By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE announced the releases of Mickie James and Billie Kay on Thursday. Read the official announcement at WWE.com.
Powell’s POV: Wow, I’m very surprised to see both women cut loose. Kay was involved in a WrestleMania match as the partner of Carmella in the tag team turmoil match, and she’s been doing a regular bit on Smackdown where she passes out her headshots. Meanwhile, James was labeled a legend out of the blue earlier this year, but she just worked on the NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver pre-show panel last week.
Grateful for the memories. Grateful for the locker room. Grateful for the fans. Grateful for these little keys to my golden handcuffs. You can never expected others vision of you to be big as your own dreams. Thank you @VinceMcMahon #AlwaysBlessedAndGrateful
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 15, 2021
Peyton Royce has been released as well, according to WWE.com
Cutting Mickie makes no sense. At the very least she should be a trainer. Kay and Royce are terrible and should find other lines of work.