John Cena and Nikki Bella's six year relationship was called off earlier this week, leading to rumors that Nikki's sister Brie was upset at Cena about the situation.
Neither Cena or Nikki have appeared on WWE programming since the announcement was made, but a People.com report stated that a source told them that "Brie wants to kill him." It didn't take long for Brie to shoot down the rumor.
"False! I'd never say this and I'll always love (John Cena) like a brother. He'll always be family. My heart is hurting for he and my sister," said Brie on an Instagram story post.
People.com issued a follow up story, and didn't recant their original, but did note Brie's Instagram story and gave a history between the two. You can see an excerpt below.
A source previously told PEOPLE that “on one level, Brie wants to kill [John], sure. No one should be allowed to hurt her sister like this.” On Wednesday, Brie, who is married to and has a child with WWE star Daniel Bryan, took issue with the characterization as she wrote on Instagram Story, “I’d never say this.”
Brie and Cena appear on multiple reality television shows together -- Total Bellas and Total Divas.