Originally Posted by Evil Ed
I think it had something to do with her being on The Celebrity Apprentice and singing, Vince was thinking she was starting to drift off from the WWE to do her own stuff. On her Youshoot interview she said something like Johnny Ace called her up and said "Look Maria we realize you have desires to do other things so we're gonna give you the freedom to do so" something like that.
If that's the case, then I'm glad she left on good terms and hasn't burned any bridges on her way out the door. Even being a valet in ROH right now is alot better for her career-wise than going to TNA. Vince McMahon looks down on wrestlers that come from or go to TNA, but dosen't mind hiring wrestlers from ROH.
I just wish WWE had given her an angle to prepare the fans for her release. She was a pretty prominent Diva back in her day.