Triple H Fires Employee Following Disrespect to Mickie James, Stephanie McMahon Apologises

Published 04/23/2021, 3:13 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


WWE Executive Vice President Triple H had to come forth and clear up the recent mess created by WWE. Former WWE Women’s Champion Mickey James was one of the few released by WWE a few days ago. However, a few days after the release, she had to receive her belongings wrapped in a trash bag.

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The multi-million dollar company, whose estimated net worth rounds up to a staggering $5.71 billion as per 2020 reports, faced heavy criticism from fans after this unfortunate happening. On her part, Mickie did not shut down after WWE’s callous attitude.

She took to Twitter to express her disappointment with WWE. The former Divas champion tagged CEO Vince McMahon and sarcastically thanked WWE for the “care package” that had been sent to her.

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The 41-year-old from Richmond wrote, “Dear Vince McMahon, I’m not sure if you’re aware, I did receive my WWE care package today. Thank you. #AlwaysBlessedandGrateful #WomensWrestlingMatters.” She uploaded a video of the situation as well.

 

Triple H acted accordingly and intervened in the matter. The founder and executive producer of NXT took things seriously and issued a statement for the course of action to follow.

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,” The Game‘ informed the WWE Universe.

Stephanie McMahon and CM Punk reacted to the situation

Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer of WWE, supported her husband’s statement. She also retweeted Mickey’s tweet and personally apologized to the wrestler on behalf of the wrestling organization.

She went on to vouch that the person responsible has been fired and is no longer a part of the company. “Mickey James, 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.”

Retired wrestler, CM Punk, also expressed his thoughts on the matter. He retweeted Triple H’s tweet and added a GIF that shows a disappointed man. This is a cheeky dig at WWE following his controversial release.

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It is great to see WWE taking matters like these into serious consideration. A legend like Mickie James does not deserve the treatment whether or not she is with the company.

Let us know your thoughts on the situation in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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