“1, 2, 3”: WWE has cut Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae from its roster.
“WWE has come to terms on the releases of WWE Superstars Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae,” the pro-wrestling promotion said in a Sunday statement. “WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors.”
Emma had been feuding (in the ring) with new Superstar Asuka, who was dominant in WWE’s minor-leagues, NXT. The two wrestled on the week-ago pay-per-view event, “Tables, Ladders and Chairs” (“TLC”). Their program continued the next night on “Raw.” Clearly, it won’t go any further.
Both Emma and Darren Young received pretty good pushes from WWE over the past year or so — Summer Rae, not so much.
Former Tag Team Champion Darren Young was hooked up with WWF/WWE legend Bob Backlund as his manager and given TV time as part of the company’s “Make Darren Young Great Again” storyline. But even a play on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign couldn’t save Titus O’Neil’s former partner.
For her part, Emma (pictured above) was heavily teased and promoted for a comeback as the angelic “Emmalina,” but that rebrand lasted about as long as it took you to read this post. The Aussie had spent much of 2016 recovering from back surgery. Now she’s got even more time off.