There are new WWE rumors popping up with regards to the real reasons Emma was released by the WWE. The former NXT and WWE main roster superstar was shockingly reported as released by the company this past weekend, just a week after she was part of a match on the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017 pay-per-view. It immediately led to fans wondering what the reason for the release was but there was no official reason given at the time.
In a report from Sports Illustrated, it was indicated that Emma was released due to being part of backstage issues and conflicts. There’s mention that Emma had considerable heat within the company and that she had “created just enough enemies on the writing staff” to lead to her exit. Emma was said to have often voiced her opinions a certain way on Twitter which didn’t help her situation either. Basically, WWE used her released as an example for other superstars who might want to behave in a similar manner to Emma who went from featured on a pay-per-view’s main card to out the door within a week. No specifics were given as far as any heat between Emma and other superstars backstage, though.
Emma’s release came just a bit ahead of two other releases made by the WWE as both Darren Young and Summer Rae were also given the “best in future endeavors” message. Neither of these superstars had been as visible recently on WWE programming, though. Young was a former WWE tag team champion with Titus O’Neil and was part of a gimmick with former WWE Champion Bob Backlund. Summer Rae participated in a few gimmicks including a role as Fandango’s dance partner and later having involvement with Rusev in a love triangle, or rectangle, involving Lana and Dolph Ziggler.
However, Emma got to participate in the debut match for Asuka on the main roster at WWE’s TLC 2017 pay-per-view, which gave her much more visibility and a bit of a build heading towards the match. She lost that match which kept Asuka’s winning streak intact. In addition, Emma didn’t look all that weak in the loss as she had a good bit of offense going through the PPV bout. Still, her backstage demeanor appears to be what cost her a spot on the women’s roster, for now.
The good news for Emma is that Sports Illustrated‘s report mentions the door is open for a possible return to the WWE in the future. Other women’s stars including Gail Kim, Mickie James, and Maria Kanellis have done just that, with varying degrees of success after their return to WWE. In terms of overall superstars, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre each exited the company and returned within the past year or so to become strong champions on WWE’s main roster and in NXT.
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