Former WWE star Candice Michelle opens up on career-ending injury

Former Women’s Champion Candice Michelle recently participated in a TED TALK in Youngstown, Ohio. During the event, Michelle talked about several topics in regards to her professional wrestling career. In 2004 Michelle was signed to after being discovered in a Divas Search. Michelle spent five years with , in which she won a Women’s title. However, Michelle was released from the in June of 2009.

In October of 2007, however, Michelle suffered an injury during a match with Beth Phoenix that would eventually end her career. Michelle discussed the injury during her TED TALK:

“I was making history in the women’s division, I went from doing pudding and lingerie matches to a semi-main event. I was trying everything in my repertoire to keep her down (Beth Phoenix), clotheslines, dropkicks, and spinning heel kicks. I climbed up on the second rope but nothing would keep her down for a 3 count.

“She was a bigger, stronger opponent over me and I knew I needed to go to the top. I sauntered so tiredly to that turnbuckle. I remember putting my first boot on the second rope and I swung my other leg over. My legs felt like cement and my arms started to shake but I pushed right through it up to the top.

“Next thing I remember is barely being able to see Stephanie McMahon leaning over me saying, ‘Don’t worry your husband is being flown in.’ I knew this was real because they never fly your husband in. The diagnosis that night was a concussion and I shattered my collarbone and it shattered my dreams of every wrestling again.”

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H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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