UPDATE x 3: The following is an article from TMZ.com:
Maybe the WWE realized … if stealing a $21.14 iPad case is a fireable offense … there wouldn’t be enough wrestlers left for a tag team match — so they REHIRED Diva Emma 2 hours after canning her.
The wrestling org gave Emma the boot 2 days after she copped a plea to stealing the iPad case from a Connecticut Walmart.
The WWE just said, “Upon further evaluation, WWE has reinstated [Diva Emma] but will take appropriate punitive action for her violation of the law.”
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … WWE officials quickly realized they overreacted, because their action would open the floodgates to fire a gaggle of wrestlers for fighting outside the ring, DUI and all sorts of other misdeeds.
It’s unclear how Emma will be punished.
iPad case closed.
UPDATE x 2: As noted earlier, WWE.com reports that “upon further evaluation,” the company has reinstated Tenille “Emma” Dashwood to her position in the company. They added that they “will take appropriate punitive action for her violation of the law.”
It’s worth noting that the company was besieged with comments on the initial WWE.com news article announcing her firing by people pointing out the hypocrisy of releasing Emma while keeping Jack Swagger and Cameron, who a couple of years ago had a DUI where she reportedly tried to bribe the police officer. Whether that played a factor or not isn’t known. The news article (which is the same as the above) has had all comments cleared and now cannot be commented upon.
We hope to have more on what happened shortly. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: The following is from WWE.com:
Upon further evaluation, WWE has reinstated Tenille Dashwood (WWE Diva Emma) but will take appropriate punitive action for her violation of the law.
ORIGINAL: The following is from WWE.com:
WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Diva Emma as of today, July 2, 2014. WWE wishes Emma the best in all her future endeavors.