WWE star Shotzi has deleted her Twitter account after the Money in the Bank premium live event due to receiving online abuse, and fans have sent her messages of support.
The 30-year-old competed in her first Money in the Bank ladder match on Saturday, against Liv Morgan, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Becky Lynch, Lacey Evans and Raquel Rodriguez. The match was eventually won by Morgan. She then defeated Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s Championship later in the night.
But Shotzi was subjected to abuse across social media after the match following a number of spots which some described as ‘botches’. After initially not posting in the aftermath of the event, she took to Twitter on Monday to give fans an update on her wellbeing.
She wrote: “There are three things I care about at the end of a match. Is everyone safe? Did everyone have fun? Did the crowd react?
“Nobody got hurt. We all had a blast, and the Vegas crowd was HotHotHot! I felt on top of the world after the match and was so excited to finally have my first hardcore match in over a year.
“I wouldn’t have done anything I didn’t practice or thought I couldn’t do safely. But I’m not a wrestle robot. I’m human, and slips happen, especially in a CHAOTIC UNPREDICTABLE ladder match! I can take a joke and laugh at myself (One of the first things I said was, ‘I can’t wait to see that spot on botchamania’).
“But comments like, ‘You should be fired’, and other terrible things admittedly hit hard. I had to have a few friends wipe the tears off my face and slap some sense into me and remind me WHO THE F I AM!”
However, on Tuesday, the WWE women’s star then deleted her Twitter account, with fans quick to defend her and check on her wellbeing:
Shotzi updates WWE fans on Instagram
After deleting her Twitter account, Shotzi reassured WWE fans on Instagram that she was indeed fine.
On her Instagram Story, she wrote: “I appreciate everyone checking on me, but I swear I’m fine.
“I have been going through the toughest year of my personal life, so it’s deeper than nasty comments, but also, Twitter has not helped with my already fragile mind state.
She then added: “Just trying to stay motivated and positive. I am focused on my goals and not what’s on the Internet.”
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