SmackDown Live might be getting a new general manager.
Nikki Bella alongside John Cena made big headlines earlier this year at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida following their mixed tag team match against Maryse and The Miz.
The former WWE Champion got down on one knee and popped the big question to her. They had been dating for years, but it was believed that he would never marry again due to his previous marriage that ended badly.
That is the last time that the WWE Universe has seen her on WWE programming. She took time off to let her neck, which she had surgery on, heal up. Keep in mind that before WrestleMania 33, there were some rumors going around that she would be forced to retire after the event due to her neck issues.
However, she intends on returning to the ring, even if it takes her another year to do so.
There have been reports that Bella won’t be returning to the ring until next year at the earliest due to her neck is still in bad condition. She may only wrestle a few matches, but WWE officials want to keep her on WWE television.
There are rumors going around that one of the storylines being prepared for the third season of Total Bellas is about the possibility of Bella general manager of SmackDown Live. The reason that she could become GM is due to it allowing her to stay on television and wrestle occasionally.
Bryan has teased in the past about returning to Ring of Honor once his contract with WWE expires next year. Bryan, who was forced to retire last year due to his history with concussions, has talked about wrestling again in the past. Whether that be in WWE or in another promotion.
Although the sports entertainment company wasn’t fully behind him at first, he has overcome the challenges that were put in front of him and became a fan favorite.
Despite that his run on top in WWE was short-lived, he no doubt made a mark on the history of the sports entertainment company. It’s believed that the former WWE Champion will be leaving WWE after his contract with the company expires in September of 2018.
This is not surprising to hear due to the circumstances that are around Bryan right now. With him teasing leaving WWE when his contract ends with the sports entertainment company, it shouldn’t shock fans to see him compete again the squared circle outside of the WWE banner.
There has also been some speculation about Daniel Bryan changing his mind about re-signing with the company. It seems that WWE officials are preparing for Bryan’s departure, which could open the door for someone like Bella to replace him