WWE has made another round of cuts that includes some shocking names.
Wrestlers Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott and Santana Garrett were all released on Wednesday, WWE reported.
Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, was in a pay-per-view title match just 17 days ago as he took part in a triple threat WWE Championship match against Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. The 37-year-old defeated Goldberg for the Universal title at WrestleMania last year.
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On “SmackDown,” WWE just spent weeks releasing thumbnails for Black’s retooled character, culminating in his big comeback on television after about a seven-month absence on May 21 to attack Big E.
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“I gather my thoughts as it was complete left field for me as we obviously just started the character of the black father, but that was it, thank you very much to the WWE Universe for allowing me to create and to give you little pieces of myself, “Black, real name Tom Budgen, wrote on Twitter.
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Lana had been part of a team with Naomi. Her husband Rusev, who now calls himself Miro in AEW, was cut off by WWE last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WWE released a group of wrestlers on April 15, including Samoa Joe.
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