Candice Michelle has revealed why she didn’t appear at WWE Legends Night on this past week’s Monday Night RAW.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Michelle revealed how she “simply didn’t make the cut” and hadn’t actually been asked in the first place – despite appearing on the official advertisement.
“The truth is I just simply didn’t make the cut, but I always make the headline. It really did take me back to the Super Bowl. I get cut from the Super Bowl, but I still make the headline. I come into WWE, and I win the 24/7 Championship. And people are like, ‘Why does she get it? How does that work?’ But the reality is it’s all the work behind the scenes, and I wanted to come on here and have some big answer for you guys, but I was just never called.”
The former Women’s Champion went on to say how she would have “loved” to have been there, but is partly glad she didn’t have to sit on a stage with 30 others who she humbly says are more famous than herself.
“It was falsely promoted. I was never asked to be there. I would have loved to be there. I love WWE anytime they call me, super honored to go there and be called a legend. And as we know, for whatever rhyme or reason, I just wasn’t meant for that show, but having you kind of feature me on your site is kind of better because I’d probably be on the stage doing nothing with 30 other people who are much more famous than I am, and now I get to come on here and actually just have a nice little moment with you guys and talk about how we all get cut in life.
The former 24/7 Champion went on to reveal that she didn’t even know she’d appeared on the advertisement – claiming Torrie Wilson broke the news.
“Full disclosure, I’ve just been busy at home. I had no idea they announced me. I was actually in Orlando, which is ironic, and I was hanging out with Torrie. We got to go to Disney World having a magical time, and she told me how she was going to go to RAW. I was like, ‘Oh, what are you gonna do?’ ‘Legends Night,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s awesome,’ and I just didn’t think I was invited.”
Candice Michelle concluded:
“I thought ‘Oh, she’s in the Hall of Fame. They’re inviting Hall of Famers.’ That’s not where I’m at with the company, yet. So, I just thought that was it. And then I happened to look at the announcement and see who’s going to be back. Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, some of the greatest wrestlers that I love, and then I saw my name on a list. And I was like, ‘Wait, I’m on the list, but they didn’t call me.’ It’s just a simple thing. I just didn’t make the cut.”
Full results from RAW Legends Night are available here.