The release of Chelsea Green from her WWE contract was perhaps one of the most shocking of the many talents departing the company this year. Following her departure, Green has been very vocal about her Playboy aspirations, recalling posing at a casting call for the media giant before setting her sights on the wrestling ring.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Chelsea Green opened up about her Playboy aspirations, and said she actually feels like she belongs in the Divas era. While speaking about her admiration for Kelly Kelly, Green made the admission.
“I just feel like I belong in the Divas era anyway. I don’t know that I would have been great because they were so hot – where it’s like a different kind of beauty now. Like they were just so sexy but I just feel like all of those women I get along with now so well and I just would have fit in perfectly there, you know?”
Meanwhile, the Canadian also added her thoughts on WWE leaning away from Superstars posing for Playboy.
“I mean, definitely! And then, on the other hand, I also understood that those rules come from, like, way above! They come from like the network. If the network doesn’t want people that aren’t PG or PG 13, then you’re not going to get that. But I do think that that’s what makes people different. Like, we don’t want to see all wrestlers the same. And I think that there’s a couple of wrestlers that play into their sexuality and they’re confident with their sexiness and stuff, but for a while there, all the sexiness was kind of gone!”
Green added that certain Superstars do lean into raunchiness, and that it’s something she loves to see.
“We do see glimpses of it in, of course, Carmella and now Eva Marie and stuff like that and Franky in NXT. But I’ve just always been that girl. I’ve always loved being sexy and I’m okay with showing my body to an extent, so I just want people to, whatever they love, like they should be able to kind of lean into that 110 percent.”
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