20120811-195114.jpgFormer WWE Tough Enough contestant Sofia Cortez, real name Ivelisse Velez, has revealed that she has been released by WWE.

Writing on Twitter, she said: “I, as well, have been released by WWE. Sorry my #Soljas….”

Velez, an experienced independent wrestler before joining WWE, rose to fame last year on the USA Network revival of Tough Enough hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin and featuring Trish Stratus as a trainer. Velez was eliminated after suffering a groin injury, but was later signed by WWE.

Most recently, she appeared on the newly rebranded NXT defeating Paige in the first Divas match on the new version.