WWE Hall of Famer and longest-ever Divas Champion, Nikki Bella took to Instagram to share a special message. Bella aimed the post at the women recently released from WWE.
Bella’s message of support shared the shock and dismay felt by many fans in the wake of the releases. Ruby Riott, Mickie James, The IIconics, Lana and Chelsea Green were all mentioned in the post with individual lines of encouragement.
Here’s what Bella posted;
“I have been shocked to say the least about some of the releases lately at WWE. Wanted to write a thank you post to the women that have given their everything to the wrestling industry. Mind, body, soul and time. I was so honored to share the ring with some of you and the ones I hadn’t I was so looking forward to one day sharing it. @rubyriottwwe you were one of my favorite matches, you are such a selfless, kind, and incredibly talented woman. @themickiejames you are an icon. I always hoped to have had a badass storyline with you. I know we could have created magic. @jessicamckay and @cassielee goodness our future wrote itself, @thebriebella and I were dreaming of fighting for the tag titles against the both of you. You two were a magic duo!
? @thelanawwe you shined in and out of that ring, loved our @totaldivas days and traveling the world together. So many amazing laughs and memories! And @chelseaagreen was super excited to see what you were going to bring! Thank you all for the entertainment and the memories! I know the future is so bright for you all! Can’t wait to follow you all wherever you may go.???? #womenswrestling“
WWE released all six women mentioned in the post this year. The company let go Chelsea Green, The IIconics and Mickie James with a multitude of other Superstars after WrestleMania 37. Lana and Ruby Riott were released earlier this month along with Santana Garrett.
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