WWE have reacted swiftly to the news that one of their Divas got arrested this week by firing her just 24 hours after she was taken by police for theft. Vince McMahon is known to be willing to let stars go because of cost cutting measures, and he's likely to have jumped at the opportunity to part ways.
Former Diva Emma, real name Tenille Dashwood, was arrested by police on Tuesday for attempting to steal an iPad case, which was only worth around $21. Having learned of the situation, McMahon didn't take much time to pull the plug on Emma's wrestling career by firing her. Brutal some might say, but likely best for business McMahon would say.
In a public statement issued on WWE's website, the company explained her fate. "WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Diva Emma as of today, July 2, 2014. WWE wishes Emma the best in all her future endeavors."
McMahon jumped at the chance to fire her
Vince McMahon is likely to have jumped at the chance to fire her from the Diva roster. The WWE Chairman has been making some huge decision in recent weeks as the organization has gone through somewhat of a facelift.
These decisions include the sacking of 11 wrestlers from the company and one lead writer. Diva Emma hasn't appeared on television for WWE since appearing twice in May, and her following has severely dwindled this year. McMahon is thought to have jumped at the chance to fire her, and now the organization has spoken yet again to remove the Diva from the roster.
She was on Monday Night Raw
There were conflicting reports about her appearance or lack of on Monday Night Raw this week. But it's understood that Emma was in fact present at Raw, despite the arrest. During a segment with Santino Marella, he noted that she didn’t “come to his party,” which suggests she was kept off the show by the company's bosses. Obviously now WWE has issues a punishment with a great deal of severity.
6th degree larceny in the state of Connecticut is a Class C misdemeanour, which means she could result a fine of up to $500, and up to three months in jail. The crime in question is for thefts of $250 or less.