Reason for Angel Williams Release – You Aren’t Gonna Believe This!

Angel WilliamsAngel Williams had been in WWE’s developmental system for about two and half years and just wasn’t able to make it to the main roster for one reason or another. She was really close to being called up on at least two occasions, but it seems like something would always come up at the last minute to prevent her from finally breaking through into the big leagues.

Williams was on the brink of being called up to the SmackDown roster in January 2006 to replace Jillian Hall as JBL’s consultant, but her knee blew out at a Deep South Wrestling show a few days before her scheduled WWE debut. Also, Vince McMahon was impressed with how Jillian Hall reacted to The Boogeyman biting the cookie-like “growth” one her face on TV, so he changed his mind on replacing her. She was then close to being called with The Gymini, but the team didn’t impress management in their dark matches late last year, and they were subsequently let go about two months later.

Anyways, the reason given for Angel Williams’ firing is that well, management just didn’t feel that she was pretty enough to be a WWE Diva, and thus she was let go. PWInsider.com also reported that she had a bit of an attitude problem at times while in DSW, although it doesn’t look like she was necessarily released for that.

Furthermore, a person in the know with things down in Ohio Valley Wrestling said that Williams burst into tears upon receiving the news of her termination from Stephanie McMahon, who personally informed her that she was being let go from WWE. After her meeting with Stephanie, “she was blubbering like a baby,” the source said.

Source: Wrestling Observer

Beth Phoenix Speaks on Rumors of Being Fired by WWE

Beth PhoenixEarlier this week, several rumors were circulating on the ‘net that former WWE Ladies Champion and current OVW standout had been released by WWE. These rumors were completely untrue and unfounded. Beth posted the following message to her friends and fans today on her personal MySpace blog:

My status with WWE….

I’ve gotten swamped with emails in regards to an internet rumour that I was released early this week….it is totally false. I am saddened at the news of the other WWE releases but even more that my name was brought into the mix. I’ve worked my whole life towards becoming a WWE Diva. The beautiful thing about the Divas is that they are strong, beautiful, and individual. I love my job with all my heart and I’m so very proud to have the opportunity to represent the company I’ve been in love with my entire life. Although I don’t have to answer to or respond to the internet rumors that constantly come my way, I do owe the fans that have supported me over the past 7 years of my life. Yes I am still very much employed by WWE and working hard in OVW to one day return to WWE television and live my dream once again. Our business is all about patience and taking the good with the bad. If nothing else, you can be sure when you see Beth Phoenix, you will get 110% from me…everything in my heart.

All my love,

-Beth

All of us here at WWX would like to thank Beth for keeping her fans updated, and wish her a long and great career with WWE.

Breaking News: WWE Releases Two Divas

Shelly Martinez aka ArielIn the “well, we sure as hell didn’t see that coming” moment of the day…WWE announced a few minutes ago that they have released WWE Developmental Diva, Angel Williams. Angel made her debut for WWE Developmental territory OVW just a couple of days ago, and was said to have had a great match with OVW’s Serena Deeb. No reason, of course, was given for the release. We will definitely be following this story as it progresses and will hopefully be able to get an interview with Angel Williams in the near future for all of our readers and fans.

And in the “damn, that sucks” (pun intended) moment of the day…WWE has also announced the release of Shelly Martinez, aka super-hot vampire babe Ariel, from ECW. Non-divas that also were on the chopping block include Scotty 2 Hottie, Nick Mitchell (former Spirit Squad member), and of course, Sabu earlier this week.

Random News: Angel Williams Debuts in OVW, Victoria Sells Out, & More

Angel WilliamsAngel Williams, who had previously competed in WWE’s former developmental fed, Deep South Wrestling, made her debut in Louisville, KY’s Ohio Valley Wrestling last night. Angel was successful in her first match, besting fan-favorite Serena Deeb. It’s interesting to note that Angel was one of the very few developmental talents moved from DSW to OVW.

Victoria announced via her MySpace page that she has sold her Louisville, KY based pizzeria, Fat Tony’s Pizzeria. Here is her message:

What’s up, My Spacers? WWE will be in Louisville this Friday. Last year we had a little post party at my restaurant, Fat Tony’s Pizzeria, after the show. I just wanted to let people know that as of last Friday, I sold the restaurant. I want to thank everyone who helped make it the success that is was. It was an exciting and fruitful experience, and I am already looking toward my next venture. On a more personal note, I had to treat myself in some way for the restaurant sale. I think I have mentioned my love of motorcycles. I bought myself a Hayabusa. I love it!!! A lot of people told me that it would be too much bike for me. It’s too much bike for anyone, and that’s half the fun! I’ll put a picture of it on my website soon. ‘Busa Baby! Watch out Louisville pedestrians !!!lol…Later Hash Brown Potaters…

In rather sad news, it was reported today that “All About Brian” has been dropped from the ABC line-up due to poor ratings. Many of you will remember that former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler made several appearances on the series earlier this season.