The rumors have been circulating for a while now, but it was finally confirmed that Nikki Bella will be joining the 25th season of Dancing With The Stars! If you watch Total Divas, you'll remember that Nikki was offered a spot on the show before, but declined in order to make her return to the ring instead. Fearless Nikki's professional partner on the dance floor will be Artem Chigvintsev. We here at Diva-Fierce wish Nikki all the best in the competition! xoxo
Eva Marie announced last week that she and WWE have parted ways. We're sad to see her go, but can't say we're surprised. Miss All Red Black Everything hasn't really been active in the ring for the past year and between her new movie Inconceivable, her NEM fashion brand and new projects in the works, she's clearly finding opportunities and success outside of WWE. The company, of course, needs it's talent to wrestle and generally works out arrangements that let Superstars whose commitments take them away from ring too long out of contracts. Happily, the parting appears amicable - Eva doesn't discount the possibility of returning to wrestling in the future. We wish her the best and have no doubt that with her big dreams and work ethic her star will keep on rising!
Wrestling fans were surprised last night to see Maria Kanellis make her return to the WWE! Along with her husband, Mike, the duo are now members of the Blue Brand and will be appearing on Smackdown Live. Maria was last seen in a WWE ring back in 2010, but has been very busy since then, appearing in numerous wrestling companies around the world, as well as continuing her education. While she may or may not be stepping back in between the ropes, we know that no matter what, she's going to one to watch on the fashion front. xoxo
So, this is kind of luke-warm off the press rather than smoking hot, but Mickie James is back! Which means "hey Mickie, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickie!" is now stuck in my head :). In addition to being a fantastic wrestler, Mickie brought a country bombshell-next-door vibe to diva's fashion with her rootsy sensibilities. It's a theme we've missed, which makes it doubly exciting to see her back on the roster. And since she's signed a multi-year deal with WWE, it looks like we'll be enjoying said style for a good, lengthy time :) With all the incredible new talent, plus all the diva returns over the last year or two, right now is a really amazing era for divas' fans. Charlotte and Becky, plus Maryse and Mickie, as well as Maria over on the Impact side: like, what a time to be alive, right?!
Ooooo! Brandi said she had big surprises in store for us and awesome projects to be revealed and now... THIS! She's signed to Impact Wrestling as one of their new Knockouts! I don't know what this means for the KO's division, but I know for dang sure it means something AWESOME for us. Maria has been the undisputed moving force behind the KOs ever since her arrival earlier this year. Brandi is a lot like a Maria in many ways - a strong driven women, with a powerful vision, a fabulous sense of style...and a bit of a temper. Will these two ladies be besties and rule the roost between them? Or will the gloves come off and war go on? I can not wait to find out!
PS If you're worrying over poor Cody - don't! Impact has signed him as well, so, like #TheMiracle of Mike and Maria, the #GameChangers, Cody and Brandi, will be a duo. Oh, the possibilties! #Goosebumps I'm so excited for Cody and Brandi; they've both wanted an opportunity to show what they can do for some time and I just have a feeling they're both going to make the most of this one...which means Hurricane Brody has just made Impact :)
Eva Marie is following the Bella's lead. She recently teased her upcoming fashion line via an Instagram snap of her photoshoot for the new brand. It will be called NEM Fashion and, like the Bella's Birdiebee lingerie line, it will feature a pay-it-forward marketing concept. If these pics are indicative of the line's vibe, it should be straight up Eva Marie style: on-trend and super sexy! We can't wait for more info...and the launch :)
Eden officially announced that she and WWE have come to an amicable agreement about the terms of her release and she will no longer be ring announcing for the company. The news is not overly surprising, given her husband, Cody Rhodes, recent departure. It is, however, quite sad to those of us (like ME!!!!) who adored her in-ring fashion...actually, ALL her fashion. *sniffles*. Eden was the first, and so far only, diva to win our Hall Of Fame Fashion Review Best Dressed award two years running, and she's regaled us with quantities of fabulous style all the days in between. I will miss her classy, chic looks so much! In happier news, though, Eden also made it clear that she has a new opportunity or two on the horizon, something she'll be telling us more about in the days to come (yay! Fingers crossed that it means we still get to see her style someway, somehow :) ) and also, that her blog, BeingBrandiRunnels.com will continue (double yay! She always has interesting things to say. Also, she's already posted a blog giving a bit of a heads up as to where she's headed, so definitely be sure to check that out!). So, while I'm sorry about her departure, I'm thrilled that Eden has new, exciting things to look forward to. I wish the very best to both her and Cody, two people for whom I have tremendous respect and who I believe deserve the successes they have earned so far, as well as the ones they will attain in future.
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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