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Vanessa Borne On WWE Release: I’m Really Excited For This Next Chapter, The Chance To Fully Express Myself

Vanessa Borne is looking forward to the next chapter of her career.

Vanessa Borne (real name Danielle Kamela) posted a video statement on Twitter after she was released by WWE on Wednesday. The former NXT star talked about how she was thankful for the opportunity and the support from her family and fans, adding that she was optimistic about having more freedom to express herself in the next chapter of her career.

“Hello friends, family, fans… Today, I got the call that I will no longer be a WWE superstar, which came as quite a shock to me considering all of the work I’ve done these past 18 months.

“First, I want to thank the WWE for the opportunity these past five years. It’s been a fun ride. I also want to give a huge shout-out to all the people and fans who have supported me throughout my wrestling career, your kind words never went unnoticed. To all of the haters and Twitter trolls, I want to thank you guys as well. You really motivated me and lit a fire within me—just kidding, you people fucking suck. Be nice. It shouldn’t be that hard to be a decent human being to someone you don’t even know.

“I’m really excited for this next chapter of my life and really excited to just be able to fully express myself. There are so many ‘do’s and don’t’ and faux pas in the wrestling business and I feel like I finally don’t have to worry about what Captain Insano said in 2007 or if another one of my visionary ideas is going to be given to someone else. I can just be myself. I have no hard feelings, no animosity, just a lot of good energy and love.”

Borne closed by saying she feels good about her future, then took a sarcastic dig at the zombies’ tie-in at WrestleMania Backlash and said she regretted not getting the chance to wrestle the undead.

I feel good walking into this next chapter and I hope you are all there to witness it. Oh… and one other thing that I am disappointed that I didn’t get the chance to do in the WWE and that’s wrestle zombies. Shucks.”

Kamela signed with WWE in April 2016 and made her NXT TV debut in October of that same year. She would later debut the Vanessa Borne name in a Mae Young Classic qualifier match in June 2017; she was eliminated in the first round of the tournament by Serena Deeb.

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