Layoffs in WWE seem to have no end in this 2021 and the Stamford federation, today, has again surprised the public around the world by announcing some unexpected and somewhat bizarre releases. Although it was news this morning, the new layoffs include a list of Superstars we never thought we'd see outside WWE right now, especially as some of them had just started new storylines or were part of the latest edition of.
WrestleMania. The names of the fired wrestlers are very prominent and are: Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Buddy Murphy, Ruby Riott, Santana Garrett. One of the names that surprises most of all and certainly that of Braun Strowman, former universal champion, intercontinental champion and couple champion, who since 2015 has been a stable presence on the main roster and who has recently taken part in a storyline with Shane McMahon which culminated at WrestleMania 37.
His last appearance dates back to WrestleMania Backlash, where he took part in a triple threat for the WWE Championship alongside Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. Another name that will surely cause a lot of discussion is that of Aleister Black: the Dutch wrestler spent several months off the scene but had recently returned to SmackDown with a revitalized character and had recently started a feud with Big E.
Among others we find Lana, another Superstar on which the WWE has always staked a lot, both outside and inside the ring, and Buddy Murphy, who reached the apex of his career on the main roster as an adept of Seth Rollins, but who had long been struggling to find its place on the Friday night show.
Finally, Ruby Riott was also released, who was part of a tag team with Liv Morgan, and Santana Garrett, NXT athlete who had participated in the last Royal Rumble. As always, WWE wished the best for the future of all newly fired athletes.
WWE has come to terms on the releases of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott and Santana Garrett.
WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors. https://t.co/8bAQIFgA1M pic.twitter.com/b77AeeLuDn — WWE (@WWE) June 2, 2021
Kane returns to sponsor wrestling outside WWE
The Big Red Machine that we all know and love, responds to the name of Kane, pseudonym of Glenn Jacobs, historical WWE wrestler, who this year had the honor and the burden of entering the WWE Hall of Fame, with the news of his introduction that came as a surprise during one of the episodes of the company's secondary broadcasts, with Undertaker, (his brother in the WWE ring storylines), who had the pleasure of confiding in him this official investiture.
After more than 20 years of honorable service, the favorite demon of the devil of the rings of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown, has thus managed to enter the Ark of Glory of the Stamford company, between the evident emotion of Glenn himself and the applause of WWE Universe fans, who unfortunately did not have the opportunity to attend the McMahon ceremony this year, which was held as every year in Wrestlemania Week.
Although at the moment his full-time job remains that of Mayor of Knox County, Kane still wanted to take part in a new project related to pro-wrestling, which has nothing to do with WWE, becoming the testimonial of a new training school to become a pro-wrestler, on American soil.
In the video that you can see below, Kane is in fact in the company of another historic wrestler, "Dr" Tom Prichard, brother of the more famous Bruce and Chris, also a former wrestler who has given birth to thousands of historic matches in the ring of half the world, which has now opened its own school.
Let's now see the video in which both world legends of our beloved discipline appear to promote the work of the new academy.
In the tweet that accompanies Kane's video, it is also remembered how Prichard has trained great athletes who have become very famous in the WWE rings, such as The Rock, Roman Reigns, Edge, Natalya, Bray Wyatt, Tamina and many others.