Nikki Bella's neck injury was bad enough that John Cena had reservations about continuing her career.
Bella recently spoke to Fox News about her neck injury from last year. She said that Cena has talked to her before about retiring.
"Oh, yeah, he still does" she said. "He is like, 'You have your health. Why continue? You've done everything you can as a WWE superstar.' But I don't believe that. There's so much more us females can do and I always want to be at the forefront of that."
She said that when she was hospitalized with the neck injury, her line of thinking was "just that I wanted to get back into that ring. Even when I woke up from surgery, my first thing, looking at my doctor, I was like, 'Did it work?' Because all I could think about is my comeback…and that's why I came back seven months later."
Neck injuries are tough to recover from and can be a long process. Bella knows this, saying that the injury could come back again with one wrong bump.
"There have been scary moments where I have tweaked my neck a little bit but I think when you think about those things…you kind of put yourself more in a situation to get injured and so I kind of go in there and I don't think about it" she said. "I do put myself in positions that I shouldn't. But at the end of the day, I am a professional and so I know what I'm doing and I know how to stay safe."
Bella last competed at WrestleMania 33, where she and her fiance John Cena beat The Miz and Maryse. Cena proposed after the match, and she accepted.