• “I can never be back full-time” – WWE Hall Of Famer
During a recent interview with TV Insider, WWE Hall Of Famer Nikki Bella talked about her and Brie Bella’s Royal Rumble 2022 return.
Below are the highlights:
On her Royal Rumble 2022 experience:
“It was so incredible. Brie and I had a moment where we were selling on the ground during the Rumble. We were thinking, ‘This is so awesome.’ We just didn’t want it to end. We didn’t want to get out. It felt amazing.
We were nervous at first because we hadn’t been in the ring for 3 years. You can go and practice, but there is nothing like a live crowd and going full at it. It was like riding a bike. We didn’t have to say a word. We didn’t miss a beat.”
On wanting to work more in WWE, but can’t return full-time:
“We really hope there is an opportunity to go after the Tag Titles. Being in the ring with Bianca Belair, I would love to come back and work with Bianca. I would love to come back and work with Rhea (Ripley). I’m a huge fangirl of hers. Just seeing her presence in the ring up-close, I would die to do a story with her.
It felt so cool to be in the ring again with Ronda (Rousey). She is just awesome and has an incredible presence. We all had a lot of fun in the locker room after.
I really missed it, but I’m in mom mode and things are different now. I was sore for a few days. I can’t lie. The show made me think about how we can come back and do more of a story. Unfortunately, where we are at in our lives, Brie and I can never be back full-time.
We hope there is something soon or in the future that we can come back and do something. Just getting the taste in the ring made us want more.”
WATCH: Nikki Bella’s Knockers Touched:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 17, 2007) – Old School Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2007, we lost Old School ECW/WCW/WWF Veteran “The Gladiator” Mike Awesome (Real name: Michael Alfonso) at the age of 42.
After spending most of his Professional Wrestling career in Japan, Mike Awesome ended up wrestling for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (1998, 1999-2000), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (2000-2001) and the World Wrestling Federation (2001-2002, 2005) before he retired in 2006.
During his WCW days, Awesome also had quite a few other gimmick names, such as “The Career Killer”, “That ’70s Guy” or “The Fat Chick Thriller”.
He was the cousin of Hulk Hogan’s nephew Horace Hogan (Michael Bollea).
† REST IN PEACE MIKE AWESOME!
January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007