Several members of the WWE roster were released from their contracts on Thursday 15th April. The news was confirmed on their website in a statement. The list of released talent is as follows:
- Samoa Joe
- Mickie James
- Billie Kay
- Peyton Royce
- Chelsea Green
- Bo Dallas
- Wesley Blake
- Mojo Rawley
The news comes exactly one year since Black Wednesday 2020. On Wednesday 15th April 2020, WWE released/furloughed nearly 40% of their staff. This was also during one of WWE’s best financial years ever.
The released stars have posted varying reactions on social media. Billie Kay has released the following statement on Twitter:
Other wrestlers have not been as detailed with their messages to the public. Tucker has posted the following two messages regarding being released from his contract:
All of the talent listed have a 90 day no compete clause following their releases. This means that Wednesday July 14th will be the earliest that another promotion can sign a superstar in the list at the top of this article.
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