WWE has not issued a message stating that she has been released.
The accomplished grappler addressed rumors of her WWE demise via Twitter, writing Thursday, “Getting a flood of dm’s. I guess the cat’s out of the bag. Yes. I have been officially promoted to the alumni section of the WWE roster.”
Ryan Satin of TMZ.com then said she was let go by the sports entertainment organization on Thursday, writing on Twitter, “A source close to Kharma tells me the rumors are true and she was indeedreleased from WWE today. Dumbest WWE release in SOOO LONG!!!”
Kharma, whose real name is Kia Michelle Stevens, signed a contract with WWE in December of 2010 and made her debut on May 1, 2011 at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view as she decimated Michelle McCool. Weeks later, Kharma spoke for the first time on television to reveal she was pregnant and thus forced to take a leave of absence from the organization. Stevens made a surprise return in January as the twenty-first entrant in the Royal Rumble Match and subsequently announced to TMZ.com that she had given birth to a baby boy named Jamie on December 31, 2011. She then admitted in March that the child died before she could give birth and had lied due to her emotional state at the time.
– Ring of Honor will return to Milwaukee, Wisconsin tomorrow at Turner Hall. It will feature a tag team match with the ROH World Champion Kevin Steen and Jimmy Jacobs vs The Briscoes. The card also includes Rhino vs Eddie Edwards in a Border Wars iPPV rematch.
Here is the rest of the card:
*Roderick Strong vs BJ Whitmer
*Michael Elgin vs Silas Young
*Jay Lethal vs Mike Mondo
*Kyle O’Reilly vs Tadarius Thomas
*Rhett Titus vs Mike Sydal
*Tony Kozina vs Samson Walker
As previously reported, BLK OUT the team of Ruckus and Jeez were announced for the August 4 ROH Tag Team title tournament in Baltimore, MD at the next TV Taping. They join the Briscoes and The Young Bucks.