After an extended period of resilience and grit in her dealings with WWE, Chelsea Green's perseverance finally bore fruit this Monday night. Teamed up with Sonya Deville, Green captured the coveted WWE Women's Tag Team Champions title.
However, Green was quick to point out that the journey to securing these titles was anything but smooth. During a candid conversation on "Busted Open," Green shared her feelings on finally achieving championship glory within WWE - a company she had always aspired to work with.
Rather than tears of joy, her victory brought a deep sense of validation.
"Green Reflects on Victory"
Reflecting on her triumph, Green said, "At that moment following the match, I was standing there thinking, 'Yes, I've done it.
Of course, I did it.' I've been pursuing this for nine years. I've been released from WWE numerous times, even before it was publicly known. I've been asked to leave WWE premises multiple times during 'Tough Enough' during tryouts.
I have earned this; I deserve this championship. Moreover, I made a name for myself outside of WWE, becoming someone they couldn't ignore. It was about much more than just resting in my pool." In further detail, Green recounted her varied trials, starting from her dismissal and subsequent reinstatement in season six of "WWE Tough Enough." "I was dismissed from the tryout.
I didn't even make it to 'Tough Enough.' I was brought back after being kicked off while fully expecting to win. Everyone else got signed except me. After two more tryouts, they tried to convince me that they knew my capabilities and there was no fit for me.
I retorted, 'You don't know my abilities because you would hire me if you did.' They granted me the final tryout, leading to my signing in 2018." After signing with WWE, Green was directed to the promotion's developmental brand, "NXT." Her journey was far from smooth, as she suffered two wrist injuries.
The second injury disrupted her "SmackDown" debut, eventually leading to her release by WWE in April 2021. Undeterred, she made her mark in GCW, Impact Wrestling, and the National Wrestling Alliance, which ultimately led WWE to extend another contract.