Nikki Bella Retires From In-Ring Competition On Total Bellas

Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella Retires From In-Ring Competition On Total Bellas

During the season finale of Total Bellas on Sunday evening, Nikki Bella announced that she is retiring from wrestling moving forward.

Brie Bella also announced earlier in the season that she has retired from wrestling as well.

Bella and Chigvintsev didn't become an item during the 25th season of the ABC competition because she was still engaged to fiancé John Cena until April 15 of a year ago.

Nikki wrestled her final matches in WWE during the November 2018 European tour, working three matches against Natalya and three matches against "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women's Championship.

Last year, she ended her longtime relationship with wrestler John Cena. Nikki was later introduced officially and this practice became known as "Twin Magic".

Along with revealing her retirement, Nikki shared HUGE dating news - she's seeing her Dancing With the Stars partner, Artem Chigvintsev. "Like, I can say it fully", Nikki continued.

"I just feel like this free spirit".

"Being on the European tour, I've had a lot of time to think", she explained. "I still have a long way to go, but honestly, I'm ready for a new me".

"They have a strong attraction to each other, but they're just having fun".

"I'm ready to put the kicks aside and I'm ready too take Nikki Bella into a different direction". It's insane. I never in my life would've thought that, like, I would've had a lot in common with a Russian.

"The travel was really, really rough", she added.

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