WWE announced a shocking fresh round of releases, including some of the company’s biggest names, over two months after releasing nine superstars.
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Among the six performers confirmed were Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Murphy, and Santana Garrett. The removal of the bulk of the talent comes as a surprise given the most of them were just competing for titles or making their way back to the main roster.
On May 16, Strowman had recently challenged for the Universal Championship at Wrestlemania Backlash. He won the Universal Championship in 2020, as well as other other championships, and his “monster among men” name helped him become one of the business’s biggest stars throughout his eight years with the business.
After months away from television, Black was poised to return to SmackDown. On May 21, he looked to begin a feud with Big E, and the former NXT Champion’s absence left fans perplexed as to what occurred.
“I’m gathering my thoughts as this was completely out of left field for me since clearly we just started the dark father persona but this was it, thank you so much WWE world for enabling me to create and give you tiny parts of myself,” Black wrote on Twitter.
Lana tweeted a sequence of images from her time in WWE with the caption: “I’ll never forget the fans and the support they gave me. Whether it was a tank, power suits, flags, CRUSH, Rusev, 900 partners, weddings, or tables: I attempted to amuse you at all times, and you absolutely raised me. Thank you very much.”
I’ll not forget the fans and the support they gave me. Whether it was a tank, power suits, flags, CRUSH, Rusev, 900 partners, weddings, or tables: I attempted to amuse you at all times, and you absolutely raised me. Thank you very much.
“What a phase in life. Thank you!!!!!” tweeted Strowman, while Buddy Murphy told followers, “So today concludes my 8 years with WWE! What a crazy trip!”
Following WrestleMania, WWE dropped a number of names in April, including Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Mickie James, and Bo Dallas.
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