Before returning to her backstage role in WWE Cathy Kelly was offered a commentary role by Stephanie McMahon
Recently Cathy Kelley made a surprise return to WWE television. During her previous time with the company, Kelley served as a backstage interviewer for the NXT brand.
She left WWE back in February 2020 to pursue other opportunities and ventures. After leaving the company, Kelley pursued other passions and interests. Notably she wrote a movie and other scripts. But one thing she was sure to do during her absence, is she always stayed in touch with WWE.
While sitting down with the YouTube show The Big Thing with Kristian Harloff she said “I always stayed in touch with Stephanie and Hunter, they knew all the projects I was working on, and they made it very clear that the door was always open. Then, it just kind of happened.”
Explaining what brought about her return Kelly said “I just sent him [Triple H] a birthday text, and that’s kind of what snowballed everything for me coming back. It turned from a text into a Zoom call with Stephanie and the conversation kept on going, it was the right time and right opportunity.”
Why Was WWE Appealling To Cathy Kelly Again
The new regime change behind the scenes seems to have had an influence in Kelly’s return. “Working for them was very appealing. They’re both the epitome of what great leadership looks like. To get to work for them is great. Hunter just cultivates such a fun environment where it’s really enjoyable to be backstage and do your job.”
Now on the red brand as a backstage interviewer on WWE Raw, Kelly is a welcome return to the team. When she was asked if that was something she requested, to be on Raw upon her return, she replied, “That was the offer.”
But as Cathy Kelly explained, that wasn’t all Stephanie McMahon and the WWE offered. “When I talked to Stephanie, she knew some of the other ventures I was working on, and she said, ‘Do you want to come back as a writer? Do you want to come back as a liaison to WWE community and do a lot of events?”
Cathy Kelly continued, “She also offered me training to do commentary, which I love that she believes in me for that. One of my goals was to always be on either Raw or SmackDown as a backstage interviewer. When that offer came through, that was something I was really excited about.”
She was part of kick-off shows for “Premium Live Events” and other WWE digital content shows during her previous time with the company. In the interview she mentioned that she hoped to be able to keep doing a variety of content for WWE. Keep an eye on WrestlingRepublic.com to learn more updates and news on Cathy Kelly.