• “I’m pissed that I was at the top of my game” – Former WWE Star On Her Release
Chelsea Green (Zack Ryder’s real-life fiancée) wrestled for WWE from August 2018 until she was released in April 2021 and has since competed for Ring of Honor and iMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA).
During an interview on Busted Open Radio, she opened up about her release from the company and the 2015 WWE Tough Enough contestant didn’t hold back.
Here’s what Chelsea had to say:
“Honestly, I did not see it coming. There was not one part of me (that saw it coming). The funny thing is, I got fired on maybe a Wednesday? I had my outfit sitting out for Friday because I had been consistently showing up, getting TV ready, sitting my a$$ in the car, driving to Tampa and showing up at RAW and SmackDown’s to try and get booked.
My arm had been fine, I had been cleared for about two months. I had been showing up to TV, ready to go, with my gear in my car. So when that call came, it was about three days after I had actually contacted office to say ‘hey, surprise! It’s me again. I have another idea. I’m coming to TV on Friday to pitch it to you guys’.
So, I had no clue. I think my initial reaction was that I had no reaction and I just got down to business. I opened up my Pro Wrestling Tees store, then contacted Ring of Honor, NWA, and Impact and stuff. But then later on, slowly as time has gone by, it’s been one of – I just think it was a missed opportunity. And I’m a little upset, but I think I’m more pissed about it.
I’m pissed that I was at the top of my game. I was the Knockout’s Champion, I was main-eventing Lucha Underground, they chose me to be one of the four females at All In. And then I sat for two years, or almost two and a half years. A lot of people are blaming that on my arm, but I broke my arm for six weeks out of those two and a half years. That’s no excuse, absolutely no excuse not to use somebody.”
WWE Hall Of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley then asked if her constantly pitching ideas rubbed anyone the wrong way.
Here’s what she replied:
“Yes, absolutely. I absolutely think that. But then, that’s not the type of person that I am. When I did have my meeting with Vince, he was very appreciative of all the ideas. So I have to think that he’s okay with the ideas, it’s the maze that you have to get through to get to him.
Those are all the people that are annoyed along the way, and I don’t blame them. Imagine how many people are in that company, and I’m one of 200 people on the main roster spit balling ideas to them weekly. I probably gave them three ideas a week. That’s going to be annoying.”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Man Mountain Rock (Real name: Darryl Peterson) turns 60 today.
After wrestling in Memphis, Japan & Europe for a while, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1993 as Maxx Payne, but was fired in 1994 by WCW President Eric Bischoff.
By early 1995, Vince McMahon had signed him to a World Wrestling Federation contract, where he was known as Man Mountain Rock, a character who played a large electric guitar.
Injuries as well as his drug & pain killer addictions eventually led to his release from the WWF in the fall of 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAN MOUNTAIN ROCK!