TMZ.com reporter Ryan Satin is telling me that Kharma has in fact been released by WWE.
Satin also tweeted the following earlier this evening: "A source close to Kharma tells me the rumors are true and she was indeed released from WWE today. Dumbest WWE release in SOOO LONG!!!"
I've been talking with Ryan this evening and he is sticking by his story. He's always been a credible and trustworthy source from my dealings with him so take this for what it's worth.
Kharma addressed rumors of her possible WWE release via Twitter earlier today, tweeting the following: "Getting a flood of dm's. I guess the cat's out of the bag. Yes. I have been officially promoted to the alumni section of the WWE roster."
As of this writing, Kharma's profile is still listed in the RAW section on WWE.com.
Kharma, whose real name is Kia Michelle Stevens, signed a contract with WWE in December of 2010 and made her debut on May 1, 2011 at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view as she decimated Michelle McCool. Weeks later, Kharma spoke for the first time on television to reveal she was pregnant and thus forced to take a leave of absence from the organization. Stevens made a surprise return in January as the twenty-first entrant in the Royal Rumble Match and subsequently announced to TMZ.com that she had given birth to a baby boy named Jamie on December 31, 2011. She then admitted in March that the child died before she could give birth and had lied due to her emotional state at the time.