Nikki and Brie Bella entered the WWE ring on Jan. 29 to compete against 28 other female wrestlers for a chance to advance to the main event of Wrestlemania 38 at the 2022 Royal Rumble.
Brie Bella and Nikki are back! After a three-year absence, the 38-year-old superstar twins made their victorious comeback to WWE on Jan. 29 to compete in the 2022 Royal Rumble. Even though they elicited a lot of excitement and applause from their adoring fans, they were unable to win.
Ronda Rousey was declared the winner after defeating Nikki and Brie as well as Charlotte Flair. She will now compete at WrestleMania 38, which will take place on April 3-4 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
NIKKI BELLA LOOKS SO GOOD OMG #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/XZujnxJhZv
— Pulkit ✨ (@FerventMaharaja) January 30, 2022
When Brie entered the match at the Royal Rumble, the Bella twins looked beautiful and in great shape. Sarah Logan startled many when she joined at No. 25 when there were still 10 women in the tournament, and Nikki was out at No. 24. Sarah was quickly eliminated by the Bella Twins, who were eventually eliminated as well, leaving Ronda to win.
Nikki and Brie’s return to WWE was first revealed on SmackDown on January 7. When they were announced as part of the lineup of women who would be participating, their supporters were ecstatic. On their Sirius XM Stitcher show, the twins discussed the great prospect and expressed their optimism.
TEAM BELLA!! #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/eiAZ9NjOSp
— fred / #WWE2K22 (@stylesxloujs) January 30, 2022
On the Jan. 12 episode of The Bellas Podcast, Nikki informed her sister, «Brie, I don’t know about you, but I’m going in to win.» «I have unfinished business with Charlotte [Flair], so why would I not want to return to the WWE?»
«And then there’s the fact that I’ve never done business with Becky [Lynch], and I’d love to,» Nikki continued. «Then there are the [Women’s] Tag titles,» says the narrator. Because I’d like to be the first-ever winner of the Royal Rumble to give both champions the middle finger and say, «I want the tag championships.» What would that be like, how awesome would that be? Isn’t it true that I’d be the coolest person in history? I’d have a little «Stone Cold» Steve Austin vibe to me.»
Brie also discussed her reasons for wanting to return.
«I feel like the way I was taken out in the last Royal Rumble – the only one I’ve ever been in, the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble – it wasn’t very kind,» she added before Nikki grinned and replied, «I don’t even remember.» «Oh, you don’t?» Brie asked accusatorily. «Because that was you,» he joked, before adding, «And you better keep an eye on your back, girl.»