Yesterday, there were big rumors floating around of major cuts to the WWE roster. Usually this happens once a year, and smaller names from the roster are generally the one on the chopping block. However, this time is different. We’ve just received news of the first six names cut from WWE today, with the biggest being former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman.
Braun Strowman, Aleister Black & Buddy Murphy Have Been Released From WWE
The current three male names released from the company today are Strowman, Aleister Black & Buddy Murphy. Strowman was last seen at Wrestlemania: Backlash, where he challenged for the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat match alongside Drew McIntyre, a match which champion Bobby Lashley retained. Last year at Wrestlemania, he defeated Goldberg clean to become Universal Champion.
Aleister Black was recently being repackaged on Smackdown Live, after a lengthy absence from the ring. He most recently cost Big E the Intercontinental Championship, seemingly setting up a feud which will now go nowhere. Buddy Murphy recently showed a massive weight cut and drive to get back in shape, but hasn’t been used outside a few matches where he renewed his role as Seth Rollins disciple.
Ruby Riott, Lana & Santana Garrett Also Get Released
While there was a surplus of talent in the men’s ranks to release, their women’s divisions have been more sparse and protected. No top names were released, but there are three names on the list of releases at this time. Ruby Riott is the biggest of the group, a longtime fan favorite and one half of The Riott Squad with Liv Morgan. Lana is also on the list, most known for her time as Rusev’s manager and being the sole survivor at Survivor Series 2020. Finally, Santana Garrett got cut, which comes as no shock as she has rarely been used on WWE programming.
More cuts could be coming as WWE looks to cut more costs. NXT UK cuts have been rumored, as well as more main roster cuts. We will do our best to keep you up to date on this situation. Where do you hope to see these talent land? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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