Nikki Bella had to retire from the ring. That won’t keep the Bella Twins from throwing out plenty of teases. It will still be a long road for Bella to make it back to the ring.
During The Bellas Podcast, Nikki Bella said that she’s not medically cleared to wrestle. She has neck issues that are keeping her out of action, but she is working with her doctor to strengthen her neck so make some headway back to the squared circle.
“I guess I have been talking about this run as if I’m cleared, which I’m not cleared to wrestle. I saw a doctor last week who is starting to help me with neck strengthening exercises. I’m working on doing everything I can to increase bone growth with bone fusion and helping herniation. Since I haven’t done any hardcore impact since my match with Ronda, hopefully the herniation that happened above my bone fusion has gotten better.
“I hope that somehow, all these things that I’m doing, if I want to do this run, I have to get MRIs and scans and they have to discuss things. They will see this incredible growth and say, ‘You’re strong, here are your limits, but this is what you can do.’ I need to start that a year out. We’ll see what a year does, how good the bone grows, how strong my neck can get. Say prayers for me.”
You can never say never in pro wrestling when it comes to someone getting cleared after their retirement. We’ve seen a lot of instances of wrestlers competing again even after it appeared that their in-ring careers were over. Nikki Bella is going to keep working on her neck, but that’s no guarantee that she will ever be cleared to compete under WWE’s strict medical protocol.