Former WWE Superstar Summer Rae(Danielle Moinet) was one of the mainstays of the women’s division in the early to mid-2010s. She would eventually leave the company in 2017 and left the pro wrestling business for good. She is now the director of marketing and social engagement for Cornerstone Global Management.

She worked for around six years for the company and is well-known for being Fandango’s dancer and a love interest in a storyline involving Dolph Ziggler, Rusve, and Lana. She also made appearances on Total Divas.

While speaking to TWC Show, Summer Rae revealed that she was ‘super upset’ that she wasn’t allowed to her real name at first. However, eventually, she learned how it would prove to be beneficial in the long run.

“I would say no to a lot of things or push for a lot of things. The main thing I was super upset with is that I didn’t get to use my real name and they wanted me to use Summer. Hindsight is 20/20 because now, I’m so happy that I used Summer because when agents and producers look at it, they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re a great actress. You were playing Summer.’ The fact that it wasn’t my name, I have been up and close to a couple of reality shows since then. My stance is, in theory, I tell people I’m not open to it, but I’d love to hear them out. If someone from Netflix wants to talk to me, absolutely. Who knows what people will be producing in the future. So, I always talk to people.”


Summer Rae also added that she was a finalist for Real Housewives Nashville, but didn’t make the cut in the end. While it is unlikely she will ever return to WWE at this point in time, anything is possible in the pro wrestling world.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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