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WWE News: Dasha Fuentes reveals the 'series of events' that got her fired

Dasha Fuentes is no longer with WWE
Dasha Fuentes is no longer with WWE
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Modified 19 May 2019
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What's the story?

WWE backstage interviewer Dasha Fuentes announced in April 2019 that she had been released by the company.

Speaking to WSVN-TV's Chris Van Vliet, she has revealed the reason that she was given for her departure.

In case you didn't know…

Dasha Fuentes signed a WWE developmental contract after attending the same tryout as future Superstars Nia Jax, Dash Wilder and Riddick Moss in December 2013.

After making her in-ring debut at an NXT live event in April 2015, she took a similar path to JoJo Offerman by stepping away from the squared circle to become a backstage interviewer and ring announcer in NXT.

From 2016-2019, she was often seen interviewing WWE’s top Superstars on the main roster, usually on SmackDown Live, while she also worked as a host at untelevised live events.

She last appeared on WWE television on the April 1, 2019 episode of Raw – one week before WrestleMania 35 – and later announced that she had left the company.

The heart of the matter

Dasha Fuentes’ last on-screen interview came when she asked Roman Reigns if, with no Shield by his side, he has what it takes to face Drew McIntyre one-on-one at WrestleMania 35.

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There was a brief slip-up where she mentioned that Reigns accepted McIntyre's "match", as opposed to "challenge", but it did not seem like a big deal.

During her interview with Chris Van Vliet, Fuentes recalled what happened next (quotes via Fightful):

“They called me on a Tuesday and I was told 'After the events that occurred on Monday Night Raw, we are taking you off TV and you're not going to WrestleMania'. I literally went back and I watched the interview and there a tiny little blip that happened but it was live, it was with Roman and I figured it was a pretty good interview and I could see the growth and consistency that was happening from week to week. So I was like 'Series of events?' and I was just taken aback.”

Fuentes thought she might move back to NXT as a ring announcer, but she received a call the day after WrestleMania 35 informing her that she had been fired.

“I was told I'd get a call the next week and told what was going on. Well, the following Monday after WrestleMania I got a call that lasted literally like a minute and a half and they said 'We're letting you go' and I was like 'Well, thanks for five years and that's it.”

What's next?

Moving forward, Dasha Fuentes added that she hopes to host shows on a larger network scale all over the world, while she also plans to start her own YouTube channel.

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It is worth noting that the 45-minute interview was largely positive, with Fuentes showing a lot more personality than she did during her time as a backstage interviewer.

Published 19 May 2019, 14:22 IST
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