As noted earlier, Sports Town Chicago recently interviewed Nikki Bella. Here are some highlights.
Judging the Miss USA Pageant this Sunday: “Oh my goodness, it was amazing and such an honor. When I got the call from WWE I was excited and then I got nervous because I was like, I am judging 51 women who are competing for Miss USA. Whoever wins, their life is not only going to change for the next year, but for the rest of their life. I have some pressure on me, but I am beyond excited.”
How real is Total Divas: “You are getting the real deal with Total Divas. Not only are you going to see our lives in the ring, which you guys get to see, but you are seeing our personal lives outside of the ring. That’s all real. It’s a little crazy that the world is now going to know the life of the Bella twins outside of the ring, but I’m very excited to share it. There’s going to be drama. There’s rivalries and you can see relationships. So I think people are actually going to be excited that they’ll actually see the Bella twin’s real life love stories. ”
Why did the Bellas decide to come back to WWE: “I think being away for 11 months, there was not one week in those 11 months that I did not think about being back in the ring. I think I realized WWE is my home and I got homesick. It was time to go home and it just feels great being back.”
What’s up next for the Bellas: “Twin magic, Brie and I, we are ready to take anything on. I guess you can say in WWE, you never know what the future holds. I would love to compete more in the ring with Naomi and Cameron. Naomi, she rocks in the ring. I love working with her and I think Cameron’s starting to come along. AJ Lee and Kaitlyn, they have right in your hometown [Chicago], they have a big PPV this Sunday, Payback. So, I’m very excited to see that outcome because if Kaitlyn retains or AJ gets the Divas Championship, Brie and I have someone new to go after. You never know where twin magic will end up too. We could be putting twin magic on Natalya Monday night. Brie and I, we kind of don’t have friends when it comes to Monday Night RAW. We take anyone on.”
Is she rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks or the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals: “I love you, Chicago. I do. You guys have some of my heart, but there is a part of me that loves Boston because of a certain man [John Cena]. I just feel that I might have to keep cheering for the Bruins, only because I have to score brownie points.”
Who’s the future of the Divas division: “Another reason why you’d want to tune into Total Divas on E! is Eva Marie, that fiery redhead, who portrays a lot of Jessica Rabbit. I see her growing in the ring and catching on pretty quick. And there is just something to her that I can see her as a star in WWE. So, I see money with that girl.”
What’s her prediction for the Cena vs. Ryback match this Sunday: “He’s the living day Superman [John Cena]. Of course I’ll be rooting for John Cena this Sunday.”