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By Mike Johnson on 2012-08-11 16:13:00
Sofia Cortes, real name Ivelisse Vélez, was released by WWE from her developmental deal yesterday.

Vélez, an independent talent from Puerto Rico, was featured in the most recent season of Tough Enough on the USA Network. She was eliminated due to a knee injury.

Velez was signed to a developmental deal in November 2011 shortly after being cut from the reality show. Despite some name value to her name from the series, she was re-christened Sofia in developmental.

She had been working the NXT tapings in Florida as recently as last month.

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