Scarlett Bordeaux was preparing for a new role in WWE before the company released her on November 4. She says she was focusing on training to be a full-time wrestler.

“I always wanted to be able to do everything, but managing has always been my favorite thing,” Bordeaux said during a virtual meet and greet hosted by The Asylum Wrestling Store. “So, originally I was hired specifically to be a manager, which I was super excited about. And then I was always open to doing everything. I love bumping. I love wrestling. And naturally throughout every place I’ve worked at, eventually it transitions into wrestling. I feel like that happened with every female manager in WWE. So I just kinda naturally expected that to happen. And then when it started to come up earlier this year that I was gonna start wrestling I was like, ‘Cool. Let’s do it. Hell yeah.’ So, that was kinda how it happened.”

Scarlett Bordeaux wrestled only one match during her time in WWE. It was a dark match against Shotzi Blackheart in June.

Scarlett Bordeaux was asked to compare her time in WWE to her stint in Impact Wrestling. She says working for WWE was a dramatic change.

“They’re both very different,” Bordeaux recalled. “[In] Impact, I met [Killer] Kross. That was actually one of the funnest times of my life. Just because of – like, I was growing as a performer. I was working with Sonjay [Dutt], Jimmy Jacobs. So, I was able to develop the ‘Smokeshow’ character. So, that was awesome. I met Kross around that time.

“And NXT, because of WWE, I was able to buy our first house,” Bordeaux continued. “It felt like everything became adult. It felt a lot like a 9-to-5 job. But I just feel like a stronger, better performer, and all-around I’m the strongest I’ve ever been bodywise. I don’t know. I feel like a new and improved version for what I’m about to do.”

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