Monday, August 17, 2015

Nikki Bella Is Working Hurt

Bella is nursing a back injury
Photo Credit:
Well, the injury bug has bitten the Divas Revolution, or is it the Divas Establishment since the Bella Twins are the ones being targeted? I don't know. Anyway, Nikki Bella revealed on Twitter this weekend that she's rehabbing a back injury. She gave the injury rehab as an excuse why she couldn't attend the Teen Choice Awards, which to be completely honest and fair, is a bit more of an excuse than she may have needed. Those Nickelodeon/non-prestige awards shows draw only the winners anyway. The injury has also kept her out of house shows this weekend, so it seems somewhat serious.

The obvious joke here to make is Bella suffered the injury putting the Divas division ON HER BACK, but in all reality, back injuries are nothing to joke about. I had a pinched nerve in my back and acted like I was Quasimodo for a week until I started getting treatment at the chiropractor. Bella wrestles on the reg, and who knows how long she's been wrestling hurt. The injury could be the reason why Bella has been mostly stuffed into tag matches and why the big set piece for the division at SummerSlam is a triple-threat trios match instead of a Divas Championship defense against any combination of Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Paige, Sasha Banks, or Naomi.

Either way, here's to Bella recovering sooner rather than later. For all the unnecessary invective thrown at her direction, she's become an indispensable performer within the division, and whether or not anyone wants to admit it, she's a linchpin for the current story, no matter how flimsily constructed it has been by Creative.