Serena issued the following statement on Twitter in light of her release from World Wrestling Entertainment, which was announced by the organization Friday:

"To each and every one of my extraordinary fans, I would like to thank you for your love and support. The past year of my life has been an amazing journey. The people I've come to know will always be in my heart and the unique places I've been have shown me how beautiful the world is. I feel very blessed. I fell madly in love with pro wrestling when I was just 11 years old. I pursued my childhood dream with every ounce of passion I had and I couldn't be more proud of where my career has gone so far. I am so excited about the future and continuing to become as great as I can be, hopefully inspiring others along the way. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"…Dreams do come true ?.. I love you all– Serena"

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