Three More WWE Names Released – As noted, WWE released the following Superstars today: Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali, Elias, Shelton Benjamin, Riddick Moss, Emma, “Top Dolla” AJ Francis, Dana Brooke, Mansoor, Mace, Quincy Elliott, Shanky, Bryson Montana, Yulisa Leon, and Dabba-Kato.
In an update, three more WWE talents have been released, while some of the earlier cuts have addressed their departures and futures. Word is that at of at least 7pm, if not earlier, today’s cuts have ended. There’s talk that more NXT/developmental cuts will be confirmed soon.
Kevin Ventura-Cortez has also been released by WWE. Ventura-Cortez was signed after working the SummerSlam 2022 tryouts. His debut came on the May 29 RAW as he and Javier Bernal were defeated by Indus Sher, and that was his only match.
Ventura-Cortez took to Instagram this evening and posted a vignette. He wrote, “Thank you WWE for the opportunity of a lifetime [writing hand emoji] going to have to take a step away. But I’ve only just begun. La estoria todavía no está terminado. Because these eyes, they never lie [smirking face emoji]”
Alexis Gray is another talent that was released by WWE today. She was signed this past January, and was announced as a part of the June 2023 class of WWE Performance Center recruits. The former sprinter, who represented the Bahamas national team before going to Texas A&M University, never made her in-ring debut. Gray took to X/Twitter to confirm her departure this evening.
“I am no longer with WWE,” she wrote. Gray then added in follow-up posts, “At the end of the day I PUT IN WORK. Everyday that I went in that place. I have never wrestled in my whole life but that did not stop me from showing that I can be one of the world’s greatest superstars. Now that I’ve found this new passion I won’t stop. I’ll just take anotherway. … My question now is, if I want to continue where do I go?”
WWE also parted ways Daniel McArthur today. A four-time NCAA All-American and ACC Track & Field Champion from the University of North Carolina, McArthur was signed after working the SummerSlam 2022 tryouts. He was announced as a member of the August 2022 Performance Center class. McArthur, who also never made his in-ring debut, took to his Instagram Stories with comments on his release.
“As of today my journey with WWE has officially ended. It was a great journey and got to meet a lot of great people. Truly a blessing but now onto bigger and better thing! Stay tuned for what’s next,” McArthur wrote. He continued, “Thank you to everyone who made my WWE experience amazing! [handshake emoji]”
Three More WWE Names Released