Time to move on. Nikki and Brie Bella announced on their Sirius XM show, The Nikki & Brie Show, that they are officially leaving WWE and will now be known as ‘The Garcia Twins’.

They also posted the following video on Twitter:

From People Magazine, who exclusively broke the story:

Nikki further explained that dropping their Bella identities was difficult, but the women feel it’s time to embrace a “new chapter” in their lives. “We’re going to be 40 in November,” Nikki explains, adding that they’re both now enjoying life as mothers, entrepreneurs, hosts, and executive producers.

When it was time for them to renew their contract with the WWE, Nikki explains that they “just knew it was time to head into this next chapter.”

Brie adds she’s “so excited to close the chapter on Brie Bella” and open up a new book in her life. “Let’s see what Brie Garcia is going to do next,” she says.

AEW star Saraya tweeted the following:

Earlier this year, the Bellas expressed their discontent with WWE after they were scheduled to appear on Raw XXX, but were ultimately pulled from the show.


Editor’s Opinion:

I’m not surprised at this move honestly, as I think that they feel like they have established enough of their own brand outside of WWE. It will allow them to have more control over their content and naming rights, which is a good business decision for them.

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