Congratulations to the battling brunette Bella Twins, the WWE Divas of the Year–as crowned tonight at this Slammy Awards. 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 just celebrated their 30th birthday a few weeks ago, 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.
Nikki and Brie moved on to a WWE farm team at Florida Championship Wrestling. It didn’t take long before the WWE decided that the Bellas had something special. Nikki and Brie debuted on an August SmackDown episode in 2008. Well, technically, Brie debuted on SmackDown. She was a wrestler who’d 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–and are making the WWE even more of a family affair, with Nikki dating John Cena in what looks like a real relationship. Brie’s already engaged to wrestler Bryan Danielson. But try to forget about those brutes manhandling our Bellas, and concentrate on these wild pics of our winning ladies. (You might also want to check out our tributes to Rosa Mendes and Kaitlyn.) If you can’t tell the Bellas apart, then you’re not looking carefully enough…