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Kelly Kelly re-signs with WWE and will get Emmalina role

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WWE is still keen on the character they wanted Emmalina to play and is planning to bring in former diva Kelly Kelly to take on the role.

WWE finally delivered Emma’s long-awaited re-debut as Emmalina on this week’s Raw, only to scrap the character immediately. Emmalina’s first “makeover” vignette aired on October 3rd, 2016, making for 17 full weeks of promotion prior to her re-emergence.

The company reportedly had big plans for her new role, but these have now been nixed as, after multiple rehearsals, producers decided that Emma wasn’t capable of pulling off what had been asked of her. This clarifies the confusion caused by her debut.

After acknowledging the long wait, Emma flipped the script completely, stating, “now, you will see the makeover from Emmalina to Emma.” This confirmed that Emma would be going back to her old character, and the Emmalina gimmick was over before it truly began.

In case you didn’t know…

Kelly Kelly (real name Barbie Blank) left the WWE in 2012 after suffering a neck injury. Kelly Kelly is married to former NHL player Sheldon Souray.

She was backstage on Monday night at RAW, in Las Vegas, because the couple owns a home there and she indicated she would be game to step in the ring again. WWE posted a video of her backstage. In the video, Kelly said, “I would love to do one more run … in the future.”

Kelly then confirmed that she would be appearing at WWE Axxess.

The heart of the matter

As reported on the Dirty Sheets Podcast this week, it appears WWE has Kelly Kelly lined up for the role. Sources tell us that Kelly Kelly has just signed a two-year deal with the WWE, with an option for a third.

WWE wanted the Emmalina character to hark back to old characters like Sable and The Kat, and that the long delay was down to a feeling that Emma wasn’t committing enough to the role. Eventually, WWE decided to pull the plug.

However, as the company was high on the concept, Kelly Kelly was quickly signed as the replacement. It was pointed out to us that the WWE had planned to bring in Kelly Kelly anyway, however, officials invited her to the Vegas taping and were said to be happy with Kelly Kelly’s audition for the character, resulting in Emma finally being dropped from the role.

 

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