The following wrestlers have been released by WWE today:
– Braun Strowman
– Aleister Black
– Ruby Riott
– Santana Garrett
– Buddy Murphy
The news was confirmed by WWE on their website shortly after those reports came out. Here’s what is on WWE.com as of 11:35 AM today.
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.
Aleister Black tweeted about it today:
Im gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field for me as obviously we just started the dark father character but this was it, thank you so much WWE universe for allowing me to create and give you small bits of myself.
— Malakai Black (@TommyEnd) June 2, 2021
Liv Morgan tweeted this today about Ruby Riott and using the wrestling name she had before WWE:
Whoever is lucky enough to get Heidi Lovelace on their roster, you win.
— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) June 2, 2021
Braun Strowman was thankful.
What a chapter in life. Thank you!!!!!
— Adam Scherr (@Adamscherr99) June 2, 2021
I will never forget the fans, and the love they showed me. Whether it was a tank, power-suits, flags, CRUSH, Rusev, 900 partners, weddings or tables: I tried to always entertain you, and you definitely elevated me. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/n7W5i5KAMI
— CJ “Lana” Perry (@TheCJPerry) June 2, 2021
yet and I’m excited to see what the next adventure holds. I was lucky enough to work with some of the best talent in the world and learnt a tremendous amount. But trust me… the whole world will know what I meant by “Best Kept Secret”
Thank you all! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WijweDBfCp
— Buddy Matthews (@SNM_Buddy) June 2, 2021
TJR Thoughts: The Strowman release is the most shocking of them all since he’s a main event level guy that’s 37 years old and had years left ahead of him. I’m stunned by it. I think Aleister Black was one of the most poorly used guys they have and should have done more.
Good luck to wherever all of these talented people end up next.