During their recent The Bella Twins podcast, Nikki talked about how her neck issues meant that she had to retire from wrestling. She also revealed that Nikki and her sister Brie were originally planned to return after Wrestlemania 35 to feud with The IIconics.
Nikki Bella: “Brie and I, we were gonna come back and fight for the tag titles after WrestleMania and we were gonna go against The IIconics for a few months.”
But the injury issues scrapped those plan. Nikki: “Deep down inside, I kept having this weird feeling that I needed to get an x-ray on my neck because for a while I wasn’t feeling okay. Brie knows that in December after Evolution, I just kept telling her that I feel off and my head doesn’t feel right…”
Brie Bella added: “The SmackDown after WrestleMania. I mean, we had it all planned out. We were in New York thinking it’s still happening.”
The IIconics won the Women’s Tag-Team Titles from the then Champions Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection, Sasha Banks and Bayley, in a Fatal-4-way Match at Wrestlemania 35. But Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are underused and have not had many title defenses since winning the titles. Those changed plans could be a reason for that.