Getting fired from a job is not fun. It’s often met with great shock and sadness. So when someone inadvertently pours salt on the wound it stings. In this case, WWE should have known better. But of course, they didn’t.
Beloved WWE female wrestler, Mickie James was sent a package from WWE after her recent firing. It was her belongings in a trash bag with a piece of tape that read “Mickie.” Check out the video Mickie took below of the bag:
James then went on to post about it on Twitter:
Triple H responded to this incident by stating that the person responsible has been fired:
However former talent such as Gail Kim–Irvine and Maria Kanellis Bennett says treatment like this of fired talent has gone on for years. When Maria was let go last year, the same trash bag package was sent to her home.
But who was the culprit? Who could have been so unthoughtful and ignorant to send out trash bags filled with belongings of fired employees to their addresses? Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano. WWE fans may remember Carrano making appearances on the Total Divas series on E!.
John Laurinaitis, who according to reports from WrestlingNews, worked alongside Carrano in Talent Relations, tweeted a similar apology to Triple H.
While WWE should be commended for taking swift and correct action by firing the person responsible for disrespecting released talent, it should never have been allowed to happen in the first place. These are harsh times and people are already hurting because of the lasting effects brought on by the global pandemic.
James had dedicated over two decades of her life to professional wrestling, in WWE and on the independent circuit and she deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.
No word yet if any of the other recently released talent had similar deliveries but all signs point to yes and it’s utterly distasteful and disrespectful.