WWE.com has posted a new article titled "Divas of Doom…Or Salvation?," which makes the argument that Beth Phoenix and Natalya are the "saviors" of a Divas division over run by "models" and "bimbos" like Kelly Kelly and The Bella Twins. In response to this article, the Bella Twins, and even recently released former WWE Diva Melina have posted the following on Twitter:
Nikki Bella: "First off…. Um you want me to slap you with all of my awards and championships I have won? I was a #1 athlete… Which other Diva was?
Secondly, Bri & @RealKellyKelly have been the only entertainment that has happened 2 the Diva's Division & have worked harder than anyone!
Thirdly, I've seen 2 girls the past few weeks try as hard as they can to be "models" while us "models" have busted our butts…..
Oh and good luck with the up and coming Divas…. Sure you'll make a lot of money with them…. Um actually NOT!
Lastly, @RealKellyKelly & Us are better than anyone in the past so Katie Raymond check your self and come read this article to my face! NB"
Brie Bella: "Wow, I just woke up to the craziness! The words spoken by Katie are laughable, but I'm a women who will stand for what I believe in…so…
I know what I've given to the fans and that's all what matters. WWE might think your a bunch of puppets that are persuaded by their words..
I know how you all feel good and bad, I love it! I mean if WWE cared about Divas why do we have such little time on tv?
Why were divas such as Mickey James, Melina and Gail Kim released. Why aren't wrestlers like Sara Del Ray hired? All amazing!…….
Kelly Kelly and myself have worked to hard to have an unknown, untalented writer say the things she did. Katie (whoever) Suck it! Love Brie"
Former WWE Diva Melina: "You know I love you but everyone needs to seriously calm down and think before tweeting. This is not worth it."
The Bellas: "@RealMelina you know that wasn't towards you girl I know you know that"
Melina: "Everyone, these are all good girls. All of them. Yes everyone's experience level varies but I'm damn proud to step into the ring with them.
Wrestling is not easy on so many levels. It's not only physical grueling but mentally & emotionally. Against ALL odds you have to overcome.
Through the hardest of times you have to pretend ur ok, pick yourself up & think about others because we are role models. Even when we hurt.
2live our life in wrestling is not easy. Even though it looks like it is… If it does that means we r THAT good. but it isn't. Far from it.
I love wrestling. No matter what promotion… This is art. This is an extension of me. I may not be in the WWE but my heart is still there.
I'm going 2do what I love & Friggin go all out at @WSUWrestling. I'm so excited about it. U have no idea how much I miss being in the ring."
The Bellas: "Well today has been fun so far haha wow… off to Columbus, OH…. Wonderin' what's in store for the Divas… Uh oh! Besos! Nikki #divas"