Emma didn’t expect WWE to let her go but the news didn’t come as a shock either.
The WWE roster saw several members leave on September 21st as the company resumed mass layoffs for the first time since Vince McMahon’s short-lived retirement in July 2022. Among those no longer with the company are Mustafa Ali, Dolph Ziggler, Dana Brooke, and Matt Riddle. Other lesser-used talents on the main roster such as Emma were also let go alongside some names from NXT.
Taking to social media, Emma reflected on her second run in WWE and said she realised soon after her return to the company she might find her chances limited:
“Thank you for all the lovely messages and comments, I see you all and your support never goes unnoticed! ❤️
“While I wasn’t expecting a call yesterday, it’s also fair to say that I wasn’t shocked. When I returned to WWE I was so excited, I was ready to work my a** of and do all the things I didn’t get to do first time around. But it became apparent pretty quickly that this wasn’t my time. And that’s ok!
“Would I have loved to wrestle a stadium show in my home country, you bet. But now many doorways and opportunities have opened up and that’s exciting.
“I feel very fortunate today.
“I met my soon to be husband in WWE. I’m so grateful for that and the beautiful life we have been building.
“I get to spend more time with family and friends and can really focus on the important things in my life ❤️
“And you bet I’m going to be traveling as much as possible 🤣 I can’t wait to see more of the world, and take you all on more adventures with us soon – In more ways than one! Stay tuned 😉”
When did Emma join WWE?
Emma first joined WWE’s developmental system back in 2011, eventually becoming a firm favourite in NXT before moving on to the company’s main roster. The Australian star was released for the first time in October 2017.
Following that, she competed under her real name of Tenille Dashwood in Ring of Honor before moving on to IMPACT Wrestling where she captured the Knockouts Tag Team Championship with Madison Rayne as The Influence.
Emma re-joined WWE almost five years to the day after her release in October 2022 but only competed in TV matches thirteen times only winning one of those in her eleven-month stint with the company.