Brie Bella is one-half of the immensely popular duo the Bella Twins, and to many she's the one who's not as good in the ring as her twin sister Nikki.
A botch is nothing new to Brie, she's admittedly not the greatest in-ring technician and she's had a string of blunders over the years, but the worst of the lot has to be when she legitimately knocked-out Riott Squad member Liv Morgan during a match last year.
Whilst hitting Morgan with her husband Daniel Bryan's patented YES Kicks, Morgan's selling caused her to lean forward just enough for Brie to mistime a kick right into her face.
Brie made headlines for the incident, and WWE fans loved it when the two came face-to-face again once Morgan had recovered.
It was a string of nasty social media messages though that really got to Brie, and several superstars leapt to her defence, including her husband Bryan, who noted Morgan was the first person she had hurt in her career.
Four months after the incident, Brie has opened up in an interview whilst promo
ting Total Bellas about how she really felt after the ordeal.
"First off it’s crazy how I’ve been wrestling for 12 years and one of my major mistakes in the ring I get judged so harshly on," stated Brie, per Cageside Seats.
”We’re not perfect, no one’s perfect, you know how many people have been injured in the ring? But for some reason I was like showcased in such a way of like, this evil person, and ‘look what she’s done’ and I got bullied really bad.
”I wanted to run into a cave and you’ll see [on Total Bellas]. I don’t think people have ever seen me break down as bad as they will during the whole Liv situation.
”I went into deep depression. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to go back to work. All the horrible things people were saying about me, I felt a thousand times worse than the things they thought of me.
”I made a mistake and she’s not badly injured and you know what, this is our business, this is what we all signed up for.
”Everyone’s going to see backstage even how Liv and I were with each other. Out in the WWE ring, we have to play so much, bad guy, good guy, don’t talk to your competitors, but backstage you’ll see that we’re all really close and it affects us."
It's sad that Brie went into such a bad state after the vicious trolling on social media, but there may be some fans that find it uneasy that promoting their television show goes hand-in-hand with the situation.
There's every chance that she could return to the ring in the Women's Royal Rumble match this Sunday, and if that happens lets hope the fans give her an easy ride as opposed to the backlash she received months ago.News Now - Sport News