Nikki Bella Reveals How WWE Mishandled Her Career-Threatening Neck Injury

Nikki and Brie Bella are 2020 WWE Hall of Fame inductees, but while the former Divas Champions are currently isolating while pregnant, they have been able to release their memoirs in the form of Incomparable.

Their memoirs were released yesterday and many of the revelations in the book have already made headlines. One of the bigger ones came to light yesterday when Nikki Bella talked about her personal life while at college, but it appears that the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history was also able to go into detail about her time in WWE.

Nikki Bella was forced onto the sidelines back in 2015 when it was revealed that she had a neck injury. Luckily she was able to have surgery and make her return a few years later. Bella revealed in her Incomparable book that this could have been very different since WWE mishandled the situation because she was a Diva.

“I asked for an MRI, but they told me that it wouldn’t show anything. They had no answer when I explained that my legs were going numb and giving out on me in matches, that I could only lie down in bed for a few hours at a time. Finally, I had an MRI. I was in Austin, Texas, and I was backstage. A doctor came up to me to say: ‘Just so you know, we’re not going to find anything.’ I would have given anything for that to be true.”

Bella went on to reveal that she sent a text asking if she was being overlooked because she was a female wrestler because she believed that WWE wouldn’t have treated any of their male stars this way.

“I was really frustrated because I felt like if I were a male Superstar, I’d be getting radically different treatment instead of being instructed to just sit at home and pray,” she said via Ringsidenews.