In what many are calling a very surprising move, PWInsider is reporting that former TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love (real name Lauren Williams) of The Beautiful People was released by TNA late last night.
According to sources in TNA, there was said to have been an issue with Love’s work visa expiring and not being renewed as need. Love, who is Canadian, had worked the last set of TNA TV tapings on Monday and Tuesday in Orlando and was scheduled to be involved in a major storyline heading into the No Surrender PPV on September 20.
She was working on work visa that was originally granted to her when she was under a developmental deal with WWE and it either expired or was about to expire. One source in TNA described the situation as having their hands tied since they can’t legally use her if her paperwork wasn’t in order. There was said to be lots of unhappiness in TNA over this situation and more so disappointment, although there is no real heat on Love.