Last week, Brie Bella revealed she has retired from in-ring competition. This week, it turns out she might not be so sure about that after all.
Retirement can be a funny thing in wrestling. Wrestlers do not often retire and stay retired, at least not the first time around. Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, all examples of wrestlers who just couldn't stay away once they had supposedly hung up their boots for good.
The most recent WWE Superstar to reveal that they will no longer be stepping between the ropes was Brie Bella. During last week's episode of Total Bellas, Brie announced that she had made the decision to retire after last year's Evolution PPV. Although she didn't wrestle that night, she did accompany her sister Nikki to the ring for her match against Ronda Rousey.
That means if Brie sticks to her word, her last match ever will be a six-woman tag during which she teamed with Rousey and her sister to take on The Riott Squad. However, one week on from her retirement announcement, it would appear that Brie is already tempted to go back on her word. That was hinted at via a Twitter account The Bella Twins share during the latest episode of Total Bellas.
During the show, the account tweeted "sad to think that was the last time I’ll be in that ring" regarding Nikki's match at Evolution. However, less than an hour later as the show was coming to an end, the twins replied to that tweet with another that reads "Nikki keeps saying never say NEVER." We know wrestlers have a tendency to go back on retirement announcements, but to make a u-turn in the space of a week might be a new record.
In terms of The Bella Twins, the current landscape for women in WWE means it is almost impossible to retire and stay retired. The revolution has brought back names that have been retired for years. The likes of Trish Stratus, Lita, and Beth Phoenix. While Brie might want to spend as much time as possible with her daughter, surely she would also love to hold the brand new Women's Tag Titles with her sister, even if it's just one time.