NIKKI BELLA has revealed a neck damage is behind her WWE retirement and left her feeling “like Marvel Girl with none superpowers”.
The 35-year-old and twin sister Brie shocked followers on Monday by calling time on their in-ring wrestling careers.
American Nikki initially said she is “too outdated for the journey” whereas confirming her 12-year unbelievable profession was over on the season finale of Complete Bellas.
However now she has defined her agonising choice in far more element… and there’s a lot extra to it than what you noticed on TV.
TEARS OF PAIN
Nevertheless she has dropped one other bombshell within the debut episode of her new Bellas Podcast.
And the wonder, who was sidelined for months in 2016 after present process neck surgical procedure to restore a herniated disc, revealed she could possibly be left paralysed.
Nikki mentioned: “One thing we actually couldn’t air on Complete Bellas is that individuals didn’t realise how arduous my comeback was for me to return to a spot that I referred to as dwelling and met the love of my life.”
Her co-host Brie then revealed Nikki can be crying within the locker week every week, however the cameras didn’t wish to present it whereas filming Complete Bellas.
“And we weren’t allowed to,” Nikki revealed, earlier than admitted her woes made her really feel like Marvel Girl with none superpowers.
The previous Divas Champion added: “One thing else to carry up is, after they confirmed you that I made the choice as a result of I couldn’t hold with the ladies within the ring anymore, what additionally they don’t air – as a result of they by no means need me to speak about my neck – is … it’s due to my neck.
“You noticed what occurred to Paige. Paige and I’ve the identical .
“So if I used to be to get kicked behind the pinnacle, I might get paralysed too and even worse.”
British wrestling star Paige, 26, was compelled to retire with a neck damage final April.
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The Norwich-born beauty told fans in an emotional speech: “Unfortunately due to neck injuries I can no longer perform as an in-ring competitor.
“This is one of the hardest things I’ll ever have to say in my entire career.”
Paige has remained with WWE as general manager of SmackDown Live but recently took time away to promote the movie Fighting With My Family which chronicles her rise from Norfolk to wrestling stardom.
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