When it was announced that the Bella Twins were being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year, a lot of fans in the IWC didn’t like it one bit because they believe Nikki and Brie never earned their success.
The argument can be made that the Bellas’ rode off John Cena and Daniel Bryan’s coattails in the latter part of their careers. And the fact that they are favorites of Vince McMahon no doubt has a lot to do with why they are getting into the HOF so soon after they retired. But we have to remember what the great wrestling philosopher Scott Steiner said about the WWE HOF.
People take it so seriously. Some guys really just mark out for themselves and think of how great it is. It is freaking fake. It doesn’t exist. It’s crazy. You might as well put the Hall of Fame on the moon. It’s the same s**t. You are never going to go to the moon to visit the Hall of Fame. I don’t care if it was on earth; you wouldn’t visit it either.
WrestleShade believes that Nikki and Brie’s career can be divided into 2 parts. From 2007-2012, they rested on pretty and twin magic. The Bellas’ simply had to work with what they were given being that the WWE were hiring women with zero wrestling experience from contests and modeling catalogs. 2012- Present … The Bella army will never admit it but one can’t deny the impact that Daniel Bryan and John Cena had on Nikki and Brie’s careers. It was no coincidence The Bellas got significantly better in the ring after they began relationships with them. And their timing was perfect because the women’s division was shifting.
There was more emphasis on talent and less on looks and fluff story lines. Also one can’t deny that the Bellas’ had something that one can’t force or manufacture – charisma. They were unique and had that “it” factor that a lot of the WWE women over the years didn’t have *cough* Michelle McCool*cough* and they were quite entertaining, especially during the time when you couldn’t tell them apart.
Fearless Nikki worked her ass off to become quite good in the ring and became the longest reigning Diva’s champion. Brie’s championship career ended on a low note with that botch on Liv Morgan. Also the IWC loves to crap on the Bellas’ , like they accomplished nothing but they do deserve the HOF honor because they did help pave the way for the #GiveDivasAChance and the following Women’s revolution in the WWE .. like it or not.