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Even after just one episode of USA Network's new series "Barmageddon," Nikki Bella is proving she's the hostess with the mostess. While "Barmageddon" isn't her first starring role in a television series, "Barmageddon" is the perfect exhibition of Bella's showmanship and charm, which she spent years honing as a top-tier WWE Superstar.
Alongside her sister Brie, Nikki spent years paving a path for women in the WWE ring to prove that not only were they competing at the same level as the men, but often outperforming them every week. So, of course, when USA Insider got a chance to chat with Nikki about her new role on "Barmageddon," we couldn't help but get her thoughts on the current state of WWE, specifically how far the women have come.
"At this point in my life, my career, you feel like a proud mom, or even older, let's say older sister. You feel proud because when you know what you fought for, your blood, sweat, and tears, and when you see the path that you pave, that they just keep paving it and making it even bigger and better, all the pain that you went through, you just realized it was worth it," she said.
"And that's like, the best thing to see is when you tune in, you're like, 'I love this.' That's why I did what I did to give other women an opportunity and to raise the bar even higher."
That love for sports entertainment hasn't faded either.
"I've always said, I do have one last match in me. I don't have a bunch. And I would never go back full-time just because I love being a mom and I love my career. And what I do now gives me the ability to be a full-time, hands-on mom. And that's very important to me, raising my son because I know you only get one chance to do that. And I don't ever want to look back and be like, 'I'm so sad. I miss all those days.'"
However, she added that if it was the right match and meant empowering and helping other women in the ring, she'd be all for a short role.
"Whenever you wrestle and you see it with Logan Paul and Ronda Rousey and so many others that have come in, the minute you get a taste of it, it never goes away," she mused. "You always have that fight in you, and I just always have known that, like, Brie and I have one more run in us. We have one more match that we can truly have that torch and just finally give our final bow and be like, 'All right, we've done all that we have now.'"
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