WWE really dropped the ball with Emma when she made the leap to the main roster from NXT, meaning her release in 2017 didn't exactly come as a huge surprise. As Tenille Dashwood, she wasted no time in heading to IMPACT Wrestling and Ring of Honor but finally returned to WWE return last October.
After accepting Ronda Rousey's open challenge for the SmackDown Women's Championship in what proved to be a losing effort, Emma was only used sporadically on TV, leaving fans to wonder why WWE had gone to the effort of rehiring her.
Triple H is thought to have been the one who decided to bring Emma back into the fold, but based on new comments from the popular wrestler, it seems the company never had any concrete creative plans in place (for her or fiancé Riddick Moss who, unfortunately, was also released last week).
"While I wasn’t expecting a call [last week], it’s also fair to say that I wasn’t shocked," Dashwood admits in the Tweet below. "When I returned to WWE I was so excited, I was ready to work my a** off and do all the things I didn’t get to do [the] 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," she continued. "I get to spend more time with family and friends and can really focus on the important things in my life."
You can check out the full statement below.
Dashwood may already be teasing a leap to AEW after an interesting interaction with Saraya/Paige, while many fans have expressed sympathy for her after she shared excitement for Elimination Chamber in Australia just hours before being fired.
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