Nikki Bella is an American model and professional wrestler. Along with
her twin, Brie Bella, she is popular under the professional wresting
tag team The Bella Twins. They have appeared on “WWE
Smackdown!” (2008-2013), “WWF Raw” (2009-2013),
“WWE Superstars” (2009-2013) and “WWE NXT”
(2010-2011). In July 2013, Nikki and her twin began their starring
roles on the “E! reality series “Total Divas.”
Nikki won the WWE Divas Championship in April 2012.
Childhood and Family:
Nicole Garcia-Colace, who would later popular as Nikki Bella, was born
on November 21, 1983, in San Diego, California. She has a twin sister
named Brianna Garcia-Colace. Nikki was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona,
and is of Italian and Mexican lineage. She stopped playing soccer in
college when she turned into modeling and acting.
Nikki Bella made her first television appearance on the reality show
“Meet My Folks,” along with her twin Brie Bella. The girls
then was hired to be the World Cup Twins for Budweiser and were shot
holding the World Cup trophy. In 2006, the two took part in
the WWE Diva Search, but failed to make the cut.
In the spring of 2007, Nikki and her sister signed a development
contract with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and delegated to
Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental territory, in
Tampa, Florida. Called as The Bella Twins, they were trained by Tom
Prichard and made their first appearance in FCW on September 15, 2007.
The girl created their on-screen persona by frequently changing places
behind the back of the referee when one of them was hurt. Nikki and her
sister performed on FCW until September 2, 2008. At the time, they were
defeated by Miss Angela in a Divas Battle Royal competition.
Nikki's career gained boost when she joined “WWE
Smackdown!” in late 2008. She officially began competed as a twin
team with her sister on the series on the November 21, 2008 episode of
show where they beat up Natalya and Victoria.
In April 2009, Nikki was drafted to the “Raw” brand as part
of the 2009 Supplemental Draft,” and so was her sister.
She made her official in-ring debut on May 18
episode of “Raw” in a battle royal but was beat by
Later, on June 2009, Nikki was traded to the “ECW” brand,
and Brie was too. The girls made their debut on “ECW on
Syfy” on June 30, 2009 on the The Abraham Washington Show, as the
special guests. The next Tuesday on “ECW” Nikki beat up
Katie Lea Burchill by switching places with Brie behind the referee's
back. Brie also defeated Burchill after a similar switch in the
following week on “WWE Superstars.” The Nikki Bella then
appeared on the September 10 episode of “SWWE superstars”
when Nikki defeated Burchill.
Nikki and Brie returned to “Raw” as part of a
tri-branded divas trade on October 12, 2009. From 2010 to 2011, they
became part of “WWE NXT.” They served as mentors to Jamie,
who ended up being the first rookie to be eliminated of the show on
October 5. Later, Nikki won the WWE Divas Championship in April 2012.
In May 2012, Nikki (along with her sister) ventured into the
independent wresting circuit in Newburgh, New York at Northeast
Wrestling. She was later featured on CTWE Pro Wrestling at the
Season Beatings pay-per-view on December 15.
On March 11, 2003, Nikki returned to WWE, along with her sister, in an
episode of “Raw” in a backstage segment with Team Rhodes
Later that same year, both Nikki and Brie began starring on the reality
television show “Total Divas,” which premiered on E! Online
on July 28, 2013.