• “That was one thing I wish I could have done” – Layla
Former WWE Women’s Champion Layla El was recently interviewed by WrestlingInc, where she stated that she wished she would’ve left the WWE sooner than when she actually did so in 2015.
She went on to reveal that she got turned down for the cast of WWE Total Divas, a show that she really wanted to do.
Here’s what Layla said:
“I think what it was when I look back now, I see myself. The last few years I was there, I just felt I looked old compared to the other girls. I was 10, 12 years older than most of the locker room then.
Men can age and be able to still be used in the ring and still work. For the women not really, one of the only ones is Mickie James. She was there full-time. I’m not saying having a run, coming in, and leaving. I get that. I can see it happening with most of the past divas who are older.
You’re so used to the grind to keep going, not saying no. Keep pushing forward. I got caught up with it instead of saying, ’Hold up, take a step back. Let me think about this. I think it’s time for me to go.’ I just got used to wrestling all the time and fighting for my role. I was not ready to give it up.
I wanted to be on ‘Total Divas’. I wanted to be on that. I love reality shows, stuff like that. I didn’t get that obviously. That was one thing I wish I could have done. Things happen for a reason.
I feel fortunate that I attained so much in my career that sometimes you get no, and you have to take it. You can’t get everything all the time.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (April 20, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the DutchForum in Milan, Italy and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Backlash 2007’ PPV.
Here’s the official match-card from that night:
1. Batista vs. Fit Finlay
2. The Hardy Boys & Chris Benoit vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr., Gregory Helms & MVP
3. WWE Tag Team Titles: Paul London & Brian Kendrick vs. Deuce & Domino
4. Kane vs. William Regal & Dave Taylor
5. The Undertaker vs. Mr. Kennedy