Earlier this month, it was reported that Keith Lee, Mia Yim, Nia Jax, and over a dozen other WWE wrestlers were released from the company. Now, two weeks later, it was learned that more names have been added to the list. Per Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, a total of 8 wrestlers have been let go from the company. Among the names released in WWE are John Morrison, Drake Maverick, and the entirety of Hit Row, including Isaiah “Swerve” Scott. It’s also been reported that these were the result of budget cuts. Here is a detailed list of names cited.
John Morrison Released Alongside Other WWE Wrestlers
When looking at the most recent names released from WWE, John Morrison stands out. Despite being slotted in more of a comedy role as of late, he has seen considerable success in the company. In WWE alone, Morrison is a 3x Intercontinental Champion, as well as a 6x tag team titleholder. This doesn’t even begin to touch on his extensive accolades in other promotions, so when discussing the most recently released stars, Morrison is the most surprising.
With the release of B-Fab earlier this month, it took many by surprise when it was reported that the remaining members of Hit Row were released as well. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante Adonis, and Top Dolla had been on SmackDown programming for a few weeks, though they only worked one match following the draft.
Drake Maverick was previously released by the company in early 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, he was allowed to compete throughout the duration of his 90 days, specifically in the NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. Maverick came up short in said tournament but was offered an NXT contract by Triple H.
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