Dana Brooke comments on her WWE release.
On September 21, WWE released talent from the main roster and NXT, including Dana Brooke. Brooke signed with WWE in 2013 and competed on the NXT brand until 2016 when she was called up. She was featured on WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown throughout the years both as a wrestler and as a manager. She returned to NXT in June 2023 and last wrestled on the September 12 episode of NXT.
Taking to social media, Dana posted the following statement on her release:
I have tried to wrap my head around this & have written so much and deleted it so many times bc no words seem to fit... so here it goes- WWE (wrestling) has been my Fairytale, my true-love relationship. I started this 1st chapter of my Fairytale 10 years ago & I had no idea what I was getting myself into. This world was a very brand new to me and I was leaving things that I was very comfortable with. I questioned myself a lot thinking am I doing the right thing, will I even be good at this, & will I regret everything I am leaving behind? My answer to those questions quickly became a NOOOO! I fell in love with WWE.. I fell in love with wrestling, my family away from home, and every single time I went out there to perform. I called it my drug of choice, there was no bigger rush or high in this world than performing in front of the WWE UNIVERSE & fans all around the world, it was electrifying!! With that being said, there were always moments where I wasn't happy with my performance or was missing my family & long lonely nights on the road. Just like a relationship, you have the best of times and the worst of times. As years went forward THIS BUSINESS BECAME ME... I gave it my everything, it was my priority & my true LOVE!!! Just like a fairytale, things happen and your world comes crashing down. That happen in 2017 when a tragedy happen & I lost a loved one. I had two directions I could take- either bury myself in a deep hole of depression or rise to the top, & I always and will forever say WWE (WRESTLING) saved my life! It was all I ever had... my co-workers & fans were all I ever knew for so many years and turning to wrestling was my escape! I knew I could only push forward and never look back. 6 years later, I have accomplished so much & met so many amazing people & have strived to become better in every aspect of wrestling. This isn't THE END... this is moving forward to the next chapter of my fairytale.. a rocky patch In my relationship named WRESTLING- but I promise YOU ALL, I WILL KEEP GOING.. I will never let you down.. I LOVE YOU ALL... the fairytale
------— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) September 22, 2023
Thank You ---- pic.twitter.com/KAngMEcC4R
Fightful will provide more information on her release when it is known. Fans can find all releases made by WWE on September 21 by clicking here.