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Brooklyn Brawler released from WWE

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PWInsider.com is reporting that Steve Lombardi, better known to fans as the Brooklyn Brawler, was released from the WWE last week after 33 years of service to the company. In his three plus decades with the WWE, Lombardi had several roles, first wrestling as the Brooklyn Brawler, then as Kamala’s handler Kim Chee under a mask, replaced the...

Damien Sandow joins the future endeavors fired Superstars

Damien Sandow

Damien Sandow is the latest victim of WWE’s Black Friday and the eighth Superstar to get the pink slip today. Sandow started with the WWE in 2002 where he spent most of the time in developmental at Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2006 he debuted on Smackdown as Idol Stevens but a year later was released. He returned to WWE in 2010, first at Florida...

Wade Barrett is the 7th Superstar released on WWE’s Black Friday

Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett is the seventh WWE Superstar released today, a release which was not a surprise and was expected after Barrett handed in his notice several weeks ago. The 35 year old British Superstar started with WWE in 2006 under the Ohio Valley Wrestling umbrella and then Florida Championship Wrestling. In 2010 he was part of the first season of...

Santino Marella and Cameron also released from WWE

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Following the release of Alex Riley, Hornswoggle, El Torito, and Zeb Colter, WWE also announced the departures of Santino Marella and Cameron. Santino Marella had a memorable debut on Monday Night Raw in Milan, Italy, defeating the Intercontinental champion Umaga to win the title thanks to the assistance of Bobby Lashley. His debut in 2007 came...

It’s Black Friday at WWE with several Superstars released

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It’s Black Friday at WWE today as 4 WWE Superstars have been released so far and more could be on the way out by the day is over. Those announced that have received the pink slip are Hornswoggle, Alex Riley, El Torito and Zeb Colter. The 29 year old Hornswoggle, real name Dylan Postl, has been signed with WWE since 2006 and made his debut in May...

WWE announcer Kyle Edwards released

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Rich Brennan was not the only WWE announcer to be released from his WWE deal as Arda Ocal, the man who used the name Kyle Edwards, has also been let go. “I have parted ways with the WWE! No hard feelings what so ever. Time to move on to a new chapter,” Ocal wrote on his Twitter today. The 34 year old Turkish Canadian broadcaster joined the WWE...

WWE announcer Rich Brennan released

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Rich Brennan, the WWE broadcaster who was brought in to do commentary for NXT and also had a stint on Smackdown, has been released from the company. Brennan – real name Rich Bocchini – joined the WWE in 2014, calling it his dream job as he is a big wrestling fan. Prior to joining WWE he did commentary for hockey, arena football, and...

Alberto Del Rio fired from WWE

Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio got fired from WWE yesterday for his unprofessional conduct after an incident with a WWE employee according to WWE.COM. “WWE announced the release of Alberto Del Rio due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee,” read a short statement on the official WWE website. There was no usual good luck in...

Ricardo Rodriguez released from WWE

Ricardo Rodriguez

WWE released Ricardo Rodriguez yesterday with a short message on the WWE.COM website saying, “WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez as of today, July 30, 2014. WWE wishes Ricardo Rodriguez the best in all of his future endeavors.” The 28 year old Mexican-American joined WWE in 2010 and made his television...

WWE giving the pink slip to 7% of its workforce today

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Black Thursday is becoming the new black Friday as WWE is handing out pink slips to 7% of its workforce to make up for loss in revenue from WWE Network and pay-per-view business. CNNMoney.com is reporting that according to a WWE spokesman, job cuts will impact all business units across all WWE’s locations. WWE employs around 850 people worldwide...

Ricky Steamboat reportedly released from WWE

Ricky Steamboat

It is being reported by several websites that WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat has been released by WWE due to latest budget cuts. The former NWA champion has been working for WWE since 2005, first starting as a road agent before moving to NXT as a trainer and also helping in the talent relations department. Steamboat was...

Josh Mathews released from WWE

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WWE has released longtime announcer Josh Mathews today according to several sources, a hardworking individual who has served as backstage interviewer, announcer, commentator, and presenter/host. The 33 year old was hired by WWE in 2002 after he came runner-up to the winners of the first ever Tough Enough competition. While he only wrestled a...

Released WWE Superstars thanks fans and WWE on Twitter

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Many of those released from WWE last night used Twitter to thank their fans for supporting them throughout their WWE career. Yoshi Tatsu said that it has been an amazing experience and thanked the Yoshi Army for the past six years. Former 3MB member Jinder Mahal thanked WWE for the opportunity and for the chance to see the world. “Excited to see...

JTG the 11th person fired from WWE today

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He was the butt of several jokes but now the joke is over. JTG – one half of the tag team formerly known as Cryme Tyme – was released by WWE today. Yes, you haven’t seen him on WWE television in months but the 29 year old from Brooklyn was still earning a paycheck from WWE. When the news that nine were released today, the Internet...

WWE releases 9 from its roster! Somebody call their momma!

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WWE went on a firing spree today, releasing nine in people in total from the roster, the first mass release in a few years. The unlucky future endeavored are Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins, Camacho, Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, Yoshi Tatsu, Theodore Long, and Aksana. It’s interesting to note that Heath Slater was the only member of 3MB...

Four wrestlers from NXT released

Mason Ryan

PWInsider.com is reporting that three NXT Superstars and one Diva were released today. The four unfortunate to receive the pink slip are Mason Ryan, Oliver Grey, Danny Burch, and Shaul Guerrero. Mason Ryan was part of WWE’s main roster in 2011 and aligned himself with the Nexus when CM Punk headed the group. He last appeared on WWE television at...

Ezekiel Jackson leaves WWE

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Ezekiel Jackson announced on his Instagram account that his contract expired yesterday, on WrestleMania Sunday, and it wasn’t renewed. “In my time in the #WWE I became the last #ECW Champion and a one time Intercontinental Champion… I’ve also traveled the world given the opportunity to do what I love. Encountering some of the most...

Matt Striker released from WWE

Matt Striker

WWE announcer and former wrestling Matt Striker has been released from WWE effective immediately after the company decided not to give him a new deal. “WWE.com has learned that WWE has chosen to not renew Matt Striker’s contract. As of today, June 20, 2013, Striker will no longer be working with WWE. WWE wishes him the best in all his...

Another creative writer leaves WWE

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WWE creative head writer David Kreizman has parted ways with the company, this time instead of being fired he was the one who walked away from WWE. The former soap opera writer who worked on television hits such as Guiding Light, As The World Turns, and All My Children, joined WWE in March of this year and only managed to stay onboard for less...

WWE releases senior referee Jack Doan

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In a surprise move, WWE has released one of its senior referees, Jack Doan, after working for the company for a total of 22 years. The 40 year old referee joined the WWE in 1991 as a truck driver and worked for the ring crew. He was usually seen on the early 90s WWE television shows collecting Superstars’ clothing from ringside before making...