WWE Release former Universal Champion Braun Strowman and several other talent

Archie Blade
|Published 02/06/2021

WWE Release former Universal Champion Braun Strowman and several other talent in another string of mass release earlier today.

WWE have continued to part ways with their talent following Wrestlemania. It is normal for the WWE to release superstars they see no need for after their flagship show every year. However, never before has the company seen such a flurry of releases, many of whom are quite the names in the world of wrestling.

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Since April, WWE have released 17 wrestlers from the company. Six more names joined this list today. The most surprising among them was Braun Strowman. The Monster among Men is a former Universal Champion and was always a constant upper mid-card presence. The WWE have also released Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott and Santana Garrett.

The WWE Release former Universal Champion Braun Strowman and several other talent

Some of these releases have been rather surprising. Not only was Strowman part of a high-profile mania match that he won, but he also recently competed for the WWE Championship. Aleister Black was also recently inserted into a fued with Big E and it seemed that the two were going to have a program together.

This is a list of wrestlers who have been released since Wrestlemania this year:

  • Velveteen Dream
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Vanessa Borne
  • Skyler Story (Brandi Lauren)
  • Ezra Judge
  • Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer)
  • Kavita Devi (Kavita Dalal)
  • Samoa Joe
  • Billie Kay
  • Peyton Royce
  • Mickie James
  • Chelsea Green
  • Tucker
  • Kalisto
  • Bo Dallas
  • Wesley Blake
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Aleister Black,
  • Lana
  • Murphy
  • Ruby Riott
  • Santana Garrett
  • Braun Strowman

It will be interesting to see what lies for them in the future and which promotion they turn up for.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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