Ex-WWE Star Calls Firing A Blessing

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McKenzie Mitchell has given some insight into her release from WWE and says she’d be open to a return to the company one day.

The former NXT broadcaster was released by WWE on December 1st, something that came as a surprise to many fans. McKenzie had previously worked for IMPACT Wrestling before joining WWE and her departure caused a shift in the broadcast teams for NXT and NXT Level Up.

Speaking on Insight With Chris Van Vliet, McKenzie Mitchell reflected on her release from WWE and said that on reflection, it has come as a blessing:

I’m good. You know, I think once the dust has settled, it’s been really, it’s a blessing. I think that there are so many new beginnings, and I’m excited to see what’s to come in the future. The outreach and the support that I’ve gotten from friends, family, coworkers, colleagues, production, staff executives in WWE, the fans most importantly, it’s been insane.

That’s what made me emotional when I got released was being able to hear from everyone how much I impacted their opinion when watching WWE and when watching NXT. That’s what made me emotional was hearing from all of the people their favourite moments in my career and the favourite interviews that I’ve done and the magic that was created on screen like that made it made such a big impact on me to see what I made on them.

McKenzie Mitchell Open To WWE Return

As far as one day returning to WWE, Mitchell quoted what could well be the company slogan at this point:

Never say never. I know that people say that and it kind of sounds cliche. But it’s true. I didn’t get to have my goodbye in WWE. I didn’t get to choose to leave. And that’s where I was saying I think some people need to take a break, I didn’t get that opportunity to say, I’m ready to take a break.

I was ready to keep on going and go to WrestleMania and do the Royal Rumble and all of those things. So it was really awesome to hear Shawn [Michaels] say those things, never say never.

Mitchell’s husband in WWE broadcaster Vic Joseph and he continues to call the action on NXT television alongside WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.