WWE Diva Emma was arrested for shoplifting from a Walmart in Connecticut. According to PWS on Tuesday, the arrest happened before “WWE Monday Night Raw” and the item in question was an iPod case. There is no word yet on the punishment the WWE may pass down onto her.
UPDATE: The WWE released a statement on Wednesday: "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."
The arrest of Emma was reported on both the local news as well as the Hartford police log. The WWE released a statement after the arrest saying that Emma, whose real name is Tenille Dashwood, is responsible for her personal actions. The fact that she was arrested before the “WWE Monday Night Raw” call meant that she might be in violation of the company’s new no-tolerance policy for late shows.
Interestingly, Emma went to court today and was dealt with in swift fashion. The judge sentenced Emma to community service. She was also told that, when she completes an online course and the community service, the seventh-degree larceny charges against her will be thrown out.
For anyone wondering why someone on a WWE salary might shoplift, there might be more to it than that. A perfect example is Winona Ryder, who was arrested many years ago for shoplifting despite having enough money to buy everything she was stealing. There is no telling if Emma stole the iPod case because she couldn’t afford it, but that is doubtful.
As for the WWE, they are in the process of making major budget cuts right now. They just released Josh Mathews, despite the fact that he was well liked backstage and was the host of thee Kickoff shows for the WWE Network. They also have started doing the Kickoff shows from their studios instead of live. This is not good time for any superstar to slip up like this, especially when they are not a major player.