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By Mike Johnson on 2021-12-29 15:44:00

WWE Smackdown star Toni Storm was released today.  She was on the road for the company as recently as last night in Washington, DC, working Triple Threat matches with Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks. initially reported the release. has independently confirmed Storm's departure. 

The story making the rounds is that Storm requested and received a release.    The word among talents is that Storm flew herself home this morning from Baltimore.  WWE's internal announcement did not state Storm was released due to budget cuts. is told last night's Triple Threat match went down as scheduled, so it does not appear this was not a case of something happening inside the ring that triggered the departure.  Storm had recently been programmed with Flair on TV but that program obviously, is done.

Storm, 26, debuted with the company as part of the Mae Young Classic in 2017 and was called up to the main roster this past July.

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