After nine years of working for WWE, Layla El has retired from professional wrestling.
The former star of WWE is the longest tenured Diva on the roster of the show.
This decision was challenging to Layla, but she felt like it was necessary.
“I feel like deciding to retire from the ring has been a hard decision to make because I’m passionate and I love performing. I’ve known everybody in that company now for nine years. They’re family. I spend more time with crew and Superstars and Divas on the roster than I did with anybody else. It becomes part of your life. And not only that, it’s hard walking away from the fans. Part of me feels a little bit guilty for walking away because [WWE fans] are 100 percent loyal and have supported me since 2006. I wouldn’t even have this job if the fans didn’t vote in the Diva Search. I was able to win that competition because of them and I was blessed. But sometimes you just need to step out and take a risk and move onto the next phase in life.”
Layla’s last interesting storyline was a triangle love story with Fandango and Summer Rae. Since then, the WWE star hadn’t been seen on the show too often. Shortly after her last storyline, however, the wrestler was injured and it was then that she decided to move on to something else.
Are you going to miss her?