It is well known that John Cena and WWE had editorial rights over the recent memoir put out by Nikki and Brie Bella. Now, it appears John vetoed a story concerning his time with Nikki Bella in the bedroom.
On Maria Menounos’ daytime show Better Together w/ Maria Menounos Brie and Nikki Bella, former WWE superstars and co-leads of Total Bellas on E!, opened up John Cena’s editorial hand in their new memoir, the real reason Nikki left him, and why Brie is still healing from her turbulent upbringing.
The team for Menounos’ show passed along the following highlights.
NIKKI REVEALS WHAT JOHN CENA CUT FROM THE MEMOIR!
“With John though, there wasn’t even anything bad written…It was more beautiful things that were taken out.
LATER, she continued: “There was one sex story that I understood. It was great for him! I was kinda like, don’t you want high fives on that!?… We were wild, and he was strong…so it was a great story.”
NIKKI SAYS FINANCE ARTEM “WAS THE FIRST MAN [SHE] EVER HAD TO BE VULNERABLE FOR,” INCLUDING JOHN CENA!
“I remember, we danced, and I was like, whoa, someone hasn’t touched me like that in like, six years! But I think too, Artem was the first man that I ever had to be vulnerable for. Like, not even with John or anyone was I ever so vulnerable for. But I had to depend on Artem to get me through this dance, to find the softer side of me…I had found this new Nicole…It kind of made me not want to put up with a lot of shit. So when I had to go back to my real life, and there were things that were not great, I was like, ‘I’m not going to forget who I just became.”…I didn’t see Artem for so long until we were filming Bellas…I look back at that scene, and my eyes were like sparkling! And I was like, ‘Oh, I forgot how sweet, sweet he was!’ I was always just so afraid I was gonna get labeled ‘the girl who fell in love on Dancing With The Stars, and left her fiance!’
NIKKI LEFT JOHN CENA SO HE WOULDN’T REGRET HAVING KIDS WITH HER IN THE FUTURE
“Overall, we did have such an incredible relationship, it was just two people that wanted two different lives. We were trying so hard to make it one. And, it was like, even in the end when he was willing to give me kids, I could just tell, it’s not what we wanted. And that’s really, like, you know, what pushed me in the end, was like, if I’m going to force someone to be a father…what if he looks at you down the road and just regrets everything, and then you have this child and you’ve built this life. Is that what you want? And I remember thinking: it’s not what I want. And, it was like, even in the end when he was willing to give me kids, I could just tell, it’s not what we wanted. And that’s really, like, you know, what pushed me in the end, was like, if I’m going to force someone to be a father…what if he looks at you down the road and just regrets everything, and then you have this child and you’ve built this life. Is that what you want? And I remember thinking: it’s not what I want.”
THE BELLAS REFLECT ON LATE WWE STAR SHAD GASPARD
BRIE: “Oh my gosh. Shad was one of the sweetest human beings. you know, at the time that we knew him, we were all on Smackdown. At a time two, when women were getting a lot. But, I’ll say, Shad was one of those guys who was always so sweet and respectful to women, always made the Divas feel good. He always brought this light into a room.
NIKKI: “You never him not smile. You never saw him angry. He literally always lit up the room. Shad was just one of those guys, til the very end, when people were still around him, like he would still stop by the WWE offices!”
You can view the full clip of them on the show in the video embedded above.