TNA signs Former WWE Diva

15 10 2010

Alongside Mickie James, TNA has signed another Former WWE Diva… Katie Lea Burchill!

PWInsider.com reports that she had a tryout match for the company in mid-August. Rumors were also flying around that she didn’t make the tryout. Proves your dirt sheets wrong! Welcome to TNA, Katie!

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Former WWE Diva works TNA Tryout

24 08 2010

Former WWE Diva Katie Lea Burchill worked a tryout match for TNA Wrestling prior to tonight’s Impact taping from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Katie worked as Kat Larue and did a job to Madison Rayne. (source)





New Additions to WWE Alumni

28 04 2010

WWE.com has just added former WWE Divas Maria Kanellis, Mickie James, and Katie Lea to the WWE Alumni. Check out their profiles.

Mickie’s Profile: View | Maria’s Profile: View | Katie Lea’s Profile: View

Posted By: Alicia





Alicia on Mickie James and Katie Lea getting Released

23 04 2010

As you all know, Mickie James and Katie Lea got released yesterday. You probably all did a doubletake like I did when I saw this. The fact that Katie Lea got released doesn’t really upset me that much, since WWE wasn’t really using her anyways, but the fact that Mickie James, the 5-time Women’s Champion did.

Alicia on Katie Lea’s Release: Katie Lea Burchill came into the WWE a few years ago as a manager for her brother ‘Paul Burchill’/ She has never really wrestled, all though, I’m sure she has the potential. Katie Lea is a beautiful girl and I wish her luck in her future!

Alica on Mickie James Release: This release, really, really shocked me. Mickie James is the longest running WWE Diva who was still standing in the business. She has also held the WWE Women’s Championship 5 times. She is so passionate about her job, and she has played so many roles in WWE as well. I’m sure we all remember her Psychotic lesbian Lover days when she was crazy about Trish Stratus, she’s played just about everything, including the subject of fat jokes. Towards the end of Mickie’s career, ‘LayCool’ formed (Michelle McCool and Layla) and was mocking Mickie, calling her fat, shoving food towards her, etc. WWE did not try and stop this one bit. They just let the storyline keep going. Now, as all of you girls out there know, it hurts if someone calls you fat. Imagine Mickie James feeling when ‘LayCool’ did it in front of millions on TV. I know WWE is staged and all, and nothing in there is real hatred, but that was not right, at all. WWE, you messed up. Well, on a positive note, I wish Mickie the best of Luck in her music and modeling career. We will miss you Mickie! We all love you.

Peace and Love!

– Alicia





WWE axed seven stars last night — including popular Divas Mickie James and Katie Lea Burchill.

23 04 2010

Mickie James had been part of some of the most memorable women’s matches and angles in recent wrestling history, while Brit Burchill was never given the chance to shine despite being arguably the company’s top worker.

Shelton Benjamin, often referred to by commentator Jim Ross as the best pure athlete in the business, was among five male wrestlers released.

A statement on the WWE website said: “WWE have come to terms on the release of Divas Mickie James and Katie Lea Burchill, as well as Superstars Shelton Benjamin, Kung Fu Naki, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang.

“We wish them the best in all future endeavours.”

  SAY GOODBYE BOYS … Mickie James & Katie Lea Burchill have been released

The company later added a second message online confirming that Mike Knox was also leaving.

Internet petitions were immediately created requesting TNA boss Dixie Carter sign the released grapplers — with the bigger names becoming hot topics on Twitter.

Mickie James commented via her personal Twitter Account:

“I just want to say it’s been a beautiful journey.

“WWE was a childhood dream come true and I have loved every step.

“There is not a moment I would change for the world. It breaks my heart but the world doesn’t stop turning.”

Yang posted a cryptic comment on his Twitter page, possibly relating to the WWE’s drug-testing policy. It said:

“Three strikes and you’re out. I hear Florida is a nice place to visit.





BREAKING NEWS: Mickie James & Katie Lea Burchill RELEASED by WWE

22 04 2010

Fresh News Just in from the WWE Twitter Feed is that the WWE has come to terms with the release of the following Superstars & Divas Jimmy Wang Yang, Kung Fu-Naki, Shelton Benjamin, Slam Master J and the Following WWE Divas 5x Womens Champion Mickie James and Katie Lea Burchill.

The Following has been posted on WWE.com

WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Divas Mickie James and Katie Lea Burchill as well as Superstars Shelton Benjamin, Kung Fu Naki, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang as of today, April 22, 2010. We wish them the best in all future endeavors.
We are Competely Shocked with the release of 5x WWE Womens Champion Mickie James she has given the WWE many years service and dedication. The release of Mickie James comes on similar circumstances as the Recent Release of Maria, Mickie and Maria have been working hard on Careers outside the WWE and maybe this served as the death knell of their WWE Careers.
 
Katie Lea Burchill‘s release comes as no major Suprise as her on-screen brother Paul Burchill was released from the WWE a few months ago.
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