WWE has announced a series of releases shaking up the professional wrestling landscape. Several well-known talents have been let go leaving fans and industry insiders buzzing with speculation about the reasons behind these unexpected departures. One of the most prominent names on the list is Mustafa Ali, who revealed his departure via social media. Ali was in the midst of a heated feud in the “WWE NXT” North American Championship scene, making his release all the more shocking.
Another seasoned performer, Dolph Ziggler is among those released. Ziggler is known for his charisma and in-ring skills had recently competed on “WWE Raw” but now finds himself on the free-agent market. Shelton Benjamin a former member of the dominant faction “The Hurt Business,” also announced his release. Benjamin had two significant stints with WWE spanning over two decades.
Emma a talented wrestler known for her work in WWE’s women’s division along with her husband Riddick Moss confirmed their departures. Emma had recently celebrated the announcement of WWE’s Elimination Chamber event in Perth, Australia. Elias a musician-turned-wrestler had been absent from WWE programming for some time. His last appearance was in a battle royale to determine a contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Rick Boogs who provided musical accompaniment to Shinsuke Nakamura has been released. Boogs was also pursuing a singles career within WWE. Top Dolla a member of the faction Hit Row was let go. Despite his potential, his last match on television ended quickly in defeat to LA Knight.
Mace and Mansoor collectively known as the Maximum Male Models have been released. Both wrestlers had played various roles within WWE before being paired together. Shanky who was aligned with Jinder Mahal on WWE programming is among the released talents. His release marks the end of his partnership with Mahal.
Dana Brooke known for her multiple reigns as 24/7 Champion was also released. She had recently returned to “NXT” and was involved in a storyline with newcomer Kelani Jordan. Additionally, WWE NXT has seen a significant number of releases including Quincy Elliot, Dabbo-Kato, Yulisa Leon, and Ikemen Jiro. Many of these talents had limited or no television exposure before their departure.
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List of Wrestlers released this week from WWE
- Matt Riddle
- Dolph Ziggler
- Shelton Benjamin
- Mustafa Ali
- Riddick Moss
- Top Dolla
- Rick Boogs
- Dana Brooke
- Dabba Kato
- Ikemen Jiro
- Yulisa Leon
- Quincy Elliott
- Bryson Montana
- Kevin Ventura-Cortez
- Daniel McArthur
- Alexis Gray
- Brooklyn Barlow
- Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald
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