The Bella Twins take part in the 13th Annual Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge
TEANECK, N.J. — Legendary quarterback Doug Flutie and rap sensation Nelly were having a little trouble keeping their teams motivated during halftime of the 13thannual Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge. Luckily, they had a little help from The Bella Twins for the second half.
While the Broncos and Seahawks were getting ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, just 10 miles away, Nikki and Brie were sideline ambassadors for the charity game, presented by Celebrity Sweat, a philanthropic program that uses music and sports to motivate and inspire people to make their health a priority.
“It shows you the importance of being healthy,” Brie said. “It’s not even about looking good, it's about feeling good inside. Celebrity Sweat makes everyone aware of that, but in a fun way with their favorite athletes.
Joining The Bellas, Flutie and Nelly at the Teaneck Armory were celebrities like rapper 2 Chainz, boxing legend Evander Holyfield, fitness guru Billy Blanks and model Tyson Beckford. The teams were rounded out by NFL players like DeAngelo Hall of the Washington Redskins and Ahmad Bradshaw of the Indianapolis Colts.
As the game continued on, The Bellas were busy keeping the crowd energized, even joining New Jersey's own Englewood Raider cheerleaders for a few routines, before signing autographs and taking pictures with some of their fans.
The Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge benefitted military families in the area, a cause near and dear to the hearts of The Bellas and WWE.
“Anything that has to do with our military, we love to show our support and give back to them,” Nikki said.
Once the game was over and Nelly’s team claimed victories, the twin Divas' gloves came off as they shared their Super Bowl predictions with WWE.com.
“I’m 12th Man all the way,” Brie said. “The Seahawks’ defense is going to kill it. That’s going to win them the Super Bowl.”
Nikki, on the other hand, is solidly in the corner of the Denver Broncos.
“Their defense is good, but they’re not at home, and that’s when the Seahawks are at their best,” she said.
“I think Peyton Manning is going to lead the Broncos to victory.”
If their extra-hyped performance at the Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge is an indication of their motivational skills, the Seahawks and Broncos might want to ring up The Bella Twins before Sunday night.