He had intended to present the ring to longtime girlfriend Brie Bella, but actually proposed to her identical twin, Nikki, who is dating sidelined wrestler John Cena.
From the back, the Bella Twins are virtually indistinguishable from one another, which accounted for the confusion.
But it’s so weird when you’re standing out there and you see the guy that you’re supposed to be fighting and he’s walking out and he’s all oiled up and super tan, glistening [laughter].” Wrestling on the Independent circuit: “I was on the Independents for 10 years, going to Japan and going to Europe, going to Mexico and all that kind of stuff, learning all the different styles. I was talking to one of the guys about sleeping in my car so I could go and train at this dojo so I could go to Japan and that sort of thing and never once was it like, oh man, this sucks. I get to go to this awesome dojo tomorrow and train with some of the best trainers that you could train with and that sort of thing.“Actually it was shortly before our story line ended we kind of started dating each other.We kind of started off real slow, but now we’ve been together for two and a half years.” “I think people are going to be shocked how long we’ve been together,” Bella told Wrestling Inc.[Interviewer: It sounds like it’s less than glamorous.] It is less then glamorous, but I assume it’s a lot like being in an indy rock band or something like that. “That’s, I guess, the part that a lot of people think negatively about a lot of that kind of stuff.If you love what you’re doing it doesn’t seem like that much work and money has never been a big thing for me. Eventually it grew to be where I was making decent money on the Independents because I had built a solid reputation.