Chelsea Green Reveals How Return To IMPACT Wrestling Came About
Green returned to IMPACT at Slammiversary 2021
Chelsea Green has revealed how she reached out to IMPACT Wrestling about a potential return to the promotion following her release from WWE.
Green made her return to IMPACT at Slammiversary 2021 on Saturday, teaming with real-life partner Matt Cardona to defeat Brian Myers and Tenille Dashwood in mixed tag-team action.
Green had been released by WWE back in April as a part of the company's ongoing budget cuts and has also appeared for Ring Of Honor since the expiration of her non-compete. She has now revealed how her first instinct was to get back in touch with IMPACT, following her WWE departure, to find out if there were interested in having her back.
Speaking on her Green With Envy Podcast, she said: "It was definitely my first instinct when I got fired from WWE to pick up the phone and call my old bosses at IMPACT Wrestling, I feel like I would be stupid not to reach out and see what opportunities are available and what doors are still open. They were open.
"I left IMPACT on great terms with everyone and kept in touch with everyone throughout the years. I was surprised and it was an easy call to make. I had great conversations before I left IMPACT about how I needed to go to WWE and see what it was about for myself. I couldn't let someone else tell me, 'WWE is the best, WWE is the worst, WWE is toxic, WWE is the only place you can succeed.' I needed to see and decide for myself.
"My bosses at IMPACT knew that's what I was going to do. I did it, and now I'm back. IMPACT welcomed me back with open arms and I'm so thankful for them.
"When I was first booked for Slammiversary, we didn't know what I'd be doing. It seems like Twitter knew what I was doing, they thought I would be wrestling my best friend Deonna. Well, surprise, Twitter. That was never the plan."