WWE's Santana Garrett Released in Wake of Controversial Political Post

Among the six WWE Superstars released on Wednesday was Santana Garrett. Garrett is the same wrestler who caused some controversy after a recent political post on Instagram. A video from Garrett's Instagram story showed her on a boat celebrating Memorial Day. While enjoying time one the water, Garrett zoomed in on a flag with the message "F— Biden," as well as other right-wing support flags.

The post had led to backlash on social media, but Garrett responded to a fan, saying it was her girlfriend who sent her the videos and photos. She also mentioned that she was "phone-free all day long" and she doesn't post her political views. Garrett then apologized for the video, but then deleted the post. No reason as to why Garrett was released from WWE, but she did send a message to her fans on Twitter. She wrote: "Thank you [WWE]. Peace, love and [Headband Power]."

Garrett signed with WWE in 2019 and spent the majority of her time in NXT. According to PWInsider (per Wrestling Inc.), Garrett was set to make her main roster debut before being released. She did compete in the Women's Royal Rumble in January.

Along with competing in WWE, Garrett has spent time in various promotions, including TNA (now Impact Wrestling) and WOW - Women of Wrestling. In an interview with Wrestling Junkie, Garrett talked about her first pro wrestling match.

"I was very nervous but I pulled through. Did pull off a moonsault in my first match so that was pretty cool," Garrett said. She also talked about how she got into pro wrestling. My dad was an independent wrestler and promoter, TNT Keny G, and its something we've always bonded over."

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Out of the six WWE Superstars who were released, Garrett had the least amount of experience in the company. The other five who were cut were Lana, Ruby Riott, Murphy, Aleister Black and Braun Strowman. Black is a former NXT Champion, and Strowman is a former Universal Champion.