Is Brie Bella quitting WWE? New episode of Total Bellas hints 'mom-guilt' may be the reason
Since the first episode of 'Total Bellas' this season, the wrestler and businesswoman has been struggling to maintain a balance between her home and career.
Being a full-time mom to Birdie and making her comeback into WWE has been really stressful for Brie. Since the first episode of 'Total Bellas' this season, the wrestler and businesswoman has been struggling to maintain a balance between spending time with Birdie and giving a 100 percent to her career. Now it's come to a point where she regrets ever making a comeback in a moment of frustration and is contemplating letting wrestling go for good.
Her mommy duties definitely seem to be coming in between the twins' brand and it became pretty clear in this episode that Nikki is really bugged by it. After Brie dropped in the news that she will not be able to make it to Philadelphia Comic-Con because she has to be with Birdie, Nikki reminded her that she was doing this for the second time. "Brie has been such a little b**** about this. Brie has had all these talks with me about how these decisions could hurt our brand. All the fans who paid for the tickets get only half of the Bella twins so there's a lot of frustration there for me," Nikki said in a confessional after Brie mocked her twin having to work so hard.
Brie herself was pretty emotional about the whole thing, especially since her comeback hasn't been going the way she planned it. "It's really stressing me out and making me emotional because it's all not working out. All I keep thinking about is when am I gonna see my daughter? I can't just forget about that," she said in the episode. "What kills me and makes me very upset is that...I care about Birdie," Brie added breaking down. "Yesterday I go to use the restroom and she gets so upset - she didn't do that three weeks ago. And so I just hate it."
While Nikki completely understood and sympathized with Brie's issues, it does appear to be frustrating for her as a business partner. After all, it is what they do, as Nikki later pointed out. "I think mom-guilt is a real thing and that's really heavy on my sister right now but at the end of the day we did sign up for this. There's a lot of frustration there for me because I just have to pick up that slack." Brie's performance in the ring too hasn't been phenomenal. She kicked Liv Morgan accidentally in the face in this episode and couldn't believe that her timing was so off - like the suicide dive last week.
Even if her performance gets better and she delivers the best comeback ever, with Brie and Bryan planning to have another baby, it does seem like Brie would have to really think about going off the ring again. "I don't know what to expect when the second baby comes," Brie said, "This is it for me, I'm done". Bryan, as supportive as ever, consoled her saying that if that's what she wanted, he would back her completely. Will something change her mind?
Catch episode 6 of 'Total Bellas' next Sunday, February 24 at 9 pm on E!