As WWE's labor practices continue to be put under a microscope following news of an internal memo from Vince McMahon stating that talent needs to cease involvement with third party platforms, a former WWE NXT performer is sharing details of her own struggles in WWE.
Former Mae Young Classic competitor, Sage Beckett, who wrestled in TNA as Rosie Lottalove, responded to a tweet from Maria Kanellis which referenced WWE business practices being done in the shadows by revealing that WWE subjected her to weekly weigh-ins and frequently remarked on her appearance before releasing her on International Women's Day in 2018.
Or hire you during the “Evolution”, AFTER you’ve already lost 130#s over the last 2yrs, then do weekly weigh ins w/ you b/c you need to lose MORE weight, to be marketable, & release you ON International Women’s Day ------ @AndrewYang https://t.co/UMIUcS2CkE— MK (@MKGlidewell) September 6, 2020
In the Tweet, she tagged former Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang who recently took aim at Vince McMahon and the labor practices of WWE. In his series of tweets, he would say that Vince McMahon had better hope Donald Trump wins reelection in November because change is in the air and Yang feels that change is long overdue as it pertains to WWE's labor practices.
Beckett, whose real name is MaryKate Glidewell, tweeted upon being released by WWE in 2018 that it was time for her to use her brain instead of giving so much of her body inside of the wrestling ring.
I’ve given my body for 13 years, now it’s time to use my brain. ---- #thankyou— MK (@MKGlidewell) March 8, 2018
You can see the full internal memo from Vince McMahon regarding talent engaging with third party platforms at this link.