Nikki and Brie Bella officially announced Tuesday their departure from the WWE during their Sirius XM show.
The Bella twins are bowing out of the ring and dropping their “Bella” name in favor of their Garcia last name as they complete their exit from the wrestling scene. “Today we are officially from here on out, the Garcia Twins, Brie and Nikki Garcia,” Nikki said during the show.
Bella Twins Announce They’re Leaving WWE – and Going Back to Their Own Names Nikki and Brie Garcia https://t.co/MAv4ffCVif
— People (@people) March 14, 2023
Nikki explained the sisters were leaning into their new roles as mothers, and are embracing their retirement with excitement.
“We’re going to be 40 in November,” Nikki said.
The famous wrestler went on to say she and Brie were both enjoying their time as moms, entrepreneurs and hosts.
When their WWE contract came up for renewal, Nikki says she and Brie “just knew it was time to head into this next chapter,” according to People.
Nikki and Brie seemed very ready for this move, and were excited to embark on their new adventures outside of the WWE franchise.
Brie said she was “so excited to close the chapter on Brie Bella,” and was looking forward to a different lifestyle.
“Let’s see what Brie Garcia is going to do next,” she said, according to People. (RELATED: Famous WWE Star Nikki Bella Had To Get Past Several Glitches And Fails On Her Wedding Day)
The Bella Twins have rebranded themselves into The Garcia Twins pic.twitter.com/rxdYdjcfdf
— WrestlingWorldCC (@WrestlingWCC) March 14, 2023
Nikki and Brie first signed on with the WWE as “The Bella Twins” in 2007, and made their in-ring debut that very same year. They’ve since enjoyed a successful and lucrative career in wrestling, which spanned into a series of reality television shows featuring their life behind the scenes.