Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly Talks Vince McMahon as a Boss, Her Ring Name, Why She Left WWE, a Possible Return & More

Nick Paglino

Kelly Kelly​Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly, real name Barbie Blank, recently did an interview for Wrestling101.com, and below are some interview highlights:

Where did the second Kelly come from in your name?

That was down to Vince (McMahon), I never really knew why, he told me there was this television show and there was this song on the show and it was Kelly Kelly, and I was like okay, I wasn’t going to argue with the boss.

What was Vince McMahon like as a boss?

He is great, he was very hands on and just helped out with everything. Every week on television he was there during rehearsals, he would help us, telling us exactly what he wanted from the matches. He wanted to be personable to everyone, he is a little intimidating at times as your boss but he was great!

What was the reason for you leaving WWE?

I just felt that it was my time, I had been there for seven years and I knew I only wanted to do it for so many years. I just wanted to pursue other things, I didn’t leave on a bad note, everything was fine, they knew I was ready to do other things and I wanted to spend more time at home with my boyfriend as well.

He was on the road a lot as well as myself, so it was nice to settle down, I had grown up in front of everyone for seven years, I was a baby to 25-years-old.

Could we perhaps see you return to WWE some day?

I don’t know to be honest with you, I’m doing some acting at the moment and I’m filming a movie right now. I’m really excited to be on a new adventure but you never know, I’m only 26-years-old so who knows what is going to happen in the future.

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