Layla Details Why She Retired In 2015 & The Door Being Closed On WWE Return
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Layla says the door has closed on a WWE return for her.
The former member of LayCool sat down for an interview for the first time since retiring from WWE in 2015. She spoke with DS Shin of Ring The Belle to reflect on her top five moments in the company and was also asked about her retirement and potential for a return to the ring.
“I think I had a great career,” Layla said. “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,” she said when asked about a return. “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.”
Layla made her WWE exit via a defeat against her LayCool compadre in Michelle McCool and had an interesting note to share about that bout:
“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.”
(Transcription credit should go to DS Shin of Ring The Belle)