The Bella Twins recall having “a lot of pressure” when they first arrived in WWE.
WWE Hall of Famer’s The Bella Twins have certainly made an impact since their time working underneath the WWE umbrella. Both Nikki and Brie have transferred their star power from WWE over to reality television, and created a solid social media presence thanks to their YouTube channel, which has generated over three million followers.
Despite all of their success, there was a time when Nikki and Brie were just the new kids on the block, or in this case, the locker room. The twins made their first WWE appearance in 2008 on an episode of SmackDown in a match against Victoria. While they have built up a reputation backstage since their debut, their first time on the main roster was almost catastrophic.
During their A&E Biography: WWE Legends episode, The Bella Twins revealed they were nervous about their debut and how other women in the locker room had issues with their gear. Luckily, Nikki and Brie had the help of a seamstress.
“I was very nervous to go to TV. I just had a lot of pressure. We were entering a whole new group of women, and dealing with TV time and money… If you look at television, there’s probably 10 different segments, maybe 12. But there’s only one for women. And that’s a lot of women fighting for a spot,” said Brie Bella.
“And then we put on our outfits and then we were told, ‘Oh, it looks like your pants look like bell bottoms, some other girl wears bell bottoms.’ We’re like oh my gosh. ‘Oh, black and red? Well someone else wears black and red, you guys can’t wear that.’ And Nicole and I just looked at each other and we’re like, we were supposed to debut tonight, what are we going to do?'”
“The seamstresses at WWE, they were amazing. They were like, ‘We’ll help you, what do you have in your bag?’ And we’re like, well, we have a tankini swimsuit, some BB workout pants, and they literally cut our swimsuits. They sew them onto our workout pants that we actually worked out in that day, and we made a wrestling gear,” Brie recalled.
Nikki and Brie wore matching gear for the majority of their WWE run. The twins used the matching gear to confuse their opponents, switching in and out during matches and at times gaining the victory. They were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.
H/t – Sportskeeda