Nikki Bella is one of the most renowned female figures in the wrestling and entertainment world. She retired from her in-ring career in 2018 due to neck and spine issues but made a surprising return to the ring for the Royal Rumble in 2022.

However, Nikki and her twin sister Brie, collectively known as the Bella Twins in WWE, decided to leave the company in 2023 after their contracts expired, choosing to pursue new opportunities independently under their real names, Nikki and Brie Garcia.

During the recent episode of their podcast, “The Nikki & Brie Show,” the former WWE Divas Champion revealed that she had seriously considered joining Tony Khan’s AEW after witnessing the debut of their top acquisition, Mercedes Mone.

“Since we’ve been lifting so much, we always say, we always start to get that wrestling mindset, ‘We’re going to go back and do this story and cut this promo.’ You get it, but how serious I got where I was like, ‘Okay, I think I can do maybe a year at AEW and I can do it every week.’


When I saw Mercedes [Mercedes Mone] debut and cut her promo, that line stuck with me, ‘Here, we’re going to make the evolution worldwide.’ I was like, ‘They do.’ It goes into many leagues, is what she means, it doesn’t have to be at one place. It can be at all these places where all these women are wrestling at. I go, ‘Brie, I think I can do it for a year. I can do it here to here and go every week.’

However, she chose to hold back her decision to approach Tony Khan for the sake of her son, Matteo wanting to dedicate the time to raising him and be the best mother possible.

Then, I thought of Matteo. I had a good week of like, ‘This is it. I’m going to call Tony Khan. I’m your girl. I will commit.’ Then, I was like, ‘I can’t do that to my son right now. He needs me.”

While Nikki chose to reconsider her choice for now, however, in a few years as her son grows old, she and her sister Brie joining AEW could be an exciting sight to witness in the wrestling world after they stated that they had one more run left in them.

Would you like to see Nikki and Brie Garcia join AEW in the future? Sound off in the comments!

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