Now you all know I love Nikki and Brie Bella and have been following them for years through wrestling, reality, businesses, and now babies. So when I found out that they were coming out with a memoir, I immediately pre-ordered it. Sure, I’ve seen their lives play out on TV. However, we’ve never been shown how they got to where they are so my interest was piqued. From inspirational to unbelievable, their story is relatable and empowering, reassuring us as Women that we really can do and be anything.
The Bella Twins Incomparable book starts off really strong with Nikki and Brie’s story of when they were younger and their relationship with their father. This was especially interesting to me because I could relate to so much of it. That is in the sense of having an absent father growing up. Their dad was into drugs, drinking, and had a lot of issues with Nikki to the point where it got physical. Brie on the other hand not only dealt with turmoil in her family but the death of her high school sweetheart. Her story and depiction of that relationship was truly heartfelt and I couldn’t put the book down while reading it. It’s unimaginable having a broken family AND dealing with grief of a loved one at the same time.
The next part is more inspiring where they start their journey into WWE. They were working at Hooter’s to get them through college and Brie had the idea of trying out for WWE. You could say the rest is history but they dealt with a lot of hate coming into the sport. Not only because with no real experience and being twins. It sounded like the locker rooms were catty and the ring was rough. But, they managed to make it through and became some of the top “divas.”
After this, I would say Nikki’s story gets a little stale. She doesn’t discuss her time with John Cena because she explains that we’ve already seen it play out on TV. However, I’m sure there were things that we didn’t see that could have been explained. But since she doesn’t talk much about this relationship, instead she focuses on Women empowerment. Which is great but it feels like talking in circles at some point. Brie on the other hand takes us into her story of how her and Bryan first met. I loved this because they’re such opposites it seems that I never understood how they connected in the beginning.
Now, don’t get me wrong, these ladies truly do have an inspiring story and I am happy that I read it. However, I don’t think if I wasn’t already pretty much obsessed with them that I would have actually read it. Towards the end it gets a little repetitive. Not to mention you can definitely tell they used a ghost writer. We already know, and they’ve admitted it, that they’re not the sharpest tools in the shed. So when it came to big words, it was a little unbelievable.
Overall, if you’re looking for an inspirational, Woman empowering story, the Bella Twins Incomparable book is a great place to start. It’s an easy read and we’ve all encountered at least one thing that they’ve been through making it completely relatable and comparable despite the title.