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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

Brodus Clay

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!

Evan Bourne

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...

Abraham Washington fired from WWE, then goes on Twitter attack

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WWE has released Brian Jossie, who wrestling fans know better as Abraham Washington, effective immediately, most likely thanks to his comment on RAW a few weeks ago which WWE had to apologize for on the air following the first commercial break. A few weeks ago on RAW, as Titus O’Neil was beating on Kingston, A.W., claimed on his microphone...