Cathy Kelley Announces She Is Leaving WWE After NXT TakeOver: Portland

Cathy Kelley has announced she is wrapping up her WWE career this weekend.

Kelley took to Twitter to reveal that the NXT TakeOver: Portland show taking place on February 16 is in fact, her last day. Kelley has been with WWE since 2016, fulfilling a variety of roles for the company from backstage interviewer to hosting and had a big presence on WWE's social media platforms as a correspondent.

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Below is her full statement:

I've typed out and deleted this about 20 times over the past few days, still unsure of what to write... I have come to the decision to leave WWE, Sunday's NXT TakeOver being my last day. If you know me, you know this was more than a job, you know how much I loved it and how difficult this decision was. But sometimes in order to have room for growth, you have to step away.

I am so thankful for getting to live out a crazy dream the past four years. Thank you to the WWE digital team for being a platform that never stifled creativity. Thank you to Stephanie McMahon for being a mentor and inspiration in every way. Thank you to Triple H for heading up the best wrestling show currently on TV and letting me be a part of it. And thank you to everyone who has supported me, whether it's watching a video I've done or sending a tweet of encouragement. Words cannot begin to express how much it means.

I'm not sure yet where my next chapter will take me, but I am damn excited for it. And I promise this isn't a goodbye, it's just a see you later. - CK

TakeOver: Portland will feature a number of title matches, including Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship and Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship.

Fightful will have live coverage of NXT TakeOver: Portland.

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