Former WWE Diva Putting Wrestling Career On Hold For A While

Chris Cash

Kara Drew, a.k.a. Cherry, posted the following blog on her site,, explaining her reasons for putting professional wrestling on hold for a while:

“was truly devastated when I found out I was being let go. In addition to that, two other reasons were leaked out as to why I was released. Although, I know what happened, itâ<80><99>s very hurtful to hear these things being said. Iâ<80><99>ve had my struggles getting to the WWE, and being able to maintain my position as a Diva. It is an extremely competitive career in more ways than anyone can imagine.. It really messes with someone emotions when people want to say such hurtful things. I am not a cartoon character; I am a real person with real emotions.

This brings me to my decision to put wrestling on hold for now. It has become tremendously hard for me to continue knowing the comments about my weight are being recognized. I have to look at myself everyday in the mirror, and just being a girl, I am hard enough on myself! Meeting the fans and taking pictures or signing autographs was such a special thing for me. Lately, it has become emotionally stressful because so many people, meaning well, have continued to bring up my physical appearance and directly correlate that with my release from WWE.

Another reason was that I wasnâ<80><99>t viewed as a wrestler. Let me tell you something, Iâ<80><99>ve had years of experience and came out of the best WWE training facility learning from the top trainers in this entertainment industry. Please donâ<80><99>t believe that â<80><9c>Cherryâ<80> didnâ<80><99>t know what she was doing when she entered that squared circle. I learned more and more each day. I never stopped learning. I had the greatest advantage of having an amazing wrestler in his own right, Fit Finley, willing to allow me to monopolize his mind of knowledge as well as so many other talented wrestlers at the palm of my hand. I am truly grateful for having that opportunity. I live, talk, dream, and breath wrestling. But these obstacles need to be addressed if I want to ever continue.

The other reason being that I feel betrayed by people who I thought were my friends. I turned to them in my time of need to try and continue wrestling but it was turned into a childish petty way of doing business. It made it very hard for me to continue. Business is business until someone tries to make it something other than that…WEIRD!

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