WWE has announced the following departure today;
“As of Jan. 8, Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin) will no longer be under contract with WWE. The former Divas Champion has chosen to pursue other endeavors outside the sports-entertainment world. WWE wishes Kaitlyn the best in all her future endeavors.”
Kaitlyn is due to face AJ Lee on Main Event tonight but will no longer be appearing in any future WWE shows.
Regarding her departure, it isn’t really surprising. The former Diva Champion has vanished into irrelevancy over the last six months. After being featured quite prominently in 2013 and the first half of 2014, she has struggled to find a role among the success of AJ’s title run and the Total Divas cast (of which she was not chosen to be part of, a telling sign right there) who dominate Raw TV time. At times it has been hard to distinguish if Kaitlyn was a heel or a face as creative tried to accommodate her into some airtime across Raw and Smackdown. Both parties have now obviously concluded there is nowhere to go from here.
Coming from an athletic bodybuilding background, Kaitlyn was ok in the ring. However it was her good looks are what really helped her achieve relative quick success in the WWE, in memorable feuds with Eve Torres and later AJ Lee. Along the way she won 1 divas championship and was the winner of series 3 of NXT. Her career wasn’t all high points, she was infamously arrested backstage at a WWE live event when police tracked her down for unpaid speeding fines.
As WWE states, may Kaitlyn go on to the “best of luck in her future endeavors”, which will reportedly be outside of the wrestling industry.
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