On Friday afternoon, Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com reported that WWE released stars Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, Marina Shafir, The Bollywood Boyz, Curt Stallion, Marco Ruas and August Grey. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com noted that Killian Dain, Tyler Breeze, Fandango, Tino Sabbatelli, and the Ever-Rise tag team (Chase Parker and Matt Martel) were also let go. Several of the released wrestlers confirmed the news…
All the bumps, torn ACL’s, dislocated shoulders, it’s all been worth if for the last 5 years. And how ironic, we finished our last match with a shoulder hanging out of socket
It’s fitting we got fired while showing up for wrestling training – we love what we do, with a passion
— Bollywood Boyz (@BollywoodBoyz) June 25, 2021
Classic tweet, man.
One of the hardest workers in a business full of hard workers. Creative, intelligent, and a student of the game.
To whoever lands AG next, congrats! https://t.co/AvAuj9CfPz
— BLACKHEART (@NXTCiampa) June 25, 2021
Thank you all for the kind words and support. It's time to put sports entertainment behind me and get back professional wrestling.
— Ariya Daivari (@AriyaDaivariWWE) June 25, 2021
Thank you everyone! I don't care about how unwatched and underappreciated 205 was. I busted my ass every single time I stepped foot in the ring doing whatever was asked of me with no questions asked. I can't wait to be that type of employee for someone else.
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) June 25, 2021
— Fandango (@WWEFandango) June 25, 2021
It was reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast earlier in June that more releases would possibly be coming. Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports 360 noted the following…
WWE is releasing more personnel today. Unsure of who.
This is a continues the cost-cutting by the company we've seen the last couple of months.
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) June 25, 2021