It’s a wrap for Nikki Bella in the WWE … the former champ says she’s closing the book on her wrestling career — claiming her body just can’t handle the punishment anymore.
Bella said she realized she needed to retire after returning from a recent tour of Europe — saying, “[The tour] was good but I just feel like I’m too old for that travel.”
“The travel was really, really rough,” Bella said on her reality show, “Total Bellas” … “So, I realized, I was like, why am I doing this? I don’t feel good.”
Nikki said she feels the women at WWE are doing amazing things and she doesn’t feel she needs to keep wrestling … explaining, “I really am ready to hang up the jersey, like I can say it fully.”
Nikki’s sister, Brie — who announced her retirement on a “Total Bellas” episode earlier this month — gave her full support to Nikki, saying she can hang her WWE jersey “right next to mine.”
35-year-old Nikki explained her body just doesn’t feel great anymore — and she wants to turn her focus on other business endeavors … including her fashion brand.
“Here’s to closing one chapter and the next one opening.”
Bella is a sure-fire WWE Hall of Famer — she is a 2-time WWE Divas champion and one of the most popular women in the history of the company.