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Shaul Guerrero on Battling an Eating Disorder, Leaving the WWE

Former NXT Diva Shaul Guerrero has opened up about her battle with an eating disorder in a new interview with Headlocks2Headlines.

She revealed details on her WWE departure in 2012, linking it to the image-heavy nature of the wrestling business:

“Actually, I went into rehab for an eating disorder. I was really close to Joey Mercury when I was in FCW, he was my mentor/coach. He, along with the strength and conditioning coach, noticed that I was really sick and I was just not mentally okay and physically doing a really bad job of doing what I needed to do and they finally convinced me to go into rehab for a long time disease I had. I took two months off and stayed in an (rehab) facility and from then on, I didn’t know how to come back to wrestling and still keep my recovery intact because this business is very much based on how you look. I was just not ready for that kind of challenge so I took a whole year off and really focused on myself and really needed to get health mentality, emotionally and spiritually.”

Shaul, who competed as Raquel Diaz, initially left the WWE in 2012. She made her return last year, but never reappeared on NXT television and was released from her contract in April.

In the interview, Shaul also discusses not using her Guerrero name, her Ultra Diva gimmick and the possibility of her joining TNA.

You can listen to the full interview below:

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