Fandango, Killian Dain and Other Superstars React to Their Releases from WWE
WWE is back in hot water after releasing a vast amount of talent at the end of the week. While few NXT stars departed, 205 Live and Cruiserweight Division have taken the biggest hit. However, how have these superstars reacted to their sudden release?
WWE 205 Live becomes a lot lighter
Majority of the cuts have come from the 205 Live brand. Former Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese is perhaps the most shocking, as his recent performances showcased his incredible talent. Nese even won the Cruiserweight Championship from Buddy Murphy in an excellent WrestleMania 35 match.
Thank you everyone! I don’t care about how unwatched and underappreciated 205 was. I busted my ass every single time I stepped foot in the ring doing whatever was asked of me with no questions asked. I can’t wait to be that type of employee for someone else.
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) June 25, 2021
Thank you all for the kind words and support. It’s time to put sports entertainment behind me and get back professional wrestling.
— Ariya Daivari (@AriyaDaivariWWE) June 25, 2021
Jinder Mahal’s henchmen, Samir and Sunil Singh also leave the company after a four-year run. Repackaged as the Bollywood Boyz, they became a staple on the 205 Live brand. Regular competitors August Grey, Curt Stallion and Ariya Daivari also leave the company.
All the bumps, torn ACL’s, dislocated shoulders, it’s all been worth if for the last 5 years. And how ironic, we finished our last match with a shoulder hanging out of socket
It’s fitting we got fired while showing up for wrestling training – we love what we do, with a passion
— Bollywood Boyz (@BollywoodBoyz) June 25, 2021
Former Raw Underground superstar Arturo Ruas joins the list of released employees. NXT’s Marina Shafir joins her teammate Jessamyn Duke out of the company; their releases coming one month apart. Rising tag team Ever-Rise, who just competed against Hit Row in NXT also leave WWE.
Chip is back on my shoulder.
All future enquiries:
— Damo (@DamoMackle) June 25, 2021
Thank you @VinceMcMahon @TripleH @StephMcMahon Thank you for the last 14 years . I truly appreciate it!
— Fandango (@WWEFandango) June 25, 2021
The three most shocking releases from the NXT brand were Breezango and Killian Dain. Big Damo has been doing his best work alongside Drake Maverick, and it is sad to see Maverick staying on board, having been released last year. Breezango held the NXT Tag Team Championship a year ago, but will look for newer waters to tread.
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Could we see any of these talents back?
The released superstars can consider their release a boon. While some claim their WWE release was the end of their career, for some it could be the start. We’ve seen names like Lio Rush, KENTA, Drew McIntyre and Chris Jericho thrive after leaving WWE, and a ton of the aforementioned superstars can thrive on the independent scene or another promotion.
With the rise of NJPW Strong in the United States, we might witness majority of the 205 Live releases heading there to wrestle against the talented folk of the LA Dojo. However, we could see a few of the aforementioned names back in WWE.
Last year we witnessed Drake Maverick return to full-time action, and last week we saw Samoa Joe back a month after his release. We could just see the likes of Killian Dain, Fandango and Tyler Breeze back in the WWE Performance Center, especially since they’ve been a part of Vince McMahon‘s world for almost a decade.
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