It’s time. One last match against Asuka that could’ve made them actually care about building up that title match in the slightest would’ve been great, but it is what it is.
Say what you want but both twins did exactly what they set out to do and they can move on (but obviously still be around—they’ll never completely abandon like, ahem, some people) knowing they left a lasting legacy and have nothing more to prove. They conquered WWE together, successfully expanded their brand into so many other areas, and never shied away from or thought twice about using their platform to take the women’s evolution to greater heights. And that’s just a summary. Losers see them using wrestling, normal people see that they put in the work and every step they take further establishes that female wrestlers are capable of doing whatever they want to do. They’re an example that you can go from a novelty act and arm candy to the stars, to one of the most notable brands in all of wrestling today and being THE stars. It’s really weird actually, people will always rush to discredit or downplay but what they’ve accomplished and the following they’ve accrued over the last 5 or 6 years really is no small feat. Brie gets a lot of crap but there’s no denying when either of them walks out, there’s a certain air to them that only very few possess and it isn’t just because of booking because a lot of the time it’s sucked. Neither would’ve been able to reach the heights they have without the other’s support, sacrifices and general presence.
It’s been clear for a while but reading it officially definitely hit me like a ton of bricks. End of an era, but only the start of the Bella empire that will continue to grow BEYOND wrestling. Tag titles will always be the cherry on top, but I have faith they’ll be back to rightfully claim what’s theirs one day.