While speaking to E! Online, Lana credited Nikki Bella for her help with transitioning from a manager role to an in-ring performer on WWE television. It was Nikki’s assistance that helped her on not giving up on pursing her dream to compete in the ring.
“Nikki has helped me so, so, so much,” Lana said. “There have been times in my wrestling journey—and you’re going to see this on the show—when I’ve gotten discouraged because the success doesn’t come overnight. It’s a lot of getting in there and failing. She was really the person that kept on encouraging me not to give up, to be resilient, to be brave and to have courage. At times, I would think maybe I shouldn’t continue to pursue my dream of competing in that ring, but she kept on telling me not to give up and keep on training. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for Nikki Bella.”
You can check out the full interview here.