Kayla Braxton Announces WWE Departure

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Kayla Braxton is leaving World Wrestling Entertainment after spending eight years with the company.

For the past eight years, WWE fans got used to seeing Kayla Braxton (real name Kayla Becker) regularly on the company’s television shows.

During most of her run, Kayla was a backstage interviewer/reporter on the Smackdown brand. She was also a host of the WWE PLE Kickoff shows, the online show known as The Bump, she hosted Talking Smack and was a ring announcer as well.

In a bit of news that will likely upset many WWE fans, Kayla announced on social media that she is leaving the company. Braxton noted that the June 28th edition of Smackdown in New York City’s Madison Square Garden will be her final broadcast.

“After nearly 8 years holding the microphone on WWE television, I am setting it down to pursue my next chapter. Next week at the world’s most famous arena, I will be officially signing off. During my years with WWE, I was able to master the art of the back-stage interview.”

“I hope I was able to turn minutes into moments for you who watched week to week and maybe even ushered in a new fan base. My banter with Paul Heyman became the stuff of legend, and I am so thankful for all he has done to elevate my career. I gained a wealth of knowledge from the Wise man and for that, I’ll be eternally grateful.”

“In 2016, the legendary Michael Cole brought me in to begin my WWE career as a ring announcer with NXT, but I quickly found myself touring the globe, hosting hall of fame ceremonies, kickoff shows and helping launch WWE’s first weekly morning show, “The Bump”. I exited “The Bump” after more than 200 shows and a move to Los Angeles.”

“Now on the west coast, I have been offered new opportunities that will further utilize the skills I gained working for the largest sports entertainment company in the world. I am extremely thankful to Triple H, Nick Khan, WWE and all of its partners for allowing me to be a trusted voice on WWE television for all these years.”

“Thank you to every single person who made me feel like this was my home and that I was a part of this family. Thank you for taking a chance on me and welcoming this outsider with open arms. I hope I made you proud and I’d love it if you’d stay with me for this next chapter. I’m excited to reveal to all of you what I have coming up next!!!!”

Kayla Braxton Provided Drew McIntyre-CM Punk Update On WWE Smackdown

On the June 21st edition of WWE Smackdown, Kayla Braxton appeared throughout the show. After Drew McIntyre assaulted CM Punk in the backstage area in a way that left Punk a bloody mess and was taken away in an ambulance, Braxton provided an update. Braxton said that McIntyre would be on Monday’s Raw while Punk was spending the night in the hospital so that he could be evaluated after the vicious attack.

As noted above by Braxton, next week’s Smackdown in New York City will be her final WWE show.