Earlier this week, Brie Bella officially retired from professional wrestling as a full-time competitor. Her retirement from the ring wasn’t a shock, and it was expected since Daniel Bryan’s retirement due to health issues involving concussions only a few months ago.
However, WWE kept Brie’s retirement relatively quiet, but she recently did an interview with WWE.com to talk about her retirement and the changes that have occurred over the last week with the rebranding of the women’s division in WWE.
You can read the full interview with Brie Bella right here. Below are the highlights:
Why is now the right time to retire?
“Yes. WrestleMania 32 was my last match. I wouldn’t say my last match forever, just my last match that you’ll see in a while. I am here at home because Daniel Bryan and I want to start a family soon. Or I shouldn’t say soon — we want to start it now! We’re going to start having babies, so I have to put my career on hold. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to be gone. I’m going to be an ambassador for WWE. But I’m going to try motherhood.”
Will she miss the term “Diva” in WWE?
“No! Absolutely not. Granted, of course, I have so many memories being a Diva. I guess it will always hold a special part of me. We always called ourselves Divas. I came in through Diva Search. I was a Divas Champion.”
I always felt like it had this negative feeling to it because a Diva is so much more high maintenance, and that’s the last thing we women wrestlers are. I’m really happy to see it go, just as I was really sad when I saw the original Women’s Championship go away. It’s amazing to just finally have it. So, yeah, I definitely won’t miss it.
Will you miss Brie Bella in WWE?