Exclusive: Tiffany Stratton’s Current Internal Standing After Controversial Racially Insensitive Post

Tiffany Stratton recently found herself at the center of controversy.

The former NXT Women’s Champion posted an Instagram story that quickly drew widespread attention and criticism from fans. Although Stratton removed the post shortly after, fans had already captured and circulated it, sparking significant discussion within the wrestling community.

Tiffany Stratton is currently competing in the Queen of the Ring tournament, and she is set to take on Bianca Belair on SmackDown this week. However, a recent controversy has emerged involving the former NXT Women’s Champion.

Stratton posted an Instagram story featuring a clip of her delivering an elbow to Jade Cargill. The audio used in the video included the phrase “black bitch.” Although Stratton quickly removed the post, fans noticed it and shared the story widely.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Stratton was in some deep trouble internally over this comment. He called it a “significant situation,” but we can report that was not really the case at all.

There was a lot of controversy regarding Stratton this week. She put a video up on her Instagram page where she was slapping Cargill in a match on Smackdown with Belair watching and the voiceover said, “Black Bitch.” There were also laughing emoji. Fans started going crazy calling it racist and she took it down. Basically if this was someone who wasn’t a star they’d be fired instantly. Lots of fans sent the video on X to Paul Levesque so it was a pretty significant situation.


After speaking to multiple sources within WWE, it is clear that there is no internal backlash against Tiffany Stratton. The general consensus is that she is poised to become a major star. The video incident was addressed at higher levels within the organization and has been resolved.

It was relayed to us that there is no heat on Stratton, and her match in the Queen of the Ring Tournament will go on. We will have to see if she wins her Queen of the Ring Quarterfinal match against Bianca Belair on SmackDown, but at this point, she is still earmarked to be a big deal in WWE.

(Please credit Cassidy Haynes and when using this news.)

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