Charly Arnolt, who appeared on WWE television as Charly Caruso, has a accepted a full-time position with ESPN and as expected, is out of WWE completely.
Charly was taken off TV a few weeks ago after rumors started floating around that she was being late for on-screen interviews, pissing off the wrong people in the process. WWE then hired Kevin Patrick as the new host of Raw Talk and the backstage correspondent during Raw, two duties that Charly held.
“As I take this monumental next step in my career, I can’t do so without thanking so many of the people at WWE who I’ve spent the last nearly 5 years with,” she wrote in a post on Instagram. “Thank you to those on and off camera who I had the chance to connect with not only professionally, but personally. Some true gems! And of course, thank you to the WWE Universe, a network of some of the most loyal fans in the world.”
Arnolt will begin with ESPN in early April as part of a new, multi-year contract extension with the network. She recently launched the weekly ESPN Podcast First Take, Her Take alongside Kimberley A. Martin and Chiney Ogwumike, and will continue to have a significant role across many of the network’s other signature brands as well.
She will continue to contribute to select editions of ESPN’s morning debate show First Take and the network’s signature news and information show, SportsCenter. Arnolt will regularly appear on ESPN+’s weekday morning show, SportsNation along with other digital shows across the industry-leading sports streaming service as well.
“It is so incredibly exciting to become a full-time member of the ESPN family,” said Arnolt. “I look forward to continuing to grow with such a talented group of professionals and I can’t wait for all the opportunities that lie ahead.”