Nikki Bella, a two-time former WWE Divas champion, stopped by The Tonight Show with her twin sister Brie on Wednesday, where she confirmed that her in-ring career is over due to injuries.
In the appearance, Nikki talked about the severity of her issues and how a visit with doctors raised serious red flags.
“For me, I really wanted to go back and fight for the tag titles,” Nikki explained on the show. “I’ve always had my neck issues and after neck surgery, it hasn’t been OK. I feel like I needed to get a checkup before we went back for the tag titles.”
“The results came back and I herniated the disc above where I had surgery, I have all this inflammation around the metal and then I have a cyst on my brain,” she continued. “They were like, ‘You’re done, no more,’ so I didn’t get a choice, which sucks.”
Doctors also discovered a cyst on her brain, which spells the end of her in-ring career. Niki spoke to TMZ about the cyst and shared more about the “scary” discovery.
“I can’t compete… They found a cyst on my brain, which thank god, it’s benign.”
“It’s super scary, it’s something you’re never gonna hear but I’m so grateful,” she continued. “I’m grateful for my health, I’m grateful it’s benign. It’s something that you have to watch out for the rest of your life because you never know how it can change, but I’m definitely grateful because people go through it worse.”