She's one strong mama! WWE superstar Brie Bella retired from in-ring competition nearly two years ago after Wrestlemania 32 so that she could focus her energy and time on starting a family with her husband Daniel Bryan — and she was very open about how much she missed wrestling while she was gone. But the Total Divas star finally made her comeback during the 2018 Royal Rumble earlier this week, and she took to Instagram to reflect and open up on her journey back to the ring eight months after giving birth to her daughter Birdie.
"After the longest travel day ever I finally get to sit back and let the #BellaArmy and #WWEUniverse know how grateful I’m to have been a part of the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble," the 34-year-old wrote in her caption. I’m honored to have been amongst generations before and after me of tremendous talent."
"Being [eight] months [postpartum] I was so nervous to compete," she continued. "I know my body isn’t back to where it was pre-pregnancy but I feel stronger than ever!! I did it for all the mamas out there who don’t feel like themselves after birth, who feel insecure with their mommy bodies and for the mamas who need some inspiration...we gave birth, therefore, we CAN do anything!!!"
Even though she and her twin sister Nikki Bella teased that they were planning to make a comeback in 2018 as The Bella Twins, they kept their appearance at the 2018 Royal Rumble under wraps. But that didn't stop Brie from documenting her post-baby weight loss journey on social media. Last month, she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with an inspirational message about her body image.
"[Seven] more pounds of baby weight to go!! It’s been quite the journey to lose all my baby weight but a beautiful one," she wrote. "There’s [sic] many days I want to give up because I’m so tired but I push through it. I never take full body pics in my undies because I get embarrassed but what the heck this body birthed a baby and I couldn’t be happier."