WWE.com posted an interview with the recently retired Brie Bella, who confirmed that WrestleMania 32 was her retirement.
On leaving WWE:
“Yes. WrestleMania 32 was my last match. I wouldn’t say my last match forever, just my last match that you’ll see in a while. I am here at home because Daniel Bryan and I want to start a family soon. Or I shouldn’t say soon — we want to start it now! We’re going to start having babies, so I have to put my career on hold. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to be gone. I’m going to be an ambassador for WWE. But I’m going to try motherhood.”
If she’ll miss the term ‘diva’:
“No! Absolutely not. Granted, of course, I have so many memories being a Diva. I guess it will always hold a special part of me. We always called ourselves Divas. I came in through Diva Search. I was a Divas Champion. I always felt like it had this negative feeling to it because a Diva is so much more high maintenance, and that’s the last thing we women wrestlers are. I’m really happy to see it go, just as I was really sad when I saw the original Women’s Championship go away. It’s amazing to just finally have it. So, yeah, I definitely won’t miss it.”
“Oh, my gosh. It was crazy. It’s so hard to explain because it was such an overwhelming feeling. I couldn’t stop smiling. I was just so proud of the three girls in the match. I felt like this is probably what women felt like the day it was announced that women can vote, or the day that women started in business and started feeling equal to men, owning and running companies. For me, I just felt like “Whoa, this is it! This is no longer about men and women. This is about all of us being Superstars.” It’s a very surreal feeling, and I just can’t believe that I was actually there to witness it and be a part of it.”
If she will appear on Total Divas:
“I will. The audience has supported us for, gosh, five seasons. They’ve followed [Bryan] and our lives, seen us dating to getting engaged to getting married. I felt it’s only fair for all of the audience that has followed our craziness for so long to see us becoming parents. I really do want to see them that you can make one hell of a comeback after being a mom. Look at Stephanie McMahon and I at SummerSlam. I still have a long road for them to follow, and I’m willing to show all of that.”
You can read the full interview here.