Earlier this week, WWE.com announced that they released Emma, ending her six-year tenure with the company. Emma was the first Australian woman to compete for the WWE, but became one of the many superstars the company has released in the past year.
Shortly after being released from the WWE, Emma shared a statement on her official Twitter page.
💔— TENILLE DASHWOOD (@TenilleDashwood) October 29, 2017
I feel very fortunate to have the most amazing family, friends and fans in the world! I am excited for the future. The best is yet to come!— TENILLE DASHWOOD (@TenilleDashwood) October 31, 2017
But Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated was able to bring more details about why Emma was released from the WWE. There were a number of factors, including that she had "considerable heat within the company" for quite a while. Barrasso also added that she had disputes with the writing crew and would voice her complaints on Twitter, which obviously didn't help Emma in keeping her job.
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This doesn't mean Emma's departure from the WWE is over for good, however. Barrasso also noted that "the door remains open for a return." Barrasso also announced that the WWE chose to release her last Friday and that she was informed of the decision on Sunday.
Though Emma's release was unforeseen and shocking, she's among the many stars who have left the WWE over the years. Superstars like Rey Mysterio Jr., Eva Marie, Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Ryback, Neville, and others were either released or left the company on bad terms.
For Emma, it appeared as though she became expendable in the women's division thanks to the rises of former NXT stars like Nia Jax, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and others. Emma never got over as one of the top stars in the women's division, but perhaps another wrestling promotion will be happy to give her a chance.
It's also possible that Emma returns to the WWE sooner than expected. If more superstars leave the WWE (on their own terms or by being released), it could force the creative team to bring her on yet again. We'll have to wait and see what the future holds for her.