WWE: Nikki Bella on 'retired bench for life' as doctors rule out in-ring return

Nikki Bella is now 'retired for life'

Nikki Bella has revealed that she is, as of right now anyway, on the "retired bench for life", as doctors won't let her return to the ring.

Nikki Bella last wrestled for WWE at a Live Event in Puerto Rico in October 2019, teaming with Natalya to defeat Sarah Logan and Tamina, and that may have been her final match.

Speaking on the Sippin' the Tea show, Nikki Bella explained that while she wants her son to be able to watch her in the ring, she has been medically disqualified by doctors:

I would love one day, like when Matteo’s maybe three, and he knows it, to have my son be ringside while his mom kicks ass. That would be amazing to me. But because he is my everything, I have to listen to the doctors and as of now, they’ve put me on the retired bench for life.

The former Divas Champion went on to say that it would take years for her to get approval to return to the ring, as she would have to undergo multiple scans, tests and x-rays:

‘So, it would take a lot of scans, x-rays, and all this different stuff for them to actually approve me to have a run and so that would be unlikely – that will be years down the road.’

Stranger things have happened in wrestling, with the likes of Edge and Daniel Bryan both returning to in-ring competition after being medically disqualified by doctors.

For more on what the future holds for Nikki Bella over the coming weeks and months, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport.

Speaking of former Divas Champions looking to return to the ring, Paige has also spoken about how she's taken inspiration from Edge and Daniel Bryan and wants to look at getting cleared again.

Thanks to Fightful for the transcriptions.

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