The releases from WWE today have come in thick and fast with a number of shocking names on the list of stars who have been future endeavored by WWE.
The list of superstar releases alone has reached almost 20 with some of the more shocking names including Erick Rowan, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Heath Slater, and Sarah Logan, the latter of which wrestled two days ago on Monday Night Raw.
The releases are expected to continue throughout the night with Primo and Epico, Zack Ryder, No Way Jose, and even Mike and Maria Kanellis recently added to the list of talent releases over the past hour. Mike and Maria only recently signed five-year WWE contracts but requested their WWE release, and have now finally been granted it. This release is even more shocking when it’s taken into account that Maria only recently gave birth to the couple’s second child.
Zack Ryder’s fiancee also recently joined the company after years of the couple working for different promotions and Chelsea Green has been climbing up the ranks in NXT as part of the Robert Stone brand.
Many believe that the cuts from the developmental brand are still yet to come with many stars already rumored to be heading out the door.
There have also been some interesting cuts to backstage personnel, with Andrea Listenberger announcing on Twitter that she was one of the long list of stars who were released from their contracts earlier today. Listenberger is the writer behind the recent storyline involving Mandy Rose and Otis, which culminated at WrestleMania.
Elsewhere, Rusev recently Tweeted out that he has also been released by the company, something that WWE later confirmed. The Bulgarian Brute hasn’t been seen on WWE TV in a number of weeks and has been avoiding signing a new contract, even though his wife Lana has already put pen to paper.