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Nikki Bella Confirmed for Dancing with the Stars

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Nikki Bella Joins the Cast of Dancing with the Stars

If you’re anything like me, you miss seeing the Fearless Nikki Bella grace the television during Smackdown Live. Following her WrestleMania appearance, she’s been busy rehabbing her neck once again. She’s also very publicly planning her wedding to John Cena. Additionally, Nikki Bella has been working hard with Brie Bella on launching their Birdiebee clothing line. They’ve also created their very own Napa Valley wine.

And although Nikki Bella isn’t returning to Smackdown Live anytime soon, she will be adding another show to her list. No, I’m not talking about Total Divas or Total Bellas. Instead, she’ll be hanging up the boots for a while to participate in a ballroom dancing contest. The contest? None other than the popular dance competition, Dancing with the Stars.

Nikki’s professional partner for the show is Artem Chigvintsem. The show is set to air its premiere on Monday, September 18, at 8/7 on ABC. Chigvintsem will be dancing for his first Mirror Ball Trophy. The official announcement was made on Wednesday on Good Morning America.

During the segment on GMA, Chigvintsem assured the hosts that he hasn’t fallen victim to a “Bella Buster” yet.

“I try to fight him every rehearsal,” the former Divas Champion joked.

Furthermore, Brie Bella announced on the YouTube channel she shares with Nikki that she and her family will be in attendance for the premiere in Hollywood.

Although I’ll be rooting for her simply because it’s Nikki Bella, the celebrities are well-stocked. A few confirmed names of the 25-person deep cast are quite intriguing. That list includes former NFL star Terrell Owens, Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank, actor Frankie Muniz, and Vanessa and Nick Lachey.

Chris Jericho and Stacy Kiebler have appeared on the show as well.

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