Toni Storm is a famous AEW star, and she recently revealed that she was about to quit professional wrestling after WWE's exit. Toni Storm was best known for her work at NXT UK. However, she did eventually make it to the WWE main roster.
Toni appeared on AEW Unrestricted which is a famous podcast. She spoke about her career after deciding to walk away from professional wrestling. She left the WWE in 2021. She was in a feud with Charlotte Flair at that time and was looking to capture the Smackdown Women’s Title.
Her last match was against Charlotte in which she failed to capture the title.
Toni Storm Was Extremely Close to Quitting Wrestling After WWE Exit
“At first, definitely I was like, ‘Oh, well this is shockingly terrible, I am gonna leave forever, this is me done,'” Storm recalled.
“I mean, it didn’t last long … I‘m not done, I’m never done. I’m a lifer, I’ll probably be around until I am old as hell and I’ll probably have kids that wrestle and I’m here for life.
What else am I going to do? I don’t have any other qualifications, I don’t like anything else”. Toni has been very open about her mental health in recent times. Some of her private photos were leaked on the internet and that caused her to leave social media.
According to her, she kind of ‘lost her mind’ after quitting WWE. “I went through a hell of an ordeal not so long ago, and it was quite the toxic, stressful situation,” Toni Storm said. “I feel like I’ve really been doing well coming out of that, better than I thought.
Really growing, really maturing, and taking really good care of myself, more than I ever have. So, I think it’s important for me to be like that so that I can deliver these matches to the best of my ability because, to be honest, there’s been times in the past where I just haven’t been in a good spot mentally, and I’ve seen it in my work.
I’m looking back at some of the stuff I’ve done and I’m like, ‘Wow that was terrible, I was totally not in the right mental state,’ I was not in a good state of mind, I wasn’t taking care of myself, I was really down, I wasn’t talking to people, I wasn’t asking for help.
I don’t know, something happened last year, I guess, where I just kind of snapped out of it and I was like, ‘Right, I am going to take care of me, and me first because I’m not good to anyone unless I do that.’ So I’ve undergone this transformation of just like, ‘Keep a clear head and get your sh*t together, Toni.’”