WWE has fired the person responsible for sending Mickie James a trash bag containing her belongings following her release from the promotion last week.
Executive Vice President Triple H confirmed as much on Twitter, releasing the following statement after James had posted an image of her WWE "care package"-
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.Advertisement— Triple H (@TripleH) April 23, 2021
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon commented on the situation a few minutes later:-
.@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/nvN4WsKC0IAdvertisement— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 23, 2021
Mickie's original tweet drew responses from a number of notable wrestling figures, including Royal Rumble 2021 returnee Jillian Hall, who claimed to have received similar treatment after being cut over a decade ago:-
Apparently I blamed the wrong person for my trash bag of ring gear over 10 years ago 🤷🏼♀️.. she’s not with the company anymore 🤦🏼♀️Advertisement— Jillian Hall (@Jillianhall1) April 23, 2021
Per Fightful Select, Mark Carrano, who was fired from WWE yesterday, had the finger pointed at him during apology calls made to the recently-released wrestlers yesterday.
Last Thursday (15 April) saw WWE cut ten wrestlers on the one-year anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the promotion jettisoned dozens of performers, producers, and other employees. Alongside Samoa Joe, she was comfortably the most experienced wrestler on the list.
A standard WWE 90-day non-compete clause means James cannot sign anywhere else until 14 July. On Wednesday, Mickie claimed she felt "comfortably uncomfortable" during her final two years with WWE.