Kayla Braxton feels hosting The Bump revived her WWE career

Originally published at Kayla Braxton feels hosting The Bump revived her WWE career

She heaped praise onto Michael Cole for helping her get to where she wanted to go. 

Kayla Braxton has been a part of WWE for seven years. She takes on the roles of backstage interviewer, host and correspondent. Braxton is currently a part of the Friday Night SmackDown broadcast team alongside fellow interviewer, Cathy Kelley. 

She dove into her career with WWE while being interviewed by Chris Van Vliet. Braxton had been discussing her time as a ring announcer and reiterated that it was not the right fit. She stated that Michael Cole helped her get to where she wanted to be. The opportunity was presented to her to host The Bump and she feels that revived her WWE career. 

So I give so much kudos to all of our ring announcers. But it wasn’t for me, but I told them, ‘I’ll be the best ring announcer I can possibly be for you as long as you want.’ But I made it very clear, I’m a journalist at heart, I want to be able to be that here. And host shows like I did The Bump for the last four years. And they were very open to that. And Michael Cole has been instrumental and getting me to where I wanted to be in WWE. And when the opportunity came up for The Bump, they came to me and asked me if I wanted to host it. And then that like revived my career here. That was like the coolest thing I could have ever done.

In October, Braxton revealed that she was approached by WWE about doing commentary, but it is not something she’s actively leaning towards doing.