From Mom Mode to Brie Mode! Brie Bella is ready to come out of retirement and make her official in-ring comeback to the WWE! The Total Divas star announced her return during a panel discussion at San Diego Comic Con International last month — and she's already started training! But there have definitely been some changes to her body now that she's a new mom and she's going to have to learn how to maneuver around them in the ring.
“I just got back in the ring last week, we went in, we trained. I feel like I”m a little far back, but I was able to do some of my missile dropkicks — which felt good,” the 33-year-old told E! News. “Even though it was weird to land on these boobs ‘cause I was never used to that!”
Three months ago, Brie gave birth to her daughter Birdie, whom she shares with her husband, SmackDown LIVE general manager Daniel Bryan. Since then, she's been sharing her journey to motherhood with her fans on social media, from her mom wins to her mom fails. Last week, she shared a hilarious story about the time she forgot her breast pump and had to milk herself "like a cow" in order to reserve some breastmilk for her baby girl. But now that she's proved that she's a breastfeeding champ, she's setting her sights on another WWE championship run.
She announced her comeback while sitting alongside some of her fellow WWE superstars — including her tag team partner and twin sister, Nikki Bella — during a panel discussion. Renee Young, former Total Divas co-star, asked Brie how long would it take her to start wrestling again after giving birth to her baby girl.
"My husband and I were talking, and he was like 'You know what, Brie, I think we have enough room to get ring and why don't we start training?'" she said. Brie explained that she had been begging her hubby to build a wrestling ring at their home in Phoenix, and he finally caved and even agreed to train her — which would give Brie a huge advantage against her future competitors because he is a former three-time WWE champ.
"We just started training, I'm hoping 2018 I can get back in the ring again," she announced. In the words of Brie's husband, Daniel Bryan, fans are cheering, "YES! YES! YES!"
Fans might even get to share her journey back to the ring on the E! reality TV series Total Divas, since filming for Season 7 is already underway! Brie and Nikki are set to return to the show later this fall, but first they'll star on the upcoming Season 2 of their spin-off Total Bellas.