WWE Releases 11 People

Posted by Brad Davis June 12, 2014 41 Comments

WWE.com has announced the release of 11 talents today:

  • Aksana
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Brodus Clay
  • JTG
  • Evan Bourne
  • Yoshi Tatsu
  • Curt Hawkins
  • Teddy Long
  • Camacho
  • Marc Harris (referee)

- Aksana, a former bodybuilder, fitness model and personal trainer signed with WWE developmental back in 2009. She was part of the third season of WWE NXT and has been on the main roster since August 2011.

- Jinder Mahal signed with WWE developmental back in 2010 and made his main roster debut in April 2011. He was part of the 3MB stable.

- Drew McIntyre was signed to WWE developmental and trained with Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling. He made his main roster debut in 2009 and was hand picked by Vince McMahon as his “Chosen One.” A former Intercontinental Champion, McIntyre would later join the now-disbanded 3MB stable.

- Brodus Clay originally signed with WWE back in 2006 and trained at the Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling developmental territories before being released in February 2008. He was re-signed in January 2010 and trained at Florida Championship Wrestling before becoming a contestant on NXT Season 4. He made his debut as the “Funkasaurus” back in 2012 and later teamed with Tensai (later known as Sweet T) as part of the Tons of Funk tag team.

- Evan Bourne was signed to a developmental deal back in 2007 and competed at Ohio Valley Wrestling through 2008, when he was brought up to the main roster. He would later capture the WWE Tag Team Titles with Kofi Kingston as part of the Air Boom tag team. In March 2012, he was involved in a car accident which broke his foot in four places and dislocated it in five. He never returned to WWE television, despite telling fans on Twitter that he’s been healthy and ready to return, as soon as WWE had something for him.

- Curt Hawkins was signed to WWE developmental back in 2006 and is a former WWE Tag Team Champion along with Zack Ryder.

- Yoshi Tatsu signed with WWE developmental back in 2007 and wrestled for Florida Championship Wrestling through 2009. In 2009, he was part of the revived ECW promotion and wrestled on the main roster through 2013, when he was brought down to NXT.

- Teddy Long was a longtime authority figure in WWE and had been with the company since 1998.

- Camacho had been with WWE since 2009. His final feud in NXT was with Adam Rose.

These cuts are part of WWE’s ongoing effort to reduce costs. According to sources in WWE, don’t be surprised to see more cuts in the coming months.

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    • Dragon

      The release of teddy long is the only one that really surprises me. Brodus I’m sure is a prick. And the other guys never made an impact on the bussness. Yoshi got canned Cruz he beat up shemus

    • Tazz

      Breaking news: 3 more releases.
      Curt Hawkins
      Aksanna
      Jinder Mahal
      I am surprise that Mahal was released. I mean are they gonna rename 3MB to 2MB or count Hornswoggle as the 3rd member

      • P.P. Johnny

        P.P. Johnny says 2 1/2 MB.

        • slater4life

          Drew Mac is gone to

          • P.P. Johnny

            P.P. Johnny says Drew is a great talent that has been vastly wasted.

            • D

              Yeah, he’s really not.

        • nickname

          Well, Mcintyre’s gone as well now, so that’ll be 1 1/2 MB

        • Tazz

          well its more like 1 1/2 MB

    • P.P. Johnny

      P.P. Johnny asks, when was the last time these guys were on TV?
      Not really big surprises. There will probably be more.
      Someone has to take the bullet for the McMahon family’s bad business decisions & all the money they’ve lost on launching the WWE Network.

      • Tazz

        when was Khali ever relevent

    • Canuck 703

      When was the last time any of them were on TV ??

    • P.P. Johnny

      P.P. Johnny wants to know when the WWE is going to get rid of Rey Mysterio, Xavier Woods, Vicki Guererro part timers like Brock Lesnar, Boo-Tista, Old Age Outlaws, etc., Legends like Hacksaw Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Roddy Piper, etc. & SmackDown.

      • jtg

        Lesnar is a money maker so he won’t be touched. And legends are cheap.

        • https://soundcloud.com/will-teel Will $teel

          ayyy JTG!!! What it do blood? but seriously Lesnar is one of the biggest draws in the company

    • Tazz

      How does wwe make these choices? Did they make a dart game of names that aren’t their biggest draws and throw darts? If a dart hits their name they are fired

    • Joseph James

      To be honest with everyone, I think Vince is in finacial trouble again, I expect a few more within the next few weeks

    • Mr. X

      Aksana is fucking hot. I know that doesn’t add much to the conversation but it needed said.

      • Topsy Kretts

        Not only was she hot. But she actually was a pretty relevant figure on TV. Yet Rosa Mendes, who we saw at Wrestlemania after god knows how long, keeps her job.

    • Bam Bam

      Now who will job to Bo Dallas and Adam Rose? Damien sandow and heath Slater I guess.

    • NumberoneDeanAmbroseSFangirl

      and now she is so unemployed

    • J.J.

      Who I think should be next on this list:

      -Zack Ryder
      -The Great Khali
      -David Otunga
      -Darren Young
      -Eva Marie
      -Heath Slater
      -Justin Gabriel
      -Santino Marella
      -Tyson Kidd

      *Big Show, Kane, and Christian need to retire.

      • Tevin Campbell

        Eva, Santino and Tyson aren’t going anywhere.

        • robert19

          tyson kidd should be the next wwe world champion at wrestlemania,he and daniel bryan are the biggest talents but he is poor pushed he lost to adrian neville at nxt takeover,now i fucking hate neville

          • https://soundcloud.com/will-teel Will $teel

            LAWWLLL he just said no personality tyson kidd should b WWE champ. hahaahahha JTG is just as good in the ring and 100x more personality. aka swag.

      • SirQuala O’Smith

        YEEP MAYBE THE NEXT BUT THE ONLY ONE IS REALY GREAT RING SKILLS IS TYSONN KIDD HE LAST ONE FROM HEARTS DUNGANNON IN CANADA

    • Tevin Campbell

      Aksana, Jinder, Evan and Drew are all a waste to release. Jinder and Aksana had plenty of potential and Evan and Drew were stars…then one gets injured and the other one gets put into a band.

    • George Flegel

      Gotta make up for all the fuck ups VInce has made lately, namely the WWE network, and all the money they’ve lost lately. I’ve heard it ranges from anywhere in the 350 million USD range to over 750. Hears an article that says the WWE has lost over 800 million and lists ten reasons why:

      http://whatculture.com/wwe/10-reasons-wwe-owner-vince-mcmahon-just-lost-842-million.php

    • Nicholas Williams

      You know TNA will pick up some of them. Matt Sydal would be an awesome addition to the X-Division, also with the current storyline with MVP I think Teddy Long could be a good addition to his heel group.

    • robert19

      next guys to be released:Cameron and Naomi,Adam rose (he fucking sucks),Darren Young,El torito and Horswaggle,Khali,Hogan(i dont ever wanna see him again),Jerry lawler(boring),Mojo Rawley,Travis Tyler Jojo and Eve Marie this are who deserve but who i also want is:Del Rio,Cena,Fandango,Adrian Neville,Miz,Rey Mysterio,Titus o,neil,Laurinatis and most importantanly Stefanie Mcmahon,We need Triple H and only him at the power,he makes Nxt a great show

      • guest

        you are a complete idiot.

    • Kyle James Larson

      Not jinder!!!!! Not MacIntyre! 3mb will live forever!

    • The Peoples Champ

      McIntyre and Bourne are the only ones that are surprising. McIntyre was suppose be the “Chosen one”, and has huge potential, which could have been reached, especially with the new “Authority” angle. Bourne was prime for a huge comeback, so I don’t know what happen there. I can see TNA jumping on these two fast. McIntyre would fit right in with the story line going on with Magnus and Bram. And Bourne is top notch X-Division material. With no Styles, Daniels, or Kaz. Matt Sydal would be huge pickup for the X-Divison.

    • https://soundcloud.com/will-teel Will $teel

      No info on JTG 24wrestling? You should have, since he is the best wrestler on this list and now the best wrestling free agent (yes over Punk). JTG the REAL best in the world

      • FoleysMom

        Who’s JTG?

    • SirQuala O’Smith

      GOOD THEY ARE 11 ALL JOBBER ROSTERS ANYWAYS B.F.D.THE ONLY ONE WAS ANY THING WAS THE SCOTTISHMAN DREW MCLNTYER WHEN FIRST GOT IN WWE HE WAS GOOD ICH BEAT KINGSTON THEY MADE HIM A JOBBER QUICK NOW KINGSTON A JOBBER KINGSTON ONE OF THE BEST SKILL ROSTER IN A LONGTIME NOW HOW ARE THE MAIN ROSTER BEAT UP JOBBER ARE STEPING STONES THEY DO FUNNY SHIT MAKE THE KEEP FAN LAUGHING

    • Jeremy

      There are a few that shouldnt have been released like Bourne, JTG, McIntyre and Aksana. The rest should have been let go a long time ago. Jarrett will pick a few up or maybe some will jump on that sinking ship TNA. I will say thank God that Brodus finally got his walking papers. A friend of mine met Brodus a few times and said that he is a complete asshole and thinks way to highly of himself.

    • Lucas Tupper

      This is all because of the stock going down because of that stupid WWE Network.

    • JMC

      Yet somehow, Hornswoggle still has a job……..

    • Jpro Walkom

      bit surprised at Jinder and Drew. i guess they got tired of the 3MB jobbing. It’ll be good though i kind of hated it, they were jobbing almost every week. A Waste on the talent. Especially Drew this guy was once seen as a future WWE Champion. Maybe now Slater can find a new band or even join Real Americans Zeb and Jack. Unless of Course Slater gets sacked too. Or even make Slater and Gabriel a Tag Team.

    • http://www.emuglx.org TheNick

      Zack Ryder still have a job AHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    • George Flegel

      Same old shit as the WWE is concerned, wasting good talent and kicking them to the curb without a care. I hope TNA, ROH or GFW pick them up, as there’s some unappreciated talent there.

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