There a couple of reports floating around about former Divas Champion Nikki Bella, and depending on which one is accurate, they present very different outlooks for her in-ring future.
Both version agree that the Total Divas star is rehabbing a neck injury, but that’s about it.
According to ProWrestlingSheet.com, Nikki is doing physical therapy up to eight times a day as a way to try and avoid having surgery done on her neck. Extra fluid in her central nervous system and bulging discs pressing on her spinal column left Nikki one bump away from paralysis, making the situation career threatening.
Meanwhile, Paige was on talkSPORT’s Gorilla Position podcast before the WWE’s European tour and told host James Delow that she expected Nikki back in the ring in six weeks. Recorded two weeks ago, that would put her return sometime in December.
Nothing that Nikki has said in her Instagram posts has contradicted either report. She’s stated that she’s in the therapist’s room exercising eight times a day for bulging discs in her neck, and that she would be back — but she hasn’t provided a time frame.
Whatever the risks in the ring, she hasn’t been prohibited from doing things like international air travel, as she and sister Brie were in Paris, France over the weekend to celebrate their grandmother’s birthday.
Time will tell if the non-surgical course she’s attempting will be sufficient to get her back in the ring, or if Total Divas is the only place fans will see her for the foreseeable future.