I am not turning this column into Cosmopolitan magazine, but I have to say this: Are you ready for diet and exercise insights from the Bella Twins?
These WWE wrestlers — stars of E!’s reality show “Total Divas” — will act as Friday’s celebrity glitterati at the grand opening of Sugar Factory in Town Square.
So I got Nikki and Brie Bella on the phone for a Q&A, and when Brie lost focus for a second, Nikki berated her like a sister.
Nikki: “Hey Brie, do you want to stop being rude?”
Brie: “How am I being rude? You know I had to get a room key, I told you that.”
Question: “You’re both in better shape than most of us. What does a girl have to do to look like you?”
Nikki: “We do hot yoga weekly. I especially try to get it in two or three times a week. Not only that, I’m lifting weights every other day. And on my off days, I’m doing 30 minutes of cardio.
“It’s your diet (that’s more important). I do six days with no starch, no sugar, no dairy. But on that seventh day, morning till night, I get to do whatever I want, and I do a lot of sugar.”
Brie: “It would be a sin not to (eat sugar). You know women. It’s our No. 1 temptation. But because I am a professional wrestler, I have my designed cheat days. On those designed cheat days, I consume sugar all day long.”
Nikki: “You gotta keep that curve. That’s what the men like. That’s why I squat. Every time I lift, in my head, I’m singing, ‘Big booty ho, big booty ho.’ That’s what gets me through my workouts.
“The No. 1 secret that a lot of people have — and that people don’t realize is the best thing to look good — is water. Drink as much water as you can in a day. All of a sudden, you’ll notice your cellulite’s going away, your skin’s looking good, your water weight’s leaving you. Water is the No. 1 thing. And most of the time, it’s free.”
Question: “Do the Bella Twins ever plan to fight in Vegas’ UFC, as other WWE stars have?”
Nikki: “That would be so cool. But in the end: No. I’ve broken bones, and the healing process on broken bones is horrible. I just came back from a stress fracture, and stress fractures are so fragile. It made me think about the rest of my life. If I have kids someday, I want to play with them without pain.”
Brie: “The Ronda Rousey arm bar doesn’t look too pleasant. I wouldn’t want to get stuck in a (UFC) cage with that.”
Nikki: “But I could break her arm.”
Brie (skeptical): “You think you could break Ronda Rousey’s arm.”
Brie: “I’d love to see that.”
The Bella Twins and Mario Lopez will be at the Grand Opening of Sugar Factory in Town Square Friday December 6th.
This morning I interviewed Brie and Nikki Bella… Two of the stars of TOTAL DIVAS on E! And two of the WWE’s most popular divas!
To listen to the interview click Here.
AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae vs. Natalya and The Bella Twins
Back from the break and WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee makes her way out with Tamina Snuka while the other Divas wait in the ring. We see footage from the Survivor Series rematch on last week’s RAW.
Nikki Bella and Tamina start things off and have words. Nikki slaps her. Tamina shoves her but Nikki ducks a clothesline. Tamina goes for a Samoan Drop but Nikki rolls her up for a 2 count. Brie Bella comes in and they go at it. Summer ends up coming in and covering Brie for 2. Summer works Brie over in the corner. Summer keeps control until Natalya tags in and unloads, knocking Tamina off the apron also. Natalya runs into the ring post and Summer looks for a tag but her partners are gone. AJ skips around the ring and finally tags in. AJ comes in but has her kick blocked. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Tamina breaks it up. The Bellas take out Tamina. AJ goes to grab Natalya but Natalya rolls her up for the win.
Winners: Natalya and The Bella Twins
• Gallery: World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > Monday Night Raw > 2013 > 12-02-13
Brie is shown coming out for a singles match against Tamina. She talks about how different it is not wrestling in a tag team since Nikki’s injury and that she is missing her.
Nikki and John Cena are then at Cena’s house. Cena tries to light a fire and Nikki suggests that he put up some personal photos. She says that his house feels like a hotel and that she wants to put a personal touch on the things.
Things head to Florida and John and Nikki pull up to a restaurant. He gives her crap for pulling up in the parking spot too far. He is excited to get back to work. Nikki talks about wanting to redecorate the house a bit. Cena seems uneasy about it. She says she feels weird that he doesn’t seem to want to decorate the house.
Then, Nikki and John Cena are shown. Nikki asks John if he wants a massage. She goes to get ready for a shower. She puts her clothes in the wrong hamper and John Cena corrects her. Nikki says she thinks John may be a bit OCD.
Then, Nikki is shown leaving a grocery store. She calls Brie and says that John had no food in his house. Apparently John doesn’t keep a lot of food in his house because he doesn’t want it stained. Nikki wants to make the house feel more like home, so she is going to stock the fridge.
Things head to Tampa to John Cena’s house. Nikki is cooking dinner for John. He comes home and is a bit speechless over what she’s doing. John figured that she would pick a place for them to go out. He asks her if her making dinner is a one time thing. Nikki says that his reaction has kind of hurt her feelings because he just cares about his stone counter tops and water being on the floor.
Nikki says that she feels uncomfortable with living there and that it feels like she is living in a museum. She leaves and goes upstairs.
Things head back to John Cena’s house. Nikki arrives and John has gifts of candles, flowers, and blank picture frames for her. He says that he thinks she has been right all along. He says that she lives here now, so it needs to be their house. He doesn’t want the way he likes things to get in the way of everything. He says his gifts are the start. She asks if they can cook dinner.
7-on-7 Divas Elimination Match
Total Divas vs Team AJ
Aksana and Brie shove each other and talk trash, then Brie hits a side suplex for a near fall before hitting a Bella Buster for the first fall. Brie dropkicks Rosa and tags Nikki, and they hit Double Trouble for the next fall before Cameron goes for a DDT but Tamina throws her into the corner. Naomi tags in and helps Cameron knock Tamina down, then Naomi hits the ropes and hits a jawbreaker before Tamina responds with a superkick for the next fall. Cameron dives onto Tamina from the ropes but Tamina catches her and hits a Samoan drop for another fall, then Nattie runs in and tries to steal a rollup. Tamina kicks her in the face a few times and goes for a corner splash, but Nattie sidesteps her and hits a discus clothesline.
Nattie press slams her and lets JoJo run in and make the pin, then she sidesteps a kick by Alicia and goes for another pin attempt. JoJo hits the ropes but Alicia hits a backbreaker for another elimination, then Eva runs in and catches Alicia with a sunset flip for an elimination. Nattie and Kaitlyn tag in and Kaitlyn hits a shoulder tackle, then she goes for a fireman’s carry but Nattie counters with a Sharpshooter and makes her tap out. AJ charges Nattie and punches her in the face, then she goes for a rollup but Nattie counters and goes for a Sharpshooter. AJ counters and gets a rollup for another elimination, then Brie kicks AJ and hits a Bella Buster for the win. Summer is the only one left for her team and she tries to dance her way out, then Eva and Brie prevent her from leaving and Nikki hits a torture backbreaker for the win.
Winners – Eva Marie & The Bella Twins
• Gallery: World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > Monday Night Raw > 2013 > 11-25-13
• Gallery: Screen Captures > World Wrestling Entertainment > Monday Night Raw > 2013 > November 25th
The show opens up with a recap of what happened last week on the show. Then, Nikki is shown driving to think about the cohabitation agreement. She stops and calls Brie and reads her portions of the agreement. Brie calls it weird and crazy. She says that Bryan would never do that to her. Nikki says that she doesn’t understand or know what to feel about it. She says that it makes her second guess the relationship a bit.
Next, Nikki is shown. She checked into a hotel to think while not being around John. She calls her mom on the phone and reads her parts of the agreement. Nikki’s mom asks if she has felt like a guest or if it’s felt like a home. Nikki says that it’s felt like a home, and her mom says that it’s probably just because of the stuff that John has been through in the past. Brie and Bryan are shown arriving at an arena. Bryan signs autographs. Then, Natayla is backstage with Ariana and Eva Marie and they try to get her to twerk. Clips from RAW are shown next from Daniel Bryan’s entrance. The show heads to Phoenix. Brie is walking her dog. Bryan calls her on the phone and says that he can’t make it to their meeting because he has to do media interviews. Brie is bummed out because she really wants to see him. Then, the Bellas are together. Brie asks how John is and Nikki says that she hasn’t talked to him about the agreement yet. Brie says that Nikki should talk to John, but Nikki is scared because she doesn’t want the relationship to end. Nikki says that she has a big decision to make.
The show heads back to Phoenix. Brie and Bryan go to a restaurant for lunch. Bryan gets a phone call from work. He goes outside to talk to the person on the line. Brie gets angry and eats her food. When Bryan comes back in, he gets another call. Brie is very angry. They leave and drive away. She just wanted a couple hours to themselves. She says that she wishes she was dating the guy she dated at the beginning, not the guy she’s dating now. She doesn’t feel like he gives a hell about her. They argue and Brie feels like Bryan keeps making excuses.Then, the show heads over to Nikki and Brie in a yoga class. Brie tries to talk to Nikki afterwards and gets angry because Nikki starts texting. Brie asks Nikki to help her with her situation with Bryan. Brie says that it’s hard being apart from him for so long. Nikki says that Brie is kind of mean to Bryan and that she is stressing him out more. Nikki says that Brie is supposed to be his escape, but she hassles him more. Brie feels bad.
Back from commercial and Nikki is watching TV. She gets a call from John. He wants to meet her in person over dinner so they can talk about things.The show heads back to Phoenix. Brie says she has been holding a grudge against Bryan, and she has been selfish and needy. Bryan shows up and lies down on the bed. Brie goes to talk to her and apologizes for how she has been acting. Bryan says that he will try to be better on his end too. Afterwards Bryan says make me a sandwich, woman.
Then, Nikki is shown heading to the restaurant to meet with John. She says that she has been thinking about his paper. John says there is no easy way to go about it. Back from commercial and Nikki and John are at dinner. Nikki says that she feels John was selfish for not telling her about the paper before she moved. He says she’s right and he didn’t want to show her it then because he didn’t want to ruin things. He tells her that the only reason that he needs her to sign the paper is because he is supporting his brothers and mother and stuff. Nikki says that she will sign the paper and then offers her own terms of sex and kisses. They kiss and a preview of next week is shown to end the show.
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Total Divas > Season 1 > Screen Captures > Episode #12 (Seeing Red)
Survivor Series Match: Natalya, Naomi, Cameron, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, JoJo, and Eva Marie versus Aksana, AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Summer Rae, Rosa Mendes, Kaitlyn, and Alicia Fox
Fox and Naomi start things off and they lock up. Alicia with an elbow to the head and then she sends Naomi into the turnbuckles a few times. Alicia with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Alicia gets a near fall and then she hits an X Factor followed by a Yakuza Kick. Alicia puts Naomi on the turnbuckles. Naomi with an elbow to knock Alicia off. Naomi with a split legged moonsault to eliminate Alicia. Alicia Fox Eliminated (7 on 6) Naomi with an elbow to Rosa and Cameron tags in and they hit a double suplex and double split leg drop and Cameron gets a near fall. Cameron sends Rosa into the turnbuckles followed by an Irish whip. Cameron is sent into the turnbuckles but Rosa and Cameron is eliminated.Cameron Eliminated (6 on 6) Nikki with an X Factor to pin Rosa. Rosa Mendes Eliminated (6 on 5) Summer comes in and she dances. Nikki does the worm. Summer does a split and Nikki hits a drop kick to eliminate Summer. Summer Rae Eliminated (6 on 4) Eva Marie and Kaitlyn come in and Kaitlyn with a gutbuster to eliminate Eva. Eva Marie Eliminated (5 on 4)Naomi comes back in and Naomi slides to the floor and she kicks Kaitlyn from the apron. Kaitlyn with a gutbuster to eliminate Naomi. Naomi Eliminated (4 on 4) Brie gets a near fall on Kaitlyn. Brie sends Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick to eliminate Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn Eliminated (4 on 3) AJ kicks Brie from behind and Aksana with a spinebuster to pin Brie. Brie Bella Eliminated (3 on 3) Nikki hits Aksana from behind and Nikki with Shock Treatment to eliminate Aksana. Aksana Eliminated (3 on 2)
Tamina enters the match and she sends Nikki to the mat. Tamina with a head butt to Nikki. Tamina with another leaping head butt to Nikki. Tamina knocks Natalya off the apron and then she kicks Nikki. Tamina chokes Nikki in the corner. Tamina with a suplex followed by a hard Irish whip. Nikki with a kick to Tamina and Nikki thinks about making the tag to JoJo.JoJo tags in and she meekly enters the match. They lock up and Tamina throws JoJo to the mat. Tamina sends JoJo face first into the mat. Tamina throws her jacket on JoJo. Tamina with an Irish whip but JoJo with boots to Tamina followed by a cross body but Tamina catches JoJo. JoJo with a rollup for a near fall. Tamina with a clothesline and Samoan drop to JoJo. AJ wants to be tagged in and she skips around the ring and pins JoJo.JoJo Eliminated (2 on 2)
Natalya is run into the turnbuckles but Tamina. Tamina with a running butt splash to Natalya. Tamina with a slam to Tamina and Tamina goes up top. Tamina misses the Superfly Splash and Natalya with the Sharpshooter and AJ hits Natalya, but apparently Tamina had tapped out. Tamina Snuka Eliminated (2 on 1)
AJ goes for the Black Widow and Nikki kicks Tamina off the apron. Natalya with a Sharpshooter and AJ taps out.
Winners: Total Divas (Survivors: Nikki Bella and Natalya)
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If you’re not interested in coming out to the Nassau Coliseum on Monday night to see the pro wrestlers, maybe you’ll want to come out to see the reality show stars.
When WWE’s flagship show “Monday Night Raw” hits the airwaves live from Uniondale, it will feature two performers who have recently found new fame on a different cable network: “Total Divas” starlets Nikki and Brie Bella.
The program, which debuted over the summer, has been a ratings success on E! and created an entirely new fan base for the identical twin sisters.
“We were in the airport the other day and there were these girls who were probably 12 years old coming over with their mom and they were like, ‘Oh my God! It’s the Bella Twins from ‘Total Divas’,” said Nikki Bella, adding that she has noticed a shift in the amount, and type, of fans who recognize her since joining the reality television ranks.
“That’s exactly what we wanted,” Brie added. “We really wanted everyone to be introduced to WWE and to our world.”
“Total Divas” airs on Sunday nights after “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and follows the lives of several WWE female wrestlers — known as Divas — as they try to climb up the ladder of the sports entertainment juggernaut.
Although it targets a female audience, the show has also captivated traditional wrestling fans by raising the curtain on some of the inner-workings of WWE like never before. It’s not unusual to see the Divas battling in the ring in one scene, and laughing together backstage in another.
“WWE has gotten to the point that we’re more open, and we wanted everybody to see for the first time how the magic is made,” said Brie, trying to keep her composure backstage at a taping of Smackdown! while another WWE performer jokes with her. “We’re a big family back here, which people don’t realize.”
The reality show deals with the Divas’ personal lives as much as it does their professional ones. And, in the case of the Bella Twins, the two are interwoven. Brie Bella is engaged to multiple-time world champion Daniel Bryan, while Nikki is romantically involved with WWE megastar John Cena.
“Obviously when you’re on the road so much, it’s hard to keep relationships strong,” Brie said. “But where we benefit is that we’re on the road together.”
Still, Brie, who turns 30 Friday, acknowledged that, eventually, she and Bryan will have to settle down.
“You can’t wrestle and be pregnant,” Brie said. “So there’s definitely moments when you’re thinking, ‘Gosh, when do I give this up?’”
For Nikki, dating wrestling’s biggest star comes with its own unique set of pressures. But, as a WWE performer herself, she gets her famous boyfriend’s job better than most women could.
“I know at times you get a call and you have to be on a plane in an hour,” Nikki said. “I’m understanding.”
That’s in part because Nikki and her sister made many of the same sacrifices that their male counterparts did in achieving their goal of working for WWE. Nikki said those sacrifices may be lost on the newest generation of Divas, who get to hone their skills in WWE’s new state of the art performance center in Tampa, Fla. and on WWE’s NXT show on Hulu.
“They’re definitely spoiled,” said Nikki, who recalled performing in small bars and church halls in front of a few dozen fans before being called up to WWE. “I prefer how we did it, because we knew we had to work hard. When we were finally on TV it was like, ‘Holy cow! This is what we worked so hard for.’ It definitely, I think, makes you appreciate it more.”