Nikki Bella Talks About Being Medically Cleared For WWE Return, Wanting To Make History After Royal Rumble

Nikki Bella sounded off on getting medical clearance to return to the squared circle for a big comeback at the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view later this month.

During the show, the WWE Hall of Fame legend spoke about being announced for the 30-woman Royal Rumble match, how she wants to make history if she wins, as well as being thankful to her doctor.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the show.

On being officially cleared for in-ring action: "In the world of any professional sport, people always make comebacks, but what’s beautiful about WWE is that we can make comebacks as many times as we want as long as our bodies let us and doctors (let us). I’ve officially got cleared."

On being thankful to her doctor Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe for clearing her and opening up on the holidays just to see her: “When we were all in Phoenix, I wasn’t allowed to tell you guys, when we all went there for the holiday weekend. I went in and saw my surgeon and my doctor, Dr. Uribe. You know what I have to say, his staff and him are just amazing. So you all know, they opened up the clinic for me. Everyone was heading out for the holidays because it was literally a few days before Christmas Eve. People came in and met me at 7 am because they all were flying out later that day. They came in, they scanned me because I did MRA, I did scans on my brain, my neck, X-ray, everything you could think of they did to make sure, right. Then we went into Dr. Uribe’s office, and all these people came in just for me and it made me feel so special.”

On having unfinished business with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair and also being interested in making history by winning the Royal Rumble and challenging for the Women's tag-team titles: "I would kind of like to be the first-ever winner of the Royal Rumble, to kind of give the middle finger to both champions and go ‘I want the tag titles.’ Like, how badass would that be? Would I not just be the coolest person to go down in history. I feel like I would have a little Stone Cold Steve Austin to me-esque."

Check out the complete episode at H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above quotes.


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