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WWE confirms release of two more Superstars, taking current total up to 18

Zack Ryder has been released
Zack Ryder has been released
Gary Cassidy
Modified 16 Apr 2020

Two more names have been released from WWE tonight, it has been confirmed.

Former Intercontinental Champion Zack Ryder has been added to the list of departing Superstars, as has former NXT Superstar No Way Jose.

The pair join a list which includes Sarah Logan, Kurt Angle, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Drake Maverick, EC3, Lio Rush, Eric Young, Heath Slater, Aiden English, Mike Chioda, Erick Rowan, Mike and Maria Kanellis, Primo Colon, and Epico Colon.

Why are so many talents being released?

WWE's mass cull come just hours after a conference call between Vince McMahon and WWE staff.

Mr. McMahon would make staff aware that the company would be reducing its headcount in response to the coronavirus pandemic, among other measures.

WWE's proposed move of their headquarters has been delayed by six months and, coupled with the staff cuts, will result in an estimated monthly saving of $4 million - along with cash flow improvement of $140 million.

WWE are due to report their first-quarter 2020 results on April 23rd after the close of the market and have said we can expect more information on that date regarding the current sit

We will keep you updated with any more names released from WWE as and when they happen.

Published 16 Apr 2020, 02:05 IST
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