Photos Of Beth Phoenix & Edge At NXT Takeover: Orlando, Is Nikki Bella Cleared For WrestleMania 33?


WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix, who are married in real-life, attended Saturday night’s WWE NXT Takeover: Orlando event. You can check out a photo of them sitting at ringside below.

WWE women’s wrestler Nikki Bella was recently interviewed by the Between the Ropes show. During the interview, she revealed that she was cleared for WrestleMania 33. You can check out some highlights and watch the interview below:

Nikki on Miz and Maryse doing their own version of Total Divas: “I’m not going to lie. I laughed. What I realized, and I think it goes back to how I have that one look, is that it’s very easy to impersonate me. From my look to my personality, and then I’m like ‘Is that a good thing or a bad thing?’…I have to give them credit, it was funny. But, what I found even more funny was the roast after the fact.”

Nikki Bella on the feud heading into the mixed tag match at WrestleMania: “Oh my gosh it’s incredible. I’ve been here for 10 years, and just to see how much women have done in those 10 years has been amazing. But it’s these opportunities that we get that we have to knock out of the park or they’ll go away. That’s the one thing that I appreciate with my man, and then what Miz does for Maryse. They let us have these opportunities…When you had Miss Elizabeth, you couldn’t wait to see what she did. And I feel like we went away. The women were a big part. Dusty Rhodes was fighting over women! I felt like for so long we went away from that, and they were more the valets. When you throw a woman into the mix or a love relationship, that’s why it used to be a men’s soap opera. There was a battle of love back in the day. And now that it’s about that people are like ‘oh s**t I’m invested.’”

Nikki Bella on nothing being off limits for the feud: “For me, nothing is off limits. That was really tough. Thank God I had John by my side. Because that’s what he taught me. He goes ‘don’t ever put limits on anyone. Let them talk. Let them talk themselves to death and know that you’ll always have a comeback.’”

On when she learned the match would happen: “It was like two months ago. And it was funny because when I first heard I was like ‘John I’m sorry. Am I ruining WrestleMania for you?’ And he wanted to do it so bad. I just couldn’t help but feel bad. Now he’s like ‘trust me, we’re going to make this amazing.’”

Nikki Bella on her current neck injury: “It’s doing okay. I have a slight herniation above where I had surgery. I just got cleared by my surgeon Wednesday, so I’m good to go. I was supposed to be on a loop of live events. When I got taken off everyone was like ‘What’s happening?’ But I’m good. I kind of sprained my neck, and we found out some other stuff is going on, so I’m definitely going to have to take some time to heal that. But I’m cleared. I’m competing at WrestleMania.”

Nikki Bella on how much longer she wants to wrestle: “Totally. I think that’s a hard part where I’ve kind of hid in my career. I need to put health first. And it’s hard for me. I’m in the middle of a revolution here. Women are taking the main stage. They are center stage, and they’re setting all these records and making history and I want I be a part of that. I’ve worked so hard to be a part of that. I feel like I’m just starting out in a way. I want to go for the Women’s Championship on SmackDown. There’s a part of me that I wish I could do both matches on Sunday. It sucks, because then I have to think of the rest of my life. Do I want to walk the rest of my life? Do I want to not be in pain? It just sucks because I have this true battle going on in my head, and everyone keeps telling me you gotta put your health first, but there’s so much of me that wants to put my career first . There’s so much more I want to do here. So much more. I just feel like ‘gosh, this sucks that I have this condition now that is probably going to stop me from doing that.’”

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