In recent days there has been nothing but talk of WWE releases, after the latest and even more important layoffs arrived at the hands of the McMahons, in recent weeks. After having already released important names of unused athletes such as Samoa Joe, Bo Dallas, Chelsea Green and many others, in the past days, the names of athletes who until recently reviewed both the rings of Monday Night Raw have also arrived.
than those of Friday Night Smackdown. Obviously, among the most sensational names we found Braun Strowman and Aleister Black, both athletes until recently very important for the WWE, with one who had even become Universal Champion during last year's edition of Wrestlemania and the other who was instead recently returned to the scene with a new gimmick and new plans, fresh fresh, freshly prepared for him by the management.
After also seeing his former colleague, as well as Wyatt Family teammate, Braun Strowman, being ousted from Monday Night Raw and the WWE rosters in general, former McMahon athlete Erick Rowan also wanted to have his say.
on the dismissal of the former partner, to Chris Featherstone's microphones, leaving fans quite surprised how amused by his response. To the microphones of the well-known overseas journalist, the bearded and bald giant of the Wyatt Family, he said: "You know, a year ago, I was in the same position as him.
This is what you get when you sign a high-budget contract. It's not guaranteed money, man! (laughter ed). Nothing in this world is guaranteed. You just have to get back in the saddle, get back on your horse and keep going, man."
With a line worthy of the best Clint Eastwood in a 1960s western film, Erick Rowan thus advised Braun Strowman to move on, without thinking more about his past in WWE. Unlike Strowman, however, Rowan hadn't signed a massive million dollar a year contract, something that Monster Among Men will now have to give up, with an offer that probably won't be able to resume in any other world federation.
where he will go to fight now, once his 90-day non-competition clause with the McMahons is over.
Braun Strowman, Lana and Aleister Black FIRED by WWE!
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.