Nikki Bella hasn’t been featured on WWE programming since WrestleMania 33. She took some time off to deal with her neck issues, but the former WWE Divas Champion is keeping herself busy outside of the ring as well. She’s been competing on Dancing With the Stars and the second season finale of Total Bellas aired earlier this week, which may have revealed a major angle that could be coming to SmackDown Live soon.
It’s no secret that Nikki Bella’s time in the ring is coming to an end sooner, rather than later. She hasn’t had a match since WrestleMania 33. It’s been reported that she won’t be returning to the ring until next year at the earliest. Her neck is still in bad condition. She may only wrestle a few matches, but WWE officials want to keep her on WWE television. They could be preparing a non-wrestling role for her on SmackDown Live.
It’s being reported that one of the storylines being prepared for the third season of Total Bellas is about the possibility of Nikki Bella becoming the General Manager of SmackDown Live. On paper, that would allow her to stay on television and wrestle occasionally. However, the question is if WWE officials are thinking about making her the General Manager, what does that mean for Daniel Bryan, who currently has the role?
There has been a lot of speculation about Daniel Bryan’s future with WWE. Rumors about him leaving the company have been consistent over the past year. It’s been reported that Bryan is training for another run as an active wrestler outside of WWE, but he won’t be able to compete until at least next September. There has also been some speculation about Daniel Bryan changing his mind about re-signing with the company.
Nikki Bella possibly becoming the GM of SmackDown Live leaves more questions about Bryan’s future in WWE. It seems that WWE officials are preparing for Daniel Bryan’s departure, which could open the door for someone like Nikki Bella to replace him. There are many different ways that could happen, but it seems that is the likely plan for Nikki Bella to replace Daniel Bryan as the General Manager of SmackDown Live.
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