While it’s not uncommon to see someone released from their WWE contract, it’s much rarer with AEW. Only a few cases of this in their short history exist, namely with people who would have been unable to wrestle for the promotion due to the lockdown like Bea Priestley & Jaime Hayter. Those names remain on good terms with AEW and the door is open to come back, which doesn’t seem to be the case with Ivelisse who was recently let go from her AEW contract.
For those who forget who Ivelisse is, she was one half of the winners of AEW’s Deadly Draw tag team tournament alongside Diamante. Diamante & Ivelisse would be sparsely used as a tag team outside of AEW Dark despite this, but did have a few spotlight moments elsewhere. Notably, Ivelisse had a match with then NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa over the title on AEW Dynamite, one of the rougher matches in that program’s history.
Ivelisse Felt Thunder Rosa Was Disrespecting Her, Felt She Was The Veteran In The Match
This match came on the #50 episode of AEW Dynamite, which aired on September 10th, 2020. What some fans saw as a hard hitting match was actually just Thunder Rosa & Ivelisse throwing stiff blows due to a disagreement between the two. This disagreement stemmed from the fact that Ivelisse felt like she was the veteran in the match and Thunder Rosa should have respected her and let her call the match.
When sent a clip by an AEW fan on Twitter from the match showing Ivelisse just sit while Thunder Rosa applied a full nelson on the mat, Ivelisse would shine some light on her issue in this match. “You don’t resist a vet that’s trying to lead you and the match to be the best, that’s our job to make sure it goes well, or try to really fight them & take over just for the sake of it, you just don’t do that & I actually maintained my cool to not fully strike back in its entirety”
Unprofessionalism In A Major Match
This comes despite the fact that while yes, Ivelisse does have more experience in the ring, Thunder Rosa was defending the NWA Women’s Championship on TV. A major title match for perhaps the most historic women’s championship around today is hardly the time to look completely disinterested and refuse to work the match. If that’s how a veteran acts, then it’s no wonder Rosa didn’t want to let Ivelisse run the match her way.
This isn’t the first time Ivelisse has left a company on seemingly bad terms, and likely won’t be the last as she seems to be cut from the same cloth as folks like Austin Aries & Low Ki. Talented without doubt, but hard to work with. Do you see Ivelisse popping up in any major promotions in 2021 after this messy split? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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