NXT’s Sage Beckett has been released from her developmental contract with WWE.
Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news of her release this afternoon, saying Beckett was notified of her release earlier in the day. F4WOnline and PWInsider have also confirmed that Beckett is gone from WWE.
While Beckett — real name MaryKate Duignan Glidewell — hasn’t directly addressed her release, she tweeted the following a few hours before the news broke:
I’ve given my body for 13 years, now it’s time to use my brain. 🙏🏼 #thankyou
— Sage (@SageBeckettWWE) March 8, 2018
On January 4, 2017, WWE announced the signing of Glidewell along with Dori Prange (aka Ruby Riott), Kimberly Frankele (Abbey Laith), and Julia Ho (aka Zeda). Beginning in March, Gildwell appeared at NXT live events as a villainess under the name MaryKate, both wrestling and briefly as Lana’s manager. In July, she began competing as Sage Beckett and was announced as one of the 32 participants competing in the Mae Young Classic. She was eliminated from the tournament in the first round by Bianca Belair.
While Beckett worked over 30 matches at house shows, she only appeared on NXT television once during her run. On the October 25, 2017, episode of NXT, Beckett participated in a battle royal to gain a spot at the fatal four-way match for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames but was unsuccessful.
A product of Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley’s wrestling academy, Glidewell wrestled all over the world after starting her career 2007, with matches in Japan and TNA.
In TNA, she was known as Rosie Lottalove. Here is a video of her television debut back in June 2010.
Her run, however, was brief as she only wrestled two more matches for TNA before parting ways with the company in August 2010. It was reported at the time that TNA stopped using her because they felt her in-ring ability wasn’t up to par with the other female wrestlers.
After five years of wrestling, she retired in June 2012 due to a rash of injuries. She resumed wrestling in October 2014, after losing nearly 130 pounds.
Me as TNA Knockout Rosie Lottalove (2010) on the left and me 127lbs lighter on the right (2014). #transformationtuesday #hardworkpaysoff #bodypositivity #fitlife #wrestling #impactwrestling #wwe #antm #gwynniebee @americanmusclesupplements #beautifuldisasterclothing Photo @leesouthphotos for both Hair/makeup @melsbeautybox8 right
Glidewell quickly landed on WWE’s radar, appearing as a Rosebud in February 2015. She tried out for WWE later that year and even worked a match on NXT as an enhancement talent against Emma.
— (-(-_(-_-)_-)-) (@TheModern_Myth) October 23, 2015
Glidewell would become a mainstay in the female wrestling promotion SHINE before WWE offered her a contract at the end of 2016.