Last May, the WWE went through the ranks of its NXT developmental territory and released a number of wrestlers, Superstars and Divas alike.

Among the released was Anya who, like fellow released NXT Diva Audrey Marie, was just starting to develop her skills as a wrestler.

The Russian native was signed by the WWE last summer and moved all the way to Florida to being wrestling training. Being an accomplished kickboxer, Anya already had an extensive athletic background and seemed to be bursting with potential.

Speaking exclusively to Diva Dirt’s Jake in her first interview since her release, Anya–real name Anna Bogomazova–discusses what led up to her release, including if she believes her injury caused her to be let go.

Anya shares details on the character she was developing, speaking on the much talked-about “female Shield” promo that leaked on the internet. She also talks about the potential of NXT’s Divas, describes what could have been her finishing move and tells us if she would consider an offer from TNA.

It’s a unique look into the life of an NXT Diva–one that traveled a long way from home to forge a new career and, despite her setbacks, is determined to make her mark.

Listen to the interview below:

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