Once again, WWE perhaps unintentionally ends up in a rather unpleasant scandal, after releasing some important athletes on April 15, in which the likes of Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce or former world champion Mickie James.
In fact, WWE is said to have played a bad trick on the latter, sending their personal effects that had remained in the ThunderDome of Tampa and which were thus returned to the rightful owner, in the decidedly less appropriate way: in a garbage bag.
That's right, during the day yesterday, Mickie James wanted to let everyone know the way in which the WWE wanted to "thank her", sending her personal belongings back home, as if they were something to throw away.
Mickie James was one of many wrestlers released by WWE
After posting the photo that we will report below, Mickie James has in fact received the support of many colleagues, as well as several members of the WWE Universe, who immediately lashed out against the Stamford-based federation, for having had the courage to negotiate with a character like James, even if anyone in her place should definitely not have been treated this way.
She shared, "Dear Vince McMahon I don't know if you were aware of this, but this is what I received from WWE as a support package today. Thank you. #SempreBenedettaeGrata #IlWrestlingFemminileConta" It was only a matter of seconds before the Twitter account of Mickie James, as well as those of WWE and its executives, were invaded by the most disparate comments, including those complaining about the behavior of the federation and who even went as far as insults, for absolutely unprofessional behavior, which once again leaves many shadows on the "human" side of a federation like that of Vince McMahon's.
Mickie James was released by WWE just a week back, with the company allegedly citing budget cuts as the main reason. James wasn't the only one who found herself on the receiving end, as the company released a number of prominent figures.
The list of superstars released includes the likes of Samoa Joe, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Chelsea Green and Mojo Rawley. Some of these releases came as a huge surprise, as many of them were still being seen on TV. Additionally, despite being released, James and the others will have to wait for a period of 90 days before they can perform for other promotions, as WWE has included a non-compete clause in their contracts.