Things to know about the Former WWE Divas Champions – Bella Twins
1. Nikki is 16 minutes older than Brianna.
2. Brie debuted first on Smackdown.
3. They are of Mexican/Italian descent.
4. Nikki and Brie are big Eagles fans.
5. Before joining the ranks of the WWE Roster, the Twins wrestled with Florida Championship Wrestling.
Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace and Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace (born on November 21, 1983) are Mexican American twin professional wrestlers. A professional wrestling tag team, the twins go under the ring names Brie Bella and Nikki Bella respectively, and have become known as The Bella Twins. They are best recognized for their involvment with the WWE, and time on Raw, SmackDown and ECW from 2008 to 2012.
Prior to being promoted to the main WWE roster, The Bella Twins wrestled in the Flordia Championship Wrestling, trained by Tom Prichard, they mainly competed in tag team competitions. Brie made her debut first in August 2008 on SmackDown. Her in-ring persona, included her disappearing under the ring during matches,then re-emerging apparently ‘revived’. Later it was discovered she was switching places with her twin, Nikki, under the ring, to gain an advantage. Later they began competing in tag team matches.
In November 2008, an angle was written that portrayed The Bella Twins as developing an on-screen relationship with The Colóns (Carlito and Primo). On April 11, 2011, Brie defeated Eve Torres thus winning her first WWE Divas Championship, later that month on April 23, 2012, Nikki defeated Beth Phoenix to win her first WWE Divas Championship. Occasionally the twins also competed in mixed team matches, teaming with male wrestlers including Kofi Kingston and Robert Anthony. They also made some non-wrestling appearances on Heath Miller’s “Happy Hour” promo segment. The Bella twins parted ways with WWE at the end of Apirl 2012.
Taken in part from: Wikipedia.
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Nicole and Brianna joined Celebrity Sweat in August 2012.