Terry Anderson, who has worked as a seamstress and costume designer for WWE since 1989, confirmed online reports that Maxine has quit the sports entertainment organization.
Anderson joyfully teased a WWE departure Tuesday evening via Twitter, writing, “Yes yes yes …so happy a certain person will no longer be with WWE.”
She was than asked whether the person in question was Randy Orton, who is currently serving a sixty-day suspension for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. She responded “nope.” When asked of the individual again, she responded, “No worries, no one you’ll miss.”
After reports surfaced online that Maxine had quit WWE, Anderson was asked if it was her. Confirming the reports, she responded, “:) yep.”
According to PWInsider.com, Maxine quit WWE due to frustrations with “not being offered a guaranteed deal and not having the chance to prove herself on TV beyond the WWE NXT level.” Her profile, however, remains on the company website and no official announcement concerning her status has been made.
Maxine, whose real name is Karlee Perez, joined WWE as a developmental wrestler in 2009. After learning the ropes in Florida Championship Wrestling, she was promoted to NXT for the Diva-exclusive third season. She returned to the program in August and became involved in a love triangle with Derek Bateman and Johnny Curtis.
I am greatly saddened to see her gone but as long as Maxine is happy is the only thing that matters. Im sure this will not be the end of Karlee. She has amazing talent, in and out the wrestling ring. So we will NOT be going anywhere and will continue to support Karlee in whatever she does next.