Toni Storm
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Toni Storm made her return to WWE television in November and the fans obviously wanted to see her back in the main event title picture. With Charlotte Flair reigning supreme on the Smackdown brand, fresh faces against her were needed and it was believed that WWE would give a big push to Storm after placing her on the challenger’s spot.

It was supposed to be the elevation for the 26-year-old superstar on the roster but in reality, it led to her release. As reported earlier, Toni Storm was released by WWE in the last week of December which took the professional wrestling world by shock. It has since been revealed that the former NXT UK Women’s Champion was the one to request her release although the real reason behind doing the same is unknown.

Smackdown: Reason Toni Storm Requested Her Release From WWE 1

On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned that the only thing he has heard about the situation is that she left because she was burnt out. Throughout the history of the company, some of the top superstars have faced a similar situation and it wasn’t odd. Meltzer added that he has not heard about whether WWE has placed any restrictions on her release, like a no-compete clause.

Toni Storm will become a free agent in March

The popular belief is that Toni Storm will have the usual 90-day non-compete clause attached to the release. That is the standard clause for main roster wrestlers when they are released by WWE. But it is unknown if the WWE has placed any specific clauses to her release, given that it was demanded by her. If she does have the usual contract release, then her free agency will begin on Tuesday, March 29.

Smackdown: Reason Toni Storm Requested Her Release From WWE 2

Toni Storm was unable to defeat Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship on the Christmas Eve edition of Friday Night Smackdown. Although WWE has never confirmed her release, officially it seems that the December 24 edition of Smackdown marked her last televised match in WWE. We will have to wait and see what is next for the Australian superstar in her career.

Toni Storm initially debuted with WWE during the inaugural Mae Young Classic, back in 2017 but she was signed only before the second edition in 2018. She left the WWE as the 2018 MYC winner and a former NXT UK Women’s champion.

Arindam Pal

A WWE writer passionate about the sports.