AEW star Toni Storm was a recent guest on SiriusXM’s “Busted Open Radio” and finally opened up about her decision to leave WWE.
According to Storm, she “freaked out and went home” after realizing that WWE wasn’t the place for her. Additionally, she commented on her time in AEW so far, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On signing with AEW: “I felt really overwhelmed in that moment. I was really excited and really happy. I feel like I’ve been given a second chance in my career and it’s not all over. When I left WWE, I wasn’t banking on going anywhere else. Without getting too much into it, I kind of left suddenly and wasn’t prepared for life outside of that at all. I’m thankful Tony Khan reached out and has given me a job, a second chance, an opportunity to really do what I love, which is pro wrestling.”
On leaving WWE: “I just freaked out and went home. There was a moment where I realized it wasn’t for me. As much as I might have romanticized it as a child and thought it was my dream and what I have to accomplish, I just realized, maybe it’s not and maybe it’s not the place for me. Who am I to take someone else’s spot that actually wants to be here? That’s not fair. I’m still going to be a wrestler. I spent years wrestling before WWE and I loved it. All there is to go back to is something that I love, how bad can it be? There was really no point in going further. I didn’t leave on bad terms, it just became abundantly clear that it wasn’t the place for me. I love and respect all the women there, they are amazing, hard-working, and inspire me. That wasn’t my place.”
(h/t – Fightful)