Dana Brooke is seemingly one of those surprised at the sudden end to Raw Underground, but believes that it was only curtailed due to time issues with the recent Draft.
In an interview with Forbes, Brooke seems confident Underground will return and it is something she can show “a different side” of herself in.
My brain starts going, I’m like ‘this is perfect.’ If [Uly and I] came out, male and female taking over Raw Underground, this would just be incredible. So then I was switched over to Raw—pre-draft—a couple weeks back, and right now they’ll start Raw Underground again and then definitely I’m going to get my feet wet in that, and really take off from there and really show a different side of me. I do believe that Raw Underground will come back, I’m not sure when. I just know that with the last couple weeks with the draft, and everything that has happened, they didn’t have time. I really have no idea, but it was a shock to me to really see that there was no Raw Underground. But I’m hoping and I am praying that it will definitely come back soon and I can make a statement.
Referring to Uly is about her boyfriend MMA competitor Uly Diaz, although in the interview she also discusses her much-publicised date with Batista.
It would seem that there is no ill-feeling from it, and she still classes the former World Champion as a great friend.
We went out, we were great, great, great friends, we’ve been to the Meat Market down in Tampa, we go to [Edison], also in Tampa, so we kept in great contact. There’s always been interest between Dave and I as far as friendships and everything. We share a lot in common as far as being in the business and outside, and being very passionate about giving back and charity work as well. It’s just with my schedule being so so busy, and Dave doing a lot of movies, our times are very limited. But we still communicate, we still talk on a regular basis, my boyfriend now [Uly Diaz] and him also have a lot in common as far as the fight game goes.