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Nikki Bella has announced her WWE retirement to the shock of many, though some have seen it coming.

It’s a wrap for Nikki Bella in the WWE … the former champ says she’s closing the book on her wrestling career — claiming her body just can’t handle the punishment anymore.

Bella said she realized she needed to retire after returning from a recent tour of Europe — saying, “[The tour] was good but I just feel like I’m too old for that travel.”

“The travel was really, really rough,” Bella said on her reality show, “Total Bellas” … “So, I realized, I was like, why am I doing this? I don’t feel good.”

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Nikki said she feels the women at WWE are doing amazing things and she doesn’t feel she needs to keep wrestling … explaining, “I really am ready to hang up the jersey, like I can say it fully.”

Nikki’s sister, Brie — who announced her retirement on a “Total Bellas” episode earlier this month — gave her full support to Nikki, saying she can hang her WWE jersey “right next to mine.”

35-year-old Nikki explained her body just doesn’t feel great anymore — and she wants to turn her focus on other business endeavors … including her fashion brand.

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“Here’s to closing one chapter and the next one opening.”

Bella is a sure-fire WWE Hall of Famer — she is a 2-time WWE Divas champion and one of the most popular women in the history of the company.

Good luck!

Nikki Bella And Her NEW BOYFRIEND

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev

On The Other hand, Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev has endorsed their Romance on Total Bellas by riding off into the sunset together.

Sunday’s thrilling season finale of Total Bellas set up at Evolution. The first ever all women’s pay-per view in WWE history. Moreover, where Nikki Bella went one-on-one with Ronda Rousey for the event’s championship belt.

“This is what I’ve worked for the past 12 years. Nothing gets bigger than that,” she said of sharing the ring with Ronda during Evolution’s final match. So even though Nikki Bella didn’t wind up victorious, she still walked away knowing she got what she came for.

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“This was such a hell of a ride. And I’m just so proud of all the women,” said Nikki Bella, adding that Evolution felt like a “closing of this amazing chapter” in both her life and career.

The symbol felt more and more suitable as this week’s finale advanced. After Evolution, Nikki and Brie picked a flight to Napa Valley, the sprawling vineyard county in NorCal where Nikki Bella and John Cena nearly got married.

Brie and her family were joyfully shifting into their new house in Arizona, and Nikki was happily settling into her new life in Los Angeles.

“I just feel like this free spirit. Truly like a butterfly out of her cage. I don’t know, I have this new level of excitement,” said the single Bella twin before hopping on the back of Artem Chigvintsev’s Ducati and riding off into the Hollywood sunset. “I’m ready to really explore new things and people and just really see what certain chemistries are all about.”

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