Though Maryse Ouellet’s release from WWE last Friday came as a surprise to many of her peers, a friend close to the New Brunswick native wasn’t taken aback since she lost interest in performing for the sports entertainment organization over the past year and was enjoying her extended time off. The split was largely mutually since Ouellet had asked to be let out of her contract and WWE no longer had creative plans for her.
WWE’s decision to cut ties with Ouellet was also fueled by the expectation that unlike Gail Kim, she will not join TNA Wrestling. She plans on returning to glamour modeling and has her sights set on posing for Playboy again. She is also dating The Miz and the couple have discussed settling down together.
Ouellet underwent abdominal hernia surgery on August 24 but never appeared for WWE again. She was cleared to resume wrestling several weeks ago and told friends that she would be returning.
source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter