"Power" play

Nikki Bella's feelings are hurt during an uncomfortable conversation with John Cena about important life decisions: Total Bellas Preview Clip, Sept. 27, 2017

Nikki Bella takes offense when John Cena refuses to reveal information about the identity of his power of attorney.

Nikki and Cena’s own big discussion this week, which comes about when Cena realizes, to his horror, that Nikki hasn’t set up a will or a living trust. This somehow bleeds into a conversation about power of attorney, specifically who would be able to make life or death decisions should one of the couple end up in an accident. (In the bluntest possible terms, it’s about who would potentially have to “pull the plug.”) Nikki takes about two seconds to tell Cena she wants him to hold the power of attorney, and he turns her down.

Cena, it seems, has decided he does not want the burden of having to decide whether Nikki would hypothetically live or die, which is also why he hasn’t nominated her as his power of attorney. As to who does hold that position? It’s confidential information, he ain’t telling and that’s that. Nikki doesn’t take that well, as it makes her feel more like a girlfriend instead of a life partner, which brings up all the old conflicting feelings about marriage and children. (It doesn’t help that Brie is unusually snarky about Nikki and John’s situation this week).

Despite sharing a life in every sense of the word — including, now, as tag team partners after they’re confirmed to face The Miz & Maryse at WrestleMania — Nikki still feels she’ll never truly be on equal footing in Cena’s eyes… until JJ spills the beans that Cena is more open to marrying Nikki than she might think.

All-new episodes of Total Bellas air Wednesdays at 9/8 C on E!.

WWE Shows Latest Results

View all Shows