Nikki Bella recently appeared at the ACE Comic Con event and took part in a Q&A hosted by former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On getting her RAW Women’s Championship bout at WWE Evolution and turning on Ronda Rousey: “I guess that was the only way to get my match. I had to turn on her, she’s the champ. I’ve been here for 12 years, she hasn’t, so I have to teach her a lesson. … I need to have a reign that [goes beyond] the Divas Championship, so I’m not always called a diva and then one day I can actually be called a Raw Women’s Champion. I got red in my eyes, I’m looking for that championship.”
On possibly changing the name of Total Divas: “Being an Executive Producer of Total Divas, we’ve had so many discussions about changing the name of the show. Unfortunately, it’s on network TV and you can’t just change the name one day. They have felt people will still be connected with it — even though it’s called Total Divas — I feel the opposite. I feel there’s a huge disconnect because we’ve made that name [Diva] so bad.”
On the behind-the-scenes reaction to the WWE Divas “Butterfly” Championship belt back when it first debuted: “Believe me, us girls in the past, I remember when they brought out the ‘Butterfly Championship. We were like ‘oh!’ we weren’t expecting it. It’s totally cute, but that wasn’t what the women were craving, they were craving what [the title] is now.”
(H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above Nikki Bella quotes.)