As summer approaches, WWE decided to do some spring cleaning. On June 12, WWE announced that it will release six Superstar wrestlers from its roster. Read on to find out what happened!
On June 12, WWE released six Superstar wrestlers, one diva and one referee. The announcement comes after WWE hired a number of new independent wrestlers to its roster. Compared to other wrestlers in the WWE family, those released were lesser-used talent. More details below!
WWE Superstars Released: Yoshi Tatsu, Camachu & More
Earlier on June 12, only four names were released and it seems as though that the list keeps on growing! The WWE superstars released were Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins, Theodore Long, Camacho, Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, and Yoshi Tatsu.
In addition, WWE diva Aksana and referee Marc Harris were let go.
“WWE wishes them the best in all their future endeavors,” the WWE revealed in a statement posted on their official website.
The Bleacher Report speculates that fans will be surprised by Evan’s release from WWE because he was still under contract. Evan was known within the WWE community for his aerial spectacles and his “lucha libre” (free wrestling) style.
Evan Bourne Inactive For Two Years
Evan was last seen on WWE television in January 2012, and for the past two years, Evan has been nursing a serious injury he sustained in March 2012, having fractured his foot in four places and dislocated it in five other places. Intense! During his recovery, he had been collecting a paycheck — until now.
If he has not been active in the wrestling scene for the past two years, then WWE probably did the right thing by releasing him! However, we know that his many young fans will be very disappointed to see him go for good.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about the WWE’s announcement? Are you surprised by who WWE chose to release? Let us know!
— Stephanie Bray