WWE LAYOFFS/LEAD STORY: WWE releases major names in latest surprise firing spree

Posted on 6/03/121 by Colin Vassallo

WWE today announced that Braun Strowman, Aleister Black,
Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett have all been
released from their WWE deals.

“WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors,”
a short statement said.

The releases of Strowman, Black, and Lana come as a complete
surprise, especially Aleister Black who has just recently
returned to Smackdown after being away since October of last

“I’m gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field
for me as obviously we just started the dark father
character but this was it,” Black wrote on Twitter. “Thank
you so much WWE Universe for allowing me to create and give
you small bits of myself.”

The releases come a week after WWE cleaned house at their
corporate headquarters, firing several Executive Vice
Presidents and senior managers, as well as other members of
the staff.

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