Kelly, real name Barbara Blank, had been on a hiatus from the company after taking time off earlier this year. Though she briefly returned for a tour of Japan and a couple of episodes of Raw in late July to early August, there has been no word on a full-time return for the Diva.
During her time off, Kelly had been pursuing opportunities outside of WWE auspices such as club appearances, her own calendar and more. WWE generally controls its talents’ outside bookings, but Kelly had been fielding offers through her own agent.
Kelly joined WWE at the tender age of 18 and was immediately thrust onto television on the ECW brand as an “exhibitionist”. The Diva eventually became an in-ring talent and in 2011, she won her first and only Divas Championship.
Her last WWE appearance was on the August 6th episode of Raw.