According to reports, NXT talent and former Mae Young Classic competitor Abbey Laith has been released from her contract with WWE. She was reportedly given the news of her release on Wednesday, and her only response on social media has been a quote from Rocky Balboa.
Laith - probably best known as everywhere-on-the-indies (including Chikara Grand) champion Kimber Lee — originally appeared on NXT television as enhancement talent, but officially signed with the company in January of 2017. Later that year she was announced as one of the 32 competitors in the inaugural Mae Young Classic and made it all the way to the semi-finals, defeating Jazzy Gabert in a well-received match and taking out Rachel Evers in round two before being knocked out of the tournament by Mercedes Martinez.
Shortly after the news about Laith broke, word came from Squared Circle Sirens honcho Casey Michael that Sage Beckett has also been released. Beckett, who also wrestled on the indies as Andrea and in Impact as Rosie Lottalove, was signed in December 2016 in preparation for the Mae Young Classic.
Rechristened Sage Beckett, she appeared at NXT live events in early 2017 and competed in the Classic, losing in the first round to Bianca Belair. She has similarly posted an inspirational message on Twitter on Thursday.
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