• “My time in WWE, it f**ked me up” – Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn (real name: Celeste Bonin) signed with WWE in 2010 and won Season 3 of the original NXT.
She then joined the main roster and eventually won the WWE Divas Championship.
She left WWE in 2014 and retired from Professional Wrestling. She came out of retirement in 2018 and competed in the WWE Mae Young Classic tournament that year. She also appeared on the RAW Reunion episode in 2019.
During a recent appearance on Renee Young’s podcast, Kaitlyn had the following to say about her time in WWE and asking for her release:
“My time in WWE, it would be easy to say it f**ked me up and I thought that for a long time and that’s why I didn’t do anything in wrestling for a really long time, until the [2018 Mae Young Classic]. That was such a big deal to me because I literally didn’t know how to process it.
Any time that I’d do an appearance or a signing or something or talk about wrestling, I’d have these feelings that I didn’t know how to process and I didn’t know how to not have them, essentially.
Everything I looked at in wrestling, the painful sh*t and the things I went through and was struggling with during my time there.
Also, the really profoundly beautiful things, all the opportunities, the travel, the connections, the love available to me from fans and my peers, and the deep connections that I made all of it showed me and reflected to me things that already existed in me, pain that already existed in me.
I left wrestling because I thought I was just gonna get fired. I felt less and less relevant. I had so much shame I had gained all this weight, and like my body was just giving me every signal that I was not okay, emotionally, mentally.
I had so much hatred for myself, I had so much resentment for myself and like that projected outwards towards others.
I was in self-destruct mode, so I just asked for my release on a day that was a really sh*tty day.”
WATCH: Kaitlyn’s Exposing Photoshoot (2019):
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 15, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Hulk Hogan vs. Arn Anderson & Kevin Sullivan
2. Falls Count Anywhere – Street Fight: The Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy
3. Randy Savage vs. Bobby Eaton
4. Sting & Lex Luger vs. The Giant & Ric Flair