Nikki Bella

The New York Post is featuring an interview with WWE star Nikki Bella where she talks about this Sunday’s first ever all-women’s PPV Evolution.

Nikki, who will be challenging Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship on the card, addressed her ex John Cena being brought up in a promo recently by Rousey.

Nikki said she is hopeful a day will come where Cena is no longer brought up.

“I’ve grown thick-skinned to it. I just can’t wait for the day it can stop and not every promo towards me brings up my ex and I think it will [stop]. I think there will come a day for that, but maybe there won’t, but I do hope so.”

She also addressed criticism of the promo implying she needed a “man to get ahead.”

“I think we are taking some old ways and bringing it into [Evolution]. I definitely hope it changes, and I think it will because I think the women are better than that. I think we can tell empowering stories that have nothing to do with men or how men define us because that’s the point of Evolution. We define ourselves as women. We want the equality. We don’t want to be defined by our men or our relationships because almost every woman is in a relationship with another wrestler in our industry. It’s crazy. I’ve never seen it like this, but it’s beautiful. We are such a big family.”

Nikki also feels not only do men need to evolve on the issue, but women as well.

“I think for me, this is the part where not only do men need to evolve, but [also] women that just because a woman is successful doesn’t mean it’s because of her man. I think it’s unfair. I guess where it doesn’t make me angry or feel bad about myself is I know the hard work that I’ve done to get where I’m at.”