In a post on her official Twitter account, Dana Brooke issued a statement on the news that she was released from her contract with the WWE on Thursday.

“I have tried to wrap my head around this and have written so much and deleted it, so many times because no words seem to fit, so here it goes.

WWE (wrestling) has been my fairytale, my true-love relationship, I started this first chapter of my fairytale ten years ago and I had no idea what I was getting myself into, this world was very brand new to me and I was leaving things that I was very comfortable with.

I questioned myself a lot, thinking am I doing the right thing, will I even be good at this and will I regret everything I am leaving behind. My answer to those questions quickly become a no, I fell in love with WWE, I fell in love with wrestling, my family away from hoem and every single time I went out there to perform I called it my drug of choice, there was no bigger rush or high in this world than performing in front of the WWE Universe and fans all around the world, it was electrifying.

With that being said, there were always moments where I wasn’t happy with my performance, or was missing my family and long lonely nights on the road, just like a relationship, you have the best of times and the worst of times. As years went forward, this business became me, I gave it my everything, it was my priority and my true love. Just like a fairytale, things happen and your world comes crashing down.

That happened in 2017 when a tragedy happened and I lost a loved one. I had two directions I could take, either bury myself in a deep hole of depression, or rise to the top and I always wnd will forever say WWE (wrestling) saved my life, it was all I ever had. My co-workers and fans were all I ever knew for so many years and turning to wrestling was my escape. I knew I could only push forward and never look back.

Six years later, I have accomplished so much and met so many amazing people and have strived to become better in every aspect of wrestling. This isn’t the end, this is moving forward to the next chapter of my fairytale, a rocky patch in my relationship named wrestling, but I promise you all, I will keep going, I will never let you down, I love you all, the fairytale continues.”