Mickie James Calls out Vince McMahon over 'Care Package' After WWE Release

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 22, 2021

Credit: WWE.com

WWE reported a total revenue of $974.2 million for 2020 in February, and it appears the company is able to manage costs by saving on shipping expenses.

The promotion released a number of wrestlers following WrestleMania 37, with Mickie James among those let go. On Thursday, James shared a photo of a "care package" she received from WWE:

Mickie James~Aldis @MickieJames

Dear @VinceMcMahon Im not sure if you’re aware, I did receive my @WWE care package today. Thank you. #AlwaysBlessedandGrateful #WomensWrestlingMatters 💋 https://t.co/PyDC7ZC9lG

That isn't the treatment you'd expect somebody with James' career to receive. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon seemingly agreed, tweeting on Thursday night that the person responsible was fired:  

Triple H @TripleH

Upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talent received on behalf of the company, we took immediate action. The person responsible for this inconsiderate action has been fired and is no longer with @WWE.

Stephanie McMahon @StephMcMahon

.@MickieJames I am embarrassed you or anyone else would be treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person responsible is no longer with our company. https://t.co/nvN4WsKC0I

She's a five-time women's champion and former Divas champion in WWE, but the 41-year-old had the misfortune of coming along before the promotion took women's wrestling more seriously. The Richmond, Virginia, native would have been an even bigger star if she had been born 10 years later.

With the kind of parting words that are commonly used when it lets performers go, WWE wished James and others "the best in all of their future endeavors." Sending your stuff home in a garbage bag sends a somewhat conflicting message.


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