Audiobook Review | Incomparable by Brie Bella and Nikki Bella

50892418Pages: 256

Goodreads Rating: 4.18/  5 stars

My Rating: ★★★ / 5 stars

Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Audiobook

Publication Date: May 5th 2020

Publisher: Gallery Books

Synopsis:

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A raw, honest, and revealing co-memoir by Brie and Nikki Bella: twin sisters, WWE Hall of Fame inductees, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and stars of the hit E! shows Total Bellas and Total Divas.

As twins, the Bellas have always competed. Legend has it that Nikki drop-kicked Brie in the womb so that she could make her grand entrance first. But the rest of the world often treated them as identical and even interchangeable, so they decided to do something about it.

In WWE, the Bellas accomplished so much together: bringing in young girls and women while building the Bella Army, helping the transition of female performers from Divas to Superstars, starring in Total Divas and Total Bellas, and founding companies like Birdiebee, Nicole + Brizee Beauty, and Bonita Bonita Wine.

Though their early journey began with loss, abuse, and plenty of rough times, these challenges “shined the diamond.” They resolved to be survivors and the heroes of their own stories, and to take control and responsibility for their lives. Eventually, they would come to show girls everywhere that they can do anything.

The Bellas may be identical twins—but as individuals, they have proven themselves Incomparable.

My Review:

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For the record, I’m not a fan of the Bella Twins. As wrestlers, they aren’t as good as I thought but they trained hard to keep up. I’d like to commend them for that and it takes guts to share their story pre and post WWE in this biography. Their career in WWE started when I lost my interest in wrestling. I’m more of an “Attitude Era” fan where women kicked ass. The PG era makes everything limited and the screen time for female wrestlers got devastatingly short.

Nikki and Brie had a rough journey and both are workhorses to have a better life. They talked about grief, abuse, trauma and toxic relationships. I love they embraced their flaws and body positivity. There are things I agree and disagree on.

I agree: The women’s royal rumble was forgotten because of Ronda Rousey’s debut. WWE should’ve pushed that back. It’s better she debut on Wrestlemania.

I disagree: they started the revolution. Nope. The Women of NXT, specifically The Four Horsewomen — Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch paved way that it’s time to bring back the women’s wrestling. I’m not discrediting their efforts as sports entertainers. It may hurt their feelings but it’s true. The 4HW got me watch wrestling again. It’s like this is the era I was looking for.

I wished the timeline of this biography is in chronological order. It’s disorganized and there are times it’s confusing. Also, don’t expect tea about John Cena. You can’t see him here. It’s good Nikki omitted him. LOL. Overall, it’s good and I enjoyed Brie’s perspective more than Nikki.

Beatrice

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