Future Endeavored: 10 WWE Superstars that could be gone by the end of 2018
Each year we see what has become notoriously known as WWE's version of Black Friday. During this time, we see several WWE Superstars released from their respective contracts. Sometimes these cuts are blatantly expected, while others come as a complete shock. For instance; Just a couple of years ago, we watched in utter surprise as Superstars such as Damien Sandow and Wade Barrett were let-go. Then we see the ones that come as little-to-no surprise such as recently when James Ellsworth was sent packing.
Needless to say, these cuts are just a part of the process and something that all WWE Superstars will always have to be conscious about. With that said, it's that time once again that more and more names are being rumored to be either in danger of being released or maybe they actually want to be let go and freed from their contract for one reason or another. Regardless, it is and always will be the nature of the business and simply one of the ugly realities of sports entertainment.
Here's an in-depth look at 10 WWE Superstars who could very well be gone by the end of 2018.
#10 Rusev & Lana
There are some fans who would suggest that Rusev should have been a top-tier champion at this point in his career. There are others who feel quite the contrary. Nevertheless, Rusev has spent the majority of his respective career somewhere in the "tweener" category.
As far as Lana, there was a lot of hype surrounding her singles run, which subsequently flaked out like a bad dream. In fact, not much has been seen or heard from The Ravishing Russian since her participation in the Fatal 5-Way Elimination match at Battleground, which was back in July.
For the past few months, there have been rumors that suggest Rusev, nor Lana are happy with their current status. With that in mind, rumors are often just that...rumors. However, sometimes there is indeed fire where there is enough smoke. While both have been very private and have not given us much to consider when it comes to whether or not they are happy with the company, there have been several social media posts, primarily on Twitter, which could be construed as an unhappy tenure.
With all things considered, I would not be surprised to see a mutual parting of the ways at some point in 2018. Personally, I would love for this prediction to be debunked because I am actually a fan of the Bulgarian Brute, but I guess time will give the ultimate verdict.