A WWE employee has been fired following the treatment of Mickie James after the recently released legend was sent her belongings in a bin bag.
The six-time WWE Women’s Champion taking to Twitter to share a photo of her recently returned belongings in a refuse sack, tagging Vince McMahon in an open letter, saying she received her “care package” and tagging “always blessed and grateful” and “women’s wrestling matters” in the statement.
Stephanie McMahon apologised to Mickie James personally, and on behalf of WWE, with the company’s Chief Brand Officer saying she’s “embarrassed” at the treatment of the recently released WWE legend and adding that the person responsible is no longer with the company on her own Twitter account.Triple H and John Laurinaitis also posted near identical tweets to one another saying the person responsible has been fired.
“Upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talent received on behalf of the company, we took immediate action. The person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired”
Wrestling Inc. reports that WWE has fired Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano following the incident, which was confirmed by Dave Meltzer – however it is unclear at this time as to whether there is any correlation.
.@MickieJames I am embarrassed you or anyone else would be treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person responsible is no longer with our company. https://t.co/nvN4WsKC0I
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 23, 2021
Mickie James was one of the names on a lengthy list of WWE releases last week. The other names who departed the company were Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Chelsea Green, Tucker, Kalisto, Mojo Rawley, Bo Dallas and Wesley Blake.