In the world of professional wrestling, anything can be a feud between two people. Whether it’s bad blood from perceived cheating or pretending that a brand new wrestler is actually a wrestler who’s been around for a while and shaved, two or more people can fight. for it. And in 2014, WWE got their hands on a story that should have been an easy home run: sibling rivalry. However, the battle between twins Nikki and Brie Bella fell apart with the public and the feud ended without even concluding. Here is what happened.
In the spring of 2014, Daniel Bryan was involved in a romance with Kane and Stephanie McMahon, and because of that, Brie Bella was thrown into the mix – as she is Bryan’s real wife – and it forced Brie to be forced to leave WWE, and Stephanie McMahon punished Nikki by placing her in a series of disabled matches.
This led to the 2014 Summerslam in August. Brie was fighting Stephanie McMahon and Nikki showed up and turned on her sister. The following month, Nikki launched numerous in-ring promotions — one of which involved Jerry Springer — and where she explained that Brie was mean and jealous and that’s why Nikki hated her.
On the August 25 episode of Raw, Nikki faced Brie in the ring with Jerry Lawler serving as the moderator. Once again, Nikki explained her case that Brie is the “good twin” and Nikki is the “bad twin”, continuing to deliver the infamous lines “As far as I’m concerned, I don’t have a sister. I wish you died in the womb!”
This all culminated at the Hell in a Cell PPV on October 26. The two would fight with the stipulation that the loser would become the other’s personal assistant for 30 days. Nikki won and Brie got the honor of doing Nikki’s bidding, and Brie’s first task was to get a milkshake for her sister, which was quickly thrown over Brie’s head.
On the following episode of Raw, Brie accompanied Nikki to the ring and reluctantly assisted Nikki by distracting her opponent, Naomi. Nikki was put on track for the Divas Championship – held by AJ Lee at the time. Brie was still playing the role of personal assistant, but even two weeks later, Brie looked more like a heel manager who sometimes rolled her eyes rather than the “CinderBella” character who would end up getting revenge on her evil sister later on. , which WWE was. try to set up.
At Survivor Series on November 23, Nikki fought AJ for the Divas Championship, and it was the last day of Brie’s personal assistant position. After the bell rang, Brie distracted AJ, kissed her, and Nikki took advantage and took the win. The match lasted about 30 seconds. And at the end of the game, Brie was partying with Nikki. And that was the end of the feud entirely. The next night, they were both in love fishing like the last few months hadn’t happened.
According to the Bellas (via Cage side seats), the match was to last 15 minutes and the feud was to continue.
“When I had my title shot against AJ at Survivor Series, we were supposed to have about 15 minutes,” Nikki explained. “And CinderBella was ending the next day on Raw. So all of a sudden when AJ and I were at Gorilla, they were like, ‘How can you do this match in 30 seconds?’ And I was like, ‘What?!? 30 seconds? How can I win a championship in 30 seconds?'”
Nikki explained that Brie came up with the “kiss of death” angle for the match, just to keep it short. But what Brie was really looking forward to was the aftermath, as John Cena had just dismantled The Authority at Survivor Series. “I was like excited because the next day The Authority was removed from office,” Brie explained. “It was my last day as Cinderella, so I was like, ‘Yes! I can beat Stephanie, I can beat [Nikki] stand up i can take this [Divas championship]. And they literally looked at me and said ‘Oh yeah. We just ended it.'”
And that was it. It was never referenced again, even though Nikki told Brie that she wanted to “die in the womb.” For a little more background on what happened during that feud, listen to the latest episode of Wrestle Buddies above. Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring dig deeper into the rivalry, including Growing Up Bella segments, and do a dramatic read of Nikki’s in-ring promo at a new Wrestlepiece theater.