up playing for Grossmont University.
2. She joined the International Body Doubles Twin Search in 2006
In 2006, Nikki and Brie joined the International Body Doubles Twin Search. There were 15 pairs who competed for the chance to be considered as the Most Beautiful twins in the world. Though Nikki and Brie were strong finalists – Sara and Bruna Gontijo from Brazil won the competition.
3. Nikki Used to Date Dolph Ziggler
Nikki and Dolph went out from 2008 to 2010 while they were both working for WWE’s developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling. She had a well publicized conflict with then WWE Diva Maria Kanellis and Maria claimed in some interviews that it started because Nikki got jealous when she saw Maria dancing with Dolph in a bar. Maria narrated that Nikki was infuriated and she confronted her even though she explained that they were just friends.
4. She was Married for 3 Years
In one of the episodes of Total Divas, Nikki shared one of her secrets that at the age of 20 she married her high school sweetheart but the marriage was annulled after almost 3 years. It came as a big surprise to her family especially to her brother JJ since she only mentioned about her marriage in 2014 – ten years after it happened.
5. She Almost Didn’t Join WWE
The Bella Twins almost didn’t join WWE because they didn’t like the idea of relocating to Tampa Florida. They wanted to focus on their acting and modeling careers and it was only when WWE representatives talk to their mother Kathy Colace that they reconsidered the offer.
Denise Aquino is the Gladiator’s Vinyl Valkyrie. She’s been following the WWE since it’s glory days in the 90’s. Find her on Twitter @moreaurora