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NXT Backstage Interviewer Cathy Kelley Says She’s Leaving WWE

”Sometimes in order to have room for growth, you have to step away,“ she writes

NXT backstage interviewer Cathy Kelley is leaving WWE, she said on Friday. The red carpet veteran stated that she is “not sure yet” where her “next chapter” will be.

Kelley posted the following on social media:

I’ve typed out and deleted this about 20 times over the past few days, still unsure what to write… I have come to the decision to leave WWE, with Sunday’s NXT Takeover being my last day. If you know me, you know this was more than a job, you know how much I loved it and how difficult this decision was. But sometimes in order to have room for growth, you have to step away.

I am so thankful for getting to live out a crazy dream the past four years. Thank you to the WWE Digital team for being a platform that never stifled creativity. Thank you to Stephanie McMahon for being a mentor and inspiration in every way. Thank you to Triple H for heading up the best wrestling show currently on tv and letting me be a part of it. And thank you to everyone who has supported me, whether it’s watching a video I’ve done or sending a tweet of encouragement. Words cannot begin to express how much it means.

I’m not sure yet where my next chapter will take me, but I am damn excited for it. And I promise this isn’t a goodbye, it’s just a see you later <3 – CK

Kelley joined WWE in 2016. The Mensa member debuted as WWE.com’s digital correspondent during WrestleMania 32 Week in Dallas.

Her Twitter announcement at the bottom of this post.

Kelley, who has a journalism degree from Loyola University Chicago, just interviewed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter Simone Johnson, who has begun training at the WWE Performance Center. Watch that conversation via the video above.

The next NXT-branded pay-per-view, “NXT Takeover: Portland,” starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. PT.