Nikki Bella believes herself, Brie, and a number of other female wrestlers don't get enough credit for their part in WWE's women's revolution.
The women's revolution in WWE has been pretty remarkable. It's hard to pick a top moment from it so far. Although, it would be hard to argue that moment didn't come in the form of Evolution last weekend. What's even harder is attempting to pinpoint when exactly the women's revolution began in WWE.
Stephanie McMahon would like us to think it was that night she called up Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks from NXT. Others would tell you it was the night Paige became Divas' Champion. Truth be told, there is no definable starting point. It is a movement that started off small and has grown into the awesome juggernaut that it is today.
What can't be overlooked is the work that went in prior to the revolution beginning. Almost anyone who was ever referred to as a Diva is almost viewed as being part of the problem. Nikki Bella is not okay with that, as she explained on the In This Corner podcast. "If you think diva is a bad word then I am going to kick your ass," Bella told podcast host Brian Campbell.
The former Divas' Champion also thinks her and Brie don't get enough credit for their part in the revolution. She spoke of how the two of them always get placed in spots where they can be used as punching bags, and are portrayed as the women who don't really like wrestling. To those who believe that she said "I have been here for 12 years; I have broken my neck and have come back. I absolutely love professional wrestling."
All valid points from Bella, and the punching bag position she is always in is one she currently occupies. Playing the heel opposite of Ronda Rousey, a woman who is supposed to personify not only the women's revolution, but everything Bella is apparently not. Yes, the newer female Superstars in WWE are all terrific wrestlers and have spurred on change. However, without the women who were there before them, none of this would have been possible.