Did she choose to go to NXT and leave Total Divas or was she forced.
She decided to stay out of Total Divas and focus more on her training. That's why she was shown less in Part 2 of Total Divas last November. Smart choice on her part. Looks like to me she has the passion for the business. From the clips I've seen of her in NXT she looks like she has potential to be a solid performer.
I don't think that was a smart choice, unless she has guaranteed big part in RAW like AJ does/did when she turned it down. She could wind up being an Alicia Fox or Rosa Mendez. She should have stayed in Total Divas, more airtime, safer, easier etc.