Total Bellas S2 E8 episode recap: Bella-Mania

This season finale was jam-packed with memorable moments for both Total Divas and Total Bellas fans. It is also very fitting that all of the most special moments of the season took place on or around the WWE’s biggest night of the year, WrestleMania.

There was some doubt as to whether or not WWE superstar, Nikki Bella would make it to the 2017 WrestleMania all. After Nikki Bella reinjured her rehabilitated broken neck, Nikki’s doctor was extremely concerned that his patient would cause further injury to herself by participating in the match. In fact, he stated that this WrestleMania should be the last time that Nikki performed in a wrestling ring.

So, Nikki became even more determined that this WrestleMania match should be her best one yet. Armed with strict instructions from the doctor to keep the dangerous moves to a minimum, and with the entire Bella clan, except her sister Brie by her side, Nikki headed for WrestleMania.

Meanwhile, Nikki’s sister, Brie, was too close to her due date to be in Orlando for the big event. So, she had to be content with hosting her own WrestleMania at home with her nana and sister-in-law Lauren as well as her brand-new niece, Vivian. I think that Brie was slightly sad to miss her twin’s big moment, but understood that travel was not a good idea at this stage of pregnancy. Further, I think that Brie was even more sad because of being far away from her husband, WWE Superstar, Daniel Bryan, who had to be in Orlando to perform his duties as Smackdown Live General Manager.

Daniel seemed to be just as upset as Brie about being away, because he called to check on his wife from the road. Obviously, Daniel was concerned about his wife’s rapidly approaching due date and the possibility of missing the birth of his first child, which makes him already an excellent father, in my opinion.

Nikki, Bryan, and the rest of the WWE locker room had plenty to do before WrestleMania even began. They needed to be present for fan meet and greets and autograph signing as well as press at WrestleMania All Access. One of the main questions that the press asked Nikki and John was how they felt about fans placing bets on whether or not John was going to propose to Nikki at WrestleMania. Nikki told her friends that she didn’t believe so because she felt that John was a private person, and would rather not propose in front of the WrestleMania crowd.

However, she was in for the surprise of her life when after defeating the Miz and his wife, Maryse, John proposed to Nikki. The proposal came as a complete surprise to everyone, including Nikki’s family and John’s who attended their first WrestleMania this year. Also, the locker room had no idea about John’s proposal plans. So, the moment was spectacular for everyone involved. Five weeks later another spectacular event took place in the Bella family.

It is no surprise to Total Bellas fans that Brie Bella and her husband, Daniel Bryan wanted as natural a birth as possible because of how committed they are to the environment and clean and healthy living. However, it seemed that their daughter, Birdie Joe, had other plans.

After Brie was a week late in delivering a baby, her doctor decided that she needed to be induced. After 21 hours of labor, Brie finally gave birth to her daughter via c-section. Mom and baby both came through it all completely healthy, who knows, maybe in about eighteen years you will see another woman wrestler enter the ring, maybe under the name B.J. Bryan?

Dorsey Schroeck
Dorsey Schroeck is the Total Divas and Total Bellas reporter for Wrestling-Online. She also writes the T&D Indy Top 5 monthly article.

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