Last September, Dana Brooke was released from WWE as part of budget cuts. Brooke’s 90-day non-compete clause expired last month. She then made her TNA Wrestling debut at Hard To Kill as Ash by Elegance.
In an interview with Busted Open Radio, Ash by Elegance said that she wasn’t the woman that WWE was looking to push to the next level. The former 24/7 champion added that they always booked her to lose matches.
“I honestly think they [WWE] didn’t believe in me. You know, producers, T.J. [Wilson] was a very big advocate for me, and he would always be like, ‘Dana can do it, Dana can do it, Dana can do it’ and it just, it wasn’t happening, and I wasn’t that girl. I wasn’t the girl that they were trying to push to that next level. I was the one that I was always given to take the pinfall, and I was okay with it, thinking in my mind, there’s gonna be a shot. There’s gonna be that next time, and there just never was that next time.”