During her nearly 10 year career in WWE, former Women’s Champion Layla became one of the most popular names on the women’s roster.
While she wrestled in a time when women’s wrestling wasn’t taken very seriously in WWE, she is remembered fondly by fans.
Speaking to DS Shin of Ring the Belle, Layla revealed that she has no plans to ever return to WWE, explaining that her time with the company is in the past, and that’s where she wants it to stay.
“I think I had a great career. I was very privileged. I explored everything I could explore in WWE, like what else more could I have possibly done? I got to be around great people, and I got to travel the world. I was able to get a great fan base behind me. And it was just time. I didn’t want to age too much on TV. The older we get we’re more prone to injuries. It was just time.
“I just feel that I had a very fruitful long career, and I attained everything I possibly could have attained in WWE, and I was given every opportunity. That door is closed, and I’m okay with that. And I feel just happy that I was able to have that. I look at my past, and I’m like, ‘wow I did all that stuff,’ and that’s just how I’d like to keep it.”
She also revealed that she wrestled her 2011 Extreme Rules match with Michelle McCool with a torn ACL and MCL.
“I don’t think I ever told anybody this, but I wrestled this match with a torn ACL and torn MCL. Yeah, but we didn’t know what was wrong with me. I knew my knee felt funny that I knew I’ve done something prior that day, but I didn’t know what it was. I just iced it, and went out there. Yeah, I wrestled that match with torn ACL and MCL, but I love that match, I love it. I can’t watch it too much ’cause I cry.”