Chelsea Green found success in TNA, but then she left Impact Wrestling to try things out in NXT. That did not result in a ton of television time before she was called up to the WWE main roster. Then Green wasn’t used, so she was sent back for another stint in the black and gold brand. Following her second call-up, and months of waiting, Green was injured and then released. That was a shocking turn of events, because she was preparing for her comeback when WWE fired her.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Green went into her WWE release where she vented a bit about the entire experience. She was shocked by her release, and that’s putting it mildly.
“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 ass 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.”
There was no pause button when Chelsea Green was released, because she knew exactly what to do. Green also had Matt Cardona to use as an example, because he got right to work in making his brand even stronger after WWE fired him.
Green also readily admitted that her constantly pitching ideas to WWE creative likely annoyed some people. At least she was insistent about making her voice heard, but Chelsea Green used everything she picked up along the way to use in her next chapter.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote
September 30, 2021 11:18 am