Nikki And Brie Bella Provide An Update On 'Total Bellas' And In-Ring Future

The Bella Twins are back with a new season of their podcast and on the premiere episode, they provided an update on their future plans.

"Total Bellas" wrapped up its sixth season with the finale airing on January 28, 2021. It was reported in June 2021 that E! had canceled the series due to low ratings and lack of interest from Nikki & Brie Bella.

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Speaking The Bellas Podcast, the twins gave their side on why "Total Bellas" won't continue on E!

"When we were finishing up the last season, it was very hard on Artem (Chigvintsev) and I. We barely filmed with him. It was the birth and then we came home and it was a day or two. Artem and I had a very hard time with cameras around him [Her son Matteo] and [Brie's daughter] Birdie didn't want anyone to ever film her. When we wrapped up that season and we came to Napa and fell in love with Napa, we were like, 'we really want to keep this private.' I have to say, it's so hard having camera crews in your house. It's tough. The Danielson's were immediately, 100% out. We lost Bryan and Bird from last season, day one. 'They're never coming back.' I started talking to Brie like, 'I don't Matteo growing up on reality TV and to have cameras in his face. I don't know if I want people involved in our world in Napa, this is what we keep private. We can have a taste, bring them in, have fun and party, but when it comes to personal life...' it's hard to put your personal life out there. Artem and I have had such a rollercoaster and dealt with so much. After my past relationship, I need to protect this one," said Nikki.

Brie said that she and Nikki didn't mind putting their lives out there, but it was their family who they wanted to protect.

Nikki said, "I could film 24/7, I love it. Reality TV doesn't bug me and people judging me doesn't bug me. It's when it comes to my family."

Brie continued by recalling a meeting at WWE HQ to discuss the future of the show.

"For me, when we went to WWE headquarters and we were going over all things Bellas, they were talking about Total Bellas moving to a digital platform or going to a different network, I remember being like, 'Amazing, but that's a whole new journey.' When I left Connecticut, I felt like this was my chance to be done with that. I love our life in Napa and want more private (time). There's something inside me that kept feeling like it wasn't right. We always commit 110% to something and if we start this new chapter with someone else on a new network or digital platform and I have to give them everything, which means my family, I don't know if ready. I think I'm done with that," said Brie.

Nikki said they had the feeling of leaving for awhile and decided to listen to the signs from the universe.

Brie continued by saying, "It doesn't mean that we're done with television, we have some really fun projects on the table. You're definitely going to get the Bellas. The kids will stick to here and there on YouTube or Instagram, but we're making their lives normal."

Elsewhere during the podcast, the Bellas provided an update on their in-ring future. They have not wrestled since 2018 but have said that they want to return at some point.

Nikki said about their future, "There are no plans for Brie and I to return to the ring. I don't know if I'll ever be able to return to the ring as I am officially retired per doctors. The day that we are warming up, practicing, and maybe coming back, the Bella listeners will be the first to know."

Brie added, "Do we miss the ring? Absolutely. We miss the WWE Universe, the Bella Army, and we would love to get back to the ring one day. It's just not any time soon."

Nikki previously said that she has been put on the retired bench "for life" by the doctors. You can view her full comments by clicking here.

The Bellas were part of WrestleMania 37 as they were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during that weekend and involved in a segment with Bayley.

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