PHOENIX, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 08: Nikki Bella attends Brie and Nikki Bella's live edition of SiriusXM's The Bellas Podcast on February 08, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Nikki Bella Misses Wrestling And Wishes She Could Come Back To WWE
Nikki Bella last performed in the ring when she entered the 2022 women's Royal Rumble match, and before that, she had not stepped inside the squared circle since unsuccessfully challenging Ronda Rousey for the "Raw" Women's Championship in 2018. Now, Bella focuses on her young family and her reality show, "Nikki Bella Says I Do," but she still misses the ring.
"I miss it a lot," Bella said on "The Sessions with Renée Paquette" podcast. "Every time I go do cardio, and I put on my music, I'm thinking storylines and cutting promos ... I miss it. I miss it so much [...] But yeah, I wish I could be back [in WWE]. I would love to go back to do things, but it's just different when you're a mom," she said, adding that she only watches the women's matches.
Bella almost returned to WWE in January 2023, as she was advertised for the special "Raw is XXX" episode in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but she later revealed that she could not make the show due to other media commitments. Notably, Bella and her sister Brie criticized WWE on social media following "Raw's" 30th-anniversary show due to the lack of female stars.