35+ Talents Including Rusev, Kurt Angle EC3 released From WWE

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WWE has just announced that several members of its roster have been released. The company noted today in a press release that budget cuts were coming and would include talent releases.

Below is the updated lists of confirmed cuts made today by the company:


  1. MJ Jenkins
  2. Deonna Purrazzo
  3. Aleksandar Jaksic
  4. Rusev
  5. No Way Jose
  6. Mike Kanellis
  7. Maria Kanellis
  8. Primo
  9. Epico
  10. Rowan
  11. Sarah Logan
  12. Karl Anderson
  13. Luke Gallows
  14. EC3
  15. Drake Maverick
  16. Curt Hawkins
  17. Zack Ryder
  18. Heath Slater
  19. Eric Young
  20. Lio Rush

PRODUCERS (Furloughed or released):

  1. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle (Released)
  2. Billy Kidman
  3. Mike Rotunda
  4. Pat Buck
  5. Fit Finlay
  6. Shawn Daivari
  7. Scott Armstrong
  8. Sarah Stock
  9. Shane Helms
  10. Lance Storm


  1. Serena Deeb
  2. Kendo Kashin
  3. Chris Guy (Ace Steel)


  1. Aiden English
  2. Jerry Soto


  1. Mike Chioda


  1. Andrea Listenberger


  1. Josiah Williams

Maverick had just been confirmed for the upcoming NXT Cruiserweight tournament that is scheduled to begin airing on NXT tonight. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson had just signed new deals with the company last summer.

This is the second time EC3 has been released from the company. He was let go in 2013 after signing with the company in 2008. He made a name for himself in TNA Wrestling and then returned to the company in 2018. EC3 is a 4x 24/7 champion on the main roster.

This is also the second time that Curt Hawkins has been released from the company. He was let go from his contract in 2013 and then returned to the company in 2016. Hawkins is a 2x WWE tag team champion along with Zack Ryder.

Lio Rush signed with the company in 2017 and is a former Cruiserweight Champion.

Eric Young signed with WWE in 2016 and had been working backstage as a producer as well.

Heath Slater becomes the 3rd member of 3MB to get fired from WWE at one point in their career. The other two have since comeback to win world titles.

Add WWE Performance Center coaches Serena Deeb, Kendo Kashin and Chris Guy (Ace Steel) to the list of wrestlers, creative writers, producers, referees and other talent released today by WWE, according to PWInsider.

The legendary Kashin from Japan was just signed back in August 2019. As noted earlier, more cuts are expected and it was reported by @Wrestlevotes that it’s believed the cuts will be “well into the hundreds” after all is said and done.

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