Brie Bella
Brie Bella. Image Credits: Twitter

To the pleasure of The Bella Army, Nikki Bella was one of the confirmed 19 female talents who were announced for the women’s Rumble 2022 matchup. The returnee will thus join an elite list of retired superstars who have overcome neck concussions to come back to competition. Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson has begun the spree which was followed with a miraculous comeback from Edge who might have made the biggest impact while entering the men’s Rumble in 2020.

As reported a couple of years ago, Nikki Bella called it a low-key quit to her illustrious WWE career on an episode of Total Bellas and then via interviews. She was forced to hang up the boots following the discovery of a cyst in her brain if not the already existing neck injury wasn’t prohibiting her from returning to the squared circle.

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Now that Nikki Bella is finally coming back to the in-ring competition, she opened up about the upcoming return in the latest episode of The Bellas podcast. Per her comments, the thing about WWE is that she can make a comeback as many times as she wants if there’s no problem with her body. It was during the conversation that the elder Bella also revealed that she’s medically cleared to make the return,

“In the world of any professional sport, people always make comebacks, but what’s beautiful about WWE is that we can make comebacks as many times as we want as long as our bodies let us and doctors (let us). I’ve officially got cleared.” (courtesy Wrestling News).

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Nikki Bella didn’t expect Rumble announcement ahead of time

Moving ahead, Nikki Bella also noted how the announcement of her return was supposed to be a surprise. The Rumble obviously comes with a lot of surprises but WWE announced the Smackdown Women’s Champion and 18 more superstars to reveal the star-studded fray.

“I was shocked they announced it because usually, these are surprises, but I understand, marketing-wise… Selfishly, that’s why I was happy about it. No one would have ever expected you and I to be in the Rumble, so it makes me happy that the Bella Army knows and they can go,” Nikki Bella gave her surprising reaction over WWE’s announcement from this past edition of Smackdown.

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At present, the confirmed 19 participants for Royal Rumble stands as follows,

19 Superstars – SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, WWE Hall of Famer Lita.

Arindam Pal

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