She made the decision to retire once she had fulfilled all of her goals in the industry.
This isn’t usually what I do, because at first glance, I’m writing a news story here, at least based on the headline. We don’t know with certainty on December 20, 2017 that UFC and MMA superstar Ronda Rousey is going to debut next month, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, we “know” it’s going to happen.
Mendez's career in professional wrestling spanned from 2007 to 2015.
She performed on the independent circuit in New Jersey until she was signed by WWE in 2009.
In February 2009, she formed a tag team with Brooke Carter and they captured the tag team titles by defeating the Beatdown Betties (Annie Social and Roxie Cotton).
On April 11, she and Jay Lethal won the annual WSU/NWS King and Queen of the Ring tournament, defeating Jana and Danny Demanto in the final.
Since her retirement from wrestling, Mendez has focused on writing.
Her 2017 memoir, Crazy Is My Superpower, was a New York Times Best Seller.
She had also "felt caught in the middle" between WWE and her husband Phil "CM Punk" Brooks after his controversial departure in January 2014, but wanted to continue wrestling for as long as she could.
but later in the show caused Ziggler to lose his own rematch for the World Heavyweight Championship.
She hit his opponent, Alberto Del Rio, with her title belt to protect him from further head injury, prompting a disqualification.
Enraged by his disinterest on the July 2 episode of Raw, she interfered in his match and shoved him, along with Bryan, through a ringside table.
She solidified a relationship with Ziggler the next night on Raw and they teamed together against Cena and Guerrero in the main event, which ended in disqualification after the debuting Big E Langston attacked Cena on her behalf.