WWE Fires Employee Who Sent Trash Bag ‘Care Package’ To Laid Off Wrestler Mickie James – WWE came under fire on Thursday when Mickie James shared on social media that her remaining belongings within WWE were delivered to her in a trash bag with her name on it.
WWE Fires Employee Who Sent Trash Bag ‘Care Package’ To Laid Off Wrestler Mickie James:
Wrestler Mickie James ignited the anger of fans this week when she posted a picture on social media of a trash bag “care package” that the WWE apparently sent her after laying her off this week.
She addressed the picture to WWE CEO Vince McMahon with the hashtag #WomensWrestlingMatters.
James and several other wrestlers lost their jobs last week when the WWE announced layoffs.
WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon responded that she is “embarrassed you or anyone else would be treated this way.”
“I apologize personally and on behalf of [WWE],” she wrote to James. “The person responsible is no longer with our company.”
Paul Levesque, an executive vice president at WWE who is also known as “Triple H,” said the company took immediate action “upon learning of the disrespectful treatment some of our recently released talent received on behalf of the company.”
James addressed the controversy one last time Friday, saying that she doesn’t think the McMahons had anything to do with it.
“I am sorry that a thoughtless and tone deaf act would cost anyone their job. But I am not sorry that I had the courage to ensure it will never happen to anyone else moving forward,” James said Friday night. “I am legitimately grateful for my time at WWE and throughout my whole career. I am looking forward to everything that is next.”
Mickie James-Aldis Issues Final Statement On WWE Trash Bag Incident:
James-Aldis has taken to social media to post one final response to the whole incident, and while she’s sad that someone lost their job, she knows bringing attention to it was the right thing to do.
“I would like to address this one last time, then we can all move on,” James-Aldis wrote on Twitter. “I have so many amazing things on the horizon. The last thing I desire to have any of that tainted with ugliness and negativity. I take zero pride or joy in the fact that someone would lose their job ever. Especially someone I considered a friend. I am confident that Vince & the McMahons had no idea that this is how we were sent packing. It hurt a fragile me much more ten years ago when my belongings arrived on my doorstep, because WWE was my everything.”
“I’ve grown as woman and a person as much as we all have in this business. I am stronger today than I’ve ever been and smart enough to know that it wasn’t a deliberate attack on me,” James-Aldis wrote. “However, the symbolism can not be denied. I am sorry that a thoughtless and tone-deaf act would cost anyone their job. But I am not sorry that I had the courage to ensure it will never happen to anyone else moving forward.”
“So if that’s my final mark in this company moving forward I am ok with that,” James-Aldis wrote. “When I first started in this business one of the best pieces of advice I received was, “Just leave the business better than you found it kid” and that has always been my ultimate goal. I love you all so much. I am legitimately grateful for my time at WWE and throughout my whole career. I am looking forward to everything that is next. I truly hope you are too and perhaps you will join me. Sincerely and Humbly Yours, Mickie Laree James-Aldis.”