WWE: Rosa Mendes Announces Her Retirement from the Company
Long-time WWE Superstar Rosa Mendes announced her retirement from the company on Monday.
Rosa Mendes played a steady part in the WWE Women’s Division for about 10 years. This saw her manage and even compete in the ring on a handful of occasions. In recent years, she’s mostly been known for her stint on “Total Divas”, the E! reality show.
However, Mendes’ time with WWE has ended, as she announced her retirement on Instagram on Monday. It comes exactly one year to the day after giving birth to her daughter, Jordan.
For the last 10 years, WWE was my life, my world and my family. I was Rosa Mendes. Now I am Milena Roucka, Jordan’s mother, a soon to be wife and a hard working entrepreneur. For years I have been fortunate to put smiles on people’s faces worldwide, performed for hundreds of thousands of fans and lived off of the adrenaline from the WWE audience.”
The rest of the quote can be seen below:
Today is Jordan’s first birthday and it’s also the day that I am announcing my retirement from the WWE. As I write these words I have tears in my eyes because of the love I have for my WWE family, and especially for the WWE universe. For the last 10 years, WWE was my life, my world and my family. I was Rosa Mendes. Now I am Milena Roucka, Jordan’s mother, a soon to be wife and a hard working entrepreneur. For years I have been fortunate to put smiles on people’s faces worldwide, performed for hundreds of thousands of fans and lived off of the adrenaline from the WWE audience. Today, I have this beautiful baby girl, @realjordanschubenski, who looks at me with so much love, the purest of love. There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do for her. I’m with the man of my dreams, who supports me and loves me unconditionally, @bobbyschubenski, and I’m running a successful business, @totallyfitmama with my best friend, @fitmamacourt. I once dreamed of becoming a WWE Champion. Now my dream is to be the best mother I can be, to make the man I love happy and proud, and to really change people’s lives with @totallyfitmama. I have finally found happiness but it took years and many tears to find the life I have now. It took courage and strength to make the positive changes that I have made to get to where I am. I know in my heart that everyone can find happiness the way I did. I finally took care of myself which gave me the strength to take care of the people I love the most. @bobbyschubenski you are my love, my inspiration. Thank you for giving me the strength to be the best woman I can be. @chantic, thank you for always being there for me. You’re more than just my sister, you’re my other half. Mom and Tata, thank you for listening and giving me the best advice. You were always there 24/7 and I thank you for supporting me throughout my career in the WWE, and not telling me to quit when I was hurt or down. Terri and Bob, thank you for being the best future in-laws a woman could ever have. You have treated me like a daughter from day one and I love you both so much. @renapaulos, we are soul sisters for life➡️ continue to next post
A photo posted by Rosa Mendes (@wwerosamendes) on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:01am PST
Mendes had been off WWE TV since April 2015, when she became pregnant, so she hasn’t had an on-screen role with the company since then. Before that, Mendes joined WWE in 2006 as part of the Diva Search. Despite being eliminated before the final round, she still would be signed to a developmental deal.
In 2008, Mendes would move to the main roster and stay on for the majority of the next seven years. This includes managing former WWE Tag Team Champions, Primo and Epico from 2011-2013.
Mendes is now able to officially start her post-WWE life as a mother and under her real name of Milena Roucka. What will you remember most about her career?
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