According to Sports Illustrated Emma was released due to the considerable heat she attracted backstage. According to the article Emma was not well liked by the locker room and had made enemies with several memebers of the writing staff. The company was also upset that she had been vocal about her “spot” on social media. This is technically the second time Emma has been released. She was released for about a day a few years back when she was arrested for shoplifting. Her career never seemed to recover after that event and she had been relegated to the bottom of the card. This even resulted in her being sent back to NXT for a period of time. Emma was also supposed to receive a new push earlier in the year when she was being repackaged as the sexy Emmalina, however she was unable to pull off the character and the push was cancelled.