The match ended in controversial fashion, when she was pulled from the ring apron by The Miz, allowing Kristal to win.
On the 7 July episode of Raw, Layla made her debut in a tag team match with Jillian Hall, losing to Mickie James and Kelly Kelly, the latter of whom had been revealed as the newest member of the Raw brand earlier that night.
On the 12 February episode of Smack Down, Layla and Mc Cool defeated James in a handicap match made by Official Smack Down Consultant Vickie Guerrero, who had been accidentally humiliated by James backstage.
On 20 October, Layla participated in a dance contest with the other Smack Down!
Divas, and was chosen as the winner by the judges, Nick and Aaron Carter.
Lay Cool invoked their rematch clause in January 2011, prompting the scheduling of a two-on-one handicap match for the Royal Rumble.
At the event however, the anonymous Raw General Manager altered the match to a fatal four-way, also involving Eve Torres who went to win the title.
El's mother had battled it three times in two decades.
In October 2012, El appeared in a commercial from the WWE and Susan G.
Initially appearing on the Smack Down brand, she moved to ECW in January 2007, where, she formed the Extreme Exposé dance troupe with Kelly Kelly and Brooke Adams.
In 2008, she was drafted to the Raw brand, where she began managing William Regal, and year later, in 2009, she returned to Smack Down and formed an alliance with Michelle Mc Cool known as Lay Cool.
Over the next few months, Layla competed only sporadically in matches, spending most of her time managing Regal, and was present at ringside when Regal defeated Santino Marella on 10 November to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
In January 2010, at Royal Rumble, Layla came out in a fatsuit, mocking James prior to the title match between Mc Cool and James; however, the mockery backfired, as James attacked Layla and used that as a distraction to quickly defeat Mc Cool to win the title.
[on the Saved by the Bell (1989) 20-year Anniversary Special]: Everybody knew the 20-year anniversary was coming up.