Originally published at REPORT: Toni Storm departs WWE
Toni Storm and WWE have parted ways, according to a report.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful is reporting that Storm is no longer with the company, although it is unknown what the circumstances were. Fightful adds that it’s believed she requested her release with an internal memo not listing “budget cuts”, which is the usual reason provided when the company makes a release.
POST Wrestling was told by one source in the company that Storm is no longer with WWE but was still awaiting additional information on what led to the departure.
A separate WWE official did confirm to POST Wrestling that she has been released.
Storm (Toni Rossall), 26, first appeared for the company in the inaugural Mae Young Classic in 2017 and signed the following year after wrestling for promotions including STARDOM and Progress Wrestling.
She was assigned to the NXT UK brand where she became the group’s women’s champion in January 2019 before moving to the NXT brand in the United States.
Storm moved to SmackDown this past summer but was not being used much until her program with Charlotte Flair began.
Storm challenged for Flair’s women’s title on the December 24th episode of SmackDown, which was taped the week prior in Chicago where Flair pinned Storm to retain the title.