Dana Brooke has broken her silence following her release from WWE.
Just days after over a hundred employees were laid off by WWE, the company began slashing its roster once again. Dozens and dozens of stars had been released by the company between 2020 and 2022 but following Vince McMahon’s short-lived retirement the practice had ended.
However, on the 21st of September, Mustafa Ali got the ball rolling as he announced he was no longer working with WWE. Stars such as Shelton Benjamin, Dolph Ziggler, Aliyah, and Dana Brooke soon followed suit.
What did Dana Brooke say about her WWE exit?
Taking to social media, Dana Brooke gave her candid thoughts following her release as she promised to keep going:
“I have tried to wrap my head around this & have written so much and deleted it so many times bc no words seem to fit… so here it goes- WWE (wrestling) has been my Fairytale, my true-love relationship.
“I started this 1st chapter of my Fairytale 10 years ago & I had no idea what I was getting myself into. This world was a very brand new to me and I was leaving things that I was very comfortable with. I questioned myself a lot thinking am I doing the right thing, will I even be good at this, & will I regret everything I am leaving behind? My answer to those questions quickly became a NOOOO! I fell in love with WWE.. I fell in love with wrestling, my family away from home, and every single time I went out there to perform.
“I called it my drug of choice, there was no bigger rush or high in this world than performing in front of the WWE UNIVERSE & fans all around the world, it was electrifying!! With that being said, there were always moments where I wasn’t happy with my performance or was missing my family & long lonely nights on the road.
“Just like a relationship, you have the best of times and the worst of times. As years went forward THIS BUSINESS BECAME ME… I gave it my everything, it was my priority & my true LOVE!!! Just like a fairytale, things happen and your world comes crashing down.
“That happened in 2017 when a tragedy happened & I lost a loved one. I had two directions I could take- either bury myself in a deep hole of depression or rise to the top, & I always and will forever say WWE (WRESTLING) saved my life! It was all I ever had… my co-workers & fans were all I ever knew for so many years and turning to wrestling was my escape!
“I knew I could only push forward and never look back. 6 years later, I have accomplished so much & met so many amazing people & have strived to become better in every aspect of wrestling. This isn’t THE END… this is moving forward to the next chapter of my fairytale.. a rocky patch In my relationship named WRESTLING- but I promise YOU ALL, I WILL KEEP GOING.. I will never let you down.. I LOVE YOU ALL… the fairytale
Thank You 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/KAngMEcC4R
— Ashley Sebera DB 4eva (@AshleySebera_DB) September 22, 2023
Dana Brooke’s last match in WWE came on the 12th of September edition of NXT television where she lost to Lyra Valkyria.
Matt Riddle was the latest star to announce his departure from WWE and it seems he had caused one too many headaches during his time in the company.