• Reason Behind WWE Releasing 10 Wrestlers Yesterday
As we noted before, WWE released the following 10 wrestlers yesterday:
– Billie Kay
– Mickie James
– Chelsea Green
– Wesley Blake
– Samoa Joe
– Bo Dallas
– Peyton Royce
– Mojo Rawley
According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, John Laurinaitis (Head of WWE Talent Relations) was the one who made calls to the above wrestlers regarding their releases and cited budgets cuts as the reason for it.
The released wrestlers have 90-day no compete clause.
These releases came exactly 1 year after last year’s budgets cuts due to COVID-19.
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• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 84th birthday of Old School WWF Legend George “The Animal” Steele (Real name: William Myers).
George Steele wrestled from 1967 until he retired in 1988, but still came out of retirement a couple of times in 1997 & 1998 (WWF), as well as in early 2000 when he wrestled Jeff Jarrett on an episode of WCW Monday NITRO.
Steele won the Slammy Award for “Best Performance by an Animal” in 1987.
In 1995, he was inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame (now WWE Hall of Fame) by Doink The Clown.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.!
April 16, 1937 – February 16, 2017