Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae Released From WWE

WWE Diva Summer Rae Bikini Photoshoot

On Sunday morning, WWE announced the following.

WWE has come to terms on the releases of WWE Superstars Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae.

WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors.

At this time, it’s unclear what led to her release. She tweeted the following in response to the news:


Emma’s final WWE television appearance took place last week on RAW, when she lost to Asuka.

Emma, real name Tenille Dashwood, had been with the company since 2011, when she began training at the company’s former developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling. She made her NXT debut in 2012 before making her main roster debut in 2014. She returned to NXT the following year, her most successful run with the company.

Her return to the main roster in in 2016 was plagued by injuries and a botched gimmick reboot as Emmalina. Unfortunately, Emma never attained the success on the main roster that she did in NXT.

Emma remained a fan favorite throughout her WWE run, but not featured prominently as part of the Women’s Revolution as fellow NXT alums Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Bayley and Becky Lynch flourished.


Darren Young (Frederick Rosser III) had been with the company since 2005, working for FCW and later NXT. He joined the main roster back in 2010 as part of the memorable Nexus storyline before returning to NXT in 2011. He was back on the main roster in 2012 and teamed with Titus O’Neil as part of the Prime Time Players. He later had a singles run as the protege of Bob Backlund

Summer Rae had been with WWE since 2011 and was a Total Divas cast member for the show’s second and third seasons.

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