Former WWE broadcaster Charly Caruso has set the record straight regarding recent rumors surrounding the circumstances of her departure.
Caruso — real name Charly Arnolt — cleared things up in a recent interview with TVInsider’s Scott Fishman.
“There is always going to be chatter. The contract was coming up. Instead of renewing, I’m moving on. Everyone is going to have their own opinions regardless. I never had any issues while I was at WWE. Nothing bad happened,” she said. “As far as I’m concerned, I’m leaving on a positive note and beginning what I believe to be the next step in my career.”
The former backstage announcer then revealed that she received nothing but support from people within WWE following her decision to leave.
The biggest thing I’ve heard within WWE is, “You deserve it.” People know how passionate I am about my career. They know it’s a great thing for me, as much as it sucks not being able to see everyone every week,” she said. “I know my relationship with friends will not be severed. Nia Jax and I have already tentatively planned a girls trip,” she added.
As we previously reported, Caruso has secured a full-time position with sports network ESPN.
The new contract was announced by ESPN on Monday.
The multi-platform broadcaster began her WWE tenure in 2016. Initially, she fulfilled a variety of broadcast roles on the NXT brand, but she soon became a backstage interviewer on Raw.
Several outlets recently reported that Arnolt had quietly parted-ways with WWE a few weeks ago.