Christy follows a long line of WWE Diva’s that have suffered from “The Playboy Curse” where they pose for Playboy and within a year were released from WWE. Many assume that WWE didn’t want to continue paying her $250,000 a year to stay with WWE with other Diva’s and most wrestlers making a lot less.
The word making the rounds is that she was notified earlier today that she was being released. The decision to release her was done by WWE and not her as she had planned to train hard and really wanted to succeed. She was scheduled to go on the overseas tour and had worked for OVW this past week. She arrived early to the show and was said to be really hyped up about her debut later that night. No word on if she will finish up with them like Daniel Puder did when he was released. This definitely caught a number of people off guard as she was very well liked backstage and always wanted to improve.
It’s interesting to note that she posted the following on her website (ChristyHemme.com) this past weekend. “Hello everyone! It’s been a while since the last update and I am so sorry! You all mean the world to me and I appreciate the support! I want everyone to know that I am serious about becoming a better wrestler and to really do that, I need to focus on training. With that said, I am going to take a break from traveling with Smackdown to train in Louisville, Kentucky at the Ohio Valley Wrestling School. I am going to stay ther for as long as it takes to come back and kick some ass!!! I have one goal in sight and that is to grow at this craft that I have fallen in love with. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting me. I promise I will make you proud! Remember to keep watching Smackdown on Friday nights at 8pm on UPN!!”
Christy’s bio on WWE.com has been removed as have all her photos. She will have a 90 day no compete clause as well.
Stay tuned as more becomes available