On July 31st, the 18th Annual Teen Choice Awards celebrated the best in teen entertainment located in Los Angeles and over 37 million fans were able to cast their votes by visiting Twitter, www.teenchoice.com, Fox.com and on the Fox NOW app.
Hosted by the duo of John Cena and Victoria Justice, fans got to witness ‘DeadPool’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, Jennifer Lawrence and many more triumph in their categories.
However, many WWE fans were focused on the results of Choice Female Athlete (#ChoiceFemaleAthlete) and Choice Male Athlete (#ChoiceMaleAthlete) as The Bella Twins, John Cena and Roman Reigns were all nominated for Choice Female Athlete and Choice Male Athlete, respectively.
On the night, The Bella Twins became the first WWE superstars to win a Teen Choice Award by capturing the 2016 Choice Female Athlete Award – avenging not winning the award last year – and in doing so, beating Simone Biles, Alex Morgan, Danica Patrick, Ronda Rousey and Serena Williams.
The night wasn’t so kind to ‘Total Divas’, that was nominated for Choice Reality Show as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” took that award.
John Cena, as well as Roman Reigns, were beaten in the Choice Male Athlete as American Professional Basketball player Stephen Curry captured the win. Regardless of the detractors in the past, the Bella Twin’s win do provide evidence of the enormous strides that WWE has made in the mainstream media in relation to the promotion.
“Congratulations @BellaTwins on winning #ChoiceFemaleAthlete at @TeenChoiceFOX awards! #MondayMotivation #BellaArmy” – @WWEUK
“Huge huge huge congrats to my favourite set of twins @BellaTwins on their #TeenChoiceAwards Female Athletes!! Smells like a comeback to me!” – @ReneeYoungWWE
“Congrats @BellaTwins for the #ChoiceFemaleAthlete win. Well-deserved recognition for work inside the ring & accomplishments outside of @WWE.” – @TripleH