Christy Hemme Explains Her Decision To Retire From The Ring

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As noted earlier, Christy Hemme announced last week she will no longer compete inside a wrestling ring after recent bouts left her feeling tense and nervous about possibly aggravating her serious neck injury further. The winner of the inaugural Diva Search competition posted the following blog on her MySpace account explaining her decision to leave the ring behind:

Done wrestling :)

Hey everyone!! So first of all Happy Holidays!! I am so excited to enjoy some down time before the gigantic year I have brewing for 2010!!

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So, lil update, my neck is in fabulous shape. Still perfectly intact and healed up. I have obviously not been too present in the six sided ring since being cleared to wrestle a couple months ago. Thing is, I came back from with a some hesitation, understandable after having the serious neck injury. I kept waiting for the hesitation to dissipate in my passion. It became very obvious for me in the last match I had on TV that is wasn’t going away as I felt very protective of my neck and its high susceptibility to being re-injured. I knew in that match that I was done with the in-ring side of wrestling. I am an all or nothing girl and if I can’t give all my heart and energy to every match I do then I am just taking from you, my opponent and the company. This was a very hard decision to make but the strength of love for my well being ultimately always wins my ego battle and I am very proud to value and know just how precious life is.

I am extremely happy, excited, thrilled and energized by the new opportunity TNA has given me, utilizing me outside of the ring. I love wrestling and feel so blessed to still have a ring side seat to something I will always have so much heart for. Thank you soooooo much TNA and thank you to every single one of you that has supported me, I appreciate you more than you will ever know!!

1 billion XO’s, Christy