Summer Rae Explains A Benefit Of Not Using Her Real Name In WWE

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) has moved on from the wrestling business since leaving WWE in 2017, becoming the director of marketing and social engagement for Cornerstone Global Management.

Rae spent six years in WWE and was best known for her time as Fandango's dancer and a love interest in a storyline involving Dolph Ziggler, Rusve, and Lana. She also appeared on Total Divas.

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While Rae was initially upset that she didn't get to us her real name in the company, she learned the benefits of it later in her career.

"I would say no to a lot of things or push for a lot of things," she told TWC Show when discussing on-camera ideas. "The main thing I was super upset with is that I didn't get to use my real name and they wanted me to use Summer. Hindsight is 20/20 because now, I'm so happy that I used Summer because when agents and producers look at it, they're like, 'Oh, you're a great actress. You were playing Summer.' The fact that it wasn't my name, I have been up and close to a couple of reality shows since then. My stance is, in theory, I tell people I'm not open to it, but I'd love to hear them out. If someone from Netflix wants to talk to me, absolutely. Who knows what people will be producing in the future. So, I always talk to people."

Rae mentioned that she was a finalist for Real Housewives Nashville, but ultimately didn't make the final cast.

Elsewhere during the interview, Rae discussed a possible return to WWE. You can find her full comments by clicking here.

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