Sisters, mothers, WWE Hall of Fame Inductees, TV personalities, best-selling authors, and entrepreneurs; Nikki and Brie Bella pick up the mics to give you uncensored access to their lives like never before. Welcome to The Bellas Podcast – a show where the Bella Twins welcome special guests, touch on current issues, and open up to share real-life moments and experiences that you won’t see on TV or social media. So pop open a bottle and raise your glass with the Bella Twins every Wednesday.
The Icon Herself: Trish Stratus
Title: The Icon Herself, Trish Stratus
Description: The Icon herself, Trish Stratus, joins Nikki & Brie to talk about her WWE legacy and some exciting news!
First, Nikki & Brie open things up with a double shot of terrific news; Nikki & Brie's new TV shows were announced.
Nobody puts Brie in a corner, but they do put her on a nationally televised show! Brie gave us some insight into filming "The Real Dirty Dancing," a new reality dance competition on Fox! Tune in Tuesday, Feb. 1 on FOX to see Brie have the time of her life!
Nikki continues to dominate the airwaves when she pulls up a chair at the judge's table later this year on "AGT: Extreme!" She'll have the power to hit the Golden Buzzer for some of the most amazing and incredible performers that are too intense for any other television show. "AGT: Extreme" premieres Monday, Feb. 21!
Then The Bellas welcome this week's guest, the badass trailblazer herself, Trish Stratus!
Trish gives her thought on this weekend's Royal Rumble, telling us who she's keeping an eye on, with inside information on one specific competitor. And when asked if we might see her in the ring with Nikki & Brie this weekend, she gave a VERY interesting answer.
Trish is also a judge on the upcoming season of Canada's Got Talent, so she and Nikki have had some very similar experiences sitting at the judges' table.
Nikki & Brie also get some mom advice from Trish, mother of two, after some remote learning adventures, unicorn birthday parties, and her philosophy to keeping things simple for the kids. There's also a surprise appearance by Trish's kids, Madi and Max!
There's always time for games on The Bellas Podcast, too! But two games? That's what happens when you have two hosts! First up, it's Where In The World Was Trish Stratus! Nikki & Brie ask Trish about some of her amazing adventures across the world and what she remembers from her tremendous WWE career. Then to change things up, we get some sound advice from Trish when The Bellas play Social Stratus with Trish and help guide some listeners through some awkward times with a little Hall of Fame advice.
Then Trish shares some of the wisdom that guided her to seven WWE Women's Championships and the status of Icon when she shares her Inspiration & Affirmation.
"Learning to Love Yourself" with Mama Bella
Nikki & Brie's mom, Kathy Laurinaitis, returns to The Bellas Podcast!
In a very special episode of the podcast, Mama Bella hops on the mic to update the Bella Army about her journey back from brain surgery, how her perspective on life has changed, what got her through the tough times, and what her.
This episode is also a celebration! As the first recipient of the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona's Woman of Courage award, Kathy tells Nikki & Brie about not giving up on making progress, maintaining confidence, and what inspires her to raise awareness and spread the word about the far-reaching impact of brain trauma, and learning to love yourself.
Then it's time to have fun when Nikki & Brie put their mom on the spot when they force her to make tough decisions having to choose between them when playing Mama in the Middle. Whose medicine cabinet is scarier? Who would she want to go on The Amazing Race with? Who would she partner up with during a zombie apocalypse? And shockingly, not every answer goes over well with Nikki & Brie.
Kathy closes out the episode with her Inspiration & Affirmation, highlighting some words of wisdom that her father that she used during days when it was tough to get out of bed.
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“I Don’t Mind Being A Trendsetter” with Lindsey Vonn
There’ no time to pop bottles, because BIG things are happening! First Nikki & Brie give exclusive details on the return to the WWE and then they sit down for an amazing conversation with Olympic Gold Medal skier Lindsey Vonn!
It’s been a while since Nikki & Brie have been in the ring together and on today’s episode of The Bellas Podcast, they talk about their road back, why they’re excited to return to the WWE, who they’re most excited to see at the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble, and some possible strategies for the big event.
Nikki elaborates on the process to get cleared for a comeback and Brie is excited to share her fitness journey to getting ring-ready for the big event. Also…there might be some bad blood from their last Royal Rumble. So it’s not just Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch that need to be on high alert in St. Louis because there could be a few grudges that get settled by the Bella Twins.
Then Nikki & Brie welcome a woman that they have tremendous respect for, Lindsey Vonn. Brie starts out by telling Lindsey why her member, “Rise: My Story,” was so inspiring to her and Nikki follows that up by talking about shared influences, breaking barriers, being bold in a world that wanted to tame her, and her openness about mental health.
They also talk to Lindsey about connecting with her feminine side while still crushing the competition, how close she came to quitting, the highs and lows of competing at such a high level, and finding purpose after retiring from competitive skiing.
Then Nikki & Brie cross the finish line Lindsey when she shares her Inspiration & Affirmation, the words that mean the most to her going into 2022 and a new chapter of her life.
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"The Strongest Motivation Is Love" w/ Aubrey Marcus
“The Strongest Motivation Is Love” with Aubrey Marcus
Nikki & Brie are VERY excited about today’s guest, but first, they get us caught up on how they spent New Year’s Eve, a tale of two very different celebrations! Brie had an early night, and Nikki tried to squeeze in as much family time with Artem before leaving for the DWTS tour.
Then The Bellas welcome the incredible Aubrey Marcus!
Brie credits Aubrey for sparking an exhilarating change in Bryan, and that change has set off a chain reaction in the Bellas world.
As we enter 2022, focus on new goals, and fine-tune our motivation, Nikki & Brie have an electrifying conversation with Aubrey about routines, why starting off your day with coffee is a bad idea, and the right way to jumpstart your mornings. They also discussed the benefits of being flexible with your day-to-day life, breath work, our different personalities, relinquishing control, staying motivated, self-love, the positives and negatives of social media, mental health, and more.
Aubrey also explains the transformative experience of being a parent, and the strongest motivation is love.
Nikki & Brie also talk to Marcus about his documentary, “Awake in The Darkness,” in which he spent seven days in silence and darkness as the pandemic started, what that experience did to his senses and how it changed his perspective about himself and the ability to love himself.
For more on Aubrey’s documentary, books, and podcast: https://www.aubreymarcus.com
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2022: Hope Is Ahead!
It’s the last episode of The Bellas Podcast for 2021! Nikki & Brie pop a bottle of Rosé and filled us in on EVERYTHING that happened on Christmas morning, and not everything went as planned. They reveal that some presents for Bryan, Birdie, Buddy, Artem, and Matteo were big hits, but some of the gifts didn’t quite get the reception The Bellas were hoping for.
Then Nikki & Brie take a look back at their 2021 and run down the highs and lows of the past 12 months, including moments they’d want to re-live, underrated moments, and the biggest boss moves of 2021.
Then Brie breaks out her crystal ball and taps into her intuition to tell us what 2022 has in store with her Briedictions! Nikki doesn’t quite agree with all of Brie’s premonitions about Sister Sundays, Celebrity Hookups, NFT’s, TV Show Revivals, Space Exploration, and the Environment, and she shares a few of her hunches about the next year, too.
The Bellas also set things up for a great 2022 by laying out everything they want to manifest in 2022. From family, self-care, business, education, the podcast, and ways to connect with others in the new year, Nikki & Brie put it all out there so they can hold themselves accountable when we look back at all of our achievements next year!
Nikki’s numerology research has her very excited for 2022 because hope is ahead! And Nikki & Brie share the inspiration that they’re going to guide them to their strongest selves walking into 2022 as warriors after a tough 2020 & 2021. Then the ladies wrap it up with a special champagne toast and a little singing.
This might be the last Bellas Podcast episode of 2021, but you can still join Nikki & Brie every Friday at 9am PT/12pm EST on The Bellas Podcast Instagram Live to ask questions about this week’s episode and find out about upcoming guests and segments!
The Bellas Family Holiday Spectacular featuring Bryan Danielson & Artem Chigvintsev
It is the most wonderful time of year!
This holiday season is all about family for Nikki & Brie this Christmas!
While getting us caught up on their flurry of wonderful winter activities, The Bellas explain that someone in the family had quite the reaction when they visited a virtual reality arcade and Matteo had a fabulous time seeing trains up close, although Nikki had a crucial decision to make that resulted in a revealing moment…. the airport and Brie wasn’t on board with it.
The twins also reflect on what the reason for the season means to them, how it’s impacting their family and the gift of being in the present moment. Nikki & Brie also go into detail about their perfect Christmas gift. Guess which one wants diamonds!
There’s also a growing argument between Nikki & Brie, and it involves meatballs and sauce. Will Brie let Artem make their grandma’s famous spaghetti sauce? Nikki is interested in starting a new holiday tradition, but is she really committed? Only if it involves mimosas on Christmas morning.
Brie’s husband, Bryan Danielson, checks in from Daddy-Daughter night to talk about
family traditions, what Christmas means to his family growing up, and then Nikki & Brie turn the tables on him when they play a festive holiday game, Quizmas, and ask him some holiday-themed questions!
Then Artem takes a break from rehearsals for “Dancing with the Stars: Live! – 2022 Tour” to tell Nikki & Brie about Christmas in Russia and figure out once and for all who’s making the sauce for Christmas dinner! Nikki & Brie also put Artem on the spot when they play The Perfect Gift, with some unexpected answers from Brie especially.
Then to close out the episode, Nikki & Brie reflect on the season with some words from Dr. Seuss for Affirmation & Inspiration.
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