Several More WWE Superstars Released

Several More WWE Superstars Released

The following WWE releases were made this evening, according to PWInsider:

* Dana Brooke. Brooke signed with WWE in July 2013 to work WWE NXT, and was called up to the main roster in May 2016. She returned to NXT in June of this year and has been working a storyline with newcomer Kelani Jordan. Her last match was a loss to Lyra Valkyria on the September 12 NXT episode. Brooke held the WWE 24/7 Title at least 15 times.

* Mansoor. Mansoor signed with WWE after being scouted ahead of and featured at the Greatest Royal Rumble event from Saudi Arabia in April 2018. He was then signed to continue training at the WWE Performance Center and work NXT. He would be featured on WWE shows in Saudi Arabia, while also working NXT, Main Event and 205 Live, and then came to RAW in May 2021 but that also brought the end of his 49-match winning streak. Mansoor was most recently featured in the Maximum Male Models with Mace. His last match was a Battle Royal on the May 15 RAW, and before that he and Mace lost to Alpha Academy at a WWE live event in Paris on April 29. Besides the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on March 31, Mansoor’s last TV appearances saw he and Mace lose to The O.C. on the March 9 Main Event episode, and lose to The LWO on the January 20 SmackDown.

* Mace. The same last few matches for Mansoor also applies to Mace. He was signed by WWE in August 2016, and eventually did commentary on 205 Live and RAW. He was sent back to NXT after around five months on RAW commentary, and eventually returned with the RETRIBUTION stable, and was then put in Maximum Male Models in April 2022.

* Quincy Elliott. Elliott was signed after working WWE’s Las Vegas tryouts during SummerSlam Weekend in 2021. He appeared in various segments as an extra on NXT TV, then debuted on NXT Level Up with a loss to Joe Gacy on March 25, 2022. Elliot made around two dozen in-ring appearances after that on TV and at non-televised live events. His last match was a loss to Ikemen Jiro at the non-televised live event on August 19 in Tampa, while his last TV appearance came on the July 21 NXT Level Up show as he and Jiro came up short against Hank Walker and Tank Ledger.

* Shanky. Trained by WWE Hall of Famer The Great Khali, Shanky was signed along with two other Indian wrestlers in January 2020 after working the WWE tryouts from Dubai in 2017. He debuted at Superstar Spectacle in January 2021, teaming with Giant Zanjeer, Ricochet and WWE Hall of Famer & United States Champion Rey Mysterio to defeat Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro (aka Claudio Castagnoli). Shanky was then brought to RAW in May 2021 with Veer and Jinder Mahal, but Mahal and Shanky were sent to SmackDown in the WWE Draft that year. WWE teased a gimmick change with Shanky but the team with Mahal didn’t go far and they were last seen on the July 22, 2022 SmackDown after losing to The Viking Raiders. Shanky then returned at the Superstar Spectacle tapings in India earlier this month, where he lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER.

* Bryson Montana. A United States Navy veteran, Montana was signed after working the 2021 tryouts during SummerSlam Weekend. He debuted on the May 20 NXT Level Up episode with a loss to Javier Bernal. Montana worked 22 televised and non-televised matches for WWE and only came out on top once – when he defeated Ru Feng on the July 22, 2022 Level Up show. Montana’s last match came at the July 7 NXT live event in Largo, where he and Antoine Frazier took a loss to Hank Walker and Tank Ledger. His last TV appearance was a loss to Boa on the June 16 Level Up show.

* Yulisa Leon. A second generation talent as her father wrestled in Mexico as Bronco, Leon signed with WWE in February 2021 after undergoing testing and a tryout in December 2019. WWE announced her arrival along with other Performance Center recruits in April 2021. She debuted on 205 Live in October 2021, and ended up forming a tag team in NXT with Valentina Feroz. Leon suffered a torn ACL in September 2022, but returned on May 19 of this year, making her SmackDown debut with Feroz in a loss to then-NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre. Leon’s last match came on the August 1 NXT show as she and Feroz came up short against Elektra Lopez and Lola Vice.

* Dabba-Kato. Kato was signed in April 2016 to work NXT and train at the WWE Performance Center. He debuted in a Battle Royal at a non-televised NXT live event on September 30 of that year. His TV debut came in April 2018 at Greatest Royal Rumble. Kato then came to RAW in August 2020 to work RAW Underground, where he was pushed. He was drafted to RAW in 2020 but never appeared, then went to SmackDown and debuted there as Apollo Crew’s muscle at WrestleMania 37. The duo went to RAW in the 2021 Draft, but were then sent to NXT in June 2022. Kato disappeared for a bit but came back this past February to begin a feud with Crews. He also feuded with Axiom and Scrypts, but lost a 2-on-1 Handicap Match on the June 13 NXT show. Kato was recently feuding with Tyler Bate. WWE began hyping Kato up with NXT vignettes, but his last appearance was a loss to Bate on the September 5 episode.

As noted, WWE also released the following Superstars today – Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali, Elias, Shelton Benjamin, Riddick Moss, Emma, “Top Dolla” AJ Francis, Dana Brooke, Mansoor, Mace, and Quincy Elliott. You can find our coverage below:

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