WWE is just going to continuing firing or allowing talent to walk going into the new year.
The latest wrestler to leave is recent NXT call up, Toni Storm.
The timing of the release is very odd considering she just had a title match against Charlotte Flair on WWE Smackdown 4 days ago. Storm was also developing a following so that’s why there is speculation that she could have simply asked for her release.
Per New York Post:
Storm, 26, was called up to WWE’s main roster this year after several years in the developmental promotions NXT and NXT UK.
Storm had done an interview with Fox Sports this past week in which she talked about waiting around for more main roster opportunities, but then being excited when things ramped up.
“It’s the worst because you just don’t know,” she said. “Obviously, wrestling (can be) so unpredictable. Next week you could be main eventing and winning a title and everything could be happening, or nothing. You don’t know. This is show business at the end of the day. It’s a topsy-turvy industry.
Storm joins other star wrestlers who have been released from WWE this year that include Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Aleister Black, Keith Lee, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Karrion Kross and Nia Jax.