Layla made her second appearance on WWE Hangout today where she answered fan questions and Twitter questions. Not only did Layla talk about her injury, her return, she also talked about her personal mentor in her ring career, working with Michelle McCool, and lots more. Below are a few highlights from the Hangout. Check out the video above to see the entire WWE Hangout video session. Enjoy!
Layla on her injury – “It was a really, really bad injury.” Layla said that she wasn’t aware that she had torn her ACL and MCL and had to go through 2 surgeries and spend a year in rehab. She then went on to say that it was the most painful thing she’s ever been through in her life. It also was her biggest lesson, “it humbled me, it taught me a lot, and it makes me appreciate being able to step into the ring and do what I do every single day.”
Layla on Team Hell-No vs The Shield at Extreme Rules – Layla said she thinks that Team Hell-No prevail. “Kane, he’s a legend, he’s been through it all, he’s going to outsmart them.” Layla then went to say that thinks that The Shield are dangerous. “I just know that they’re great and they are.” Layla said that Kane and Daniel Bryan will outsmart them.
Layla on how it felt coming back to the ring after her knee injury – Layla said that she’s not going to sugar coat it or anything, she said that was really scared, terrified. “Not terrified because I didn’t want to go back there, I missed being out there, being in front of WWE Universe, but it was the fact that once you get hurt and I mean once you get really hurt and you can’t do things you used to be able to do and you have to re-train yourself, that’s what scared me. And I was scared that I was going to go out there and BAM, there you go, out.” She wasn’t worried if the fans boo’d her or the fans didn’t like her because she knows she’s always been a bad girl. She was more concerned about getting hurt again. “It was a huge cross point in my life, it taught me a lot. I was crying and really down for a whole year before that day and it was finally there in front of me. Honestly I have to say, I was genuinely scared.” Looking back at the day she returned, Layla said that she never talked to anybody and felt like she was going to puke, so she went to the corner and started writing down her thoughts.
At one point, Howard Finkel asked Layla to tell us more about her experience from the Susan G. KOMEN Global Race for the Cure. “It was a very touching experience. I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2008, she tried, she survived it 3 times, and then the last time it was just too much.” Layla was nervous when she got to the event because she didn’t want to share her story with everybody, but she saw ladies who had survived breast cancer and they were all wearing pink. When she got up to the stage, all she saw was pink. ” People can survive it. There is hope.” She was very teared up because it showed that the world really does care. “Sunday was very touching and I was very happy that I could share that with Alicia Fox. We got to share that being strong, independent women, it was very nice to see all those ladies out there and men and all those little kids. Everyone was just in unity. That day was the best.”
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WWE Hangout || May 16th, 2013
As you all know, every year, LaylaEl.org does a birthday project for Layla. This year, our British beauty is turning 36 in June and we want it to be very special. Like always, I am super excited for this project and hope you all are too! We hope this project tops all the ones we’ve done in the past few years. Continue reading to find out how you can be apart of the project!
Are you interested in being included in the birthday project? Here’s how Layla El Crew! Fans can send in birthday messages, edited photos, fan-made artwork, tribute videos, or anything else that comes to mind! You can send in your birthday project submissions to LaylaBirthday2013@Gmail.com. Please include your name (does not have to include your last name) and your Twitter username if you have one. The deadline for this birthday project is June 23rd, 2013, so you all have lots of time to think about what you’d like to send in. We will put all your birthday messages and media in a birthday website. We are also doing a birthday video for Layla, as we did last year. Fans can send in videos of themselves recording a birthday message for Layla and we’ll put the videos together to create a video montage. You can say whatever you’d like. If you don’t feel comfortable with showing your face, you don’t have to take part in the birthday video but if you would like to be apart in it, record a video with a birthday message and send it in to LaylaBirthday2013@Gmail.com. We’re going to be sending this to Layla so she can feel all the birthday love on her special day and I can’t wait for her to see it. Not only will we have a birthday site and birthday fan video, we will also have a m/v of Layla through out the years, which will be made by my great friend Linda. And we might have a little more surprises in store!
I am very, very, very excited for this year’s birthday project and can not wait to see everyone’s submissions! Please note that any inappropriate submissions will be deleted and will not be featured in the birthday project. Thank you all. I can’t wait to see how this project turns out. If you have any questions at all regarding the birthday project, feel free to email me at LaylaElNetwork@Gmail.com or tweeting me on Twitter.
Lots of love, Sarah.
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Website News || May 16th, 2013
WWE Divas Layla and Alicia took part in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the cure in Washington. Susan G. Komen is a non-profit breast cancer organization that raises money to help research and find a cure for breast cancer. Last year, WWE and the WWE Universe raised one million dollars for Susan G. Komen! You can help our fight against breast cancer by donating to the Susan G. Komen foundation, whether it be five dollars or fifty, click here to donate. Be sure to check out the pictures by clicking the link below. Happy Mother’s Day!
Susan G. Komen and WWE have announced an awareness campaign, “Make Mom Proud,” to support the fight against breast cancer. The TV and digital campaign, which coincides with Mother’s Day, calls on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and the other important women in their lives.
As part of the campaign, WWE will urge fans to support moms by taking steps to educate themselves about the disease, participate in local Susan G. Komen Races in their communities, and donate to Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs. The campaign will be promoted through all of WWE’s assets, including TV broadcasts, Live Events, and digital and social media.
“WWE fans are making a tremendous contribution to our mission to help women with breast cancer by supporting our community breast cancer programs for uninsured and underserved women, and through our global breast cancer research,” said Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen. “We’re so grateful for the support of the WWE community in our mission to end suffering from this disease.”
“WWE is dedicated to supporting Susan G. Komen and their fight to eradicate breast cancer,” WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul “Triple H” Levesque said.“Susan G. Komen is at the forefront of breast cancer research and community outreach programs, and I’m proud that the WWE Universe is supporting such an important cause.”
Throughout the month, Triple H and Divas Alicia Fox and Layla will be featured in a series of public service announcements to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved. Alicia and Layla will also attend the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure and its surrounding events on Mother’s Day weekend in Washington, an area that has among the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country.
Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In September 2012, WWE and Superstar John Cena partnered with Susan G. Komen to launch the “Rise Above Cancer” campaign. Cena wore co-branded, pink and black ring gear that fans were able to purchase throughout October, raising $1 million to support Susan G. Komen’s mission to eradicate breast cancer and save women’s lives.
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Articles || May 6th, 2013
Layla El born on June 25, 1977 is a English
dancer, model, and wrestler currently working for
World Wrestling Entertainment. Layla
first joined WWE after winning the Diva Search in 2006.
Over the years, Layla has made history, becoming the
first ever English diva to hold the Women's championship
and being the last Women's champion. After suffering a
torn MCL and ACL, Layla returned to WWE after being gone
almost a year. She returned on April 29th, 2012 at
Extreme Rules, where she won the Divas Championship.
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