WWE star Emma was released without explanation. Instagram/Emma

WWE Star Emma was released Sunday. Further information was not immediately known.

The WWE took to Twitter to make the announcement, which shocked wrestling fans. “BREAKING NEWS: WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Emma,” they tweeted. The post was liked more than 4,000 times, shared over 2,500 times and garnered hundreds of comments.

Emma did not immediately respond to her dismissal. She was the first Australian woman to become a WWE star, signing with them in 2012. She made her television debut in November of that year.

Her name quickly became a top-trending Twitter topic, amassing 70,000 mentions.

Summer Rae and Darren Young were released, too.


"I do what I want!" - ME @grandfavallarta @zaringgroup #GrandExperience #PuertoVallarta

A post shared by Emma - WWE Superstar (@tenilledashwood) on

“WWE has come to terms on the releases of WWE Superstars Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae,” the WWE said in a statement. “WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors.”

Without a clear reason why Emma was released, people on Twitter began to discuss what the possibility would be. Some said it was because she asked to be released since she was underpaid, underutilized and not being featured on TV. Others said it was because Emma had a big ego. Some of their posts have been shared below:

Follow me on Twitter @mariamzzarella