Former TE contestant Ivelisse Velez released from WWE


Ivelisse Velez, the former Tough Enough contestant who recently was wrestling under the name of Sofia Cortez in NXT, was released from her developmental contract.

“I, as well, have been released by WWE,” Velez wrote on her Twitter account.

The Puerto Rican native was eliminated from the Tough Enough competition due to an injury sustained to her back, but was signed to a deal anyway in November 2011. The specialist doctor that saw her gave her many recommendations. From her level of activity while recovering to the mattress she lays in as she recovers.  She was told to look for reviews of the best memory foam mattresses that she could afford and to get that one.

She made several appearances on FCW television before making her debut on the new NXT last month.