WWE RELEASES , cutting back!

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WWE released AOP
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more and more cuts everyday! i heard gerald brisco & irs are gone, has this been comfirmed!
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yosemitechris wrote: September 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm more and more cuts everyday! i heard gerald brisco & irs are gone, has this been comfirmed!
They’ve both said it on Twitter. Sarah Stock was also let go.
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Massive cuts continue....

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February 2021

Lars Sullivan was being booked as a potential all-world heel before an injury sidelined him in 2019, and several controversies followed: mysoginistic and racist comments from Sullivan on an internet forum surfaced, as well as his appearance in an adult film years before his wrestling career got underway. Speaking with Fightful earlier in the year, Sullivan revealed that he battles anxiety issues, and the company handled his release with grace. He was quietly released in February, not even getting the "Future Endeavor" treatment on WWE.com.

Steve Cutler, a third of the Forgotten Sons, was released after the stable was disbanded in the wake of Jaxson Ryker's controversial tweets surrounding former President Donald Trump and the Black Lives Matter movement. Some reports indicate that Vince McMahon was "livid" with Cutler's (real name Steve Maclin) appearance at a New Year's Eve party, while the company continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 21

Andrade (formerly known as Andrade "Cien" Almas in WWE) reportedly requested his released in March, and was granted it on March 21. The luchador was a one-time NXT champion and found little success on the main roster, though, winning the United States championship once. Known as "La Sombra" in NJPW and CMLL before his NXT arrival, Andrade will likely find success in another wrestling company, and soon.

April 15

Samoa Joe, a one-time NXT champion and all-around badass, was released on April 15 during the company's annual mass releases. There's some question to why Joe was released, because both as a wrestler and broadcaster he had plenty of value.

Peyton Royce, half of WWE's "Iiconics," was let go on April 15. With Billie Kay, Royce's career blossomed on NXT before getting the call up to the main roster. That proved fruitless, with the company electing to split up the duo later.

Billie Kay, half of WWE's "Iiconics," was let go on April 15. Alongside Peyton Royce, Kay made her stamp in WWE's NXT sub-brand before being called up to the main roster. The "Femme Fatale's" luck ran short, with the company deciding to end the duo soon after the callup.

Mickie James, a veteran of the women's division, had an on-again-off-again relationship with the company for the past decade plus. She eventually returned to WWE in 2016, making sporadic appearances over the past year until her release.

Chelsea Green never made an appearance on the main roster, but was given a three-year contract extension with WWE in November 2020. Injuries kept her sidelined, eventually leading to her release. She is married to former WWE star Matt Cardona (formerly known as Zack Ryder).

Tucker Knight, formerly in a tag team alongside Otis Dozovic, was split from his partner soon after making his debut on the main roster. After the unfortunate disbanding of Heavy Machinery, Knight floundered in a singles role, eventually leading to his release.

Kalisto, a third of the Lucha House Party, was separated from his stablemates in the 2020 WWE Draft. While he was a former United States and Cruiserweight Champion, Kalisto's eight-year WWE career ended soon after WrestleMania 37.

Bo Dallas, brother of Bray Wyatt, never found footing in WWE, struggling to find a gimmick that worked for him on the main roster. While he worked with The Miz and Curtis Axel, Dallas had been absent from WWE TV for more than a year. Unfortunately, Dallas was let go on April 15, 2021, ending a career that lasted more than a decade in WWE brands.

Wesley Blake was part of the controversial Forgotten Sons stable that made its debut in NXT before moving to the main brand. His stablemate, Steve Cutler, had been released in February. Only Jaxon Ryker, who came under fire for controversial tweets, remains employed by the company.

June 2

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Braun Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, was in a major pay-per-view title match just 17 days ago when he was in a triple threat match for the WWE championship against Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. The 37-year-old defeated Goldberg for the Universal title at last year’s WrestleMania.

The belief is that Strowman’s release from WWE likely had to do with his hefty contract. Fightful Select noted the following about Strowman’s deal with the company…“His contract came down to the wire in the summer of 2019, and he was signed well into 2023, for what WWE sources claim was over $1 million per year.”

Aleister Black. On “SmackDown,” WWE just spent weeks airing vignettes for Black’s retooled character, culminating with his big return to television after roughly seven months away on May 21 to attack Big E. “Im gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field for me as obviously we just started the dark father character but this was it, thank you so much WWE universe for allowing me to create and give you small bits of myself,” Black, real name Tom Budgen, wrote on Twitter. Budgen later said on a Twitch stream he was told the releases were due to “budget cuts.”

Lana had been part of a tag team with Naomi. Her husband Rusev, who now goes by Miro in AEW, was cut by WWE last year in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruby Riott’s release (per Fightful) “seemed to shake” members of the roster the most as she was popular in the locker room. Arriving in late 2016, Riott had a brief stint in NXT before jumping over to the main roster as a member of The Riott Squad. She had recently reformed the group as a tag team with Liv Morgan.

Santana Garrett had been with WWE since 2013, first by working as an enhancement talent and eventually by signing a developmental contract in 2019. She had not appeared on WWE TV following the Women's Royal Rumble in January. Her release, Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com is reporting that there were plans for her to debut on Friday Night Smackdown. Garrett had been waiting to make her debut on the main roster from NXT but WWE decided to cut her instead.

Buddy Murphy. Though he had an incredibly busy 2020, Murphy was pulled from television late in the year after his storyline with Aalyah Mysterio was suddenly dropped. He popped back up on SmackDown in March in an attempt to reform an alliance with Seth Rollins but was quickly denied.
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