Whether you love them as The Bella Twins, The Bellas, or The Bella Bombers, the sexy WWE Wrestling Divas known as Brie Bella and Nikki Bella are two of the organization’s biggest stars. And even though they’re turning 30 years old today–that being November 21, 2013–these ladies look like they’re going to be a big part of the WWE for a long time.
It didn’t look that way last year. Nikki and Brie Bella were naturals for the WWE, of course, with the twin fitness models making their television debut on a reality show called Meet My Folks. That got them noticed by the marketing geniuses at Budweiser, who hired the Bellas to be the brand’s World Cup Twins. Amazingly enough, the Bellas then tried to move on to the WWE, but couldn’t get very far in the 2006 WWE Diva Search.
Nikki and Brie were still brought into the farm team of Florida Championship Wrestling. It didn’t take long before the WWE decided that the Bellas had something special, after all, and Nikki and Brie Bella debuted on an August SmackDown episode in 2008. Well, technically, Brie debuted on SmackDown in 2008. She was a wrestler who’d always roll under the ring, and then reemerge mysteriously refreshed. The WWE got tired of that soon enough, and had the hoax revealed by November.
The Bella Twins have been fave favorites ever since–often going up against The Funkadactyls, featuring Naomi and Cameron Lynn. (We celebrated Cameron’s birthday here.) The Bella Twins are making the WWE even more of a family affair, too–with Nikki dating John Cena in what looks like a real relationship, and Brie engaged to wrestler Bryan Danielson. But try to forget about those brutes manhandling our Bellas, and concentrate on these wild pics of our birthday gals. (You might also want to check out our tributes to Karen Jarrett and Kaitlyn.) If you can’t tell them apart, then you’re not looking carefully enough…