Fresh from her WWE release last night, Candice made a gutsy move to go post a blog on the WWE Universe website (which has since been deleted). But being the super sleuths you Diva fans are, it is already online on various message boards.
In the blog Candice namechecks some of her Diva friends within the company [past and present] including Melina and Mickie James as well as the other two thirds of Vince’s Devils, Torrie Wilson and Victoria.
Check out Candice’s statement in full below:
Today is the first day of my next journey! I am filled with excitement and gratitude that I wanna express! First and foremost I wanna say thank-you to the McMahon family! Thank-you Vince, Linda, and Stephanie! I have had an amazing 5years wrestling for you guys! You have taught me and given me so many incredible memories! My time in the WWE was so heartfelt and an incredible journey that I will never forget. I wanna thank the people who have helped me there to be successful! Thank-You Johnny Laurenitis, Mark Corrono, and the rest of talent relations! You guys are awesome at what you do and I appreciate everything you have done for me! Thanks to the amazing agents Arn, Dean, Ricky, Mike, Fit, Barry, Steve, and Billy. You guys are incredible at what you do and it was so exciting for me to get the oppurtunity to learn from the BEST! Speaking of the best, John Cena was a champ in every sense of the word, inside and outside of the ring! Thank-you John for our great friendship, conversations, and encouragement in the business! I have so many fun filled memories on the road that I will never forget thanks to Victoria, Torrie(vote for her, shes amazing), Carlito, Tommy ( what a Dream), and Mickie ( one half of the nasty girls)! You guys will be my buddies for life and I will never forget you! Thank you to the other amazing superstars and Divas! You guys are simply the best at what you do! You have contributed so much in me becoming a wrestler, thanks to HHH, Big Show, Melina, Mickie, John Cena, Tommy Dreamer, Shawn Michaels, and everyone else who every helped me in the ring(in no particular order)! Thanks to the awesome crew and people behind the scenes, without them the show wouldnt even begin, they are all so incredible and full of talent! My time in the WWE was a true blessing!
I am excited that I was the FIRST WWE Diva Search contestant to become the WWE Womans Champion! I know I have paved a way for the woman like me and am so proud of them now! Go get em ladies, your all so talented and beautiful!
A special dedication to all the amazing and wonderful fans who have supported me, made sites for me, were always positive, and mostly just showed your love! I really appreciate you! I hope to see you in my next journey! I feel it coming fast! You can see my new website in less than 1.5 months at candicemichelle.com and catch up with my updates, also on twitter!
I have loved that journey and am ready to grow into this next chapter! Stay tuned…. much more to come!
Now if you didn’t know by now, I am not Candice’s biggest fan but contrary to what some of you may think, I am able to separate my personal opinion of someone from my opinion of their character. I can’t say I will miss Candice in WWE, but that is no reflection on her as a person. I’m sure she’s a lovely person & I wish her all the best.
That truly was a classy statement and it’s such a shame that WWE went and deleted it – which to be fair, they do with all released talents – but surely they could’ve left it up a little longer? It’s not like she bashed the company. That was a classy way to say goodbye, fan or not.