Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select first reported about the SmackDown Superstar Toni Storm’s WWE release and also noted that she only requested for her release. Now, we got some more backstage details about the former NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm’s release.
On the recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Toni Storm requested WWE for her release due to “burnout”. He noted that creative decisions that could have also resulted in her departure from the company.
“As far as her reasons and why she left, the only thing I heard was burnout essentially,” Meltzer revealed.
Dave Meltzer also discussed about the WWE being extra protective of Charlotte Flair during her feud with Toni Storm and how the promotion tends to ‘feed’ its top talents. He speculated that lackluster booking of Toni Storm during her feud with Charlotte Flair could have played a role for her release, but we have wait for Toni Storm to reveal her side of story.
“I heard from some people there. [It was] kind of the feeling if you watch the buildup of her in the Charlotte Flair feud and you’re probably if you were her, and you think about your job as opposed to just doing your job, you probably ask a lot of questions like, why did I get a pie thrown in my face twice when I’m the babyface…The one thing with WWE is they are about feeding their top stars. They have their protective stars…,” added Dave Meltzer. (H/T: WrestlingNews.co)