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Ivory, WWE part ways
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling


Another World Wrestling Entertainment talent will be leaving the company, as it has been announced that Ivory's contract will not be renewed.

The announcement came today on wwe.com. In a posting, the company stated that, "Ivory's World Wrestling Entertainment television contract will not be renewed. She will make her final appearance on The WWE Experience this weekend. WWE wishes Ivory well and hopes to work with her again in the near future."

As of 8:30 p.m. ET Friday, Ivory had not posted any comments on her website, ivoryworld.com.

In recent years, Ivory, whose real name is Lisa Moretti, has rarely been seen on WWE television as an active competitor. She has made occasional appearances on Raw programming, but has primarily worked in a co-host capacity on WWE Experience. She was also a trainer during Tough Enough's run on MTV.

A multi-time WWE Women's Champion, Ivory first debuted in the late 90s with WWE after a career with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). She was introduced as a valet for D'Lo Brown and Mark Henry, but it did not take long for Ivory to enter the ring herself and become a standout in the rejuvinated Women's Division.

Ivory's first tenure as WWE Women's Champion came in 1999 with a victory over Debra McMichael. She would hold the title for over four months before the Fabulous Moolah would win the title. Ivory regained the belt shortly thereafter. Her final title would come while she was part of Right to Censor.

Along with hosting WWE Experience, Ivory had recently spent time as a trainer in Ohio Valley Wrestling.

This is the third time this month that WWE has chosen not to renew a talent's contract. Earlier, WWE had announced that Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley would not remain with the company once their agreement expired next month.

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Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! since 2000.