Celeste Bonin (Kaitlyn) Interview: What She’s Been Up To, Talks About A Women’s Wrestling ‘Renaissance’, Is She Done Wrestling?

Bill Pritchard

KaitlynFormer WWE Diva Celeste Bonin, aka Kaitlyn, recently did an interview with the Baltimore Sun to promote an upcoming appearance at Maryland Championship Wrestling’s Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 14 this weekend.

Bonin commented on a number of topics, including what’s she has been doing since leaving WWE, whether she is done with in-ring competition, and if she thinks there is a women’s wrestling renaissance going in today. You can read a few excerpts below:

Bonin on her recent activities:

When I retired, it was a bit of a last-minute decision. I had been thinking about it for a while because there was a lot of things happening in my life and it was a transitional time for me. I had just gotten engaged, and I wanted to plan my wedding. I also had this project on the backburner, with this business site, that I wanted to wait to start until I retired from WWE. When I made the decision, rather quickly, to leave the WWE, I went full throttle into making my business work, while also planning a wedding. So it’s been pretty hectic.

Bonin on her in-ring career:

I mean, I love meeting my fans, and I love doing stuff like this. But right now, it’s such a hectic time for me. I just launched my business a few weeks ago, I just got married and we haven’t even had time to take a honeymoon yet. There’s so many things I want to focus on. Traveling and doing these appearances are really hard at this point. At this time, this is the last appearance I have scheduled, so this is very meaningful to me. I won’t say that I’ll never do another one again, but for right now, this is the last one for probably a long time.

Bonin on women’s wrestling culture today, and if we are seeing a revival of sorts:

Absolutely we could be. The talent is definitely there. There’s a lot of things that affect what happens on TV. It’s talent and it’s timing and storyline ideas. It’s also up to each individual woman there to make it happen for themselves. Nothing really happens for you or by chance. You really have to have a really driven and positive attitude. You have to be willing to do whatever, even if it’s not your time to shine. If it means helping another diva get her chance, you need to do it, it’s all about your attitude. There’s definitely talent there, and the right girls are there, and if they get the opportunity, the stars could align and we could see another great era happen again.

You can read the rest of the interview, including comments about Total Divas, what Baltimore means to her, and more, by clicking the following link.

BP: MCW’s Shamrock Cup has been getting a lot of press lately. Matt Hardy will also be appearing and had the following to say about his opponent Luke Hawx, who Hardy has had an ongoing rivalry with.

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