This time of the year, WWE fans might expect to see talents beginning to be released from the company and “wished well in their future endeavours.” In fact, it around a year ago that a endeavours.” In fact, it around a year ago that a noticeable group of names were officially let go, including Damien Sandow and Wade Barrett.were officially let go, including Damien Sandow and Wade Barrett.
The news wires haven’t been complete without stories about superstar releases, with a few NXT wrestlers cut loose in late April. Still, with talents like Shinsuke Nakamura and Tye Dillinger beginning to take main-roster roles, one can only assume some of the other talents could be released soon.
While we would never wish such a thing on anyone, here are five names that would seem likely to appear on such a cut list.
#1 Curtis Axel
Some of Curtis Axel’s woes in recent years have been just sheer bad luck for the third-generation star. For instance, he was actually making some headway with his “Axelmania” gimmick until Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and racism scandal broke.
Still, Axel hasn’t had much meaningful screen time in many months. He was part of the build to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33, but other than the brief build to that, he hasn’t had a televised match since losing to Braun Strowman in December.Strowman in December.
The time may be soon that the son of “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig might soon find himself outside the WWE, and that might not necessarily be a bad thing.