She feels she has more to offer to the business.
In 2022, ahead of the women’s Royal Rumble match, WWE announced a good portion of the field. Among those listed were The Garcia Twins (Nikki & Brie Garcia), Danielle Moinet (Summer Rae) and Mickie James who was the IMPACT Knockouts World Champion at the time.
As of this writing, that was Summer’s last match. She told Chris Van Vliet during an interview that she still pitches ideas to certain wrestling promotions. She thinks she has a lot more to offer. Summer stated that she wouldn’t be able to wrestle every week, but her role would be more about highlighting the next crop of talents.
So I miss wrestling. I personally wouldn’t — I have a bone spur on a vertebra in my neck and I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. So I’m doing good, but at the end of my injury, I kind of have the tingling in my hands where I couldn’t really open doors and that was a little scary to me. So for me, I miss storytelling. I constantly write ideas and pitches down and like, submit them to certain promotions. And I have all these ideas that I miss and I do want to be a part of it again, I do think I have a lot more to give. And especially from, like, I was telling you a standpoint of being present in the moment, how I would do things so differently, so much more confident and have fun with it, like so much more fun. I don’t think I could wrestle every week and be in that role. And I don’t think that’s my purpose either. I think, you know, being able to highlight talents, and pull the best out of them and being able to make them the main thing and being able to showcase new younger talent and bring them up with what I know from the business. I would love to do something like that.
Elsewhere in the conversation, she dove into the storyline from WWE involving herself, Dolph Ziggler, Miro and C.J. Perry f.k.a. Lana. That storyline came to an end because it was leaked that Miro and Perry had gotten married.
Summer shared that she was pulled from a European tour after that and missed out on $15-20,000. She went on to reiterate that she loves pitching ideas and revealed she messaged AEW’s Jack Perry when she saw him turn heel.
So when the Rusev-Lana storyline blew up in our faces, we’re in Chicago, just happened to be and I lived in Chicago, for seven years, big Bears fan. So people knew that. And usually, I would get pretty solid reactions even if I was on Main Event or something. I was like, oh, that’s weird I’m over. And we found out that day. I think they called me into the office. I don’t even think it was Vince (McMahon). I think the head writers called me and they were like, ‘Hey, it’s on TMZ.’ No one’s bigger than WWE. That’s a big thing for Vince was like, and (John) Cena would always talk about that, like, no one’s bigger than WWE. And they don’t want you to think that either. So like, oh, you want to go to TMZ and say you guys are married? Well, and that kind of ruins our storyline, which in my opinion, I don’t think it did ruin it, it’s kayfabe, it’s day one. But yeah, you want to do that? Well, watch this. It’s over. ‘You’re breaking up with him today. Do you want to write your own promo?’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ And yeah, and they’re like, ‘Okay, great. We’re gonna put you together with a writer. You guys can go out and write it.’ Because I was pissed. I was so mad. I was like, God, we just did all this. There’s no payoff. What do I do? I’m on the European tour with them. Now am I kicked off (the) European tour? That’s $15-20,000. I’m just not going on tour. So the whole thing, I was so mad. And so Jimmy Jacobs and I sat in at the United (Center) in the arena. And Jimmy Jacobs was like, not obviously new to wrestling, but I think he was newer at WWE. And so he was like, ‘Okay, we got to write this.’ And I just sat there. And I really told him everything. I love writing promos. I love it. I want to write things for other people. I have this whole idea of watching Jungle Boy turn the other day, and I was like, oh, I’m gonna DM him and tell him this idea. I have these ideas pouring out of me. And so we wrote the promo (for the Rusev-Lana storyline). And I think he went and got it approved. And right before and I was hot, I was pissed and right before we went out, Rusev came up to me and he was like, ‘I don’t like this line, I don’t think we should do this line.’ And I said, ‘Okay, well, I don’t like that this just happens. So this is what’s happening.’ I think it was about him not having balls or being — I don’t remember if I said that, ‘You’re a little b*tch…’ But then I also described what I said to him. I said, ‘I put you over,’ like Dusty’s thing was always, ‘If you trash someone, then who cares if you beat them? So if you don’t put them over first, and then say, oh, that was the hardest match.’ You know, people in the NBA will be like, ‘Oh, it was a hard game,’ blah, blah, blah. But here we are. Yeah, if you just start, oh, so easy. I beat him, this and that. And it’s like, well, then, why should we care?
Rae commented on POST Wrestling’s article and said she not message Jack Perry.
I did not message him lol. y’all should listen to the interview to see what I said ☺️ It’s available on YouTube & all podcasts platforms.
— Summer Rae (@DanielleMoinet) August 10, 2023
Jack Perry is the reigning FTW Champion and he successfully defended the title on the August 9th AEW Dynamite against WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam.