WWE has verified several names from the third wave of talent announcements over the last six weeks. On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the WWE revealed that Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett have all been released.
Former strongman contender Braun Strowman joined the WWE in 2013 and made his debut appearance on television in 2014. Throughout his six-year reign, he held both the WWE universal and intercontinental championships. In July 2019, Strowman revealed that he had signed a new four-year contract with the business.
Aleister Black made his WWE debut in 2017 following a long career on the independent circuit. As a breakout talent and eventual NXT champion, he became a staple on the NXT roster. In 2019, he made his main roster debut. After a six-month hiatus, Black was seen in vignettes on SmackDown as recently as late April. According to sources, the corporation has just re-signed his wife, Zelina Vega, who got fired last year after the firm banned artists from using third-party internet engagement accounts.
Lana is also included. Miro’s wife had previously been on the edge of being released. Still, she received a lot of television exposure for a babyface push during the epidemic, so WWE looked to be committed to keeping her around for the time being. Miro reacted to his wife’s release on Twitter by slamming WWE.
Miro tweeted, “You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging with the turkeys.”
Miro is no stranger to WWE’s kind of treatment. The AEW star was fired from WWE a little over a year ago, apparently due to the COVID-19 pandemic-related roster layoffs. Miro had previously wrestled for WWE for eleven years under the ring name Rusev, capturing the WWE United States Championship three times.
Santana Garrett was also let go from her contract, and she has finally expressed her emotions about the news. Garrett rushed to Twitter to thank WWE for the chance and reasonably expressed her gratitude. Garrett debuted in NXT in 2019 and got promoted to the main roster in 2020. However, she was never able to make an appearance there. We’ll have to wait and see where Garrett goes now that she is released.
Buddy Murphy and Ruby Riott are less surprising, as the latter has been openly requesting his release since his storyline with Seth Rollins and the Mysterios concluded last year. Last week, Riott appeared to be launching a television narrative with her long-time tag partner Liv Morgan. Ruby Riott was known for her hard work behind the scenes, and Murphy in the WWE had a similar reputation.
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