One year ago, news broke from out of nowhere that WWE Diva Kaitlyn had asked for and was granted a release from her contract. At the time, she explained that she was leaving on her own terms but failed to go into much detail beyond that.
In this Instagram post...
...she had this to say:
Today marks one year that I asked for my release from the WWE. The beginning of 2014 began on a very bitter sweet note for me. I made a life changing decision to leave the WWE and completely change my path in life. Needless to say, 2014 turned out to be the greatest year of my life personally and professionally.
While I had a wild ride with WWE and did some really cool shit, I was very unhappy the last 6 months that I was there. After having a phenomenal year with the company, I was on a downward slope. I was mostly unhappy with myself physically and it began to affect my emotional state. I had health and weight issues which in turn negatively affected my career.
I reached a breaking point and decided that I wanted to be happy and take control of my life. It was the hardest decision that I have ever faced. But if you never take risks you will Never know what could've been.
I am incredibly thankful for my time and experiences with WWE. WWE is a part of my story and part of who I am.
While I do miss it from time to time, I'm making strides in the shoot game of life 2014 marks the year that I said goodbye to my WWE family, married my soul mate, launched my own business and found myself again.
2015 has some big ass shoes to fill.