Ex-WWE Total Divas Star Signs Up For Bare Knuckle Fighting

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Former WWE Total Divas star Summer Rae is headed for the world of bare knuckle fighting.

Summer Rae, real name Danielle Moinet, spent six years with the company after signing with NXT in 2011. After beginning her career in a ring announcing position, Moinet would transition to in-ring competition and would go on to align with Sasha Banks to battle the likes of Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in the early years of their WWE careers.

Moinet is now destined for a different type of combat sport, however, with BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fighting Series CEO Gregory Bloom announcing the capture of the former WWE Superstar and star of The Marine 4: Moving Target:

“BYB’s tremendous increase in popularity worldwide has confirmed the necessity to continuously connect with fight fans across the globe.

Danielle’s on camera abilities, her experience in live sports, her global fanbase, and her ability to articulate the intricacies of nontraditional sports to a wide audience, is going to help us tell our story and showcase the personalities of our fighters both in and out of the Trigon.”

Former WWE Diva Summer Rae Excited For New Role

Moinet returned to WWE after a nearly five-year absence for a cameo role in the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble match but seems set to keep her boots hung up for now, with her new BYB role very much in a broadcast capacity.

The New York-born former WWE Superstar could not hide her excitement for this new venture in the BYB press release:

“Having seen the explosion in popularity of bare knuckle over the past year and its exponential growth possibilities, I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of what I feel will be one of the most popular, mainstream combat genres in the near future.

“I’m especially excited to provide another female voice and perspective to the fight game, and enthusiastic about working beside and learning from (BYB broadcaster) Claudia Trejos in that regard. I’m about equality and empowerment for everyone. BYB’s roster has stars from around the world, including some of the best women fighters in the sport, and I hope I can help tell their stories and take them to new levels.”

H/T: WrestlingNews for the above transcription.